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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 [...]

Pushing Ilford HP5+ to ISO1600 with the Nikon F6

By |May 12th, 2017|Black and White, Film Emulsions, Film Processing, Push/Pull|

Over Christmas we had the opportunity to visit Chicago again. Growing up in the suburbs I'd never had occasion to overnight in the city, with home being only 30 miles away. This trip we decided it was time we changed that. Harry Caray's, Chicago, Illinois Part of the Chicago at [...]

Cinestill Cs41 “Color Simplified” Color Film Processing

By |April 24th, 2017|4042n, Film Emulsions, Film Processing, Hybrid Workflow|

There are a few key differences between developing color vs. black and white films at home - most notably - temperature control. Black and white film is much less sensitive to minor variations in temperatures. Temperature matters - but in the ball park is usually good enough. Color is different. Minor variations in development time and temperatures can dramatically swing an image's color one way or another. This is what always held me up.

Road Trip: Valley of the Gods National Monument, Utah

By |October 29th, 2016|Black and White, Destinations, Film Emulsions, Film Processing, Hybrid Workflow, Road Trippin'|

Good by ol’ desert rat, Ya half crazy wild cat. You knew where it was at, what life’s all about. Ya saver of catalogs, King of the prairie dogs, success is survival and you toughed it out, You toughed it out.

A Case for 35mm Film

By |March 24th, 2016|Film Emulsions, Film Processing, Hybrid Workflow, Longevity, Vintage Nikon|

Introduction This article is a written collection of thoughts explored in an attempt to think through some recent considerations. Every once in a while I get the itch to explore different film formats. The initial inspiration for this article was the recent consideration of diving in to large format film photography. I'm approaching this from [...]

Pure Film

By |March 11th, 2016|6 Things I Love About the F6, Film Emulsions, Film Processing, From the Past, General Information, Hybrid Workflow, Longevity, Uncategorized, Vintage Nikon|

A few weeks ago I did something I've been meaning to do for years: began developing my own black and white film again. After a 30+ year hiatus, the time had finally come. Developer, Stop and Fixer in amber flasks, ready for action. Up until last year I'd been [...]

New Mexico, 2015

By |December 12th, 2015|6 Things I Love About the F6, Destinations, Film Emulsions, Film Processing, Road Trippin'|

Sometimes returning to your roots is a good thing. When we lived in Santa Fe from the mid 90's 'til 2000 I was in a different phase of photography. In recent years I've enjoyed returning to this beautiful country with a better understanding of light - and how to coax [...]