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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. I… Continue reading Avocado Season – an Update

For Sale

I wanted to create a better way to get support for the upkeep of this site and my reviews, so I thought I would add a page where I can offer up prints and cameras for sale. I will add more periodically. Right now because of the way the mail is here in the U.S.… Continue reading For Sale

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. I have done still life photos here and there, usually on black and white film. This time I tried color with… Continue reading Still Life on Kodak Portra 400 – A Good Practice for Beginners

Developing Adventures · film photography · Film Processing

Developing Adventures – Pushing Fomapan 400 to 1600

In this installment of my Developing Adventures, I will share my results with pushing Fomapan 400 to 1600. To see my results from pushing it to 800, click here. I shot this roll with my Leica M2 on a quick trip to the local mall. Developing the Fomapan 400 I processed this roll in Kodak… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Fomapan 400 to 1600

Crohn's Disease Awareness · mental illness awareness · Photo Book · Zine

My First Zines – Riding In Cars With Film

When I started shooting film again a little over a year ago now, I never thought I would have a website, a YouTube channel and now two zines to share my work with the community. I have always loved photography and cameras. I wanted to become a photo journalist when I was a kid, but… Continue reading My First Zines – Riding In Cars With Film

Black and White Photography · Film Photography Community · Photo Book · photography

Photography Through the Pandemic – A Photo book featuring myself and 48 others

A while back I was asked by Holly Gilman of 35mmC, to be a part of a project that would feature myself and 48 other photographer’s work created during the pandemic. The book will showcase some of our photos and our thoughts on how Covid has affected our photography, good or bad. I am very… Continue reading Photography Through the Pandemic – A Photo book featuring myself and 48 others

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

The Ricoh 500G – the Compact with it All

If you like rangefinders the size of a point and shoot, the Ricoh 500G is a great option. In my opinion, I think it’s an under appreciated and overlooked gem.

Contribute to AVCA

This website is a labor of love for me, but it does get to be expensive buying film and processing chemicals, as well as the cost of this website itself. If you like reading my content and would like to help, donations would be of great help. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Below I have… Continue reading Contribute to AVCA

How To

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

film photography · Pentax Camera · Vintage Camera Reviews

The Pentax ME Super – the Camera that Proves Size Isn’t Everything

If you are just starting out in film photography, the Pentax ME Super is a great choice. It is so small you can carry it in your purse or coat jacket. It also has a great blend of automatic and manual features. There is so much packed into such a small body, and yet it… Continue reading The Pentax ME Super – the Camera that Proves Size Isn’t Everything