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?
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)
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)