I’m back with part two of my comparison between Fuji Velvia film and the Leica M. This second set of shots were taken directly after the last post, and some the following day when I went back with my girlfriend who had missed out the first time due to work.
This was a night walk, starting after 6pm in the middle of a London winter, so I knew my usual stash of film wasn’t going to cut it. Instead I picked up the fastest thing I could get my hands on – Ilford Delta 3200. Sure, I could have pushed my Tri-x 400 that high, but this was a good opportunity to try out the Ilford after hearing so many good things about it. Continue reading
In the last days of my blissful holiday I was keen to photo walk but felt uninspired by the city. So I jumped in the car and headed to Richmond Park, which I always love and don’t visit nearly enough. Continue reading
Light is one thing we don’t have a lot of in London at the moment, but even without the latest high-ISO demon cameras you can get by. These were taken on my way home from the gym with Kodak Portra 400 – a modest ISO for sure. Continue reading
In September we took a week off in Santorini and I decided to leave the film behind and give the Nikon D600 another outing. I haven’t really used this camera much since I upgraded last year and it was starting to really bother me, given that it is a great performer on pretty much all fronts. Continue reading
Back to digital this week. Been too busy to blog lately (or finish the Malta pics for that matter), but I finally managed to get out and test the Leica M8 I bought for a bargain price from a friend in Germany. Continue reading
I recently read The Photographer’s Eye by Michael Freeman, and came across some interesting lines on the ‘snapshot aesthetic’, whereby lacking composition is pitched by casual photographers as a deliberate technique. The book predates Instagram, but I think the comments are given extra context by the rise of social media and phone photography.
Slowly getting the hang of this macro thing, but it has not been easy. The first thing I noticed was how frustrating it can be trying to frame shots on a tripod. The slightest movement due to the tripod being on carpet etc can lead to a shift of inches in the viewfinder. Continue reading