Friday, 25 September 2015

Ideas to Inspire You to Spend More Time Printing in the Darkroom

Here are a few ideas for what you can try in your darkroom.
Click the link for the YouTube video which lasts a bit under 19 minutes.

They include some examples of what you can do in the darkroom with a bit of time, practice and some patience. The video covers basic techniques of contrast, cropping and paper surfaces as well as pre-flash, split grade, toning, split toning, combining negatives into one print, making reflections when none existed in the original negative.

I hope it keeps you out of mischief for a few hours!

New Images of Victoria, Canada

I have added some new images of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia in Canada, onto my gallery website; These were taken in May 2015 on my Mamiya 7 film camera using Ilford FP4 120 film. There's a few more on the website.

Victoria Harbour at Night

Empress Hotel at Night

Empress Hotel

Fisherman's Wharf

Water taxi 'Ballet'

Parliament Building at Night

Parliament Building Reflections

Friday, 11 September 2015

Processing times for Ilford FP4, SFX and Delta 400 films

I have added a post to my website with the processing times for the Ilford films that I use, namely, FP4, SFX and Delta 400. There is also a table of data to make it easier to follow. I added a pdf table too which you can download and print out if of use to you.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Wellington College, Crowthorne Art and Craft Fair This Weekend!

We are exhibiting at Wellington College, Crowthorne (near Bracknell) this weekend, as well as today! Jan is running our stand single handed as usual, my back has very painful recently so I couldn't help even if I wanted to. The show is run by Craft in Focus so high quality is guaranteed as they run the highest quality shows that we exhibit at.

There's lots to see of my black and white photographs as well as Jan's colour prints. We both have prints from £5 as well as a few other stock clearance reductions. My 2 new books, Snow Light and Land Light are available at this particular show for the first time too, good prices for these as well and 240 of my best landscape pictures between them.

Here are some pictures that Jan took this morning before the show opened.

As if this wasn't enough encouragement to come along here is a recent offer from the organisers to save money on the normal entry fee. Just print off the voucher and hand it over when you pay at the entrance desk to save £1.50.

A special deal for our e-mail subscribers!
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Contemporary Craft & Design Fair, Crowthorne 4-6 September
Enjoy £1.50 off your next visit to this event
If you were unable to make our fabulous event at RHS Garden Hyde Hall over the August bank holiday weekend you will be able to see the best British contemporary craftmakers at our Berkshire show from 4-6 September.
The prestigious Wellington College provides a perfect backdrop to our event which features nearly 100 professional artists, craftmakers and designers.  Set in around 400 acres, this is one of the oldest independent schools in the country.  This is an indoor craft fair with ample free parking and full disabled access (disabled/elderly parking through the business park).
View our Facebook album to see the type of work that can be seen here.
Date:  4-6 September 2015
Times:  Fri 12 noon - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4.30 pm
4 miles from M4 J10 or M3 J3/J4.  AA signposted.
Admission £4.50
Save £1.50
Please present this voucher for £1.50 off the full admission price for one person.  Not to be used with any other offer.  Expires:  Sunday 6 September 2015.  Valid only at the Craft In Focus Contemporary Craft Fair at Wellington College.
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New Images of Vancouver

In May and June we had a trip to the Canadian Rockies and Northern California. This also included a few cities, one of which was Vancouver. I have now had time to scan some of the film negatives that I took and loaded them to my gallery web site. Here is a selection of them:

BC Place Stadium at night

Burrard Street Bridge at night

Canada Place Buildings

Granville Square fountain

Seaplane terminal

Vancouver skyline and boathouses

World of Science and skyline at night