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The Ricoh 500G – Changing the Light Seals

This article will not be a proper review, just my experience with changing the Ricoh 500G light seals. The review will come later. To watch the video demonstrating the whole process, scroll down to the end. However, I encourage you to read through to see some photos I took with the camera before and after… Continue reading The Ricoh 500G – Changing the Light Seals

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Developing Adventures – My First Roll of Arista EDU Ultra 200 Film

In my developing adventures, I have been trying to find an affordable black and white film stock to push for indoor use. I've recently found Arista EDU Ultra film. It is a very affordable stock with the 200 ISO roll being only $4.99 and the 400 ISO roll $4.89. In this article, I will be… Continue reading Developing Adventures – My First Roll of Arista EDU Ultra 200 Film

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Developing Adventures – A Roll of Eastman Kodak Double X 5222

Eastman Kodak Double X film is a 1960's Kodak Motion Picture film that Cinestill has loaded into cartridges and rebranded with their name on the cassette. I had read many great reviews about this film and I love the classic film look of it. If James Bond was shot with this film then I had… Continue reading Developing Adventures – A Roll of Eastman Kodak Double X 5222

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Still Life on Kodak Portra 400 – A Good Practice for Beginners

Since Covid hit I started to realize I needed to get more creative with my compositions if I was going to be able to continue to shoot film while I was stuck at home. Exakta VX1000 Kodak TX 400 I have done still life photos here and there, usually on black and white film. This… Continue reading Still Life on Kodak Portra 400 – A Good Practice for Beginners

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Developing Adventures – Ilford HP5 400 Pushed to 3200 and Night Photography from My Car

I did an article about pushing Kentmere Pan 400 to 800 and shot some photos at night from the car. I was actually really surprised that anything came out. I thought I'd try pushing HP5 to 3200 in the same setting to see how it compared. I was again surprised to see that there wasn't… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Ilford HP5 400 Pushed to 3200 and Night Photography from My Car

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One Shot with Aly – An Avocado Baby

If you've been reading my blogs for a while, you may remember a former One Shot article I wrote called Avocado Season. In it I talked about the method I use that my dad once taught my mom before he passed away to grow avocado trees. I also mentioned that I have a 15 year… Continue reading One Shot with Aly – An Avocado Baby

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Black Friday Sale – Get my Zines at 25%off

Until November 30th Magcloud has a discount code for 25% off. If you would like to pick up my new zines now is the time to do it. Magcloud doesn’t often have discounts. Use the code BFGIFT25 at checkout and receive 25% off your purchase. Riding In Cars with Film: Riding in Cars with Film… Continue reading Black Friday Sale – Get my Zines at 25%off

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Developing Adventures – Kodak Tri-X 400

Kodak Tri-X (or Kodak TX) has been a tough film for me to develop. It is a contrasty film, so I have come to learn that it doesn't just automatically look that way. It needs to be developed and agitated a certain way to introduce that contrast. If you go to the Kodak Alaris site… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Kodak Tri-X 400

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Developing Adventures – Getting Agitated

I don't consider this a complete disaster, but it was an experiment gone wrong so I thought I'd share. I brought along my Yashica Electro on a long distance doctors appointment as my "emotional support camera" loaded with Kentmere Pan 400 film. I have used and developed this film before with no issues. Here's a… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Getting Agitated

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Developing Adventures – Mishaps in Processing

I started developing my own black and white film earlier this year after sending it out to a lab started to get a little bit too expensive for me. I received a Film Photography Project kit for Christmas last year that comes with FPP76, which is a smaller batch of Kodaks D-76 developing powder. As… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Mishaps in Processing