It’s taken a while to process the film and get the pics online, but we are finally here. Photographs from the streets of Edinburgh during August, the Festival month.
The Festival season in Edinburgh is a true goldmine for the street photographer, a properly unique event. It’s hard to avoid inspiration everywhere you look.
Anyone struggling for inspiration at this time should really just give up – round every corner is guaranteed to be something strange, interesting or downright weird to photograph.
This year for me was the most photographed yet. Although I didn’t get as much time on the streets as I would have liked I did manage to get through a healthy dozen rolls of film.
One of these years I’d love to take the whole month of August off work and spend all that time photographing, alas I have bills to pay and need to work. Still, with weekends and a bit of leave time can still be made up.
This year was a mix of Ilford film – FP4 and HP5. FP4 is the slower film (ISO 125, pushed to 200), which made things a little trickier, and I can’t say I got the best out of it. The faster HP5 (ISO 400) is much better for street photography and I’ll probably stick to that exclusively next time.
Although I like the developing process it does take a bit of time. Combined with other factors (e.g. real life) this meant there’s been a good bit of a delay between August and this post.
Throw in the scanning and editing processes too, this means I’m only now getting round to adding this blog post. But then this is the advantage of being an amateur, I can take my time and get things done at my own pace, no deadlines to worry about.
So that’s it for 2016. It’s been a terrific pleasure as always and I can’t wait for the Festival in 2017, especially in this cold winter weather!