A very brief recap of my photography adventures since I started shooting with intention around 2005, looks like this - 2005 - 2011 - Used phone cameras (mostly Sony) to learn how to compose and find my favourite subject matter. 2011 - 2012 - Shot intensively with my first "proper" camera, a Nikon Coolpix P300.… Continue reading 5 Deep And Lasting Benefits Of Film Photography (Even Though I Now Shoot 100% Digital)
Inspired by Lisa Marie's wonderful cyanotypes, I've been looking back over some of the film photography experiments and alternative treatments I've tried and enjoyed. Here are a few, a brief description of my approach, and a sample image or two for each. Redscale Put simply, the film is reversed so light hits the back of… Continue reading Film Photography – The Joy Of Experiments And Alternative Treatments
Photography is about far more than just the final image. Whilst I've never completely forgotten to load a roll of film in a camera before heading out to shoot, there have been a handful of occasions where for whatever reason, the film hasn't wound on with each shot. I remember a particular time when I… Continue reading Film Photography Without Any Film
My great film adventure began on my birthday in June, 2012, with a Holga 120N and five pack of Ilford HP5 Plus 400. A month later I'd dipped my toe in 35mm, and for almost five years, this was my predominant photography medium. But, since the spring of 2017, I haven't shot a single frame… Continue reading Why I Haven’t Shot Film In Two And A Half Years (And Haven’t Looked Back)
One of the best tips I read when I was fully immersed in film photography was simply “shoot red”. The theory is that anything red looks pretty great when captured on colour film. And on the whole I found this to be very sound advice indeed. (Ironically, with digital, red is one of the hardest… Continue reading Film Photography Tips – Shoot Red!