Is it Worth Upgrading Your Film Scanner – The Epson V600 Photo

I’ve long been the advocate of operating on a budget when it comes to film photography. There’s something I like about the challenge of finding the absolute best kit you can find for basically next to nothing and this approach has been good for some time. Every now and again, however, there comes a point … Read more

More Film Scanning on a Budget – Making a DIY Lightbox

These days, film scanners are either unobtainable, too expensive or too old to be used with modern operating systems. Consequently, many people have moved towards using a macro lens, light box and negative holder to take detailed photographs of their negatives which can then be post processed to produce a final image. There’s a reasonable … Read more

What is the best budget film scanner?

Film scanning is one of those topics that really triggers some film aficionados. These are people who wouldn’t dream of handling a negative without a crisp pair of white gloves and a sterile clean room on hand. You can spend extortionate amounts on flatbeds, macro lenses, light boxes and so forth, but what works for … Read more

How to get in to Film Photography –
Shoot, Develop and Digitise your first 35mm film on a shoestring budget

Film photography should be cheap and fun, but it is possible to spend an absolute fortune on developing, scanning and digitising kit if you’re not careful. The fact of the matter is that you really don’t need to despite what many film advocates will try to tell you. It is more than possible to buy … Read more

Using a Pentium III 450mhz in 2022

For anyone who knows me in the real world, it would not be surprising to hear that I love using old computers. I really believe the “golden” age of computing was between 1995 and 2001, a time when computing was genuinely exciting, massive leaps were being made in hardware, software and user experience and you … Read more