Category Archives: Analogue Photography

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Group Portrait Photography with a View Camera.

Shooting a group portrait with a view camera is challenging. You don’t get many chances to get it right and you depend wholly on the complete co-operation of your sitters.  These are my tips for […]

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Minolta Autocord TLR Review – Part 2 – One Year On.

  Most cameras, especially older ones, have their own idiosyncracies and it takes a while to get used to them. When I bought my Minolta Autocord, I had never used a TLR. I had used […]

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Voigtlander Brilliant f7.7 – First Impressions

  Although it looks like a TLR, the Voigtlander Brilliant is actually a box camera with a TLR style viewing system. The Voigtlander Brilliant was introduced in 1932. It is a cut above than the […]

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How I got the shot – Kingley Vale

Kingley Vale is a place I have always thought would have a stunning picture in it. Amazing though it is, it is a difficult place to photograph. Even searching online, it’s very noticable how there […]

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Portrait -How I got the Shot – Analogue Studio Photography – Mell

  Lighting Can Make or Break a Portrait This might look like a relatively straightforward shot, but it is trickier than most people think to get a well made portrait out of a large format […]

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Film Camera Review – Minolta Autocord TLR

I bought my Minolta Autocord on something of a whim. I had been searching for a ‘walkaround’ film camera for a while. Compact cameras were where I started, with the Olympus XA and MjuII, which […]

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Shooting Large Format Portraits On Location – A Hands-On Guide.

  I have been shooting large format portraits in my personal work for the last five years. This is partly for aesthetic reasons, and partly to give myself a break from digital photography when I […]

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Beginners Guide for Shooting Portraits on 4×5 Film.

    I love shooting portraits on sheet film. They have a lovely smooth tonality and uncanny depth to them. A classic style that makes anyone look fantastic.   Large format cameras can seem intimidating […]

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Olympus XA – Stealthiest Ever Film Camera?

The Olympus XA is compact rangefinder camera with a built-in 35mm f2.8 lens. It is probably the smallest rangefinder camera ever made and a masterpiece of camera design. Launched in 1979, it was designed by   […]

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A Step by Step Guide to Using your Large Format Camera for the First Time.

  Learning how to use a large format camera can seem a bit daunting if you are used to using a DSLR. There is no automation, and the camera is literally little more than a […]

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