Today I used my new (to me) Mamiya RB67 for the first time. It’s an excellent camera, albeit slightly heavy at around 3.5kg. The sharpness and resolution are incredible, and using larger film means it’s easier to achieve a shallower depth of field. These photos are only snaps I shot a few minutes’ walk away […]Read more "Taking the Mamiya out for a spin"
Today I was visited by a friend from Nuneaton. We decided to enjoy the pleasant (but slightly overcast) Spring weather by cycling to Bitton Station on the Avon Valley Railway. For the first time, I used Efke R 50 film and I took my Conway box camera. It has a low quality lens with poor […]Read more "Bitton Station"
There’s a large tree in Oldbury Court Estate, just minutes from my house, that I’ve photographed many times before – but rarely in colour. It’s very picturesque, quintessentially tree-shaped and with lovely rough bark. This time I’ve gone for bold colours and a fisheye lens to try and capture the excitement and brightness of Spring.Read more "My favourite tree"
Tonight is the “supermoon“, apparently. It’s the closest it’s been since 1992 and should look larger and brighter. Delving a little deeper into the numbers, it is only a small percentage closer and the effects probably won’t be visible to the naked eye, without some sort of measuring equipment. Whatever. We all know I love […]Read more "Super-moon"
Now the weather is looking a bit nicer, in the office we’re trying to arrange a weekly photo walk on Thursday. This week, Paul, Alex and I wandered down the hill to the dockside, and back via the Trenchard Street car park. I was shooting film, and these are my favourites from the roll. Geek […]Read more "Bristol dockside"
This week, in my quest to learn from Ansel Adams, I visited Avon Gorge and the Clifton Suspension Bridge to try my hand at some high-contrast landscapes. I’ve had a wide-angle lens for some time but it hasn’t seen much use. I really enjoyed using this week though, and the third film using that lens […]Read more "Wide angle views around the Avon Gorge"
I decided to set a tricky Photo Challenge this week – recreating a famous photo. For my own entry, I decided immediately that it should be in black and white. Rather than imitating a fine art photograph, I tried to think of famous documentary or news-related photos. Probably due to the fact that I saw […]Read more "Recreating a famous photograph"