Tag Archives : technique

Kiev 30 - Spy Camera film loading

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…

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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…

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Film DX Coding – A photographer’s life hack


  Film Digital Index (DX) Coding can be very convenient for 35mm.  No need to worry about setting the film speed (ASA, ISO etc.) on the camera settings to ensure it meters correctly, just insert film and shoot away.  This function is especially prevalent on 80s and 90s compact film cameras, some of which are very popular and getting expensive…

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Lomochrome – Feeling the purple and turquoise


In the last couple of years there has been a resurgence in film manufacture. Several kick-starters have been successful and even the traditional manufacturers have announced some new emulsions with the balance being there have also been a few discontinuations.  Before this resurgence though, Lomography had filled the gap to renew interest in film.  The interesting approach Lomography took has…

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24HourProject Sydney 2017 – The experience


I enjoy photography a lot, and I love it when I can do something that helps people.  Combining the two together would be ideal, and this is where the 24HourProject gives me the vehicle to achieve this.  The 24HourProject is an event which has now been in play for about 5 years, to document different cities across the world, for…

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Icons of Sydney


Each city in the world has its own image and style defined by its people and landmarks.  Each city has specific icons, which help define it to the rest of the world.  As photographers, we sometimes concentrate so much on capturing something so different that we forget to capture the defining beauty of our city. In this project I am…

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Tale of two festivals, with two different camera bags


Last weekend Sydney hosted two quite different festivals, The Festival of Chocolate and The Festival of the Wind.  Both with a tonne of photographic opportunities, but to my mind requiring very different approaches.  I attended both of these and thought it would be interesting to show what I chose to use and why.  I will be posting the photographs I…

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Cross Processing


What happens when you don’t follow the process?  Purposely do something that is not what has been specified by the manufacturer of the product.

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