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Gallery Additions

I am still sorting through my portfolio. But today I have finished a big update to all the digital photograph galleries. My aim is to delete my Flickr account once everything is transferred over and host only here. The albums can be found here. Please take a look.

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Photographic Past – Part 4

This is Part 4, the final part of the story about the project that got me back in to vintage film photography after so many years. In this video the I send off the film to AG Photo Lab to be developed. I receive the results back nice and quickly, so take a look to see how they turned out.

Look out for more videos coming soon.

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Yashica Camera

Yashica TL Electro-X

Opening a newly purchased vintage camera is enough to turn me in to a child at Christmas. The Yashica TL was absolutely no exception. Manufactured in 1968, it was ahead of its time and I still think it looks fabulous today.

It’s a 35mm SLR with an M42 mount and it is largely dependent on it’s battery. In the video below I take at look at it in more detail and hopefully explain why I love it so much.

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Photographic Past – Part 3

Part 3 of the story about the project that got me back in to vintage film photography after so many years. In this video the order of my new 620 film arrives from Analogue Wonderland. I load it in to the camera and head out with my family to take some shots. The fourth and final part is coming soon.

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Lomo Camera

Lomo Lubitel 166B

I have been trying to track one of these down for quite a while. The trouble has been that they were either in a poor state of repair, or the seller was simply asking for too much.

Aimed at the amateur photographer, it is simple to operate and uses 120 medium format film. Instead of the more common Single Lens Reflex (SLR), these are Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) cameras, which can take a bit of getting used to, but they are great fun to use.

In this video I explore my 166B in more detail.

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New Album – Film

I have created a new album today. The existing albums feature my digital work, but as I am now taking more and more photos on film, I thought it would be nice to feature some successes.* These are all taken on one of my vintage camera collection, which can mean a variance in quality. But I hope you like them. I’ll add more to the album as I progress with my learning. See the album by clicking here.

*I’ll keep the many failures to myself. 🙂

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Praktika Camera

Praktika MTL50

When it came to buying my first 35mm SLR for my vintage camera collection, there was only one choice for me. The most popular models among collectors include the Canon AE-1, Pentax K1000, Olympus OM-1 and, if you’re not short of piles of cash, the Leica M6. But I was keen to get the same model as the first SLR I owned back in 1985, the Praktica MTL50.

Fortunately, as they are not as popular, they have not held their value as well as the other models. So I was able to get one in great condition for a nice low price. All it needed was a new battery and it was ready to go.

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Photographic Past – Part 2

This is part 2 of the story about the project that got me back in to vintage film photography after so many years. This video features the unboxing of my new purchase and a more in-depth look at it’s operation. I also track down the type of film I’m going to need to order.

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Cable Release

Remote Shutter Release

One of the joys of photography for me is taking long exposure shots. Astro-photography, light painting, light trails, or turning moving water into silky smoothness. However, leaving the shutter open for more than a fraction of a second introduces the need to keep the camera perfectly still. A tripod is therefore essential and sometimes a remote shutter release is too.

In the world of digital photography, we have a great deal of choice in terms of remotes. But what about vintage film photography? In my latest video I explain what we can do in the analogue world.

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