Author name: Charles Higham

Shooting Film And Digital in Athens – By Charles Higham

I’ve just read Sroyon’s excellent post about how many cameras to take on holiday and it reminded me of a pre-pandemic trip I made to Greece when I had to make similar decisions in terms of camera choices. I wanted to shoot film but also it seemed sensible to carry a digital camera too.

As I was going to Athens for just a few days I packed everything I needed for my visit into a bag the right maximum dimensions for carry-on cabin luggage, so a good reason to keep photography equipment to a minimum. I planned to walk around the city with one camera loaded with colour film, another with black and white, and use either depending on the situation. I also decided to take my  Panasonic GM1 micro four thirds sensor compact and of course a phone.

Kodak Brownie Vecta

Kodak Brownie Vecta and Following in Fox Talbot’s Footsteps – by Charles Higham

I was recently reading about the industrial designer Sir Kenneth Grange, who over a long career has been involved in the creation of an impressive range of household products in the UK, and beyond the home into post boxes, taxi cabs and train styling. He also was brought in by Kodak to refresh some camera designs such as the Instamatic. One of these was an update to the venerable Brownie series.

Puzzlewood With an IR Modified Sony NEX-5N – by Charles Higham

Puzzlewood is a 14 acre ancient woodland in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. It has experienced opencast iron ore mining dating from the Roman period, and probably earlier during the Iron Age. Since the 19th century its strange rock formations, lush growth and unusual appearance has attracted the curious, and it’s been used as a location for film-makers in recent times.

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