Since around October (after the day the colours fell) I’ve been shooting almost exclusively in black and white. Aside from there being less colour around to capture, I realised again that shooting in b/w makes it easier to focus on the core aspects of photography - light and shadow, composition, geometry, texture. Regular readers will… Continue reading Why Photograph In Colour?
Recently we talked about the “impossible dream” of zero processing - making photographs almost entirely in camera without then spending as much time (or more) on post processing the images to get the look we want. I have a fairly minimal and effective workflow using LightRoom, but still don't particularly enjoy it. So I've started exploring… Continue reading Adventures In Zero Processing – Hipstamatic + iPad
Lomo photography is an itch I periodically get and have to scratch. Here's how I came to it, the allure it has, and how I scratch that itch these days... Though I was using camera phones to intentionally make photographs from the mid 2000s, my first film camera, in 2012, was about as Lomo as… Continue reading The Lomo Itch (And How I Scratch It)
Ever wanting to minimise my camera kit, it's crossed my mind more than once than a camera phone could be the only one I need. Which would be ironic, as this is how I began photographing with intention over a decade ago, years before I discovered film, or knew what any of those intimidating and… Continue reading Why An iPhone Can’t (Yet) Be My One And Only Camera
So recently I've shared a couple of posts about how I (try to) keep photography simple - a film edition and a digital edition. But after writing, re-reading and having some follow up conversations around those posts, I've realised that both could still seem pretty complex to the beginner or outsider. I know if I… Continue reading How I Keep Photography Simple (iPhone Edition)