Box Camera · Vintage Camera Reviews

The Capitol 120 Box Camera

The Capitol 120 box camera was made by the company Metropolitan Industries in Chicago, Illinois around 1930. It came in two versions: one with a silver faceplate and black letters and one, like mine pictured below, with the black background and white letters. It gets its name from the Capitol building pictured on the front.… Continue reading The Capitol 120 Box Camera

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

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

life

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

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 · 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

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

Developing Adventures · film photography · Film Processing · film review

Developing Adventures – My First Time Shooting Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 II Film

The original Acros film was discontinued in 2018 and it seemed to be mourned by film shooters around the world, which actually didn’t go ignored by Fuji for long. I bought 4 rolls of Fuji’s new release of its Professional Neopan Acros 100 II film back when it first came out in Spring 2020. I… Continue reading Developing Adventures – My First Time Shooting Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 II Film

Developing Adventures · film photography · Film Processing

Developing Adventures – My First Time Processing Color Film

This past Christmas I received the Cinestill C41 color film processing 2 bath powder kit from Kelsey’s grandmother. It came with 3 pouches of powder chemistry, 2 accordion bottles, a tank, and two reels, two 1000ml jugs, and the TCS-1000 water heater; everything I needed to get started finally developing color film myself. I normally… Continue reading Developing Adventures – My First Time Processing Color Film

Film Photography Community

A Snapshot of the Film Community – Davy the Film Fellow

In today’s snapshot I am going to chat with Davy Bruyninckx who you may know from his YouTube channel called the Film Fellow. He shoots with a lot of different film stocks and gives his thoughts on them. His laid back style will definitely help you relax and just enjoy film along with him. Hey… Continue reading A Snapshot of the Film Community – Davy the Film Fellow