With the year 2019 gone, it’s time to look back.
Here are a few numbers about last year.
I walked up to Curbar Edge in hope to catch some interesting light that morning. The forecast was optimistic so I walked. Unfortunately light did not happen. Actually, nothing happened that morning.
There was no view, no light and it started to rain. I did only one exposure this morning, this one on Kodak Trix 400.
I like it because of the mood of the shot, it summarizes the feeling that morning…
Do you shoot Kodak TRIX?
What’s your favourite B&W film?
Let me know below.
Photography is a strong tool, a propaganda device, and a weapon for the defence of the environment…and therefore for the fostering of a healthy human race and even very likely for its survival.
Eliot Porter – from “In Wildness of the Preservation of the World, Selections and Photographs by Eliot Porter” – 1962
A book by Andrew Bellamy.
Softcover First English edition 2017 (c)Princeton Architectural Press edition 2019
Photographer’s Library: Analog Photography
Since my last Photographer’s Library blog post I acquired quite a few books and its time to introduce a few of them to you.
Firstly let me tell you this. Analog Photography – Reference manual for shooting film is truly for everybody, not just for beginners. This book is beautifully designed and I wanted to buy it since I discovered it on the net.
The book is divided into 6 chapters:
- General nomenclature
- Speeds & Exposure
- Effects of Aperture & Shutter speed
- Film and Filters
Simple as that. All chapters clearly explain all things related to analogue photography. So if you are new to all this it will be easy for you to get grip on terminology and photography jargon. It does not end here, there is a lot of diagrams and pictures ( all beautifully designed) which helps a lot. If you are an experienced photographer you will still find it fascinating to go through all photography principles.
Book is beautifully made and all book lovers will appreciate the textured cover and the slightly thick off-white pages. You will have an illusion of old vintage camera manuals when you list through the book from cover to cover.
Florian Kaps, founder of Polaroid Originals wrote :
“A few years ago, it would have been unthinkable for you to be reading these words printed with real ink on real paper,”
I cannot agree more.
So to conclude this review I would recommend this book to everyone. Go and get it while you can. It is a truly beautiful and useful book to have. You will not be disappointed.
What’s your favourite photography book?
Let me know below.