I went to another game today with my camera, have a look at some pictures of my good friend Chris Dobbie in action, who now is joint 1st place with the most goals scored in a season for Herriard (42)…. Lets hope he gets a couple more in the last league game next weekend and the Cup Final at the end of the month.



 

A friend of mine asked me recently to take some pictures for her of Jake Edginton’s Fabia for a article she was writing for Watercooled Society.

This was quite nice to be fair as I haven’t taken car photo’s in quite a while now, so it was cool to do some more again. I don’t really have much more to say on the matter other than I hopefully will be doing more some time soon and here is the link to the article – https://watercooledsociety.com/2017/04/14/jake-skoda-fabia/.

Here are some of my photo’s of choice.








 

Ok, so last week I put up a post with my first developed 35mm photo on my new (to me) Canon FTb QL 35mm camera. In that post I explained how I only had one photo due to the film being completely blank other than that one frame and how I also shot a black and white film which I was waiting to receive back from Ilford Labs for developing.

I received it back on Saturday, and thank the lord, it was fine and I received a load of prints. I was soon happy that it came out because a couple reasons; 1. I actually like some of the photos on it, and 2. It means my new camera isn’t broken.

Of course this does mean one of 2 things when it comes to the other film, the film was either a dud, or Jessops fucked up the developing… I’m going with the film probably being a dud to be fair.

But nonetheless, the black and white film came out so I scanned in a few of my favourite pictures and posted them below. Hopefully I will be posting plenty more successful prints in the future!














 

Winchester had a ComicCon this weekend which we took a visit to.

Not gonna lie, it was very small and wasn’t very busy. There was mainly trade stalls to be fair. But I went with some friends of mine who have a 6 month old (which I have also posted pictures of before when she was just born), so I basically just took loads of pictures of her, and her name is Winny-Rae so WinCon was quite a suitable name.

So have a few pictures of this adorable little girl.






 

Recently I’ve been very busy growing up. We are whiskers away from buying our first house, we have started planning our wedding etc etc.

I really wanted to document this whole thing in photo’s, which I normally do quite a bit, but I always find with digital you rely on the fact you can take a picture, then retake/delete it if you don’t like it, or the levels/exposure isn’t quite right and all that.

I’ve always admired the rawness of 35mm, for the simple fact, you point and shoot, then thats it, you might not be happy with the outcome, or you might be, but you won’t know until it’s developed and then thats it. So I decided to buy a 1970s Canon 35mm off eBay from a charity shop and a few films to “have a go” with.

It’s been about 10 years since I’ve taken any 35mm and I never actually owned a 35mm SLR before now (purely because of the price it costs to buy/develop films and prints and also for the reasons mentioned above – not ideal if you’re taking pictures for a client and they want to see the pictures ASAP with no room for error), so I wasn’t expecting much. I took one black and white film and a colour film.

I’m still waiting for the Black and White film to return from Ilford Labs, which hopefully should be any day now, but I really hope it didn’t come out like the colour film did…. Unfortunately my whole colour film was blank, apart from the very last frame. Now this could be a number of things, from a shitty film, a problem with the camera or even the developers at Jessops fucking it up, so I’m eagerly awaiting the Black and White film to come back, just to see if the camera is a dud or it was just coincidence that the first film I took anything with was a dud…

Despite that, I scanned the only picture I have from my new camera and posted it below anyway, because that single picture cost me just under £15…

 

I have a couple of mates that play football Saturday’s for a team called Herriard. I watched a few of their matches last year, including 2 cup finals which they one both of.

This year I’ve watched pretty much all their matches, apart from a few where I was either in Iceland or on my FA Level 1 Coaching course (which I passed, well done to me).

Herald decided to make an Instagram page recently – @herriardsports – and asked me if I would bring my camera along to some of the games and get some shits of them playing. I agreed, despite never taking any football pictures before in my life. I enjoy watching Herriard, they play some really good football, and they are all safe as fuck too.

I’ll probably take more pictures in the future, and maybe put a bit more effort in next time instead of staying sat in the same cold wet spot keeping my heavily pregnant friend company.



 

My best mate (and soon to be best man) asked me to take some snaps of his Granddads 80th birthday party.

I like taking photo’s of party’s, mainly because despite the fact they always start off slow, once the alcohol is flowing, you see a side of people you don’t usually see, and they really come out of their shell.









 

Unfortunately, this year saw to Ruck Society in Basingstoke closing down shop, luckily they are still operating online.

It’s savage to be fair. Basingstoke doesn’t have a decent skatewear shop (especially one that sells clothing from theLAB….) and it was amazing what a bunch of kids from Basingstoke accomplished in getting this far with the shop and even introducing their own clothing brand who distributing others.

That said, I expect big things from these boys in the future and wish them all the best going forward!




 

I’m getting terrible at this “updating the blog” thing, so I’m gonna give you a few updates in one go….

First of all, my other half and I went to Iceland at the start of February, so here’s a few photo’s of our trip. Everything in Iceland is like a postcard anywhere you look, and photo’s really don’t do it justice. So despite the cost of everything being extortionate, I highly recommend going.











 

The new year has been pretty busy for me already, so I haven’t had a chance to update my blog recently.

I took a few photos over Christmas/New Year of my good friend Natalie’s family. She had a little baby girl after the summer last year and I finally got to meet her over Christmas, so naturally I decided to arrange another visit and take my camera to get some snapshots of their happy family.
Her son has so much character for a 3 year old and is a joy to hang out with.

We decided to meet up again on New Years Eve to go for a dog walk too, so I took my camera along again. I really enjoyed taking these pictures, I love catching the natural side of people instead of the “pose for the camera” type shots, I feel it really captures the person a lot more.

Below are several of the shots I took over these two occasions. I’ll try update my blog a bit more regularly from now on (but probably not). Of course, if you wanted to see some pictures more often from myself, I started up an Instagram for my photography work in the summer – @rosspennyphotography – so it’d be real nice if you gave it a follow.