Wednesday, 23 January 2013

New Ilford products on the way

I read through the 2013 January edition of the Photocomment booklet and stumbled upon some interesting news concerning new disposable film cameras.

Ilford, the black and white film faithful company, will be announcing two new products to their lines in the form of two new disposable, black and white cameras. The one contains Ilford XP2, the film that can be developed by a lab that does normal color film (C41) processing. The other camera has the glorious HP5 which needs to be hand processed. No word on availability in South Africa as of going to print but there are some stores that might bring them in for you.

You can check out the first two films that I posted on the Shootcase blog. The first was shot in the Ilford XP2 film and the other in the Ilford HP5 film. I preferred the Ilford HP5 film, both great black and white films. When shooting black and white in film, Ilford is definitely your first choice. Get your hands on these two new products and test them out.

Monday, 14 January 2013

The last long holiday

It's been  while since I last posted on the blog. It was quite a crazy time finishing my degree in graphic design and I've been on holiday without any internet connection. With only my analogue camera, lovely. This series captures bits and pieces of my holiday from Port Nolloth in die Northen Cape,  to Pretoria and Cape Town. It's been a journey. Hope you will enjoy it with me too. 

This photograph completely surprised me. And that is exactly why I love film photography. I though I had a 36 frame film in my camera and after 24 photographs I just kept shooting but my camera made a weird sound and it struggled to switch on to the next frame. Silly me. And this is how that mistake came out. Not so much of a mistake in the end I'd say.

This photograph was taken in Woodstock, Cape Town. I used a warming filter.

 These two photographs was also taken in Woodstock, Cape Town. It is the Old Biscuit Mill, a have to visit if you are in Cape Town. The old biscuit mill is revamped into small and interesting designer shops. The Lomography Exposure Gallery is also situated here. 

These two photographs is taken in the Stellenbosch wine route area at Delheim. It is a beautiful wine land surrounded with great blue mountains and big trees. And the wine is lovely of course ;)

These next few photographs is taken at Duncan Yard in Pretoria, South Africa. There is also a lot of interesting designer shops and coffee shops here. It has an old, nostalgic and rustic feel to it.

Taken in the silent beauty of Port Nolloth, South Africa. Port Nolloth is the last town before the border between South Africa and Namibia. Here your soul can breath in the untouched beauty of nature. We went to kayak on the ocean one day. I love the red of the kayak against the blue ocean. I took this journey with Pierre Joubert, whom you can also see in the photographs.

One of the houses in Port Nolloth. The old and rustic feel makes for beautiful photographs and I especially loved this orange house. The shadows on the sink walls made interesting patterns which added to the photograph. And of course the 'burning' look on the left hand side due to exposure for it was the first photo of the film.