Crich Tramway 1940s Weekend
An amazing re-enactment event in Derbyshire
After enjoying the photographic opportunities at the Crich Tramway 1950s event I returned to photograph the 1940s wartime event. There were many military vehicles on display, along with plenty of people in WW2 attire taking part in the event.
Only one format to photograph on – film!
I chose once again to only use film cameras to photograph the event, using not only the Mamiya C330F medium format camera, but also a Graflex Crown Graphic large format camera, which takes 5×4 sheet film negatives. These produce very high quality images, far superior to even a modern digital camera.
Fine art photography – making every shot count
Photographing on film cameras to create fine art photography requires much more patience and preparation, as you only get one opportunity to get it right. I was able to get many excellent photographs despite only having 30 shots available for me to capture the spirit of the event.
Medium Format Photography
Photographs taken on a Mamiya C330F medium format camera on Ilford HP5+ film.
Large Format Film Photography
Photographs taken on a Graflex Crown Graphic large format camera, using Ilford FP4+ film.
Film processing and scanning
Film photographs hand developed and digitised with a scanner.