Week 32 – A week early to the #FP4Party ….

Starting this week there is a sort of Twitter event/project thing going on called FP4Party which involves shooting a roll of ilford FP4 during the 1st week of the month then post the results in the 3rd week on twitter and tag the images #FP4Party. Details can be found out in these links @FP4Party and emulsive.org/articles/introducing-fp4party Anyway I…

Week 30 … New lens for my Mamiya 645

I love shooting my Mamiya 645 it’s a lovely handling camera and I find it easier to compose my images in the 6×4.5 format but I seem to be shooting more and more landscape stuff and find the 80mm lens not wide enough. I happened to mention to a fellow photographer while in a twitter…

Week 27 – Some Olympus Pen Half-Frame fun …..

I have always had an affinity with Olympus cameras ever since school where I got to use my 1st proper camera an Olympus OM1. There is something about the look and feel of all the olympus family of cameras, I especially love my OM2 spot which is most probably my most used film camera. I have…

Week 24 – Fathers Day

Last weekend was Fathers Day here in the UK and we popped down my parents to see my Dad. Only in the last year or so I have been taking some photos of my parents when I realised that of all the thousands of images I have taken over the last 30+ years not many…

Week 22 – YashicaMat love

I have a few shelves with various old cameras on display, most have been shot by myself at one time or another but none of them have been my goto cameras they are more like ornaments really. I have all my everyday cameras in either camera bags (you can never have too many) or some…

Week 20 – Playing with flash

I have a pair of studio strobes ( cheapy interfit 150 watt) and to be honest they very rarely see the light of day as if I need flash I use my Nikon speedlights. Just as a bit of a challenge last week I decided to dig them out and shoot a roll of expired…

Week 17 – Day off walk with the Mamiya 645

I managed to get a day off work on Friday to make a long weekend as it is a Bank Holiday here on Monday. The weather forecast was supposed to be sunny so I decided to go for a walk up the Carn mountain here in the Garw valley which  is a fair old trek…