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In this category we discuss various film emulsions, whether color negative, color chrome, black and white, IR, or anything outside of these options.

Clouds, Mountains, Snow and Ilford PanF50 Plus

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

Lava Cliffs Triptych, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Photographed with the venerable Nikkor 180mm ƒ2.8 AI-S prime lens. 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 Night Series from December, 2016. Images made hand-held pushing Ilford [...]

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.

Grand Staircase, Escalante National Monument, Utah

By |October 21st, 2016|6 Things I Love About the F6, Destinations, Film Emulsions, Places, Road Trippin', Slide Film|

I first visited the northern region of the Escalante Staircase area years ago after reading an article on the Burr Trail -but that's another story. More recently (back in 2007) I hit it from the south, having come up one night from Flagstaff and checked into a hotel in Page, Arizona just off Hwy 89. There was a large canvas hanging [...]

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 the standpoint of which film format works best for my [...]

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 fortunate enough to have one of the best pro film [...]