Black and White Photography · Developing Adventures · expired film · film photography · Kodak Film · Leica Camera

Developing Adventures – 34 year old Kodak Plus-X 125

A while back, a reader sent me a couple of rolls of expired black and white film. One was a roll of Kodak Plus-X 125 that expired in 1988. That is only one year after I was born! After my great experience with a roll of Kodak Pan-X, I was excited to give this one… Continue reading Developing Adventures – 34 year old Kodak Plus-X 125

Black and White Photography · Canon Camera · Crohn's Disease Awareness · film photography · life

AVCA’s Third Birthday

August 24th marked the 3 year anniversary of the first video on my YouTube channel and the 29th marked the 3rd year since my first post on this website. Screenshot from first video At that point of 2019 I had been freshly out of the hospital and trying to recover from another really bad flare… Continue reading AVCA’s Third Birthday

Black and White Photography · film photography · Kodak Film · Mamiya camera · Still Life

Kodak T-Max 100 – My First Roll

If you've been following me for a while, you know that I don't shoot low ISO films very often. Most of my photos are indoors or from the car, so I usually need a high speed. However my fridge drawer is full of low ISO films. One of those rolls being Kodak T-Max 100. I… Continue reading Kodak T-Max 100 – My First Roll

Black and White Photography · Still Life · Vintage Camera

Still Life on Delta 3200

Since the warm weather has been in full heat here in Florida, I just haven't been able to get outside and shoot. On top of it I just haven't been feeling well for a while now, so I am frustrated to say the least. That is where still life photography has become my favorite medium.… Continue reading Still Life on Delta 3200

Developing Adventures · film photography · Film Processing

Developing Adventures – Ilford Delta 3200 at 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 decided to try Ilford Delta 3200 at 1600. *when I… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Ilford Delta 3200 at 1600

Black and White Photography · Leica Camera · Lens Review · Rangefinder Camera · Riding In Cars Series · Vintage Camera

Riding in Cars with Film – the Leica Summitar 5cm f2

In my quest to find a working Leica IIIF, I shared my thoughts on the Leica Summitar 5cm f2, and my decision on whether or not to keep it. I did end up keeping the lens because of the difficulty I had in finding one that wasn't in horrible condition, as well as the compact… Continue reading Riding in Cars with Film – the Leica Summitar 5cm f2

Color Film · Leica Camera · life · lomography · Rangefinder Camera

A Walk in Tradition on Lomo CN 800

Several months ago, before the crushing heat started back up here in Florida, Kelsey and I regularly went into town to walk around by the water. These photos were taken on a walk in Tradition on Lomography CN 800 right as the lingering cool air was on its way out. Leica M6 Lomography CN 800… Continue reading A Walk in Tradition on Lomo CN 800

Color Film · Kodak Film · Leica Camera · lomography

Downtown on Kodak Portra 800

I've been loving Kodak Portra 800 for my specific needs, but it has become so expensive and hard to find recently. I wanted to share some photos I took downtown on Kodak Portra 800 and share my thoughts. Leica M6 Kodak Porta 800 Last spring/summer, I used a ton of Lomography CN 800 because it… Continue reading Downtown on Kodak Portra 800

Color Film · Leica Camera · Riding In Cars Series

Riding in Cars with Film – May 26, 2022

The past two Riding in Cars with Film entries that I have shared were made using black and white film. This entry I'll share some photos from a roll of Fuji Superia Xtra 400 film that I shot from the car. Spring in Florida seems to be pretty short before temperatures start to feel like… Continue reading Riding in Cars with Film – May 26, 2022

Black and White Photography · film photography · Kodak Film · Leica Camera · mental illness awareness · Rangefinder Camera

Still Life and Expelling Grief

Many times over the years I've shared my need to express myself through photography. I often do this to alleviate anxiety, but also to deal with feelings of grief. Very often, I express this through still life photography. I'm not sure exactly what it is about this form of the medium that helps me to… Continue reading Still Life and Expelling Grief