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Many have heard of the Inverse Square Law, some even understand it, but everybody feels its effect on a daily basis.  It’s what prevents gravity from pulling us all into the ground and it’s also what allows the sun to illuminate the planet without blinding us.

Essentially, the Inverse Square Law (let’s just call it the ISL from here, or this could get annoying) states that any point source which spreads its influence equally in all directions will see the strength of [...]

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A few people have asked me why I’m bothering to shoot film again.  Some have supported my decision to do so, some not so much.

I did not make this choice to garner praise, nor criticism (however much a certainty that may be), nor am I doing it in some sort of hipster-like attempt to “fit in” – if anything, the revival and popularity of film in the last couple of years has made the whole idea slightly less [...]

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It’s been almost a decade since I last shot a roll of film.

Ever since getting the Nikon D100, shortly after its initial release in 2002, I’ve been exclusively digital and my N90s has lived in one of various drawers, boxes and camera bags during the last 3 house moves.  It still even has a roll of el-Cheapo Kodak something or other other sitting half unused inside it (I’ll have to finish that off and get it developed, because I’m kinda curious [...]

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One of the questions I most commonly see from new photographers, and one of the things that seems to confuse them the most, is what a stop of light is exactly (understandable though, once you break it down and realise that everything measures stops with a different set of numbers), and how it affects their decision making process when it comes time to capture an exposure. So, here I shall attempt to explain.

It is important, right at the very start [...]

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DIY Film is going through a reinvention, of sorts.

When I first setup DIY Film, I was starting to get back into doing more video projects, I had several people offering to help and assist with providing content and assisting on video shoots in order to bring you plenty of behind the scenes footage, I wanted to go full steam ahead documenting my re-learning of video, and new learning doing it specifically with HDSLRs and the inherent challenges that presents.

Unfortunately, things [...]

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