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3 hours ago, Monkeyspill said:

Yeah - I guess it wasn’t that bad but I did end up getting pissed off which didn’t make me feel like taking many photos. That said I took loads - 1000+ - but most of them were a bit shit.

 

Photography while out with (non-photographer) family or friends is always a bit of a non-starter. If you're anything like me you'll either feel guilty for spoiling other people's time by making them wait for you to take the photos you really want, or frustrated because you'll see a load of great opportunities but won't have the proper chance to take them.

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2 hours ago, FishyFish said:

 

Photography while out with (non-photographer) family or friends is always a bit of a non-starter. If you're anything like me you'll either feel guilty for spoiling other people's time by making them wait for you to take the photos you really want, or frustrated because you'll see a load of great opportunitiee but won't have the proper chance to take them.

Both for me. Plus they - understandably - get irritated with me when I stop to take photos.

 

If I take any longer than the time it takes them to snap something with an iPhone, then apparently I’m too slow and pissing about.

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I'm quite lucky on that front, my family are happy to indulge me but I will say 95% of the time I'm either on my own or with local photography meetup groups. I really enjoy just being out by myself with a camera, but I've met some nice people though Instagram groups. 

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14 hours ago, Monkeyspill said:

Yeah - I guess it wasn’t that bad but I did end up getting pissed off which didn’t make me feel like taking many photos. That said I took loads - 1000+ - but most of them were a bit shit.

 

I take loads of crap when I'm holiday, including proper touristy stuff. They're there to remind me of the holiday when I look back at them in years to come.

Perhaps reassess when you've had a bit of distance from the holiday ?

 

14 hours ago, FishyFish said:

 

Photography while out with (non-photographer) family or friends is always a bit of a non-starter. If you're anything like me you'll either feel guilty for spoiling other people's time by making them wait for you to take the photos you really want, or frustrated because you'll see a load of great opportunities but won't have the proper chance to take them.

 

See, I think it's a great time for photography when you're out with friends and family - I pap the crap out of them and have got some great shots

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I’d love to get into analogue photography - I haven’t done any since college. My dad’s got a knackered old Rolleiflex I’ve been meaning to try out for ages.

 

Does anyone here process their own film and develop photos? Is this even feasible anymore (the last time I got a roll of film and photos developed they just scanned in the negative and printed it digitally - it was actually pixelated)?

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47 minutes ago, Monkeyspill said:

I’d love to get into analogue photography - I haven’t done any since college. My dad’s got a knackered old Rolleiflex I’ve been meaning to try out for ages.

 

Does anyone here process their own film and develop photos? Is this even feasible anymore (the last time I got a roll of film and photos developed they just scanned in the negative and printed it digitally - it was actually pixelated)?

 

I'd definitely give the Rolleiflex a go. Those are lovely pieces of kit.

 

I get my film lab processed and then scan it at home (except for colour, which I get scans of too), but it's a simple enough process to develop your own and the equipment and chemicals are readily available. The Talk Photography forum has a film sub-forum that is a great place for advice (e.g. here), and there are tons of websites and Youtube tutorials too.

 

I use Peak Imaging for processing my black and white stuff. They're a good lab (and I have the benefit of being in walking distance, so can drop off and pick up in person). Filmdev are good too and pretty cost effective for processing and scans (I send my colour stuff there, only because Peak are a bit expensive for scans). There are lots of other places too, even Max Spielmann and the like (although I had poor results when I used my local branch).

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Still mucking about with holiday photos:

 

Sun Moon Lake Clouds

Edit: I was quite pleased with the edit on this one. Here's how it originally looked when I loaded up the raw file in ACR: 33661191938_f3438c4c69_k_d.jpg

 

Sun Moon Lake Administration Office of Tourism Bureau

 

Side Street

 

Sundown

 

Monks

 

Orange

 

Orange Puddles

 

Window

 

Grrrr

 

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Thought I'd try some Astrophotography. It's a lot more involved than I first imagined. My initial plan was to go to a Dark Site but the weather had other ideas so I randomly stopped by a lake and snapped these at 3am in-between bouts of rain and cloud. 

 

47534015311_dbf4f200aa_c.jpgDSC06591.jpg by Tom Gutteridge, on Flickr

 

47534015591_0801dfc095_c.jpgDSC06592.jpg by Tom Gutteridge, on Flickr

 

EDIT: What's going on with the low res image? Anybody know

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Some of the more interesting photos - at least the ones I found interesting - seem to have come out of me just mucking about rather than trying to take a good photo.

 

Wing

 

Mirror

 

Rails

 

Street Lights

 

 

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This is what I've borrowed from my dad:

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It's a bit dusty and might need a clean out. There's some old film in it (probably been inside it for around 10 years) - is it likely to be usable still?

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18 minutes ago, Monkeyspill said:

This is what I've borrowed from my dad:

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It's a bit dusty and might need a clean out. There's some old film in it (probably been inside it for around 10 years) - is it likely to be usable still?

 

Lovely.

 

The film will probably still be usable, but it's likely to have degraded, so you might get additional grain and, if it's a colour film, colour shifts or other defects in the film emulsion. How it's been stored will have an effect. If it's been in cool dark conditions then it'll have less of an effect than if it's been somewhere warm. The film speed will also have an effect - slower films will degrade more slowly than faster, higher ASA films. You might also get marks on the negatives where the film's been positioned on the film rollers for an extended period of time.

 

I'd shoot it and get it developed, both to see what shots are already on there (even if they come out a bit shonky) and to just finish the roll off - sometimes the effects of expired film can be really pleasing (and sometimes it looks barely any different to fresh film). The general rule of thumb with expired film is to overexpose it by a stop for every decade of expiry (or half-a-stop for black and white film) so, for example, if it contains 400asa colour film that was bought around 2010, I'd meter it as though it was 200asa (maybe even 160asa) but get it developed as though it was normal 400asa film.

 

Goog luck and let us see the results!

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Shooting jpeg on the Fuji: 

 

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Kings Cross station never disappoints. by Nayson, on Flickr  Took this last year and left it sitting on a hard drive for about six months, dunno why I never posted it as I really like how it turned out. 

 

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Unintentional Morning Glory by Nayson, on Flickr  Took this one at lunch time today.  Didn't really have too long to shoot as I was on my way to work so this was a from the hip shot of that guy in the incredible shirt. I kinda like how this turned out too. Cropped to 16x9 as I think there is too much blue sky in the 3x2 file. 

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14 minutes ago, Naysonymous said:

Shooting jpeg on the Fuji: 

 

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Kings Cross station never disappoints. by Nayson, on Flickr  Took this last year and left it sitting on a hard drive for about six months, dunno why I never posted it as I really like how it turned out. 

 

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Unintentional Morning Glory by Nayson, on Flickr  Took this one at lunch time today.  Didn't really have too long to shoot as I was on my way to work so this was a from the hip shot of that guy in the incredible shirt. I kinda like how this turned out too. Cropped to 16x9 as I think there is too much blue sky in the 3x2 file. 

 

The second shot might work well as a square crop with the black post splitting it in two. 

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@Naysonymous I love that edit, it looks fantastic!

 

I've now been scanning my own film. Much happier with the results! A few from a recent trip to Barcelona, all taken on a Mamiya 645 with Porta 400 Film. My lady being extremely patient with me all holiday!

 

Standing on the edge of the world.

 

In Bloom

 

 

Siren

 

Red Portrait

 

Barcelona Alley

 

Mamiya LB (63 of 1)

 

And I got the colour film developed of some black and white shots I posted earlier. Think I prefer the colour to the Tri-X Black and White film!

 

Golden Girl

 

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On 10/04/2019 at 21:19, Naysonymous said:

 

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Unintentional Morning Glory by Nayson, on Flickr  Took this one at lunch time today.  Didn't really have too long to shoot as I was on my way to work so this was a from the hip shot of that guy in the incredible shirt.

 

Poland Street. I've seen him about too, I used to work for the company directly behind incredible shirt man. 

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On 12/04/2019 at 20:38, Scratchy Bollock said:

A few from a recent trip to Barcelona, all taken on a Mamiya 645 with Porta 400 Film. My lady being extremely patient with me all holiday!

 

Just back from Barcelona myself, my wife isn't as patient as your lady ;) 

Such a photogenic city, bit of a come down coming back to Birmingham.

 

Did you go in Casanova Foto ? Big cabinet of Mamiya porn in there

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3 hours ago, Ste_S said:

Did you go in Casanova Foto ? Big cabinet of Mamiya porn in there

 

I'm off to Barcelona for a few days later in the summer, so I'll be sure to drag my wife in there. :D

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Any film people have any recommendations for getting medium format film developed (and negatives scanned) around London? I'm in West London (near Kew) so nearby preferably.

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4 hours ago, Ste_S said:

 

Just back from Barcelona myself, my wife isn't as patient as your lady ;) 

Such a photogenic city, bit of a come down coming back to Birmingham.

 

Did you go in Casanova Foto ? Big cabinet of Mamiya porn in there

 

It really is lovely isn't it? And I went there right after spending three days in Lisbon so not a bad week for photo opportunities! I had the same feeling coming back to the grey smog of South East London!

 

I didn't go to Casanova and having just taken a look at their site I'm kicking myself! That said, I may have finally pushed my luck with my girlfriend if I'd taken a trip there!

 

28 minutes ago, Monkeyspill said:

Any film people have any recommendations for getting medium format film developed (and negatives scanned) around London? I'm in West London (near Kew) so nearby preferably.

 

I've used Mr Cad a few times in Victoria. When they're good they're very good, but I've had a couple of dodgy scans from them too. Their shop is really cool though and well worth a look. I've also been recommended West End Cameras which offers a mail order service and is pretty cheap. I've just sent them a roll of film so I'll let you know if they're any good. They also do film development only at a cheaper rate if you're keen to do your own scans.

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25 minutes ago, Scratchy Bollock said:

 

It really is lovely isn't it? And I went there right after spending three days in Lisbon so not a bad week for photo opportunities! I had the same feeling coming back to the grey smog of South East London!

 

I didn't go to Casanova and having just taken a look at their site I'm kicking myself! That said, I may have finally pushed my luck with my girlfriend if I'd taken a trip there!

 

 

I've used Mr Cad a few times in Victoria. When they're good they're very good, but I've had a couple of dodgy scans from them too. Their shop is really cool though and well worth a look. I've also been recommended West End Cameras which offers a mail order service and is pretty cheap. I've just sent them a roll of film so I'll let you know if they're any good. They also do film development only at a cheaper rate if you're keen to do your own scans.

I actually had some negatives scanned from West End Cameras 5 - 10 years ago. From what I remember, they only did jpegs with a resolution of 500px. They were from a shitty toy camera so it didn't matter too much and I would hope they are a bit better now. 

 

I'll look up Mr Cad - Victoria's fairly easy for me to get to.

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3 hours ago, FishyFish said:

 

I'm off to Barcelona for a few days later in the summer, so I'll be sure to drag my wife in there. :D

 

Nostalgic is worth a look too

http://www.nostalgic.es

 

Like Casanova Foto prices are kinda pricey if you're used to West Yorkshire Cameras or Ffordes, but worth it for a gander.

 

Two great photography exhibitions on at the moment too

August Sander - this one is right next to La Boqueria. Take loads of photos, then go and look at some photos !

Berenice Abbot

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Re: Birmingham and Barcelona, New Street reminds me of a third rate Las Ramblas.  Brum does have its charm though. I managed to get on a rooftop in the Jewellery Quarter last week and saw got some nice shots.  I'll put some up when I'm at a PC, but the sun setting over Handsworth is on my phone. Found it really difficult to get the exposure right as the shadows on the ground really were dark.  

 

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I went to a place called Montacute House today, a National Trust property in Somerset, which was rather grand. My son enjoyed it! Comments and advice welcome.

 

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I was pleased with how this came out - it was a stained glass window from a very dark room inside the house itself:

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Love me some nice wood:

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This hedge had collapsed from snow damage about 50 years ago and had been trimmed in this weird shape ever since. It could easily look like something out of a horror film:

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A few taken last week in London on my Mamiya 645 and using Kodak Porta 400 film.

 

Street Art Treadmill

 

Music and Shakespeare

 

 

Portrait of my mum.

 

Silence on the Bakerloo Line

 

St. James's Park

 

 

I'm noticing a kind of finger print blemish on some of the images. Anyone know what this might be and how to prevent it? I'm using cotton gloves to handle the film so I'm pretty sure it's not coming from me but it could be from the guys developing the film I guess. You can see it quite clearly in this image, just in front of the man's mouth. It's a kind of warping effect:

 

Serious news

 

 

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