film photography · Rangefinder Camera · Soviet Camera · Vintage Camera · Vintage Camera Reviews

The Fed-2 – A Soviet Leica

The FED factory, located in the Soviet Ukraine, started creating Leica copies in the 1930's. This was after the Soviet Union stopped importation of photographic equipment. The history of the factory leaves you with a bit of goose bumps, and not just for the poor orphans that worked there. FED was named for the initials… Continue reading The Fed-2 – A Soviet Leica

film photography · Mamiya camera · Still Life

Alstroemeria’s on Portra – A Still Life

As mentioned in previous articles, Kelsey often buys me a bouquet of flowers with our groceries that I use in still life shoots. In particular, she likes to buy Alstroemerias because they last a really long time and come in different colors. This particular bouquet was red and white, so I thought Alstroemeria's on Portra… Continue reading Alstroemeria’s on Portra – A Still Life

Developing Adventures · film photography · Film Processing

Developing Adventures – Ilford XP2 Super 400 Pushed to 1600

In my last Developing Adventure, I shared my results with pushing Ilford XP2 by one stop. Even though Ilford doesn't recommend it, I decided to push it even further. In this article, I'll be sharing my results with Ilford XP2 Super 400 pushed to 1600. Developing Ilford XP2 Super 400 Pushed to 1600 These two… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Ilford XP2 Super 400 Pushed to 1600

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

Creativity and Managing Mental Health

Lately I have been fighting a bout of depression, self doubt, and just an all around lack of motivation to create. The other day Kelsey pushed me to go out and take pictures because she knew it was what I really needed to do. I took my Hasselblad to Tradition, FL and it really did… Continue reading Creativity and Managing Mental Health

film photography · film review · lomography

Lomography Color Negative 400 – the Saturated Sister of Portra?

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?

Developing Adventures · film photography · Film Processing

Developing Adventures – Pushing Ilford XP2 400 to 800

In this Developing Adventure, I tried pushing Ilford XP2 400 to 800. Now that I am processing my own color film as well as my black and white stocks, I like having films that can all be developed together. The load of processing all of my own film has been really getting to me and… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Ilford XP2 400 to 800

Developing Adventures · film photography · Film Processing

Developing Adventures – Pushing Fuji Neopan Acros II 100 to 400

In this Developing Adventure I wanted to try pushing Fuji Neopan Acros II 100 to 400. It was recommended to me by Ted Viera to give it a try. He takes beautiful night pics out in Las Vegas that made me want to give it a go myself. Now I don't take pictures of anything… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Fuji Neopan Acros II 100 to 400

film photography · Film Processing

Developing Adventures – Pushing Arista EDU Ultra 400 to 1600

Last week I posted my results pushing Arista EDU 400 to 800, and today I am going to share my results pushing it to 1600. I actually shot this roll well before I shot it at 800 because I grabbed it to shoot when Kelsey and I went out one night. Leica M2 Arista EDU… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Arista EDU Ultra 400 to 1600

Developing Adventures · film photography · Film Processing

Developing Adventures – Pushing Arista EDU 400 to 800

In this Developing Adventure, I will share my results pushing Arista EDU 400 to 800. In my Arista EDU article, I spoke about this film being similar to Fomapan. However, I have since learned that it is indeed a rebranded Fomapan Action 400. Freestyle Photo created this film as an affordable stock for students. Now… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Arista EDU 400 to 800

Developing Adventures · film photography · Film Processing

Developing Adventures – Pushing Bergger Pancro 400 to 800

In my installment of Developing Adventures where I shot with Bergger Pancro 400 for the first time, I found that I really liked the look of this film. Naturally, my next step was to push it and see how it held up at ISO 800. I learned from that roll that this film has fine… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Bergger Pancro 400 to 800