The Leica M7 - Wild Camping in the Australian Desert

by Nick Bedford

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From late May into early June this year, my brother and I in his Patrol and his mate Micky, Jimmy and Micky’s father in a Hilux embarked on a 4WD wild camping journey into the outback through Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Venturing straight west from Brisbane via Toowoomba, we made our way out to Thargomindah for our first wild camp high on a plateau. After reaching Cameron Corner the next day, we struck south west towards the Flinders Ranges in South Australia via Arkaroola where we tested out the vehicles on the Echo Back 4WD Track.

After witnessing the grandeur of the Flinders Ranges, we turned back north, aiming for the arid desert along the west side of Lake Eyre, stopping on the edge of the enormous salt lake for a windy and stark night in the middle of absolutely nowhere. We then followed the famous Oodnadatta track and beyond into the Northern Territory where our sights were set on the national icons of Uluru and the Olgas.

Three Important Things If You're New To Film Photography

by Kyle McDougall

I’ve had a lot of people ask me similar questions when it comes to things like exposure, rating film, and scanning when shooting with film. If you’re new to the medium, the slight changes in workflow and process can be a bit confusing, so I wanted to put together this video and talk about three things that I think are incredibly important to understand when working with film. I hope this clears things up and helps anyone who is just starting out!

Source(Kyle McDougall Youtube)

REVIEW // HILLVALE Holiday Film & Canon A1

by Damien Woods

First Review post for 2019 has WECC Member Damien Woods sharing the brilliance of Hillvales latest Film stock….HOLIDAY

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"I recently travelled to Scandinavia a few months ago and naturally bought a few extra rolls for my trip. Discovering Hillvale Lab in Melbourne had recently released their latest 'Holiday' stock, I got online a ordered a few rolls. Below are a number of samples I shot whilst travelling in Norway to Svartisen Glacier. With unpredictable weather conditions throughout Scandinavia we were blessed with sunshine that day. Shooting on my only working Canon A1 (1 out of 3) and the Canon 50mm f/1.4 SSC. With toasty warm colour saturation, a hint of fog in some shots, solar flares. I felt like this was the perfect film. I try to pick the film for what I'm shooting, I was glad my camera was loaded with Holiday."

TECH STUFF

36 Exposures

  • Daylight-Balanced Color Negative Film

  • ISO 200/24° in C-41 Process

  • Fine Grain and High Sharpness

  • Wide Exposure Latitude

  • Film Stock Manufacture: Fujifilm C200 ???

Cheers,

Damien Woods, photographer (analog)

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