Disintegration Layers – A Processing Experiment

When I shot predominantly film, I used to have it developed and scanned at a lab, then used the images straight from the CD. Yes, of course there was some digital processing involved by the software and the person developing, but in terms of my input, it ended when I pressed the shutter button. It… Continue reading Disintegration Layers – A Processing Experiment

Photography Beyond The Light(Room)

Previously I spoke about giving up Adobe LightRoom, partly because it was vastly over complex (and overwhelming) for my needs, and partly due to the locked in yearly subscription plans I resented. I tried to end it three months ago but they wanted something like four month's subs to leave, so I tried their "special… Continue reading Photography Beyond The Light(Room)

Why Photograph In Colour?

Since around October (after the day the colours fell) I’ve been shooting almost exclusively in black and white. Aside from there being less colour around to capture, I realised again that shooting in b/w makes it easier to focus on the core aspects of photography - light and shadow, composition, geometry, texture. Regular readers will… Continue reading Why Photograph In Colour?

Adventures In Zero Processing – Hipstamatic + iPad

Recently we talked about the “impossible dream” of zero processing - making photographs almost entirely in camera without then spending as much time (or more) on post processing the images to get the look we want. I have a fairly minimal and effective workflow using LightRoom, but still don't particularly enjoy it. So I've started exploring… Continue reading Adventures In Zero Processing – Hipstamatic + iPad

Zero Processing – An Impossible Dream?

The enjoyment I get from photography can essentially be split into two parts. About 75% is the experience of exploring somewhere out in the countryside with a camera. The other 25% is having the final result, or image. This proportion does fluctuate, for example more than once I've shot a whole roll of film only… Continue reading Zero Processing – An Impossible Dream?