5 Deep And Lasting Benefits Of Film Photography (Even Though I Now Shoot 100% Digital)

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)

Film Photography – The Joy Of Experiments And Alternative Treatments

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

Film Photography Without Any Film

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

Why I Haven’t Shot Film In Two And A Half Years (And Haven’t Looked Back)

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)

Film Photography Tips – Shoot Red!

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!