Capturing the Charm of Mevagissey, Cornwall: A Photographic Journey with the Zenza Bronica ETRSi and Ilford HP5 Film

Nestled along the rugged coastline of Cornwall, Mevagissey stands as a testament to the timeless allure of coastal villages. Its picturesque harbour, lined with colourful fishing boats bobbing gently in the tide, evokes a sense of tranquility that transports visitors to a bygone era. The quaint charm of its narrow streets, adorned with traditional stone cottages and vibrant flower displays, beckons explorers to wander and lose themselves in its enchanting atmosphere. Exploring Cornwall with the Zenza Bronica ETRSi and Ilford HP5 Film In an age dominated by digital photography, there exists a certain allure to the art of film photography—a nostalgia for the tangible processRead More →

My Photographic Journey in Looe, Cornwall: Shooting Kodak Max 400 on the Canon EOS 300v

Embarking on a journey to explore Looe, Cornwall, was a venture into the heart of natural beauty and coastal allure. As I prepared for this photographic expedition, I felt a surge of excitement coursing through me, fueled by the prospect of capturing Looe’s distinctive charm through the lens of my trusty Canon EOS 300v (which I’ll do a separate review soon), loaded with Kodak Max 400 film. Looe, with its rugged cliffs, quaint fishing harbors, and winding streets steeped in history, promised a plethora of photographic opportunities waiting to be discovered. Exploring Looe Through My Lens As I prepared my gear, I pondered over theRead More →

Journey Through Time: Glastonbury's Mystical Tapestry Captured on Vintage Slides

Glastonbury Abbey Vintage Slides Continuing on the delightful journey of digitising my old vintage slides, I recently uncovered a trove of mesmerising old pictures from Glastonbury Abbey and Tor, frozen in time from the late 80s. These relics of the past, captured on film, offer a nostalgic glimpse into the mystique and charm of one of England’s most enchanting locales. This is a continuation for my old photographs uk. Glastonbury Abbey The first set of images unveils the majestic Glastonbury Abbey, shrouded in an ethereal ambiance. The weathered stones of the abbey, steeped in centuries of history, seem to whisper tales of monks, knights, andRead More →

5 Reasons Film Photography Transforms My Creative Journey

Digital vs. Film Every time I pack my bag for a photography trip, I’m faced with the perennial decision: do I bring the film camera or not? Film or digital? More often than not, my trusty Bronica ETRSi finds its way into my backpack alongside my Canon 5DSR. In this digital age, where pixels dominate and the photography film vs digital question arises, the allure of film photography beckons with a promise of a more profound and personal creative experience. 1. Simplicity in the Process The allure of film photography, for me, is intricately tied to the simplicity it reintroduces into the photographic process. InRead More →

Photography Bliss with the Vintage Zenza Bronica ETRSi (Build Date 1988-2004)

Embarking on a new photographic journey is always a thrill, and my recent acquisition of the Zenza Bronica ETRSi Medium Format Camera has elevated my excitement to new heights. The anticipation of holding this classic piece of photographic equipment in my hands is matched only by the allure of the medium format film photography realm it opens up. A few clicks, a winning bid on eBay, and the package arrived on my doorstep, promising a world of creative possibilities. Winning this camera on eBay felt like claiming a piece of photographic history. The exhilaration of outbidding fellow enthusiasts, coupled with the eagerness to unpack andRead More →

Kodak Gold Film

Introduction Welcome, fellow photography enthusiasts, to an enchanting exploration of the world of street photography. Through this guide, I invite you to join me in delving into the captivating art of capturing life’s candid moments, all while harnessing the nostalgic allure of 35mm colour film. In the following paragraphs, we will embark on a journey through the magic of Kodak Gold film, uncover 35mm colour film techniques to elevate your street photography skills (and Street photography techniques), and unveil the hidden treasures that Winchester’s historic streets have to offer. This article is also a bit of a kodak gold 200 film review! The Allure ofRead More →

Mastering the Art: Unveiling the Wonders of Colour 35mm Film with Kodak Ultramax ISO 400

Exploring the world of colour 35mm film photography is like embarking on a journey of self-expression and creativity. When it comes to capturing memories, digital cameras have dominated the scene for quite some time. However, there’s a unique charm to film photography that digital can’t quite replicate. In this article, I’ll dive into my first attempt at using Ultramax ISO 400, a colour film that brought a nostalgic twist to my photographic journey. Unveiling Kodak Ultramax ISO 400 Rediscovering Authenticity with Colour 35mm Film In the age of digital marvels, trying out a 35mm film felt like a step back in time. The Kodak UltramaxRead More →

35mm Urban Photography

Introduction Hey there, fellow photography enthusiasts! I want to take a moment to share a personal adventure that sparked my deep love for 35mm urban photography and how it led me on an exciting journey through captivating cities like Winchester, Scotland, and Hungerford. Grab a cup of coffee and join me as I unfold the enchantment of capturing the essence of these places through the vintage charm of a 35mm film camera, my old faithful Canon AE-1 Program.. There’s something I’ve found that’s truly magical about urban photography. It’s like stepping into a different world, where every corner holds a unique story waiting to beRead More →

In-Depth Guide to Pushing Ilford HP5 400 to 800 Film

Welcome to my personal review of the ILFORD HP5 PLUS (sometimes referred to as HP5+) 400 35mm film! If you’re a film photography enthusiast, chances are you’ve heard about this popular black and white film (What is Black & White Photography?) . In this blog, I’m going to take a closer look at the ILFORD HP5 400 (aka ilford 400) and explore the exciting world of why I enjoy hp5 pushed to 800. Why I shoot Ilford HP5+ at 800 Now, you might be wondering, what exactly does it mean to push film? Well, pushing film refers to intentionally underexposing it during the shooting processRead More →

35mm Black and White Film

Introduction 35mm black and white films are a classic and timeless medium for capturing images. They offer a unique look and feel that can’t be replicated with digital photography. There are a variety of types of 35mm black & white films available, each with its own characteristics and uses. From slow speed films for fine art photography to fast speed films for action shots, there is a film to suit any photographer’s needs. In this article, we will explore the different types of 35mm black and white film uk. Exploring the Different Types of 35mm Black and White Films: A Guide for Beginners Are youRead More →

Demystifying the Art of Film Grain

“Discover the Difference: More or Less Film Grain?” What is Film Grain Introduction Film grain is a visual effect that is created when light passes through a film negative. It is a result of the physical structure of the film and the chemical processing of the film. Film grain can be used to create a certain look or feel to a movie or photograph. It can also be used to add texture and depth to an image. The question of whether it is better to have more or less film grain is a subjective one, as it depends on the desired look and feel ofRead More →

Black and White Photography

Black and white photography has been around for more than a century, but it remains a popular art form that offers a timeless and classic look. Despite the rise of colour photography, black & white photography continues to be a popular medium for photographers. In this guide, we will explore everything you need to know about black & white photography, from what it is to how it works, and how to get started. What is Black & White Photography? Black & white photography is a medium that captures images without colour. It can be done through either film or digital photography. By removing colour fromRead More →