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A Snapshot of the Film Community: An Interview With Alex Luyckx

With everything going on in our country right now, and the division growing wider around the world, I wanted to do a series right here in our own little world of film photography that brings us closer. I wanted to highlight some of the people amongst us, and hopefully encourage a dialog for people to… Continue reading A Snapshot of the Film Community: An Interview With Alex Luyckx

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Snapshot of the Film Community – Mark Rossi & His Handmade Leather Camera Straps

Mark Rossi is a photographer who also happens to make handmade leather camera straps with his company Due North Leather Goods. When it comes to leather, he really knows his stuff. He sent me a strap to review myself, which will be coming soon on my YouTube channel, but until then, I wanted to get… Continue reading Snapshot of the Film Community – Mark Rossi & His Handmade Leather Camera Straps

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A snapshot of the film community – A Chat with the Old Camera Guy -David Mihaly

Today I am going to interview the self proclaimed Old Camera Guy himself, David Mihaly. You may already know him from his YouTube channel where he talks about affordable film cameras, and experiments with quirky film stocks. Hey David, thanks for joining me. Why don’t you tell my readers and I a little bit about… Continue reading A snapshot of the film community – A Chat with the Old Camera Guy -David Mihaly

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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 · How To · Photo essay

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 – Pushing Kentmere Pan 400 to 1600

In my last Developing Adventure, I talked about pushing Kentmere Pan 400 to 800 and explained that it is a film stock manufactured by Ilford as a more affordable alternative to their HP5 400 Plus film, which is usually my go-to black and white film. (To catch up on my past developing adventures click here)… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Kentmere Pan 400 to 1600

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The Exakta VX1000 – A Left Handers Dream?

The Exakta is an advanced camera made by a Dutch owned factory named Ihagee Kamerawerk located in Germany in 1936, just before world war 2. That sentence right there says a lot about its history all by itself. There were a series of 8 versions throughout its production. The Exaktas continued to be produced even… Continue reading The Exakta VX1000 – A Left Handers Dream?

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The Kodak Duaflex

The Kodak Duaflex is a pseudo TLR made by Eastman Kodak from 1947 until 1950 in the US. In the UK they were available from 1949 to 1955. These cameras were designed for people who didn’t want to learn how to use a camera. They just wanted something simple to take snapshots without having to… Continue reading The Kodak Duaflex

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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

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Imperial Satelite 127

The Imperial Satellite 127 was created by the Herbert George Company in Chicago, Illinois. The company changed hands in 1961 and it was renamed to the Imperial Camera Corp. They were one of the first to offer cameras in multiple colors. The Camera As its name suggests, the Imperial Satellite uses 127 roll film and captures… Continue reading Imperial Satelite 127