As my interest in photography progressed, it was only natural I’d one day end up wanting to develop film. I developed my first roll last night by following this guide. It was extremely helpful – but there were a few points it didn’t cover. I made notes while I was developing, and so here’s a […]Read more "How to develop black & white film"
Since I started playing with 35mm photography a few weeks ago, I’ve been using Snappy Snaps near Clifton Down shopping centre. It came with the recommendation of a friend. I’ve simply been asking them to develop the film into negatives and then I’ve been scanning the negatives myself. But I noticed that the first few […]Read more "How not to handle negatives"
When digital cameras came out, people hailed it as a great revolution. You could now take thousands of holiday pictures and simply delete the ones you didn’t like. While this is certainly a bonus for some, it can encourage the photographer to be lazy about setting up the scene properly. My first “real” camera was […]Read more "Digital vs film photography"
Filters are pieces of glass that screw onto the front of your camera, and they can cause all sorts of unusual effects to your photos. The good news is that you can buy filters cheaply from eBay (and of course, less cheaply from the high street, if that’s how you like to buy). Before buying, […]Read more "Photography for beginners: Filters"
Most cameras, even compacts, have at least some manual settings that you can adjust if you want to explore what your camera can do. As I mentioned in my introduction, the three most common settings to play with are the aperture, shutter speed and ISO. What the settings do Let me go into a little […]Read more "Photography for beginners: Camera basics"
I started getting into photography a couple of years ago, and I have been helped along the way by a colleague and various books and websites. I’ve been learning about cameras continuously, and a few months after I got interested, my brother took an interest too. I made some notes about basic camera settings for […]Read more "Photography for beginners: Introduction"
So I’ve been playing with my new camera, a 35mm Canon SLR. I rather like it. For me, film will never win over digital for convenience, but I’ve enjoyed using the SLR so much that I’m strongly considering upgrading my Fuji Finepix S9600 to a digital SLR. Cost aside, there are several disadvantages in upgrading, […]Read more "Upgrading to an SLR. Perhaps."