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 · 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 · 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

film photography · How To · Photo essay

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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Avocado Season – an Update

I wrote an article a while back for my One Shot series called an Avocado Baby where I talked about the avocado tree that I am growing from a pit of an Avocado from the tree I grew more than 15 years ago. You can read about that in my other article, Avocado Season. The… Continue reading Avocado Season – an Update

film photography · Film Photography Community · Interview · Nikon Camera · Photo essay

A Snapshot of the Film Community – How the Nikon F took one Vietnam Soldier from Hell to Heaven

Today's Snapshot of the Film Community is going to be a little different. It is not going to be an interview like usual. In fact, I am not even going to ask this person questions. I will simply let him tell his story about his Nikon F and the Vietnam War. Let me explain. One… Continue reading A Snapshot of the Film Community – How the Nikon F took one Vietnam Soldier from Hell to Heaven

Developing Adventures · film photography · Film Processing · Photo essay

Developing Adventures – Pushing Kentmere Pan 400 to 800

In continuing my quest with pushing and pulling different black and white films, I have started to explore the more affordable film stocks for this endeavor as Jeremy Zorns on Facebook recommended. I don't know why I didn't even think to do that, but that's why I love this community because I tend to be… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Kentmere Pan 400 to 800

Crohn's Disease Awareness · film photography · health · life · Photo essay

The End of 2020 – My Favorite Photos of the Year and What I’ve Learned

The infamous year of 2020 is now drawing to a close and while a new year will be coming, a lot of things are going to bleed over into 2021. Unfortunately, a lot of it are things we cannot control. I try to stick to the things I can, otherwise my anxiety gets out of… Continue reading The End of 2020 – My Favorite Photos of the Year and What I’ve Learned

film photography · film review · opinion · Photo essay

My First Try with Fujicolor 100

Fujicolor 100 film, otherwise known as Fujicolor Industrial, is a color film with an ISO of 100. It is used for outdoors mostly and portraits because it is said to be good for skin tones compared to Fuji Superia Xtra for example, which can be very saturated. I didn't get to take any portraits to… Continue reading My First Try with Fujicolor 100

film photography · life · one shot with Aly · Photo essay

One Shot with Aly – Election 2020

This election season was nuts. I think we can all agree on that, but that may be the only thing we all can seem to agree on. I have mentioned in the past that I grew up in a certain religion that didn't allow a lot of things, and one of those things was involvement… Continue reading One Shot with Aly – Election 2020