Steve O’Nions takes his Bronica medium-format camera out on a lovely spring walk


posted Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7:00 AM EDT


British photographer Steve O'Nions headed out for a spring walk in Cheshire, England with his Bronica SQAi medium-format analog camera and a pair of lenses, 80mm and 150mm primes. On this particular outing, O'Nions opted for black and white photography and used Ilford HP5+ developed in Kodak HC110 for five minutes at 20 degrees Celsius.

In the video below, we join O'Nions as he works to find the right composition and walk us through his thought process. To help him prepare for his shots, he actually carries along a Panasonic LX5 with him to preview scenes and perhaps different black and white color filters. After all, every shot with medium or large-format film cameras is fairly pricey and you can only carry so much film with you.

If you'd like to see the full-resolution versions of the images O'Nions shares in the video below, click here. To see more of his behind-the-scenes videos, head over to his YouTube channel.

(Via Steve O'Nions