For ages I’ve had the idea of producing a themed set of three black & white prints to display on the wall on my stairs at home. This evening I finally had the inspiration (the three classical states of water) and motivation to take the pictures and develop the film immediately after. I wanted to […]Read more "Ice, Water & Steam"
I just developed another film from my trusty Mamiya RB67. These pictures are from “here and there”, not too far from Bristol. The garden wall is in my own garden. As the sun shone down the side of my house, the gate cast an unusual, shimmering shadow on the wall. The picture didn’t quite capture […]Read more "Bristol et environs"
I decided to take a close-up picture of a rose. I wanted to challenge myself, so I took the picture on my Mamiya RB67, which has no metering, no electronics, or in fact anything at all – apart from a gurt massive piece of film. The RB67 has built-in bellows so any lens becomes a […]Read more "Of a rose, a lovely rose"
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"