Photography: Colour Film, Kingston Lacy Gardens

These images were taken with a Canon EOS 300 using Fuji colour film at Kingston Lacy NT in Wimborne, late summer 2018. This slideshow contains a mix of film scans and photo scans and so the quality is variable and you can see there are some white lines and haze in some of the images…

Photography: Slide Film from London, 2001

These were taken on a Canon EOS 300 in about 2001, on cheap Boots Colour Slide film. They were scanned, quite a long time ago, on an Epson flatbed scanner. They scanned quite dark, but I’m guessing slide film would do that because they were meant to be backlit. These images represent some of my…

Photography: Film Photography No. 2, Instant Film

I said in the last post about film that I felt sad that something fundamental goes missing from my experience of photography when I find myself shooting exclusively in digital. Since that post was originally published (November 2018) I’ve  set up a temporary darkroom at home, have been developing prints, using a lot more film,…

Photography: Film Photography No.1, The Story So Far

When I started photography digital photography was not wide-spread. My first proper camera was a Canon EOS 300. (No, not a 300D, just a 300). Apart from my house, my car and my wedding dress, it was the most expensive thing I’d ever bought. To be honest, it wasn’t really very good; I think you…

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…

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: 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: 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…

Photography: Teaching a Cyanotype Workshop

July 18, 2018 I had my first taste of teaching photography to teenagers yesterday (other than my own children of course). Pauline of Artisan Studios in Bournemouth invited me to the home educated teens art class to teach them how to make cyanotypes so that they could learn a new technique, have a chilled final…