This week Paul set the Photo Challenge, and he chose “abstract colour“. The short version is that we have to take some crinkled foil and shine coloured light on it to create an abstract sea of colour. These are my two favourite attempts at the Challenge. The first one used a blue light source with […]Read more "Abstract colour"
Last time Hannah got some new glasses, I photographed them on the table. This time, she was kind enough to let me take her picture wearing them. While the flashes were set up, I asked her to point the camera at me (it’s about time I had a new profile picture!). I wasn’t planning to […]Read more "Hannah’s new glasses"
This week’s Photo Challenge says we have to take a picture and turn it into a fake magazine cover using one of the many online generators. I’ve had a few ideas but rain has stopped me from shooting most of the them. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far. They look bad in the […]Read more "Fake magazine covers"
When I bought my 450D I started out with the standard 18-55mm lens, and added a 70-300mm to cover most of the usual range of focal lengths. But when I’m on lunchtime photowalks I don’t want to carry two lenses, nor repeatedly change between them. I often miss shots that need a longer focal length […]Read more "Testing a zoom lens"
In theory, the Horseman 6×9 cameras such as the 970, 980, 985, VH and VH-R can take normal large format lenses – obviously with the caveat that the smaller film format means the angle of view is narrower for a given focal length. However, these Horseman 6×9 cameras have small lens boards and can’t accommodate […]Read more "Horseman 6×9 lenses"
Recently I took into my possession my grandad’s Voigtländer Vito II, dating from 1949. I loaded it with some black & white film and over a series of office lunchbreaks I took it for walks around various parts of central-ish Bristol – Clifton, Redland, and Cotham. All week the weather was overcast and the lighting […]Read more "First outing of the Voigtländer Vito II"
You quite often see pictures shot on 35mm film that include the sprocket holes. To do this, you need a camera that takes bigger film than 35mm film – such as 120 film. I’ve tried using 35mm film in my LOMO Lubitel before with reasonable success, except that the red window fogged the film in […]Read more "Using 35mm film in a 120 camera"