Blog Catch-Up14/06/2014

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Hello everyone – it has been over a month since my last blog post and I am ashamed! I have been very busy in the last few weeks, both at work and socially, which has left me with less time to write posts for this site, but I will amend that. So this is actually only a quick post to show that I haven’t stopped taking photographs, and that I am still alive! In the last few weeks I have been on a couple of trips to London, been back to Cheltenham, I’ve been to Stratford Upon Avon, and even been to a wedding, so I will take this opportunity to share a few of the photographs from those trips.

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The Wedding Service

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Upgrading the Leica M6 Viewfinder03/05/2014

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A lot of people with Leica M6s consider at some point upgrading the viewfinder from the one Leica used at the time, to the new one that they have on the MP. There is a lot of debate about whether it is worth it, arguments on the forums and whatnot, but more information is always useful to anyone who has one and is wondering if it is worth it. I have had mine upgraded recently, and thought it would be good to share my experience and thoughts about it.

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Leica M6, viewfinder upgraded

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Where To Start With Film Photography16/04/2014

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Oh my goodness it has been a LONG time since I have written a blog post. It is getting harder and harder as work goes on to find the time to write these posts, BUT I will keep doing it. I enjoy it, and it is a nice escape. So today I wanted to do a quick post on my thoughts on how to get started with film photography, and I will take the opportunity to show some of the photography I have been doing lately! I have said this before on this site, but I really think that more and more film photography is gaining popularity. I think that people might be getting a little tired of the occasionally stale look of digital – especially when you aren’t shooting raw or doing any post processing. The cost and ease of use of digital cameras has got a lot more people generally interested in photography, and I guess the next logical step is to try film, which many people seem to be doing.

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The Bull, Birmimgham

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Cheltenham Races in Pictures24/03/2014

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Hello everybody – it has been a long time! I have been so busy lately I haven’t had a chance to write a blog post for quite some time, but I am back today with a new set of photographs. A couple of weeks ago the Cheltenham Horse Races were on, and I went with a group of friends and had a great time. I tried betting on a horse, didn’t win. But I also took the opportunity to take photographs at the event. I thought it would be a good opportunity to try taking some ‘timeless’ looking photographs as well – there being a lack of technology at the event. It is only a small set, but I think it is made up of strong images. What do you think?

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Cheltenham Horse Races 2014

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First Roll With the Nikon FM2n04/03/2014

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As you will have seen in my previous post, I recently bought myself a second hand Nikon FM2n and Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 camera and lens of eBay. It has taken me about a week but I have got through my first roll of film and have developed it now :-) I used Neopan ACROS 100 film for my first roll because of the slow speed. This meant there would be minimal grain and I would be able to shoot as much as possible at f/1.4, even during the day (just). I was keen to see what the depth of field would be like. I know it’s the classic thing to do – just give a photograph a shallow depth of field but whatever, I wanted to do it!

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Angry Bird

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