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The soundimageplus blog has been going since 2007 and to date has over 12 million page views. Written by David Taylor-Hughes, a professional stock photographer, it includes photographic articles dealing with a wide range of themes including film and digital photography.
'The Pentax 645 Film Camera is big, heavy and genuine medium format. Each frame this beast produces is 6 x 4.5 cm, not the glorified full-frame+ / super FF that many modern digital cameras call (mistakenly) medium format.Read More
'But of course all of this is b******s. As ever it's the final image that is the important thing here. If you are the kind of person that likes to sit around with a small circle of enthusiasts and bang on aboutsome arcane printing processes, to the exclusion of everything else, then you are welcome to it.'Read More
'The above image was taken on my Fuji 6x9 film Camera. Shot on Fuji Provia 100, 1/250th. at f/11. It was scanned at 3200 ppi. on an Epson V850 Pro Scanner, which produced a 703MB - 232MP file and at print resolution (300 dpi) it's file size is 64" x 43".'Read More
'Now advances in technology ARE welcome, but the exaggerated claims that go along with it are not. And as photographers we should surely be questioning what we see and apply that to what we use and the options we are now presented with.. Do we really need this technology overload? Does it make us better photographers? Do we create better photographs? Does it hinder us or help us?Read More
'And maybe that is why film cameras are 'cool'. Because they demonstrate that their owners are actually attempting to create something using their knowledge, their experience and above all their vision of the world around us, from somebody who has a point of view.Read More
- Sony will never make a film camera
- You can be a film photographer and never go near the internet
- It's not 'AWESOME'
- Digital is for wimps'
'There is one great thing about using a manual focus film camera. I can completely ignore the vast majority of the photographic internet that bangs on and on about Medium Format that isn't actually that, AF speeds, about what 8K might bring in a few years time and other speculative developments that camera manufacturers and rumour sites like to keep our interest with.'Read More
'Having got my test rolls back and seen that they were perfectly fine, I thought it time to reveal my 'new' film camera, write about what it's like to use it and why I've decided after all this time (15 years) to go back to shooting with film.'Read More