• Simon Williams

Success with the antique camera and shutter

Updated: Sep 8

Well, some success and still some failures(learning opportuntites). Saggy bellows have caused a shadow on the negative and one or two film holders have small gaps – now filled.  But the ones that worked I am very pleased with.

The big challenge is metering correctly to set the exposure. I realised that in trying to increase the exposures I had been getting, I had been metering the highlights instead of the midtones.

River Axe – set up for the shot


F8 1/30s print and negative – Focus not great


Cornwall F8 1/100s print and negative – Bellows drooped causing shadow


F8 1/30s print and negative – Just right 🙂


#Landscape #camera #Photography #bellows #ThorntonPickard #film

© September 2020 by Simon Williams