It’s winter, it’s dark early, and the Arctic snap passing over the UK means it is nice and clear in the sky. Last night I went to my top-secret stargazing location in Somerset. It’s far enough to avoid the worst of Bristol’s light pollution, but there is still an orange tint in the sky. It’s […]Read more "Astrophotography"
Released 1986 My Canon FD-mount cameras are probably my most-used film cameras. Quite often on outings I’ll take the AE-1 Program and the FTb and load each with a different type of film. Sometimes, the FTb’s crude metering isn’t quite up to the job in challenging situations so I wanted an FD body with slightly […]Read more "Canon T90"
Released 2011 I bought the 600D to replace the 450D. There was nothing wrong with the 450D but Canon sensors of that age are not great for astrophotography. The 600D offers photography at up to ISO 12800. The noise doesn’t matter since the images will be stacked later on. I own two 600D bodies, the other of which […]Read more "Canon EOS 600D"
Mittens brought in a live mouse yesterday. I happened to have my DSLR in my hands so I took a few photos before putting the pair of them outside.Read more "Can haz mouse?"
I started Project 35 on 22nd August. If all had gone to plan, I would have finished the film on the 26th September. However, nothing ever goes to plan. I’ve only used about half the film so far. I’ve been busy, I’ve been ill, I had time off work and accidentally left my camera on my desk. […]Read more "Project 35 – hopefully resuming soon!"
I recently finished a roll of slide film and sent it off for processing. (I can’t currently do E6-process films in my darkroom). I love the ridiculous colour saturation you get from slides. Coupled with my latest purchase, an ultrawide lens, it makes for some pretty dramatic pictures. Here are my favourites.Read more "Slides!"