Sunday, 28 September 2014

Camera Finds: The Canon AE-1 Program

Camera Finds: The Canon AE-1 Program

For this post I will be looking at the Canon AE-1 Program, this is pretty much the workhorse of my analogue photography as it's the one that I have used most often. And there is a reason for that, it's fantastic! Not only does it look great but it's durable reliable and produces excellent photos. I have a few variants of this camera but this is by far my favourite.

When I'm on a photoshoot this is the camera I'll usually use to get a different perspective. I shoot primarily with an 85mm on my main camera and the AE-1 paired with the 50mm 1.8 gives a wider view on things as well as images with a distinct feel to them.

Below are a few photos taken with the AE-1 Program:

Friday, 19 September 2014

Camera Finds: The Polaroid 600 SE

Camera Finds: The Polaroid 600 SE

Over the years that I have been doing photography I have accumulated quite an array of cameras and as my collection begins to grow I slowly learn more about them and I thought it would be good to share my finds in my blog. For my first post I'm going to look over the Polaroid 600 SE. When I was getting ready to write this post I was surprised by how much time had passed since I got this camera! Almost a year has gone by and although I haven't used it quite as often as I would have liked it's definitely a purchase I don't regret. I got the 600 SE in an online auction and as always you never know what the exact condition of the camera will be but I was very happy overall, after a bit of cleaning up and a replacement dark slide it was ready to shoot!

The camera shoots FujiFilm FP-100C or 120 with the appropriate back. This is obviously an expensive camera to use and this is one of the reasons I don't use it too often, although the main being it's size and weight. It's a very comfortable camera to use with it's built in handle and trigger but tugging it along on a photoshoot with my regular gear means I'm sometimes restricted when it comes to shoots that are out of town.

It is definitely one of my more unique looking cameras and it is an excellent addition to my collection! It looks rather good on display even if it isn't used too regularly.

Below are a few images that I took with it on a shoot with the lovely Louise. You can see a blog post on my shoot with her here. And more on my website at

Friday, 12 September 2014

Tiny Trees Project - Part 1

Tiny Trees Project - Part 1

Way back in April I posted the behind the scenes of a project I was working on at the time to replace my Skeleton Project for something to do between shoots. You can see the behind the scenes post here!

Now after my break I've decided to get the project going again with the posting of the first two images in the series. Unlike the Skeleton Project these won't necessarily be weekly but hopefully they'll be somewhat regular! :)

Below are the first two images in this set. :)

I will also be publishing these images on my website at after each blog post so you can keep up to date with the project there too! :)