Monday, June 17, 2019

Romania: Travels in Transylvania

At the start of the new millennium I visited Translyvania on three occasions. Working with a local translator/fixer, I documented life in the Szekely region that had changed very little in hundreds of years.

Keeping over-exposure under control

Does film cope better with highlights? Does digital bring more recovery potential from underesposed areas. It's a complex issue but we reached a conclusion

Rolleiflex: 120 film = more megapixels?

William has been out and about with his latest acquisition, a Rolleiflex. Just what is it about 120 film he asks?

Kostas Balafas and his Greece: Philosophy and inspiration

Dragan Novakovic's evocative images from Northern England published two days ago reminded me of this article by Spiros Skaidopoulos which first appeared on Macfilos just two years ago. Since then our readership has grown significantly and there must be many who have not seen the wonderful work of Kostas Balafas.....

Darkest Hour: A half-frame camera and a historic record

John experiences the darkest hour and rummages around for some topical photographs.....

Hassle with my Hasselblad: Is film dead (again)?

Five years ago John had a final fling with film. He bought himself a long-coveted Hasselblad outfit. But it was one experiment too far and he's now back with digital. For good.....

John Boy and Man: First cameras and a return to the old Crystal Palace...

John was rummaging and uncovered a picture of himself as a teenager with his first camera. It set his memory banks whirring and we ended up at the old Crystal Palace motor racing circuit in South London......

Miss Silverstone meets Signorina Monza, disappointment

John made an unscheduled visit to Monza in 1981 and encountered some interesting seating arrangements on the plane and in the stadium....

Capturing Old Winston’s funeral and Young Winston’s election

Don Morley was on hand to record the funeral of Winston Churchill and the electioneering of Young Winston....

Man with a tin bath, man without a camera

What happens when you see a good shot but have forgotten to carry a camera. These days the smartphone comes to the rescue. But it is such a part of everyday life that we often forget that it‘s there and that is can produce some remarkable results.