Hannah and I went to Longleat again recently. We’ve been a few times before because we enjoy it so much, which means I’ve taken most of the photos I can take there. This time, I was more content just to sit, look, listen and admire the animals. Of course I got my camera out a […]Read more "Magnificent beasts"
These pictures were taken on a lazy walk after work on a warm summer’s evening. There was a lovely glow in the air and people were relaxed. I did my best to capture the easy vibe with my Zorki-4, Jupiter-8 and a roll of Agfa Vista 200, aka Poundland film.Read more "Summer evening in Bristol"
These panoramas were taken with a medium format film camera (a Mamiya RB67) loaded with 35mm film. I’ve taken panoramas in this way before, but this time I used a 3D-printed spool adapter. I managed to squeeze 11 panoramas onto a film designed for 24 exposures. These are my favourite two – scanned without the […]Read more "Panoramas"
At the weekend I went for a walk around the Tintern area with a friend. We walked about eight miles, starting from Tintern Abbey and heading up to the Devil’s Pulpit which overlooks it. It’s quite a steep climb to the top! Much of the walk was in shady woodland and there weren’t many opportunities […]Read more "Tintern"
After success using this technique on a casino set, I decided to try again with a different subject. This time I chose some peppers. Everything else was the same – I shot the scene sequentially through red, green and blue filters – and recombined the three channels digitally. Once again, the green filter wasn’t the right shade […]Read more "Colour pictures from black & white film (again)"
The common mention of “ultraviolet” in photography is the use of ultraviolet (UV) filters, which specifically block UV light and allow visible light into the camera. This is less important in the digital days since UV is also blocked at the camera sensor. It was more important in the film days when too much UV light […]Read more "Ultraviolet photography"