Some tips on long-exposure photography in my latest video. I spent a recent holiday in Ireland and visited the Powerscourt Waterfall. Whilst there I took some photos using a neutral density filter and shutter speeds in excess of 20 seconds. I was hoping to smooth out the moving water so that it gave me that ethereal look that you often see. I had a lot of fun experimenting with settings and I’m pleased with the results.
Shooting film photography at night or in low light can be a challenge. Flash is often not effective, or spoils the look that we are going for. One option is to use fast film with a high ISO or ASA. In this video I explain the exposure triangle and how using fast film is challenging, but also a lot of fun.
Using my Yashica TL Electro-X and some Ilford Delta 3200 Professional, I take to the streets at night. The film produces some lovely results which I have also included in my “Film” album.
When it comes to film photography there are a number of options available for scanning or digitising our negatives. Flatbed scanners such as the Epson V800 are amazing, but expensive. What can we do if we are on a budget? In this video I make a suggestion that uses a dSLR and about £40 worth of accessories. All items were easy enough to assemble and even if you do not have a dSLR, a mobile phone will also work.
Leave a comment if you have any other suggestions or improvements we could make.
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.