Extinction Rebellion Protests – with the Nikon F4s
The Extinction Rebellion movement was one of the driving forces behind high profile protests during 2019. I captured a couple with the Nikon F4s.
Early Middle East War Protests captured on film
In the early 2000s I documented some of the protests against the wars in the Middle East. This is what I captured and include a few tips on protest photography.
One Hour, One Film
The One Hour Challenge is a method introduced by the Sunny 16 podcast to get creative juices flowing. See how I went with that challenge one evening in Auckland!
Reloading a 126 Film Cartridge
126 cartridge cameras, like the Kodak Instamatic, can still be used by reloading the 126 film cartridge.
Combinations – 2 Leicas, a Fuji and a Nikon in Auckland
We all like to do similar hobbies with our kids, I am lucky as my son is getting into film photography and this is a trip we took together to Auckland, using film cameras.
Loading a subminiature spy camera – the Kiev 30
The day has come, you have been recruited by a secret agency and given a mission to capture a photograph of the evil organisation’s plans, preparing to take over the world. The leader of which is likely to have a fluffy cat. To expose them and stop them in their tracks, the world is depending on you. But wait, the camera does not have film in it, so you have to quickly get it ready. How do you do this, how do you load a subminiature spy camera? Luckily there is this article on loading a subminiature spy camera and you quickly read up while you are flying to your…
Combinations – Zorki 4 and Redscaled Film
Shooting with the Red October theme is one thing, shooting a Soviet Zorki 4 camera with redscale film is a combination that doesn’t get any more red. This ensures that the tool is red (aka Soviet), but also the result (aesthetically). The thought of this came through a suggestion from a friend on the yearly Red October theme that is shot by photographers that appreciate cameras made from former Soviet countries. They do have a reputation of quality issues, but also a fanatical following. This is sometimes attributed with the unique look the glass from the Soviet factories gives photographs. Redscale is a way of modifying how colour film is…
Redscale Film – Reverse It!
The apocalypse will eventually come one day and when it is photographed it will be in redscale. Why wouldn’t it be? Artists would be aiming at a realistic look, and nothing does that better than urban decay in red. This article is also part of the Red October theme being posted this month, where I am shooting with Soviet cameras and red related items. It will be closely followed by an Combinations article where redscale film is used in a Soviet camera, a Zorki 4. Redscale is a method of modifying colour film so that it produces results which have a very strong red and yellow look to them. It does…
Film DX Coding – A photographer’s life hack
Modifying the DX Coding on film allows you to use a different ISO in an automatic camera. Perfect for pushing/pulling film and for bulk rolled film.
Lomochrome – Feeling the purple and turquoise
Lomochrome films Purple and Turquoise are specialty films designed for creative results. I shot both in medium format in the Fuji GS645S.