Some 30 months ago, my film camera collection was well out of hand. Obsessed with trying to find the perfect camera (or cameras - one DSLR, one compact), I managed to amass over 50. Many were near identical, either because they were siblings (for example seven of the 11 DSLRs were Asahi/Pentax) or because the… Continue reading To Those Remaining (Part 1) – My Film Camera Collection
My photography journey so far can be described in three stages - 1. Phone cameras taught me the basics of composition and helped me find my favourite subjects. 2. Film photography showed me the fundamental potential and relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed. 3. Digital compacts gives me the best balance of pleasure, simplicity,… Continue reading Film Photography’s Lost Lessons #1 – Aperture
Unlike some photographers who picked up a camera whilst still in nappies, I was more of a late bloomer. I didn't start shooting intentionally until around 2006 (aged 30ish), with a series of camera phones that led to a "proper" digital compact in 2011, followed by the explosion in summer 2012 that trumpeted my discovery… Continue reading How Would Your Photography Have Looked Born A Generation Older?
We spoke recently about how you can quite easily get started in film photography for £27, and then even more recently how film photography on a shoestring can cost a mere £12 to begin. Since writing 35hunter, I've been all in favour of proclaiming the affordability of shooting film, and hopefully puncturing some myths that… Continue reading The False Affordability Of Film Photography?
Recently I described how I keep my digital photography approach simple and as straightforward as possible by simplifying lens choice, camera settings, adjustments whilst shooting, editing and processing. Let's look at how this is different (and how it's similar) when I'm shooting film. Broadly, I have two approaches. First, shooting without a light meter, with… Continue reading How I Keep Photography Simple (Film Edition)