film photography · film review · Lens Review · Nikon Camera · One on One

One on One: A Week with the Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 on Kodak Tmax

For this installment of One on One, I spent a week shooting with my Nikon F and the Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 pre AI lens. It was loaded with Kodak Tmax 400 pushed to 1600. I have owned this lens for over a year and although I've used it countless times, I decided to make it… Continue reading One on One: A Week with the Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 on Kodak Tmax

Crohn's Disease Awareness · film photography · Film Processing · health · life · mental illness awareness · Photo essay

A Doctors Visit on Ilford XP2 400

Previous articles explain why I like to take a camera with me on a doctors visit, so I thought I would share a roll from one of those trips. This particular visit was shot on Ilford XP2 Super 400 through the 35mm Voigtlander lens on my Leica M2. I had intended on pushing this roll… Continue reading A Doctors Visit on Ilford XP2 400

film photography · Film Photography Community · Interview

Snapshot of the Film Community – A Chat with Mike Eckman

My next guest from the film photography community is someone who you may already know. He has been somewhat of a mentor to me when it comes to blogging about vintage cameras. If you love vintage cameras and haven't heard of the man with an encyclopedic knowledge of cameras and their history, Mike Eckman is… Continue reading Snapshot of the Film Community – A Chat with Mike Eckman

film photography · Soviet Camera · Vintage Camera Reviews

The Zenit B – An SLR from the USSR

In 1968, the KMZ plant (Krasnogorski Mekhanicheskii Zavod - Mechanical Factory of Krasnogorsk) located just outside of Moscow, created an SLR called the Zenit B, and more than half a million were produced between 1968-1973. Zenit B Top Plate In Russian it is Зени́т B, and when translated to English it's Zenit-V. Zenit meaning Zenith, a point… Continue reading The Zenit B – An SLR from the USSR

Developing Adventures · film photography · film review · lomography

Developing Adventures – Lomography Color Negative 800

My fiancé Kelsey likes to go all out for me on holidays because I didn't get to celebrate them while growing up. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my posts for the 12 days of Christmas when she gave me a surprise gift each day counting down to Christmas, and luckily… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Lomography Color Negative 800

Developing Adventures · film photography · Film Processing

Developing Adventures – Pushing Fomapan 400 to 800

For my next Developing Adventure I am pushing Fomapan Action 400 film because it is super cheap at only $4 a roll on B&H and a Facebook user recommended it as well. I pushed this first roll to ISO 800 and processed it in Ilford's Ilfotec DDX dilution 1+9 for 18 minutes agitating the first… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Fomapan 400 to 800

film photography · Photo essay · Vintage Camera

The Rolleiflex Automat and a Roll of Portra 400

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. Rolleiflex Automat with Kodak Portra 400 My Automat was the first film camera I purchased… Continue reading The Rolleiflex Automat and a Roll of Portra 400

film photography · One on One · photography · Vintage Camera Reviews

One on One – One Week with One Lens or Film Stock

My camera collection is growing more and more each month. After all, this wouldn't be Aly's Vintage Camera Alley if I didn't have a lot of vintage cameras right? I love these cameras. I can't help it, and I love reviewing different ones for all of you, but the downside is, I don't get to… Continue reading One on One – One Week with One Lens or Film Stock

Developing Adventures · film photography · Film Processing

Developing Adventures- Pushing AgfaPhoto APX 400 to 800

Agfa 1913 ADAgfa 1942 AD "AgfaPhoto's APX 400 Professional Black and White Negative Film is a high speed black and white film... The film exhibits a high nominal sensitivity of ISO 400/27° and can effectively be pushed to ISO 1600/33° for use in low-light conditions and with fast-moving subjects... The film also responds to push and… Continue reading Developing Adventures- Pushing AgfaPhoto APX 400 to 800

film photography · Pentax Camera · Photo essay

The Pentax 67 – My First Thoughts

I've chosen the Pentax 67 camera for a photo book I'm currently working on. I hope to document what is left of my hometown that existed from my childhood. This project will include mostly buildings and landscapes. This fact quickly made me realize that the 35mm format wasn't going to cut it for what I'm… Continue reading The Pentax 67 – My First Thoughts