Film photography can be an expensive hobby. Whether it's getting cameras, upgrading lenses or tripods or scanners, or buying and developing film - it definitely racks up. I've found some ways to save a bit of dosh when you're searching for your next bit of gear and thought I'd share my experiences.
I'd like to kick off by sharing my recent exploits in photography with you, most notably my first band shoot! Last weekend I went and shot @punchbagband in rehearsals at Airtight Studios, Chichester. Was great fun, learned a lot about shooting groups especially. I found one of the most important things during the shoot, above others, was having fun and making your subjects comfortable and relaxed. I wanted to shoot the band as they would normally be - I essentially just acted as a friend and got them to pretend I wasn't there and eased off the pressure to look good, or to put up a false front. That way I could focus on composition, as I didn't have to worry about framing or posing them - I just wanted to portray what the band was really like as an observer.
This year I want to produce another zine, push myself creatively and explore new creative avenues. I want to experiment more and essentially do more of what I did last year.
Welcome to the fourth YOUR EXHIBITION SHOOTOUT. This is a monthly series in which we encourage you to produce new images around a set theme, and you have the chance of receiving a zine from our collection.
Incase you don't follow me on Instagram, I'm very happy to have announced that my work is now available for purchase on Etsy as of the 23rd October!
I've recently been teaching myself the ins and outs of flash photography, which I briefly mentioned in my previous WHAT I'M WORKING ON article on expired film. After shooting a few rolls with flash, I feel I've now got a basic understanding on how it works, and what effects can be achieved with different techniques.
Hi all! Charlie here. I recently developed a roll of Boots Panchromatic film that expired in 1974 (44 years out-of-date!). I bought it for £1 in a photographica in a local town - Arundel Photographica (they have some really cheap good kit, worth a visit if you're in town). The roll had already been opened, including the inner wrapping, and there was nothing holding the roll together. In fact, the roll was partially unrolled and very loose, but for £1 I figured it was worth a shot.
I'm an 18 year old film photographer. I shoot 35mm and 6x6 medium format and I have a passion for black & white film photography, bulk loading film, developing and scanning myself.