Strange Times

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed normal life in so many ways. The reponse across the world has been to advise people not to travel and to stay in their communities. And so, I have been working from home during the day and walking from my house to get a little exercise now and again.

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Well that’s complicated things …

I mentioned in an earlier post that I’d bought myself a ‘new’ old camera: a¬†Yashica 635 which could take both 35mm and 120mm film. I though it was novel, an oddity, something that would simply improve my digital photography. But I’ve since ¬†developed the films and scanned them and now I feel a bit different about everything.

I love photography. I really like the options that my fancy digital cameras give to me. I will always appreciate their spark. Continue reading

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This Shoot Didn’t Go to Plan

I’ve been supporting a local venue, HaverHub, in Haverfordwest both through work and also in my own time.

They wanted someone to photograph some of their events so I said that I would help them out … because, of course, I’m a wonderful photographer with lots of experience … hmmm … Continue reading

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Model Shoot

Just before Christmas I worked with a model, Keziah Watts, to practice some lighting setups. It’s a lot of fun to work with someone who is confidant in front of the camera and, in the end, I feel that the results are better than I could have made on my own … because there are at least two people working on the image. Continue reading

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Further Adventures in Film

I mentioned in an earlier post that I’d bought myself a second-hand SLR 35mm film camera body that I could use with my current lenses. I had learned a lot through using this camera, it helped me to slow down and think about my shots. It also introduced me to the fun of developing film.

Well I was hunting around on eBay and I saw an auction for a Yashica 635 TLR camera. It looked so different to the sort of cameras that I normally use that I was more than intrigued. Continue reading

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