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Recently, I’ve had the good fortune to pick up some rather nice film cameras at some pretty great prices (given what I’ve seen on eBay and what I’ve been quoted in shops that still have some of these available for sale).

Amongst other things, three cameras and two lenses particularly stick out.  A chrome Nikkormat FTn type 1, a black Nikkormat FTn type 2, a black Nikkormat FT-3, a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, and a Nikkor-HC 50mm f/2 (this lens alone is [...]

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Right now, I should be sleeping in order to be ready for an early departure to Scotland.  I had planned to spend a week staying at Scone Palace near Perth for the Scottish Game Fair, shooting portraits of falconers with their birds and working dogs.

Instead, I’m sitting here on my computer at 4:15am, having coughed myself awake an hour or so ago (I fell asleep around 5pm yesterday, so I’ve had a decent session in the land of nod).  I’ve [...]

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When I first got into photography, there wasn’t really much of a plan beyond “make sure your battery is always charged and ready to go”.  Thankfully, my N90s took AA batteries, so there was always a stack available.

Since those early days, my collection of equipment has grown quite considerably.  Every item has its purpose, and not every item is required on every shoot.  Given that I work almost exclusively on location, every shoot comes with its own unique set of [...]

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Quite a lot has happened since I last mentioned film on here.

I’ve shot and developed a couple of dozen assorted rolls of 35mm and 120 format black & white films with various dates of expiry ranging from a couple of years into the future to at least 22 years ago (that’s when they quit making Ilford FP4, beyond that I’ve no idea how old it is), photographed a range of different subjects with several different cameras and made my first [...]

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I started writing this post after I got up yesterday morning, settling in to my second mug of coffee, with the intention of doing a shoot with a lovely model from Manchester.  Then as the evening progressed I decided to start over.

The weather reports over the last few days hadn’t been looking great, so both the model and I knew well in advance that there was a chance that the game could be called on account of rain.  That’s pretty [...]

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