My Rolleiflex Automat may just be my favorite camera, at least out of my medium formats, because it gives a look unlike any of the others. Here are 3 still life photos with a Rolleiflex Automat & Ilford HP5 400 to show you what I mean by that. The Look of a Rolleiflex Automat The… Continue reading 3 Still Life Photos with a Rolleiflex Automat
I am continuously amazed by my Rolleiflex Automat. Not just because it is more than 70 years old, but also because it is an under appreciated model that, despite not having the coveted f/2.8 lens, still produces consistently sharp images. My Automat was the first film camera I purchased in recent years and it was… Continue reading The Rolleiflex Automat and a Roll of Portra 400
Since the warm weather has been in full heat here in Florida, I just haven’t been able to get outside and shoot. On top of it I just haven’t been feeling well for a while now, so I am frustrated to say the least. That is where still life photography has become my favorite medium.… Continue reading Still Life on Delta 3200
I recently saw a comment on Facebook by Nicola Baldini, one of the founders of Ferrania, that hinted at the possibility of their company creating 127 film in the future. You can read more about that in this article by Stephen over at Kosmo Foto. This lead me to today’s article. I want to share… Continue reading 8 Great 127 Film Cameras You Should Pickup
In my first article on this subject I talked about the specs of my Rolleiflex Automat, and my experiences shooting 35mm film with the Rolleikin 2 installed. In this article, I am going to expand on that by talking more about the adapter and the pictures that can be had with this set-up. The Adapter… Continue reading Shooting 35mm With My Rolleiflex Automat and the Rolleikin 2 Adapter – Part 2
I’ve hit a little dip in my creativity lately, not for a lack of desire, but just simply having too much going on that’s affecting me. When I have a lot of of health issues happening at once I tend to get depressed, which understandably affects my motivation to do anything else. It’s strange because… Continue reading Still Life and Motivation
The day it came in the mail, I had just missed the mailman and was so upset because it was a holiday weekend and I didn’t want my camera sitting in the post office. I tracked down the mailman and got him to give me my package. I’m too embarrassed to even say how I tracked him down. Yes, Rollei had me going temporarily insane.
The shot above was taken with my Rolleiflex Automat while the Rolleikin was still installed, so this is 35mm Ilford FP4 125 film. You can read more about that set up here. This typewriter was passed on to me from my Great Aunt Frances before she passed away, and the hat was given to me… Continue reading One Shot With Aly – Typewriter on FP4
While I know it is just a tree, to me it is much more than that. It is symbolic for the comfort and purpose nature really serves for us humans as we experience imperfect tribulations all around them.
In todays Developing Adventure, I wanted to talk about pushing Ilford Delta 400 to 3200. I liked my results at 1600, and was afraid pushing it further would introduce more grain and contrast than I like in my work. In some instances it was very much like Ilford Delta 3200 for obvious reasons. You can… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Ilford Delta 400 to 3200