More film photography, right here. And this time we're shooting monochrome.
Ilford Pan 400 is a film available in Asia. It's not expensive, but does that make it worth buying if you're in the area? Or even getting some shipped if you're not?
To find out, I shot some Shanghai street photography with it. Here, in this very article, you can come see how it turned out. Come one, come all. Come on. Come in.
Yuhuan is a small, industrial city on China's east coast. I don't think many people go there for the sightseeing.
I went there for a Chinese New Year and took my charity shop film camera and two rolls of Ilford Pan 400. I wanted to tell a story. I wanted to present Yuhuan as I saw it.
This film photography essay is the result of that. Come take a look.
If you're a travelling film photographer, finding a place to buy and develop your rolls on the road can be tricky - especially in a place as big and confusing as Shanghai.
So to make your life easier, I'll tell you where I go. A place called Weima Professional Photo. This post includes directions, maps, and my thoughts on what you can expect there.
Come read, learn, and not waste any more time researching where to buy or develop 35mm film in Shanghai.
Got any old cameras and lenses you never use but don't know what to do with? Having them take up space in your home in some sort of forced retirement seems a waste, doesn't it?
So what should you do with them? What can you do with them?
I believe the best thing to do, for your gear and for the photography community as a whole, is to get them into the hands of people who will use them. You could even help out a charity while doing so. There are plenty of options. Want to know what they are? Then come on in and read.
Another new old camera, bought for £1.99 in an English charity shop, and a roll of the only film they had in Tesco. Taken to Shanghai and tested out in the winter sun.
The images I got are presented in this article. There aren't that many of them but what is here is worth seeing. I wouldn't have shared them otherwise.
So come take a look and see how a camera that cost less than the roll of Kodak ColorPlus inside it fared on its first outing (I presume) in China.
The remainder of the shots from Chongqing's Airport Square, shot on Kodak ColorPlus in the Canon Sure Shot AF-7.
It was my first time trying film street photography so I wasn't sure what to expect. Especially as I didn't know if the camera was working properly or not. Once I'd got the images developed I was pleased with how they'd turned out, although I may be a little biased.
If you want to judge for yourself, come on in and do so. Thanks.
We need to be honest here. Chongqing's Airport Square is in no way a place you should ever visit. Chongqing the city certainly is. But spend your time seeing the good stuff in the city centre.
That said, Airport Square was good to me. It provided a nice little location to test out my new old camera - the Canon Sure Shot AF-7. The question is, how did the shots turn out?
The answer is in this post. So maybe you should come on in and find out. Please. Thanks.
Despite shooting with vintage lenses 99% of the time, I'd never really thought about trying my hand at film photography. That changed when I picked up these two cameras and a couple of rolls of Kodak ColorPlus.
So how did that happen? What made me want to give it a go? And how did the pictures turn out?
Come find out in this post. Come on. Humour me.