Photography: A Roll of Fuji Colour Film

Most of these images were taken in November 2018. They were shot on an old Canon AE-1 that I picked up on eBay. I think they were all shot using the 50mm prime lens that came with the camera. The film is Fujicolor C200 and I sent the film away for processing and printing as…

Food: Challah Recipe

For me, Friday is usually the day I spend preparing for Shabbos (Shabbat, the Sabbath or whatever you want to call it). A few months ago I was making Challah most Friday mornings. That stopped when I bought a large freezer – I made a lot of Challah in one go and put it in…

Photography: TinType App

I’ve really wanted to play with various historic photographic techniques for a long time, but I’m limited by the fact that my darkroom and my office are one and the same space. I also have time constraints. Like most people there are so many things I want to do but I just don’t have the…

Photography: Vortographs

A lot of people visit my blog after searching for ‘vortography’ or ‘vortograph’, and I’ve  been asked over and over how to make one. What is a Vorticism? Vorticism started in 1914 in London and encompassed sculpture, photography, painting, woodcuts and graphic design. The movement, which was a ‘response to French Cubism and Italian Futurism’ (1) was…

Photography: North Dorset Trailway

First published on Expressing Your Vision, July 2018 I’m really lucky that from my house I can easily access a section of the North Dorset Trailway which runs  between Blandford Forum and Sturminster Newton. I love cycling and I love photography and so getting out on my bike to take photos is something I really enjoy…

Photography: Flash Sync Speed

Until a few months ago I’d never really used flash much, but it became essential to me as I experimented with different aesthetics in my photography. I don’t want to be in a position where I can’t get the image I want because I don’t have the technical knowledge to achieve it and so I…

Photography: New Business Cards

I’m just going to put these here for now because they’re square and I like that. I’ve managed to build up a good following on Instagram and so I decided to go for a square format for my cards to echo that social media site and appeal to the audience that use it. I wanted…

Photography: Developing Black and White Film 2

There are essentially five things you’ll need to do to develop your black and white film: You’ll need to load it into the developing tank in the dark. That means a light-tight changing bag – I’ll go through this bit later – I’ll add a link when I’ve written it / filmed it. You’ll need…

Photography: Put It To The People March

I am no expert at street photography, and I have found myself going to great lengths to avoid it in the past. The idea of taking photos of people in public places, while legal, strikes me as not entirely ethical if you haven’t asked for permission. A lot of people will not agree with that,…

Photography: Developing Black & White Film 1

Developing Black and White Film Part 1: The Things You’ll Need First published on Context and Narrative, Date: January 24, 2019 Author: Sarah Scott   Things you’ll need: access to water and a sink / drain measuring cylinders that you won’t ever use for food. 3 that measure at least 300ml would be a good start chemicals…