I love photography, and I have an interest in astrophysics and astronomy. It only makes sense to combine them, and have fun with astrophotography. But which equipment is best for the beginner without breaking the bank? Let’s explore the options. Some interesting photographs can be captured using a wide-angle lens to view the whole sky, […]Read more "Lenses for astrophotography – a comparison"
I shot a roll of colour film in my Conway box camera. It’s interesting because being a 1950s model, it wasn’t designed for colour use. You might think it wouldn’t make much difference, but the lens is neither coated nor corrected for chromatic aberration, so you end up with a low-contrast, soft and dreamy image. […]Read more "Colour in the Conway"
You might think that colour photography has been mainstream for decades, and you’d be right. But for me, I rarely shoot in colour because I only have the equipment at home to process black & white film. Once in a while, I treat myself and have a few colour films developed at a lab, and […]Read more "Some pictures in colour"
I managed to catch the evening light behind a glass of red wine for this week’s Photo Challenge: fruits of the vine.Read more "Fruits of the vine"
Everyone on Facebook seems to be taking part in the 30 Day Song Challenge recently. I can’t be bothered to publish one item a day on Facebook, so I’ve just compiled the list here instead. Enjoy! Your favourite song – Awaken by Yes Your least favourite song – Friday by Rebecca Black A song that […]Read more "30 Day Song Challenge"
I wrote a while back about software to generate star trails from a series of images of the sky. They are pretty and a fun and interesting form of art, but I wanted to have a go at taking photos of the night sky as it actually appears: still, and without trails. It’s pretty hard […]Read more "Astrophotography and stacking software"
On our recent trip to Salisbury, we visited the Cathedral. I had set myself a ban on digital photography, and so I took my Mamiya RB67 for landscape shots (such as Stonehenge and Old Sarum), and my Canon AE-1 Program for “portable” photography. Unfortunately, after I developed the four films on our return to Bristol, […]Read more "Salisbury Cathedral"