Last year I had a short dalliance with a Ricoh GR2. At the time I really liked it as a camera, but had an itch for a Fuji X100F instead and so sold it on to help finance the purchase of an X100F.Continue reading “The Return of the Ricoh”
A few images from the first two rolls of film shot on the Leica M6 this year.
I love shooting film but hate waiting to finish the film/getting the film back from the lab.
The instant gratification I get from digital, spending time out pointing a camera at things and being able to see those results instantaneously is almost like a drug. I don’t want to wait, we live in a world of instant gratification for almost everything and photography is no different.Continue reading “A plan Indeed”
Lockdown walking around my hometown
Camera: Leica M6
Lens: Summicron 50mm f2
Film Stock: Ilford HP5400 – shot at 800
We’ve recently been on a desert island holiday
We’ve recently been on a desert island holiday to the Maldives, which is an amazing place. To be honest, it’s totally a photogenic wonderland with wall to wall sun and colour – but in truth the island we were on was so small, there wasn’t that much of real interest to take photographs of.Continue reading “Vacation on Film”
New Blog Post: Popping reds with Kodak Ultramax 400 #believeinfilm #filmisnotdead
Having shot a roll of Kodak Ultramax 400 a couple of weeks ago with my Leica M6, having looked at the scans in more detail, I’m super happy with the results.
What really struck me was the way Ultramax makes the reds really pop, almost Ektar-esque! I purposely shot it over exposed (ISO320) and made sure I metered for the shadows.Continue reading “Popping Reds on Film”
New Blog Post: Does Film Speed You Up. #believeinfilm #filmisnotdead
There’s a well known saying in the film community that film slows you down. Compared to shooting with a digital camera, film makes you think more about the photograph you are making and in doing so the process slows you down.Continue reading “Does Film Speed You Up?”
A few notes on the Olympus XA2
I had high hopes for the Olympus X-A2, it’s one of those cameras that piques interest as a competent point and shoot camera. It’s basic, it’s no frills and it aims to get the job done.Continue reading “Thoughts on the Olympus XA2”
Had a wander round the Gloucester Quays area on Sunday.
Had a wander round the Gloucester Quays area last weekend. A great opportunity for both myself and the Wife as it’s a shopping centre set in the old quay area of Gloucester. She could do some shopping and I could wander around the old buildings, camera in hand.Continue reading “Gloucester Quays on Tri-X”
I have a checkered past with film cameras. Since getting back into film a few years ago now I’ve bought and sold quite a few cameras that looking back I should have kept.
I have a checkered past with film cameras. Since getting back into film a few years ago now I’ve bought and sold quite a few cameras that looking back I should have kept.Continue reading “The One’s That Got Away”
I’m a GAS addict, there I’ve said it.
Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS) is a really bad thing. You can lose days to it, you can lose nights sleep due to it and it’s a syndrome that creeps up on you almost constantly.Continue reading “WTF! GAS is all around”
Had a few frames left at the end of a roll of Tri-X 400 I’d pushed to 1600 in the Leica M6 and as I was off to a car meeting last weekend thought I’d take it along to finish the roll off.Continue reading “Car Meet on Kodak Tri-X 400”
A recent Twitter poll I put up quite surprised me with the results. I asked the question ‘how do you shoot your film’ with a choice of 3 answers
A recent Twitter poll I put up quite surprised me with the results.Continue reading “Shooting at Box Speed”
Before buying my Leica M6 I read quite a variety of forum posts/blog posts etc with regards to loading film. It appeared that many people struggle with loading even with the quick load system the M6 has.Continue reading “Loading a Leica M6”
I’ve always been a fan of black and white photography
I’ve always been a fan of black and white photography, there’s an innocent simplicity for me that I see in black and white I don’t always see in colour photography.Continue reading “Black & White Film Photography”
A year on film. Can I do it, well it depends on a few things…
Can it be done? Well of course it can. Can I manage it? Well that’s a totally different story!Continue reading “A Year on Film”
Pushing Kodak Tri-X 400 to ISO1600
I’ve tried pushing Kodak Tri-X 400 before to ISO1600 and to be honest the results weren’t great. However, that was more to do with yours truly and miscommunication with the lab than how I shot it!Continue reading “Kodak Tri-X 400 Pushed”
For some reason film photography draws me in and I’ve struggled to put my finger on it for quite some time now.
For some reason film photography draws me in and I’ve struggled to put my finger on it for quite some time now.Continue reading “The Simplicity of Film”
Adventures in film, so what’s that all about then? Well, as much as I shoot digital I also have a love/hate relationship with film photography.
Adventures in film, so what’s that all about then? Well, as much as I shoot digital I also have a love/hate relationship with film photography.Continue reading “Adventures in Film”
Last December (2018) we spent a few days in New York. I shot a few frames of Tri-X on my Nikon F3 at 1600ISO.
Last December (2018) we spent a few days in New York. I shot a few frames of Tri-X on my Nikon F3 at 1600ISO.Continue reading “New York 2018 on Film”