Photo Chat Vlog, checking in, Konica Big Mini, double exposures and expired film

I wanted to check in and do a little update on some of my photography activity, because we’re getting over halfway through the year now and though you haven’t seen much here, lots has been going on. I’ve been shooting quite a lot of film, and I started off the year digging out an old […]

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Review of 2018

Film-wise that is. It seems I shot the following films this year Agfa Vista “Poundland” x3 CVS colour film Lomography Purple x2 Ferrania P80 Konica VX400bw x2 Konica VX200 Truprint 110 Kodak Portra 160 Kodak BW400CN x2 Ilford XP2 Kodak Ektar 100 In the following cameras Olympus MjuII Canon Epoca Ricoh R1 Olympus OM10 Canon […]

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Diana Day

The 4th of August 2018 was #DianaDay, a hashtag driven day of photography coming out of social media. I got into the idea of #DianaDay through my friend Denise, who I only know electronically. She lives in the USA and I live here in England, but we’ve formed a unique friendship online based on our […]

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Bretagne 5, 1593 kHz

I’ve always been a radio nerd since I was a kid, tuning around on my Binatone radio cassette player, and it’s a considerable pleasure of my new car that it’s complicated entertainment system still has Medium and Long Wave radio (AM in other parts of the world). Whilst many of the continental stations on these […]

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Photo Chat Vlog Season 1 Episode 10 – Konica C35, San Francisco and why I #believeinfilm

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 […]

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Instagram, yes Instagram

I’ve had a private Instagram account for a while for family stuff, but set one up for my film photography last year, only to find that getting the pictures up there was almost impossible without a dedicated phone, and switching accounts was a massive faff. However, thanks to some other technical jiggery-pokery I can now manage […]

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Technique

I have an odd relationship with photographic technique. I don’t eschew it but it doesn’t reign me in. Some years ago I used to work with an ex-physics teacher who saw the camera as a piece of precision equipment, and he would only take photos accordingly. Now he took some great photos, but he could see […]

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The Marvel of Media Network

For several years now I’ve been enjoying having access to the archive of vintage editions of the Media Network programme, as broadcast on short-wave by Radio Netherlands in the period 1981-2000. I was a short wave listener in the 1980’s but must confess that I was never a regular listener to any one station. I […]

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Flickr: finding images not in groups

Flickr has been one of my most-visited websites for nearly the last ten years, and rarely a day goes by if I am near the internet that I don’t check it out. I love the ability to share my photos with the world and to also see the work of others. Things have changed a […]

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Thoughts on Tumblr and Flickr

See here for my attempts at using Tumblr. I’ve never fully understood it and still don’t after having had one for the past 3 years, but I’ve noticed that some of my Flickr photos have appeared on there and I’ve been experimenting with posting to it (particularly since it’s a 2-click process from Flickr and […]

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Blank on Blank

Interesting article here from www.niemanlab.org that uses one of my photos to illustrate a service for retrieving old content from cassettes. I was pondering earlier some of the video content I have on Hi-8 that ought to get digitised soon; the digital format is less relevant to me than the availability of reliable hardware to […]

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Coffee Time!

The sheer brilliance of Google Analytics reveals that no one has actually played this video via this embedded player. Yet.

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