Recently I had my local Max Spielmann photo store develop and scan a roll of Kodak Portra 160 film that I’d put through my Olympus Trip 35. Having not used that store before I was a little nervous at what might come back. My experience with using different development services up til now has been […]Read more "Scanning 35mm at home vs scanning at the the minilab"
This year I’m on secondment to MediaCity at Salford Quays and I’ve been enjoying the photographic opportunities the area affords. Having put both my iPhone and my Nikon D750 to work photographing the quays, I decided to have a go at taking some pictures with a different perspective. My old Zenit TTL had been gathering dust for […]Read more "MediaCityUK via Zenit TTL & Jupiter 135mm Lens"
Every now and then my parents present me with an old camera they’ve discovered at a car boot sale or some Freecycle giveaway. This is how last year I came to own a Kodak Bantam Colorsnap II, which were produced from 1959 to 1961. Old Kodak amateur cameras are pretty much ten-a-penny so I wasn’t initially very excited […]Read more "An Attempt at Developing Old Kodak Verichrome Pan 828 Film"
A bit of a “flashback Friday” one this. I was looking through some older photos and came across this set from March 2014, which I’m quite pleased with and thought would be nice to share. This was a walk with friends through the Greenwich Peninsula, from the O2 down to the Millennium Village and on towards […]Read more "Greenwich Photowalk with my Zenit TTL"
Turn of the century Weymouth seemed an exciting place. Investment was flowing in, the town centre was expanding, and it’d just got it’s first KFC and Whetherspoons – the wonder! I took my trusty old Zenit around town in the summer of 2000 to get a snapshot of Weymouth at the beginning of a new millennium. […]Read more "Millennium Weymouth"
On 31st October 1999 the projector at Weymouth’s Picturedrome cinema flickered into life for the final time. The last film programmed was Disney’s Tarzan, and I sat in the auditorium and watched the last credits roll up the screen. 66 years of history drew to a close. During the previous two summers I’d worked there […]Read more "Last Days of the Picturedrome"
In 1996 I started my A-level Photography course and for that I needed an SLR camera. My step-granddad came up trumps and gave me his 1982 model Zenit TTL, a heavy Soviet beast of a camera. The only lens that came with it was a 58mm Helios 44M, and with that I was able to complete the […]Read more "My Zenit and I"