Do something different. Shoot film using Nikon's Creative Lighting System and challenge yourself to make unique, creative photographs. Having a tool like the F6 that is able to respond to virtually any photographic situation is a true blessing.
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 [...]
10 years ago when I first put up the F6 Project I was re-invigorated with passion for film photography, the camera, and this new journey I had embarked on: stepping off the digital camera merry-go-round onto solid, analogue ground once again: film, and the film way. Putting up the F6 Project felt like a good way to express and share [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Flying with film doesn't need to be intimidating. This brief list of do's and don'ts will help get you and your film on the plane faster, easier and help insure success upon your return.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]