Category Archives: Film Photography

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Portrait Photography in Brighton – Gemiliana

When I woke up on the morning of Gemiliana’s shoot the omens were not good. The cloud was very heavy and it was raining. We had also postponed the shoot once and I didn’t want […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Large Format Film Camera.

 Getting Started Large format cameras are very simple yet very powerful imaging devices. If you are organised and methodical, they are straightforward to use, and have many very useful controls that don’t exist on other […]

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Family Photography with a View Camera.

Family photography 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 a perfect […]

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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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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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