The Colour Quest (III) – Cross Processed Ricoh GRD III

This is the latest post in my ongoing quest for colour where, having been happy with my black and white output for some time, I'm trying to find similar satisfaction with colour images. Last time I experimented with my little Pentax Q and its "Vintage Colour" settings, after realising that I didn't want to make colour… Continue reading The Colour Quest (III) – Cross Processed Ricoh GRD III

Shooting Squares – Rejoicing In The Restrictions Of 1:1 Photography

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

Pocket Sized Punch Up – Ricoh GRD III vs iPhone 5C

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

All Hail The Dragon Slaying Ricoh Brothers

Before we begin to this courageous tale of dragon vanquish, for context we require a brief update of my photographic hunting of the last decade - Played with camera phones for a few years, got a "proper" phone, a Nikon CoolPix, loved it and shot thousands of images over seven months. Then discovered film via… Continue reading All Hail The Dragon Slaying Ricoh Brothers