HomeDIY Film

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, spot any bugs, have any other issues with the site, want to suggest a possible topic for an article, or are just feeling a little bit lonely and fancy a chat, please contact us using the form below.

* indicates required field

Name: *

[...]

I’ve had quite a few people asking me about bulk film recently as I’ve mentioned it on Facebook and a few other photography forums around the web (and on here), so I decided to put a quick video together.

Basically, the short answer to “why?” is the cost.  You could ask “well, why bother shooting film at all? digital’s free, right?”.  Well, yes and no.  Digital’s not free, your camera still has a shutter life expectancy, and the cost of the [...]

bulk_film
Read More · Comment · Posted 5 years ago
Categories : Featured / Shooting Film
Sponsored Link

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 [...]

feeling_sick
Read More · Comment · Posted 5 years ago
Categories : Featured / General Blog

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 [...]

DSC_3769
Read More · Comment · Posted 5 years ago
Categories : Featured / General Blog
Sponsored Link

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 [...]

img027_header
Read More · Comment · Posted 5 years ago
Categories : Featured / Shooting Film