Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Matthew Huntbach - 5 things I love about Film

London-based photographer Matthew Huntbach has been shooting thousands of beautiful photos on film mostly and had his work featuring on Shooting Film before.

Matthew also has a lot of reasons to keep his passion on shooting film and he's coming back today to share with us 5 main things.

1. There really is a special feeling about waiting for film to be developed and seeing what comes out.  Somehow a lot of the fun in photography is lost when you see the results instantly.

2. I do like the look of grain in film, it does give a different and pleasing appearance compared to digital. I particularly like film scanned at high resolution and then blown up, which gives it something of an "impressionist" look.

3. I like having to be a bit careful in what you shoot, instead of taking loads and loads of digital shots in the hope that one will randomly come out looking really good.I think it encourages thoughtfulness which leads to better photos.

4. It's fun to experiment with different films and different cameras. I still use my old film SLR for the majority of my shots, but since making a positive choice to carry on using film I've bought a few old point-and-shoot film cameras, and even found a couple of old ones that my wife had that had been put in the loft years ago, which I use sometimes.

5. I like creating something physical. It's good to have the negatives there as the ultimate back-up, rather than have it all just stored digitally.

See more of his work at his photostream on Flickr.

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  1. All of these are looking awesome and impressive also .

  2. Amazing to see these image . Looking impressive . Keep up continue .