Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Interesting article for potential wedding photographers

Check out the article here

Extract: Recently, my friend Eric was photographing an assignment and after becoming fed up with his incompetent assistant, he asked the assistant to fetch the f-stops from the car, the hapless assistant eagerly complied.

The Digital Economy Bill...

Just a quick plea to any photographers out their reading this, if you've had your head in the sand you might not have seen all the recent pant-crapping by photographers about the proposed Digital Economy Bill (orphan works) and the proposed ICO code that will make street photography pretty difficult if not impossible due to privacy laws. Please read the following if you get a chance - if certain aspects of these bills become law we could have a very difficult future ahead of us making a living from photography.


What annoys me more than anything is the hypocritical nature of so much of it especially after my run in the with a security guard for photographing on private property recently - a plaza owned by some corporation, and the deal breaker being my use of a tripod. I was perfectly fine to be filmed by their CCTV but to take a picture was deemed hostile reconnaissance (see the article I wrote about it on my blog here).

Anyway please read it has I said, complaisance will only be regretted if it goes through into law.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Mum and Dad - Holga

Two shots from my Holga - shot on Fujifilm Neopan 400. The picture on the right was a double exposure.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Polaroid Studio Express

Another toy I recently got my hands on is the Polaroid Studio Express (model 485b) this shoots square format passport photos and after a little bit of fiddling I was able make it take Fuji FP-100B instant film - on which it will produce four images. Depending on the sequence you take the lens caps off you can have one image repeated four times or indeed four separate images and everything in between. The camera really needs to be linked to a flash via is PC jack or hotshoe so that you can create enough light for the f/8 aperture on the camera. My favourite feature is the in-built tape measure on the front of the lens.