Unless you develop and scan black and white film yourself, the costs can be high, and unfortunately put the format out of reach for many of us. But what if there was a far more affordable way to make b/w photographs? When I started film photography with a Holga 120N, everything was unknown, it was… Continue reading How To Make Black And White Film Photographs On A Shoestring Budget
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?
In a recent post we talked about how the internet helps and hinders my photography. The pros far outweigh the cons, and this post is the first in a small series about some of the sites and services I use online, and the benefits they've bought me as a photographer. First up, Flickr. I joined… Continue reading Why I Use Flickr