Photo analysis — breaking down an image

Let’s break down this image to see how and why it works. I took this image of my little sister Anna (a.k.a Brolan) yesterday while we were rehearsing for our upcoming portrait project. We made about 15 improvised test shots on a coffee shop. I developed the roll the same evening…

My manual exposure chart — version 1

Alrighty then! Now that I’ve gone full manuél and ditched even light meter usage, I thought I’d share my method of choosing exposure settings. Sometimes I think like what the hell I’ve gotten into. How hard must I make photography for myself? The thing is though, I really just want…

Bokeh and grain

For a while now, I’ve thought that for some reason, I don’t enjoy excessive use of bokeh (that trendy background blur) on my film photographs. I like grain a lot. I like bokeh too, but not the two combined. For some reason, in my opinion, the two just don’t seem…

Is there any reason to shoot film?

I got a comment on my other blog article saying that “Nothing against film photography, but I see no reason to shoot analog in 2017.” I felt a bit surprised to see a comment like this, because talk around film usually is very encouraging to keeping the medium alive. I…