I finally bit the bullet and had a go at developing black and white film. Unfortunately my first try resulted in every mistake possible. Thankfully I was able to recover some of the ruined frames and on the whole I am super pleased with the results. I managed to get a Contax G2 Rangefinder camera just a few days before I left for the trip so I was shooting completely blind to the end result but credit to the mighty reputation this camera has – Every frame came out beautifully. Continue reading
As with past trips, I was planning to travel light. Just some clothes and camera gear in a backpack and I’m gold. But once I sit down and start to pack, I realise I’ll need more stuff if I plan to make the most of the places I visit and to capture everything on my to-do list.
It’s a balancing act where bringing certain gear means I also need to bring the peripherals for it too; If I bring the Speedlite, I also need to bring batteries, battery charger, wireless triggers and light meter. If I bring a film camera then I also need the film. But if I leave something behind, will there be a situation where I’m kicking myself for not bringing something? Continue reading
I’ve been using the Fed 3 for a few weeks now and have shot a few rolls of film in that time with some decent results. It was quite a challenge getting used to the small, dark viewfinder and because it’s a full manual focus camera, quite a few shots had soft or missed focus while I was getting used to it. Continue reading
Stunning and haunting long exposure photos of the poverty and desperation after the fall of the USSR. Words cant do this gallery justice so go check it out.