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When You’re Really Trying…

By |October 6th, 2018|Color Photography, Destinations, Road Trippin', Slide Film|

Sunset, Badlands National Park, South Dakota (2018) OK, so maybe I jumped the gun a little. Maybe I still do have something to say regarding the F6. Allow me to explain. Over the past several years I've enjoyed shooting with a variety of cameras, including all the Nikon single-digits F-series, as well as a few medium format Mamiyas. Anyone [...]

Clouds, Mountains, Snow and Ilford PanF50 Plus

By |June 22nd, 2018|Black and White, Film Emulsions, Film Processing|

Not long ago I decided to spend some focused time shooting Ilford's PanF 50 Plus. In an effort to minimize variables the decision was made to focus on 35mm using the trusted and favored F6. The F6's venerable meter virtually eliminates exposure error, and I really wanted to dial in +/-EV, development time, agitation, grain, scanning, wet-printing, etc. The decision [...]

Stand Developing with Rodinal

By |May 3rd, 2018|Film Processing|

One of the great joys of shooting and developing one's own film is the ability to tweak and experiment. While it's true one needs to be prepared to have experiments fail - it's also true that when they succeed, it can introduce a new component to your shooting, furthering your unique creative vision. Behind Bellvue, Colorado. Nikon F6, Nikkor [...]

Kodak Reveals How and When it’s Bringing Back Ektachrome

By |November 16th, 2017|Color Photography, Film Emulsions, Film Processing, From the Past, Slide Film|

This is pretty exciting... (rather then re-hashing the same information, this post was lifted from DPReview) Kodak first announced the rebirth of Ektachrome way back in January at CES. Along with Kodak Alaris—who will distribute the 35mm Kodak Professional Ektachrome film for stills shooters—the company said it would bring back Ektachrome by the end of 2017... and then promptly stopped [...]

Working with Filters for Color Photography, part 1

By |November 10th, 2017|Color Photography, Working with Filters|

There are different schools of thought on whether one should use filters for their color film photography or not; each having its own merits. For example, why get a super high-quality lens and put a 'cheap' filter on it, effectively reducing the quality of glass the image has to travel through? Great question (you should never do this, btw). What about [...]

Scanning with Nikon LS-5000 Time Machine

By |June 14th, 2017|From the Past, Hybrid Workflow, Longevity, Places, Slide Film|

Champs Elysees, France 1957 For the past few months I've been working on scanning/archiving slides for my family. It's a big job - many hundreds of a mixture of very old (late 1950's) to just sort of old - made in the last few decades. Gornergrat, Switzerland 1957 Several reoccurring thoughts travel my mind as I [...]