In the book ‘How to be a (bad) birdwatcher’ by Simon Barnes, the author talks about the simple pleasures that being interested in birds can bring to everyday life. You don’t need to be a ‘twitcher’ or even to know the names of the birds that you see, his contention being that if you’re paying attention, you can see birds at any time of the day, whatever else you might be doing and so sat in a dull meeting at work, the long-tailed tits on the bush outside will help pass the time; in the queue on the motorway, the cirling buzzard might bring thoughts of freedom and escape.
While I often try to work out what kit has been used for an image, I hadn’t tried a blind test. What I had done though, is shot the same scene on two formats and using the same film stock, camera settings and development, so I posted up the three pairs of pictures below and invited Ade and the Twitter community to work out which was which. Continue reading →
Before we start, I thought you might be interested in this. It’s a piece on why the results that we enjoy from film are not the same as shooting digital and then adding effects. It’s one of the best explanations of a subject that I’ve always found difficult to pin down. See what you think: