On Friday night I went on to Ancestry to see if I could find anything new about my family, because that’s my Friday nights now I’m old. I found out that my great grandfather, John London (generally referred to as Pops), served in the First World War. Something we didn’t know before. He joined the […]Read More Armistice Day
Ok, I know I’ve already posted about this camera but I left it with an uncertainty about whether I like it or not. I think the main issue is that I was judging the images the same way I do the ones from my Nikon DSLR. I was looking for precise focus, controlled depth of […]Read More The Holga Digital, Part 2 . . . or accept things for what they are.
Ok, so my given name is Craig Brown. In the UK this is not exactly an uncommon name. There’s a reasonably well known writer with the name who isn’t me, there was a Scottish soccer manager, and so on. When I started out writing I tried to think of ways to counter this, mostly involving […]Read More Pen names, or the trouble with having a common name.
Leica. Of course if I had a Leica camera (digital or film, depending on the fever dream) and a few lenses (I guess a 35mm, 50mm, 90mm and 135mm to cover all the bases) I would be content. I would never need another camera or lens. I would use them all the time and . […]Read More Leica envy and GAS . . .
Yes, the digital Holga. Not the 120 film Holga, the 35mm Holga, not even the SLR add-on lens but the actual digital Holga. You know what it looks like – a smaller version of the 120 film version – so I won’t bother with pictures of the camera itself. As for the specs – it […]Read More The Holga Digital Camera
A few years ago I would have told you I would continue shooting film for the rest of my life, that it was much better than digital in every way. Then, a few months ago I realised I hadn’t shot any film in at least 6 months. What had happened? I still love the look […]Read More Falling out of love with film . . .
So here’s my 100th post . . . and my first in a couple of years. Why restart now? I want to post for myself, a way to get my thoughts down and organised, a way to motivate myself, and a way to share ideas and thoughts. Will anyone be interested? I guess I will […]Read More 100!
Createspace. Amazon’s resource for creating, amongst other things, printed editions of books. Even as a fan of the Kindle for publishing I do have to admit to there being a certain thrill to holding a physical book in your hands. We all started reading with print so it speaks to something deep inside to have […]Read More Createspace and print editions.
What is it about instant photography? Sure, there’s the instant gratification of having your image straightaway, but you get that with digital too. Is it the fact that it is a print rather than just an image on the screen, something physical and somehow more real? Maybe, all I really know for sure is that […]Read More Instant Photography
Once a serial is finished how long should you wait before listing the collected version? Once the collected edition is up, how long should the serial episodes be up? Should they stay available forever, or be taken down? Honestly, I don’t know. The collected edition of my serial, New Dawns, probably went up way […]Read More Serials and collected editions.