Beneath The Old Elm – A Nostalgic Wander With A Former Flame

Back in 2010, my photography life had thus far looked like this... 2006 - 2010 Made photos with a Sony Ericsson camera phone. Er, that was pretty much it. Aside from a two pack flirtation with a Polaroid and my best friend and partner at the time, I'd used no other cameras but those on… Continue reading Beneath The Old Elm – A Nostalgic Wander With A Former Flame

An Impulsive Instructive Interlude – Sony W570

In recent weeks I've been immersed in the delights of Ricoh's digital compacts, most specifically the utterly joyful 28mm GR Digital III - probably the most intelligently designed camera I've ever used - and its very similar zoom (24-72mm, but for me, 24 or 28mm) sibling, the GX100. But sometimes, still, a distraction comes along,… Continue reading An Impulsive Instructive Interlude – Sony W570

Dances With Digital Dilettantes – Pt 1

Shooting with film for the last five years or so has given me huge pleasure, taught me a great deal about the basics of composing and taking photographs, and created a small body of work I'm very happy with. But there came a point some months back where I deconstructed what film photography gave me,… Continue reading Dances With Digital Dilettantes – Pt 1

How I Shoot Film With A Digital Sensor

Film photography is one of the greatest joys of my life.  But how much of this pleasure can be experienced and enjoyed equally via a digital sensor, rather than on 35mm film? To explore this, let's start with the five biggest reasons I love film, in reverse order.  5. The look of film. 4. Using… Continue reading How I Shoot Film With A Digital Sensor