You don't need an expensive densitometer to perform accurate film speed tests. Learn how to expose and develop your black and white film correctly.
Stormlight Publishing 25 years of South West Postcards, tells the story of starting out with one camera and one lens and going on to publishing 1.5 million postcards later. Hardcover with 70 images. Copies available online.
Protecting camera gear backpacking is essential if it is to remain usable when traversing rugged environments. Here are 8 tips to protecting your camera gear when hiking or backpacking.
I had been photographing and hiking in the Stirling Range since the early 1980s with a 35mm film camera. By 1997, I was publishing my large format Horizon Calendar of West Australian landscapes and was hiking and camping with my 4x5 camera.
Contemporary panoramic photographs are only a middle section taken out of a larger image! This is a 6x12cm crop from a 4x5 transparency to avoid lens flare. Most "panoramic" cameras simply crop all your compositions, you lose the rest of the image.
Two images made within an hour show vastly different light. This image of Surf, Rabbit Hill, Yallingup, was published in 1992 and became a hugely successful postcard. It was made with a short zoom lens but still required some cropping in the final drum scan for colour separations (before photoshop!).
This basic video shows how to load 4x5 sheet film into a double dark film holder. All steps need to be made in total darkness for both black and white or colour film.
Conto Beach at sunset. Overhanging limestone cliffs dominate the beach and create a dramatic back drop to this part of the Cape to Cape Track. Framed 15x 30in print available.
Wildflowers Back Beach Denmark, a stunning cliff-top display of coral vine on a south coast beach, popular with locals surfers.
Early morning photography provides many opportunities. It was the pay off for leaving my warm sleeping bag, hiking with my head lamp along a track leading through karri forest, until I came to my river location.