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. At that point of 2019 I had been freshly out of the hospital and trying to recover from another really bad flare up from Crohn’s Disease… Continue reading AVCA’s Third Birthday
if you’re looking for a simple camera for uncomplicated shooting, or if you’re a beginner to film photography, I highly recommend the Canon TX.
Lately I have found myself increasingly reaching for color film rather than black and white. I think probably because of all the Developing Adventures articles, I am a little tired of looking at monochrome film. Plus it’s spring and there are so many colors popping around me, so in this article I am going to… Continue reading Lomography Color Negative 400 – the Saturated Sister of Portra?
I had to take a moment to give some props to this underated and in my opinion, underappreciated film.
I had my first experience with expired film last month and I both liked it and hated it. In fact, I experienced alot of firsts in October. I used my first medium format film in my first medium format camera, a Mamiya 645, and I used my first expired 35mm film in my Canon TX.… Continue reading My First Experience with Expired Film – Fujicolor Super G Plus & Fomapan 100
If you can’t accept my flaws, you don’t deserve my magic. — Bob Ross Like humans, every vintage film camera is going to have flaws, some many, but with some appreciation and ingenuity you can get a lot of magic despite those flaws. As someone with Crohn’s disease, I relate to this so much. For… Continue reading The Argus C3 Matchmatic and a New Beginning
In this case, this year I have been processing a lot of sickness and death. As the year draws to a close, and I go through my photos from the year, I have discovered that I have expressed these struggles through my photos.
The Canon FTb QL is a mechanical 35mm SLR for the advanced amateur photographer. It was released in 1971 at the same time as its Pro brother the F-1 and was preceded by the FT QL. (Check out Jim Greys great review of that camera). The FT uses the FL mount lenses and the FTb… Continue reading The Canon FTb QL
I decided to write this article because I mentioned on my instagram that I often took my cameras with me to appointments as a therapy camera. Kind of like a companion dog. I received many messages from people saying that they suffer from anxiety as well and they were going to give this a try.
it is these small blessings that keeps life going. These small happinesses are what we should all grasp hold of and never take for granted because in the blink of an eye it will all change.