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A Photo-Walk Around the Block

Something all photographers feel from time to time, especially when first starting out, is a lack of inspiring compositions in their own town. "My neighborhood is boring. There's nothing interesting to photograph." Sound familiar? I think the reason we feel this way is because we assume good photography is scenes of poverty, or beautiful landscapes.… Continue reading A Photo-Walk Around the Block

Black and White Photography · film photography · Leica Camera · Photo essay · photography · Rangefinder Camera · Vintage Camera

Leica IIIF – I Barely Knew Ye

I bought a Leica IIIF RD from KEH last month, but only had it for a short time. My first impressions of this camera will be featured in an article on 35mmc very soon, so I am only going to share some photos I took with it and give a brief story on what happened.… Continue reading Leica IIIF – I Barely Knew Ye

Black and White Photography · film photography · life · Photo essay

Saying Goodbye – Moving & the Next Chapter

After my parents moved us from New York to Florida, they were divorced when I was 3, and from then on my mom had to move us from rental to rental each time the rent was raised. As a kid, I actually enjoyed it. I got the chance to redecorate my room each time like… Continue reading Saying Goodbye – Moving & the Next Chapter

film photography · Rangefinder Camera · Soviet Camera · Vintage Camera · Vintage Camera Reviews

The Fed-2 – A Soviet Leica

The FED factory, located in the Soviet Ukraine, started creating Leica copies in the 1930's. This was after the Soviet Union stopped importation of photographic equipment. The history of the factory leaves you with a bit of goose bumps, and not just for the poor orphans that worked there. FED was named for the initials… Continue reading The Fed-2 – A Soviet Leica

film photography · Soviet Camera · Vintage Camera Reviews

The Zenit B – An SLR from the USSR

In 1968, the KMZ plant (Krasnogorski Mekhanicheskii Zavod - Mechanical Factory of Krasnogorsk) located just outside of Moscow, created an SLR called the Zenit B, and more than half a million were produced between 1968-1973. Zenit B Top Plate In Russian it is Зени́т B, and when translated to English it's Zenit-V. Zenit meaning Zenith, a point… Continue reading The Zenit B – An SLR from the USSR

Developing Adventures · film photography

Developing Adventures – My First Try with Ilfotec DD-X

Today in my developing adventures, I tried out Ilfotec DD-X developer for the first time. It has been recommended to me by a couple of you for my pushing experiments because, according to Ilford, it gives full speed to films. Now, keep in mind this is not a formal review of this developer. This series… Continue reading Developing Adventures – My First Try with Ilfotec DD-X

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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

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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 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

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Developing Adventures – Pushing Kodak Tri-X 400 to 1600

In continuing with my quest to find the right black and white film that suits my style and need for faster speeds for shots taken around my home, I now continue with Kodak Tri-X. I did a post previously on developing Tri-X 400 using both Kodak HC-110 and Kodak D-76 developers. I liked my results,… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Kodak Tri-X 400 to 1600