The pictures in this book are trichromes. A trichrome is made from three black and white photographs, taken with red, blue and green filters. These are combined to make a colour image.Continue reading “New book: City and Flowers Trichromes”
Since first introduced in the 1930s, coatings have given photographers tough, reflection-free, contrasty lenses. And the same technology can be applied to the holes in pinhole cameras.
But is it worth it? Coating can add a degree of scratch resistance to a hole, but does it make a real-word difference to image quality?
Here’s a direct comparison between a coated and an uncoated hole – with science and images – so you can decide for yourself.Continue reading “Pinhole photography: Coated and uncoated holes compared”
My 2019 photo year book is here. You may be in it.
Expensive? I think you mean excellent value for 214 pages of excellent pics. Or save a wad and come round to mine and have a flick through.
Good news! Well, news.
I’ve re-jigged my ‘City and Flowers’ zine – pinhole photos of flowers and Birmingham.
It’s now got:
* More pictures
* Less price – it’s only £5.50
Follow the link for a preview: https://www.blurb.co.uk/b/10175648-city-and-flowers-3
This is my set up and process for ‘scanning’ negatives. That is making positive, digital copies of pictures from film negatives.
The usual way of doing this is using a scanner. But – unless you have a zillion-pound, wet-mount drum scanner – you’ll probably be using a flatbed scanner. I haven’t had any joy getting good results out of a flatbed.
I get much better results using a digital camera, a tripod, a light pad and a homemade negative holder. I process the scans in Lightroom and Photoshop. (They are photos of negatives, not scans as such, but I’m going to call them scans.)Continue reading “‘Scanning’ film negatives”