My first experience of shooting film was with a Polaroid in the late 90s. My then partner and I were both interested in various creative exploits, and photography was something we wanted to try, but in a fun and instant way, without having to learn or invest too much. Back then, digital photography was very… Continue reading Film Photography – What First Attracted You?
One of my ongoing series on 35hunter is These Three Photographs, where I revisit three photographs from my archives on a particular theme. Past episodes have been Cars, Rust and Nature Reclaims. This time around, blue skies. As much as I love digital these days, film does capture sky and clouds beautifully. This shot was… Continue reading These Three Photographs – Blue Skies
As you probably know, these days I enjoy making photographs with cameras from the golden age of the digital camera. But from 2012-2017 I shot extensively on film too, mostly 35mm, but a fair amount of medium format with my Holga 120N too. The reasons I stopped shooting film in early 2017 are multiple. Near… Continue reading The Last Roll Of Film
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