Monthly Archives: June 2010

Film descriptions

Here are some descriptions on the films in my fridge, from left to right in the photo below. Kodak Portra 160 NC – this is a medium speed (ISO 160) colour print film which has neutral colours (NC).  This and … Continue reading

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The film in my fridge

So the first question is why do I keep my film in the fridge?  Well, film has a best before date printed on the side and keeping it in the fridge means you can go years beyond that date and … Continue reading

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Four types of photo

I’ve taken lots of photos of lots of things and I’m always looking for some sort of emotional response when I see a photo or when I show someone a photo I’ve taken. I have realised that pretty much all … Continue reading

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Do the bits of photography you like

Jeannette’s comment to one of my posts saying she wasn’t a fan of Photoshop reminded me of something that I have long believed in. Photography, just like any hobby I suppose, is multi-faceted. You can feel pressured into doing all … Continue reading

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In Praise of Old Cameras

As well as being slower to use film cameras were also a lot simpler, no menus, very few options, and sometimes a proper f-stop ring! I started out on a completely manual Carena RSD Micro. Here it is: It cost … Continue reading

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Why Film?

Why indeed?  In a world that has gone almost completely digital what is the point of film? I have been a keen photographer for nearly thirty years, ever since secondary school.  In that time I have bought a lot of … Continue reading

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Two Types of Photographer

In my view there are two types of photographer: gearheads and image makers.  Gearheads concentrate on their equipment; how many megapixels, how many frames per second, the quality of the lens.  The logic is that the money spent on equipment … Continue reading

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