Thanks again to Emma for the portraits for Dr Gowri Motha’s web page/ecommere business.
The new E100G colour reversal film, soon to be available in 120 and 5x4.
All images ©Richard Barnes/Alamy
Thanks to Emma for modelling the Gowri Wrap for Dr Gowri Motha
Thanks to the Daily Telegraph for using this stock image of Ramsgate Harbour, Kent, on the 19th January, in the property section and online.
The new Ektachrome film has finally arrived. From initial impressions it looks very similar to the old E100G film, discontinued in 2012. Neutral colour, medium contrast and lots of resolving power. As yet only available in 35mm, it may well appear in other camera formats if it proves to be a success.
This stock image was used by the Guardian on the 14th July; a new article about the ongoing saga of the ownership of Hastings pier.
Hastings Pier, Sussex Image © Richard Barnes/Alamy
More hand-made snakeskin jewellery for MMzS Jewellery Design.
Clothing from product shoots earlier this year and last year is now for sale through various sites; here is one.
Thanks to all at Jet for another successful session!
Looking through some old scans recently, I came to realise the the unique quality of colour transparency film, and its ability to record huge amount of information - even in 35mm; easily a match for a 24mp DSLR. Sadly, few choices still remain for this type of film as Kodak ceased manufacture of E100G, their last remaining E6 film, in 2012. It can be easy to forget that transparency film was the medium of choice for advertising and editorial photography for decades, at least until the 1990's, when colour neg film became more popular. My message is simple; make the most of it while it's still available, as a few years from now it might not be.
Some time ago a library shot of mine appeared in the Sunday Observer in an article on the condition of some of the UK's beaches; the article still exists online under the same title. Thanks to the Observer for publishing the picture as the main shot in the article, it appeared only a day or two after it was scanned by Hammer Lab in Shoreditch.
Thanks to Stella Magazine and the Telegraph online travel section for publishing this analogue shot of Hastings Old Town, sourced from Alamy Images.
Kodak's Ektar and Portra colour neg films are great films to shoot on for digital output as they are designed to be scanned; for anyone wanting the permanence of analogue film they also offer the ability to respond well to retouching and enhancing in Photoshop. Despite film processing and scanning costs, which can be kept relatively low, there are clear advantages to a 'hybrid workflow' as it is sometimes known. Nikon's remaining analogue camera, the F6, has the ability to generate EXIF data for every frame, which is recorded on a memory card and downloaded via the MV1 reader. It is therefore possible to have a fully functioning digital workflow for analogue images, if desired. Judging by the incidences of data loss that I have come across, having the originals in material form makes a huge amount of sense when there appears to be some doubt over the archivability of digital files.