Found whilst looking for something else.
There was some chat on Facebook the other evening about Lomography Purple film and why it is rated between 100 – 400 ASA rather than being fixed (it has no DX code for example). The way I always see it is the chemists in the labs of the film companies work hard and are usually […]
Because my last video on the Fuji TW-3 was quite popular, I made another video to show you a bit more about the camera, including how to load a film into it and how to protect it from light-leaks too. I chose one of my films from my fantastic stash of 24 exposure films. I […]
Here are two animated GIFs which are free for you to use. I made the Happy Birthday one last week, after I printed up a bunch of birthday cards ready for the year. Because each one came out slightly different, they make for an interesting animation when scanned and joined together. I can tell you […]
Made for my magazine, “Veeb” sometime in 1994.
Milton Keynes, 21st October 2018, Ricoh R1 using expired Kodak BW400CN film. Why post a picture like this? Big light leak on the right, processing mess, blur, lack of detail. But…I do think there is something that all that noise is giving back to the image. It was a very bright autumn day, where it […]
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After last week’s post I had evidence of what the garden clay slips looked like once they had been bisque fired, so I spent some time between classes decorating a selection of clay buttons with combinations of the different slips. I started making buttons in the classes earlier in the year after I had a […]
So, with classes starting again this autumn, the ceramics research continues. As you will have seen if you read my first post about ceramics, there was clay under the ground where I grew up in Lincolnshire. Well, there was also clay under the ground where my parents lived in Oxford, and there is clay under […]
I’ve been studying ceramics for the last two years at evening classes at my local art school. It’s a really fun, social activity and I have made some nice friends doing it (as well as a lot of wonky pots). However, my interest in ceramics goes back a long, long way. I grew up in […]
I was reading up recently about slow food, and how it’s an alternative to fast food. As Wikipedia says “At its heart is the aim to promote local foods and traditional gastronomy and food production. Conversely this means an opposition to fast food, industrial food production and globalisation“. I recently reflected on my most popular […]
So the camera I talk about in this photo chat vlog is the Konica c35, and as you can see from this picture it’s a small rangefinder type camera which means you’ve got manual focusing but you’ve also got automatic shutter and exposure. I’m really fond of this camera. Mine cost me four pounds from […]
Although people sometimes say something like “a picture paints a thousand words”, I decided to record the stories and background behind some of my photos to create a sort of vlog. Anyway, it has its own YouTube channel and if you want to hear me rambling on about things you can now do this in […]
Or, at least, a year ago. Time is noticeably flying by faster as I get older and older. I took this photo in New York a year ago today on the Staten Island Ferry. It’s a good way to see the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline, and it’s free. This was taken with […]