film photography · life · Photo essay

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

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One Shot with Aly – An Avocado Baby

If you've been reading my blogs for a while, you may remember a former One Shot article I wrote called Avocado Season. In it I talked about the method I use that my dad once taught my mom before he passed away to grow avocado trees. I also mentioned that I have a 15 year… Continue reading One Shot with Aly – An Avocado Baby

film photography · How To · Zine

Black Friday Sale – Get my Zines at 25%off

Until November 30th Magcloud has a discount code for 25% off. If you would like to pick up my new zines now is the time to do it. Magcloud doesn’t often have discounts. Use the code BFGIFT25 at checkout and receive 25% off your purchase. Riding In Cars with Film: Riding in Cars with Film… Continue reading Black Friday Sale – Get my Zines at 25%off

Developing Adventures · film photography · Film Processing

Developing Adventures – Pulling Ilford Delta 3200 to 1600

I am always on the search for things in my film journey, and now I have been on the hunt for the perfect film to use for pics of my family and home indoors in low light without having too much noise and contrast. I have tried several films so far which I will review… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pulling Ilford Delta 3200 to 1600

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One Shot with Aly – Halloween

I have only one neighbor who puts up halloween decor on her lawn. I didn't grow up celebrating holidays so I guess you could say I am kind of drawn to them now. Not so much their meaning, but more so the traditions and celebrations they include. Nikon FIlford HP5 400 I have taken pictures… Continue reading One Shot with Aly – Halloween

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Developing Adventures – Kodak Tri-X 400

Kodak Tri-X (or Kodak TX) has been a tough film for me to develop. It is a contrasty film, so I have come to learn that it doesn't just automatically look that way. It needs to be developed and agitated a certain way to introduce that contrast. If you go to the Kodak Alaris site… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Kodak Tri-X 400

Canon Camera · film photography · Vintage Camera Reviews

The Canon FTb QL

Ilford HP5 400 The Canon FTb QL is a mechanical 35mm SLR for the advanced amateur photographer. It was released in 1971 at the same time as its Pro brother the F-1 and was preceded by the FT QL. (Check out Jim Greys great review of that camera). The FT uses the FL mount lenses… Continue reading The Canon FTb QL

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One Shot with Aly : Shopping in the Time of Covid

I took this photo while I was in my wheelchair at the grocery store. I hate that I still have to use it, but walking for more than a few minutes causes me too much pain and the tingling in my legs gets worse. So for now it is what it is. One advantage that… Continue reading One Shot with Aly : Shopping in the Time of Covid

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One Shot With Aly – these Boots are made for Walkin’

This picture was taken with my Nikon F or I should say one of my Nikon F’s. I had the waist level finder attached for some shots I took in the grocery store. I’ll talk about that in another blog, but I wanted to talk about this shot because I found that the waist level… Continue reading One Shot With Aly – these Boots are made for Walkin’

editorial · film photography · LGBTQ+ · life · Photo essay

One Shot with Aly – Pride Month

Think about having to come out to family, which is essentially announcing the way you chose to love another person. I would just like you to imagine having to fear holding hands in public, or to be told that God considers you to be evil.