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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

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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

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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

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Kodak Gold 200 in Medium Format

I've always been a fan of Kodak Gold, sharing a lot of my early work with this film because it had been so affordable at the time. Like many of you, I was really excited when Kodak announced they were releasing Kodak Gold 200 in Medium Format. It's been very rainy and gloomy, but we… Continue reading Kodak Gold 200 in Medium Format

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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

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The Leica IIIF – Final Chapter?

The Leica IIIF RD has been the subject of a lot of my articles lately, and for good reason. It has been quite the ride. I first purchased a IIIF RD from KEH last year when I discovered it had pinholes in the shutter curtain. You can read about that here. I was happy to… Continue reading The Leica IIIF – Final Chapter?

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A Tribute to Betty White – Kodak Ultramax 400 at 200

Betty White died on December 31, 2021. I really feel that she was one of the last unifying elements we had in this country. Who doesn't love Betty White? On that day, I had a roll of Kodak Ultramax 400 loaded in my Leica M6 and decided to kind of dedicate it to her memory… Continue reading A Tribute to Betty White – Kodak Ultramax 400 at 200

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Expired Film: Kodak Panatomic-X

My good friend Mike Eckman sent me a roll of expired Kodak Panatomic-X black and white film to shoot, with a small warning that I was going to hate him for it because I would love this film and would not be able to find anymore to shoot with. Knowing this, I held on to… Continue reading Expired Film: Kodak Panatomic-X

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Developing Adventures – Kodak Tri-X with Kodak HC-110 and Ilford DD-X

I purchased Ilford's Ilfotec DD-X on a recommendation to use when I was pushing film, such as the time I pushed Fomapan 400 to 800. I've also purchased Kodak's HC-110 to develop Kodak films such as Kodak Tri-x and TMax. I just like the look these pairings give me. However, I wanted to see if… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Kodak Tri-X with Kodak HC-110 and Ilford DD-X

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Developing Adventures – A Roll of Expired Kodak Gold 200

In this Developing Adventure, I wanted to share my results with developing my first roll of expired Kodak Gold 200. If you've been following me from the beginning, you may remember that Gold was my go-to film because of its affordable price tag. Developing Expired Kodak Gold I received a 4 pack of Kodak Gold… Continue reading Developing Adventures – A Roll of Expired Kodak Gold 200