Black and White Photography · Color Film · film photography · Kodak Film · Nikon Camera · Vintage Camera · Vintage Camera Reviews

The Nikon F2 – Best 35mm Ever?

In doing my research for this review, I ran across quite a few statements calling this the best 35mm camera ever made. I was surprised by that because I have heard the same for many other cameras I have reviewed, but never with as much gushing as I saw for this one. I'm not sure… Continue reading The Nikon F2 – Best 35mm Ever?

Crohn's Disease Awareness · film photography · mental illness awareness · Photo Book · photography · Zine

My First Zines – Riding In Cars With Film

When I started shooting film again a little over a year ago now, I never thought I would have a website, a YouTube channel and now two zines to share my work with the community. I have always loved photography and cameras. I wanted to become a photo journalist when I was a kid, but… Continue reading My First Zines – Riding In Cars With Film

cinestill film · Color Film · Pentax Camera · Vintage Camera

Abstract Nature on Cinestill 400D pushed 1 Stop

The Pentax 67 gets a lot of attention from the film photography community, especially for the 105mm f2.4 lens. It mostly gets attention for portraits, but that isn't really my forte. I tend to shoot the life around me, and that includes the plant life growing in the lot next to my home. I shot… Continue reading Abstract Nature on Cinestill 400D pushed 1 Stop

Color Film · film photography · Kodak Film · Leica Camera · photography · Rangefinder Camera · Vintage Camera

Photographing my Daughter Using a Leica

One thing I have learned since becoming a mother is taking pictures of a baby is not easy! They are almost always going to come out blurry from movement. the Photoshoot Kelsey and I were sitting in Alaina's nursery one afternoon, and the light coming in through the window was beautiful. I am always looking… Continue reading Photographing my Daughter Using a Leica

Color Film · film photography · Kodak Film · Pentax Camera · photography · Still Life · Vintage Camera

A Deconstructed Bouquet on Portra 800

Kelsey and I were married at the courthouse in August of 2022. We hadn't really planned anything, just that we would get dressed up. Kelsey decided to pick up a bouquet from the flower shop to carry, and of course I had to take many photos of the beautiful pink flowers. After our wedding ceremony,… Continue reading A Deconstructed Bouquet on Portra 800

Black and White Photography · Developing Adventures · expired film · film photography · Kodak Film · life · Nikon Camera

Kodak Tri-X Pan 400 Film – Expired 1971

Every year I hope for a cold Christmas. Living in Florida for so long, the heat gets to me. I live for the few and far between cold fronts that make it our way. This year I got my wish. We had a cold Christmas and a week long cold front that I had to… Continue reading Kodak Tri-X Pan 400 Film – Expired 1971

Black and White Photography · Color Film · film photography · Film Photography Community · Leica Camera · life · List Article · Vintage Camera

3 Cameras from 2022

Several of us in the film community have decided to create articles sharing 3 cameras we used this past year that we are excited about. I’ve chosen 3 that I haven’t yet reviewed so that this can serve as a preview of what’s to come next year. Here are my 3 cameras from 2022. 1.… Continue reading 3 Cameras from 2022

Canon Camera · film photography · photography · Vintage Camera · Vintage Camera Reviews

the Canon New F-1

The Canon New F-1 is is an expandable system camera. By expandable I mean 5 types of viewfinders, 32 different focusing screens within 13 different types to go with 3 different metering patterns, 2 motorized film advance units, and a couple of interchangeable backs. That surely gives the Nikon F3 system a run for its… Continue reading the Canon New F-1

Black and White Photography · Developing Adventures · expired film · film photography · Kodak Film · Leica Camera

Developing Adventures – 34 year old Kodak Plus-X 125

A while back, a reader sent me a couple of rolls of expired black and white film. One was a roll of Kodak Plus-X 125 that expired in 1988. That is only one year after I was born! After my great experience with a roll of Kodak Pan-X, I was excited to give this one… Continue reading Developing Adventures – 34 year old Kodak Plus-X 125

Black and White Photography · Canon Camera · Crohn's Disease Awareness · film photography · life

AVCA’s Third Birthday

August 24th marked the 3 year anniversary of the first video on my YouTube channel and the 29th marked the 3rd year since my first post on this website. Screenshot from first video At that point of 2019 I had been freshly out of the hospital and trying to recover from another really bad flare… Continue reading AVCA’s Third Birthday

Black and White Photography · film photography · Kodak Film · Mamiya camera · Still Life

Kodak T-Max 100 – My First Roll

If you've been following me for a while, you know that I don't shoot low ISO films very often. Most of my photos are indoors or from the car, so I usually need a high speed. However my fridge drawer is full of low ISO films. One of those rolls being Kodak T-Max 100. I… Continue reading Kodak T-Max 100 – My First Roll