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5 Frames With… Bergger Pancro 400 (EI 1600 / 35mm / Canon EOS 50) – by Barnaby Nutt5 Frames With… Bergger Pancro 400 (EI 1600 / 35mm / Canon EOS 50) – by Barnaby Nutt

5 Frames With… Bergger Pancro 400 (EI 1600 / 35mm / Canon EOS 50) – by Barnaby Nutt

I have a friend who is a ‘proper’ photographer. In stark contrast (sic) to my haphazard, eclectic and ever-changing output, he thinks about what he’s doing and spends years on projects, researching, planning and finally shooting his work.

The results reflect the effort and commitment invested in them.

Occasionally, we’ll meet up, have a beer or two and moan about how old we’re getting, before heading out to take some pictures together. I know how his finished work will feel, so when I stand next to him shooting a scene, I can mentally fill the distance between what’s in front of us, and how the final image might look. It’s hugely educational for me, giving lessons on having a vision of what story you’re trying to tell with pictures before you make them, rather than cobbling a narrative together after the event.

Last week we met, moaned about Brexit for an hour and then took to the streets of one of Leicester’s abandoned industrial areas named Frog Island. I took along my Canon EOS-5, a broken Sigma 50 and roll of Bergger Pancro 400 (shot at iso1600), using the inbuilt flash.

Here I offer you 5 frames that try to imply the bleak, uneasy nature of spending time in this part of town at night.

Cory’s pictures will be better…

~ Barnaby Nutt



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About The Author

Barnaby Nutt

If you google Ian Nutt you get an American football coach. Google Barnaby Nutt and you get me. So I prefer to use the latter for my online stuff. (Barnaby is actually my middle name).I've used film since there was no alternative. I was tempted away by the glittering technological delights of digital, but thanks mainly to 52 Rolls, I'm well and truly back to analogue. It kind of fits with the rest of my lifestyle of bicycles and fine ales. Surprisingly, I don't have a big beard.


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  1. I went to your website. I like your work very much. Nice tones and a great mood to your photos.Seems like you have reasonable shadow detail, even for a 2 stop push. What developer did you use? Thanks.

  2. What did you do to push the development? I have a roll exposed at 1600 and am debating a development time of x2.25


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