Winter Trip to Germany

I had decided to take 10 day holiday in order to visit some of my friends & family in Germany over New Years. This would be the first time in seven years celebrating New Years Eve with friends instead of working so I was looking forward to it a lot.

I brought my camera, as i always do, but I decided to only use my Canon 50mm f1.8 lens, as one of my friends who runs a photography studio in London had mentioned my images contained too much noise. This being due to the fact that I was only using available light and my lens (Sigma 18-200mm f3.5-5.6) was too slow to produce crisp images in it.

I immediately noticed the difference and have looked in to upgrading my kit altogether, however here are some of the images I took over the holiday. There are only a few as a lot of the time I mainly used my phone, simply because I couldn’t be bothered to lug my bulky SLR around with me ALL the time.

Contact Sheets – Workshop with Sarah

Today Sarah showed us how to create a contact sheet from our film roll. I thoroughly enjoy the darkroom, so naturally I was very eager to learn. We had already been shown how to scan our film and process it from there, but it just feels more authentic using the enlarger and then developing the image by hand. The image I chose to print was one of my neighbors Jaguar and I am surprised at how sharp it turned out!

(For obvious reasons I have done my best to blur the license plate)

Workshop 30th October 

Today we made our first steps towards developing our roll of B/W film, definitely a work in progress, but I’m excited to see the results next week