Getting the Band(ing) Back Together
My Pacific Image PF120 Pro (l) and Nikon Coolscan 5000ED (r) in happier days
Dear readers, I have been living a lie. For the past little while, I’ve assured you that I was settled on film scanners. That I had made my (flat)bed and was relatively content sleeping in it:…
Hi Redbubble, we need to talk
We need to talk. I have been a long-time user and advocate of Redbubble’s work. I’ve always been delighted with the quality and range of products as both a customer and artist. I’ve submitted entries for competitions and residencies and generally felt very positive about the company.
If you’re a photographer looking to sell your works with little of the overhead or effort usually required, then Redbubble is a great place to be. And it’s not only prints you can offer, but your photography or any other type of art on a range of products from duvet…
Hindsight is 1440x1080
Sony HDR-FX1 (Sony Press Image from 2004)
Anyone who’s bought a new camera over the past fifteen years can tell you how far digital photography has come. From a clunky 3.1 megapixel ‘compact’ ($2,000+ back in the day), to the unobtanium that was a 128mb SmartMedia card ($270; ‘never run…
A Terrible Vista
“THEY’RE DEAD. THEY’RE ALL. DEAD.”
Two more films are said to have bitten the dust: AgfaPhoto Vista Plus 200 and 400 colour negative films. It’s an open secret that these films are manufactured by Fujifilm in Japan, however these emulsions have been a cheap and reliable product for many film…
Negative News That isn’t Pushing It
Every day in the 21st century when a new or re-engineered photographic film is announced is a good day. Today is one of those days with Kodak announcing the un-discontinuation of P3200 TMAX — the last great high-speed black and white film (put down your pitchforks, I’ve just never liked…
London’s Brutal Reality
I like big blocks and I cannot lie.
Big blocks of raw concrete, that is. And as a fan of concrete architecture, there are few cities better for appreciating this polarising material than London.
From grand cultural buildings to small-scale functional infrastructure, raw concrete altered London’s post-war cityscape more than…
Anatomy of a Camera Bag: Billingham Hadley Pro
Billingham Hadley Pro
BeginningFor some photographers, the camera bag is a vital piece of equipment. Not only is it a space for protecting valuable gear from the elements, but it’s a space of concealment for other bits and pieces too. For others, camera bags are unnecessary barriers preventing the…
So on and Sofort
It might seem strange as a photographic enthusiast, but I’m over cameras. There was a time, when I was working in photographic retail, that I visited DPReview a dozen times a day and was forever pressing F5 on nikonrumors.com, waiting for the rumoured release of a brand new 12 megapixel…
Backup, backup (tell me what you’re gonna do now)
3, 2, 1…it’s pretty simple!
How many tech news and blog pieces must have begun with “In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attack…” over the past few months. Unfortunately, data backup regimes aren’t top of mind, but in the wake of these malware attacks — and stirrings of more…