Getting the exposure right with infrared photography is notoriously hard. Last time I tried infrared, back in Spring, I made a roll of widely bracketed shots and compared them to meter readings of visible light. I calculated that whatever the meter said, I needed to add 9 stops. Having come up with this value I […]Read more "Another go at infrared"
I recently saw an article about redscale photography online, and it inspired me to have a go myself. For those who don’t know, colour film is a sort of orangey-brown colour. Usually the light hits the front face of the film which is light-sensitive, and the orange base doesn’t play a part in the picture […]Read more "Redscale"
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"
I’ve tried infrared photography a few times in the past with varying success. But one thing that I’ve always found is that infrared film is a lot grainier than regular black & white film, so you end up with a relatively low resolution picture. To work around this, I’ve tried using medium-format infrared film in […]Read more "Infrared over Troopers Hill"
These pictures are an odd assortment from a film I’ve had in my camera for a while. This is the old chimney on Troopers Hill. A black & white view of Dower House. This was taken at the same time of my panorama of east Bristol. Not too far from Stoke Park and Dower House, […]Read more "A selection of black & white views around Bristol"
Today I went to Stoke Park, on the outskirts of Bristol with the main intention of photographing Dower House. Once I was there I noticed there was a great view of much of east Bristol spread out beneath me. The lighting wasn’t great, but I decided to make a panorama anyhow. I’ll likely go back […]Read more "A panorama of Bristol"
Trooper’s Hill today is a nature reserve near the centre of Bristol, in St George. It is steeply hilly and undulating, with rocky outcrops and mini cliffs as a result of mining for coal, copper, clay and slate at various points over the centuries. It is mostly covered with grass and heather and is an […]Read more "Trooper’s Hill"
The other day I posted some pictures of Dartmoor in colour – in fact the first colour film I developed myself. At the same time I also shot a few frames in black & white, and I’ve now published them for your enjoyment.Read more "Dartmoor again, this time in black & white"
When I shoot film, it’s almost always black & white film. Occasionally I shoot colour but until now I’ve had to take it to a lab for processing – which is expensive and inconvenient. Yesterday I developed my own colour film for the first time. It came out pretty well for a first attempt. I […]Read more "Mainly Dartmoor"
Living in Bristol and aspiring to be a landscape photographer, it was inevitable I would one day visit Clevedon pier. When I visited in June, it started to rain just as I got there. I was initially disappointed (and wet) but now I’ve come to inspect the negatives, I think the inclement weather adds a […]Read more "Clevedon pier"