Our middle son is just over three years old, and has a healthy interest in cameras. Which usually manifests as him creeping into his parents' bedroom, grabbing a camera from a shelf and running off with it laughing. Beyond this, he does actually want to use them to make photos, and knows how to aim… Continue reading Cameras For Kids
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)