Progressing with Antique Photography

The next step in the experiments with the #antiquecamera was to try a contact positive print. First step the paper negative. Now I have established that I can trust the readings from the Lux App (iphone) – with ISO 6. I wanted at least a 4 s exposure as it minimises vibration effects from removingContinue reading “Progressing with Antique Photography”

100 year-old camera’s photo of my garden

So, using the recently acquired “plate holders” to hold the photographic paper in the back of my, now modified, Boots Half Plate Mahogany camera, I have taken and processed some successful pictures. Taking the exposure using my iphone and the “Lux” app and judging the ISO of the paper to be 25, I made 3Continue reading “100 year-old camera’s photo of my garden”

Unexpected reward for a walk

We needed to get out for a walk this morning so went to Sand Point near Weston Super Mare and headed north towards Middle Hope. The beach there was strewn with driftwood and we were able to retrieve some good looking pieces that I’ll use for sculptures, printmaking and – still life photography. Results willContinue reading “Unexpected reward for a walk”