Ilford FP4 on Watership Down

Spring had finally settled in, and the warmth of the day hinted at the summer ahead. On a recent trip to Watership Down, I decided to bring along my trusty Bronica ETRSi, loaded with a roll of Ilford FP4+ film, to capture the enchanting landscape in black and white. Little did I know, the day would turn into a dramatic showcase of nature’s power and beauty. The Setting: Watership Down Watership Down, a name familiar to many from Richard Adams’ classic novel, is a picturesque hill in Hampshire, England. Known for its rolling fields and stunning vistas, it’s a paradise for photographers. The late springRead More →

Experimenting with Revolog Paper Film ISO400 at the Basingstoke Festival of Transport

As a long-time analog photography enthusiast, I’m always on the lookout for unique and creative films to experiment with. Recently, I got my hands on a roll of Revolog Paper Film, a new addition to the Revolog family. Known for their innovative and artistic films, Revolog’s latest offering is a 400 ISO black and white film that adds a paper-like texture to your photos. The effect intensifies with underexposure and softens with overexposure. The film comes in a charming cardboard canister designed by Austrian graphic artist Nadine Werjant, and it’s a limited edition, so each canister is a little piece of art itself. I decidedRead More →

Lomography Lady Grey 400: Capturing Witney: A Spring Day Through the Lens

Lomography Lady Grey 400 as the vibrant hues of spring began to bloom across Oxfordshire, I embarked on a delightful journey to Witney, a charming town steeped in history and adorned with picturesque streets. Armed with my trusty Canon EOS 300v and a roll of Lomography Lady Grey 400 film, I set out to capture the essence of this quaint English town through the art of street photography. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect—a gentle breeze carried the scent of freshly blossomed flowers, while the warmth of the sun danced upon the cobblestone streets. With each click of my camera shutter, I sought toRead More →

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 →

Ilford Pan F Plus 50

Embarking on an experimental afternoon at St. Mary’s with Ilford Pan F Plus 50 film loaded into the cherished Zenza Bronica ETRSi, equipped with a 75mm lens. As the late afternoon light gently waned in late April 2024, I delved into the realm of long exposure photography, driven by the desire to capture the ethereal essence of this historic site. With the aid of an ND1000 filter, I set out to transcend the boundaries of conventional imagery, aiming to unveil unseen dimensions within the timeless architecture of St. Mary’s. This journey promised not only technical experimentation but also a deeper immersion into the light, history,Read 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 →

Lomography Lady Grey

Picture this: the salty breeze caresses your skin as you stroll along the cobbled streets of Charlestown, Cornwall. Around you, the harbour glistens under the gentle kiss of the early evening sun, painting a scene straight out of a maritime dream. It’s moments like these that made me reach for my trusty old Canon AE-1 Program, ready to capture the essence of this coastal haven. And what better companion for this voyage of visual storytelling than Lomography Lady Grey Film. In this journey, I’m not documenting scenes; I’m unraveling the soul of Charlestown, one click at a time. Join me as I dive into theRead More →

Rollei Ortho 25 Plus - Exploring the Seaside Landscape

In a world of photography, the choice of film type can significantly impact the final outcome of any image. One such film option is Rollei Ortho 25 Plus, a black and white orthochromatic film well known for its rendering great detail and tones. Unlike traditional panchromatic films, orthochromatic films like Rollei Ortho are sensitive to blue and green light, rendering scenes with a unique tonal interpretation. For my recent photographic trip to Milford on Sea, a place nestled along the picturesque South coast of England, I was drawn to Rollei. Intrigued by the prospect of capturing the beauty of this area, I saw this filmRead More →

Kentmere Film to record a winters day along the Kennet and Avon Canal.

In the delicate dance between vintage film and modern technology, my recent photography session along the tranquil Kennet and Avon Canal near Aldermaston Wharf was a captivating exploration. As a dedicated photographer specialising in capturing life’s fleeting moments, this session marked a significant milestone – the premiere use of the Kentmere Film Pan 400 Film, 120 Medium Format Film. Unveiling Kentmere Film Pan 400 As I embarked on my photographic journey, armed with the Pan 400, I wondered at its ability I’d seen in other photographers images to capture the subtleties of light and shadow. The film’s grain structure ensured that every detail was renderedRead More →

Watership Down: 5 Black and White Film Images to Calm You

As a photographer, there are moments that transcend the ordinary and beckon you to capture the essence of a place in its raw and unfiltered state. Watership Down near Kingsclere, a location made famous by Richard Adams’ novel, is one such place. In the quiet embrace of February, armed with my trusty Bronica ETRSi and a roll of Ilford PAN F+ film, I set out to explore this iconic landscape through the lens of black and white photography. Camera Gear + Black and White Film Choice Equipped with my Bronica ETRSi, a medium format camera renowned for its sharpness and versatility, I opted for theRead More →

Bronica Cable Release woes

As photographers, we often find ourselves navigating through the challenges of capturing the perfect shot, and sometimes, unexpected obstacles can emerge. In this blog post, I’ll share a recent experience that left me scratching my head: my Bronica cable release malfunction. Join me on a journey of discovery as I troubleshooted and resolve an issue that seemed to have no precedent on the vast landscape of the internet. NOTE: The following Cable Release ‘Fix’ is worth considering for other makes of camera that use a mechanical cable release system. The Cable Release was found to be the root cause for the issue and not theRead More →

Hamble-le-Rice

Hamble-le-Rice Introduction Embarking on a day trip to the coastal haven of Hamble-le-Rice, armed with my trusty old Canon AE-1 and a roll of Ilford HP5+ ISO 400 film, I set out to capture the timeless beauty of this charming village. Join me on this visual journey through the historic old town, narrow streets, and quirky surprises that awaited my lens. About Hamble le Rice Aspect Description Location Hamble-le-Rice, South Coast of England Maritime Heritage Renowned for its maritime history, with a significant association with shipbuilding and seafaring activities. River Situated on the River Hamble, which flows into Southampton Water. Architecture Known for charming 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 →

Embracing Grandeur: 10 Medium Format Film Cameras for Timeless Photography

In a world dominated by digital marvels, the allure of the medium format film photography and cameras stands tall, capturing moments with unparalleled grandeur. Let’s embark on a journey through 10 medium format cameras that epitomise timeless craftsmanship. The Majestic Medium Format Film Cameras Realm Step into the realm of larger formats and unveil the splendor of medium format photography. Explore the breathtaking details, dynamic range, and artistic depth that set these cameras apart from their 35mm counterparts. The Elegance of Medium Format: 10 Exceptional Cameras 1. Hasselblad 500CM: A Swedish Masterpiece Hasselblad: A Symphony of Swedish Craftsmanship Immerse yourself in the symphony of SwedishRead More →

35mm Urban Photography

In the fast-paced world of digital photography, there’s an undeniable allure in going back to the roots. Let’s explore the enduring magic of 10 vintage 35mm film cameras, machines that have withstood the test of time, capturing moments with an authenticity that modern technology often struggles to emulate. Unveiling the Essence of Analog Aesthetics In a world obsessed with pixels and filters, delve into the essence of analog aesthetics and the retro 35mm camera. Discover how the vintage 35mm film camera can bring a unique warmth and character to your photographs, transcending the clinical precision of their digital counterparts. The Legends: 10 Time-Tested Vintage 35mmRead More →