Crohn's Disease Awareness · film photography · health · life · Photo essay

The End of 2020 – My Favorite Photos of the Year and What I’ve Learned

The infamous year of 2020 is now drawing to a close and while a new year will be coming, a lot of things are going to bleed over into 2021. Unfortunately, a lot of it are things we cannot control. I try to stick to the things I can, otherwise my anxiety gets out of… Continue reading The End of 2020 – My Favorite Photos of the Year and What I’ve Learned

Film Photography Community · Interview

A Snapshot of the Film Community – Aloy Anderson

My guest on this week's Snapshot of the Film Community is a fellow south Florida photographer named Aloy Anderson. You may know him from his YouTube channel titled Raychristofer where he reviews products such as skateboards and microphones as well as cameras and film. I found him when I was researching my Mamiya 645 and… Continue reading A Snapshot of the Film Community – Aloy Anderson

Box Camera · film photography · Kodak Camera · Vintage Camera Reviews

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. 1952 Australian Ad 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… Continue reading The Kodak Duaflex

Developing Adventures · film photography · Film Processing · film review · opinion

Developing Adventures – Pushing HP5 400 to 1600

My quest continues. First of all, thank you all for your comments and recommendations on my last few developing adventures. It has been a lot of fun so far experimenting and learning. I started this series as a sort of journal to let people come along with me as I learn. I hope you've enjoyed… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing HP5 400 to 1600

film photography · How To · one shot with Aly

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 · 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

film photography · Film Photography Community · Interview

A Snapshot of the Film Community – A Conversation with Peggy Marsh

Today I am going to interview a fellow camera lover from across the pond, Peggy Marsh. You may already know her from her camera review blog Camera Go Camera where she reviews many, many vintage cameras with a lot forethought and a little bit of humor. Hi Peggy, thanks for joining me for this interview.… Continue reading A Snapshot of the Film Community – A Conversation with Peggy Marsh

Developing Adventures · film photography · film review

Developing Adventures – Kodak T-Max P3200 pulled to 800

I have written several articles about my experimentation with Kodak T-Max P3200 as part of my goal to find the best film to take everyday photos around my home. I first tried pulling it to 1600 and developing it two different ways. Then I tried shooting it at 3200 with a flash. Each time, hating… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Kodak T-Max P3200 pulled to 800

film photography · film review

Kodak T-Max P3200 with a Flash

I wrote an article about pulling Kodak T-Max P3200 to 1600 as part of my quest to find my go-to film for shooting everyday pictures indoors. I was not very happy with my results and I wasn't planning on shooting with this film again, but then I found a few more rolls of it in… Continue reading Kodak T-Max P3200 with a Flash

Box Camera · film photography · 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. Capitol 120 Box Camera It gets its name from the Capitol building… Continue reading The Capitol 120 Box Camera