It started with a Holga 120N, given as a birthday present in 2012, and, in retrospect, a life changing camera. Not only my first film camera, the Holga was my first medium format camera, and the first that only shot square images. Before this, my only association with 1:1 aspect ratio photography was vague recollections… Continue reading Shooting Squares – Rejoicing In The Restrictions Of 1:1 Photography
The other morning we awoke to snow. With school closed, we hit the slopes. Or rather a local field with enough of an incline to have fun on a sledge with. Keen to have a photographic record of the occasion (only the second day our son has had even a vague opportunity to go sledging… Continue reading iPhone – The Ultimate Snapshot Sensation?
Out in the woods on a family walk recently, I hadn't taken a camera (intentionally), but came across a scene I had to photograph. So of course I whipped out my trusty iPhone, and using Hipstamatic preset to 3:2 aspect ratio and a b/w setting, took a few shots. The final images were not radically… Continue reading Pocket Sized Punch Up – Ricoh GRD III vs iPhone 5C
Lomo photography is an itch I periodically get and have to scratch. Here's how I came to it, the allure it has, and how I scratch that itch these days... Though I was using camera phones to intentionally make photographs from the mid 2000s, my first film camera, in 2012, was about as Lomo as… Continue reading The Lomo Itch (And How I Scratch It)
Ever wanting to minimise my camera kit, it's crossed my mind more than once than a camera phone could be the only one I need. Which would be ironic, as this is how I began photographing with intention over a decade ago, years before I discovered film, or knew what any of those intimidating and… Continue reading Why An iPhone Can’t (Yet) Be My One And Only Camera