After making some pinholes recently, I tested them with my DSLR. It has a tiny sensor and it’s not even the camera I intended to use the pinholes with. So naturally I’ve now tested them with my Horseman 980 view camera, which has a sensor area sixteen times greater than a crop-sensor DSLR. I was […]Read more "Second pinhole test"
Recently I published a picture of St Thomas a Beckett church in Pensford. On the same visit I also photographed the viaduct, which has only just made it through the darkroom.Read more "Pensford"
I’ve made pinhole lenses for my 35mm and digital SLRs out of body caps before, but it recently occurred to me I could make a zoom pinhole lens. I have a view camera with bellows for focusing. The effective focal length of a pinhole is always the distance between it and the film, so a pinhole mounted […]Read more "Zoom pinhole"
I took these two pictures with my Horseman 980 view camera on two separate trips to Somerset. The first is a view of the ruins of St Michael’s Church which sits on the top of Burrow Mump, overlooking the village of Burrowbridge. The second is a view of St Thomas à Becket Church in the village of Pensford. It […]Read more "Churches in Burrow Mump & Pensford"
I went to Berrow beach with my Horseman view camera, in hope of finding the wreck of the Norwegian sailing ship SS Nornen, which ran aground in 1897. I found the wreck at low tide, although the lighting was a bit flat and boring. I think I need to return some time when low tide coincides with sunset. […]Read more "Berrow shipwreck"
I took these photos of Oldbury Court Estate in October but it’s taken me a while to get round to processing the film, as I have moved house. The good news is my new darkroom is much larger and better equipped. The first film to emerge from it has come out perfectly. These photos are […]Read more "Misty morning"
I’m no stranger to medium format photography. I’ve owned a few box cameras, a basic folding camera, and a cheap TLR for a while. Last year I started to take it seriously by buying a Mamiya RB67 outfit. I’ve been using it mainly for landscape photography and perhaps inevitably, I ran into the need to […]Read more "Horseman 980 technical camera – some thoughts"