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Have a break… have a Kit Kat… film camera…

And finally for your end of week pleasure… after yesterday’s news, let’s file this one under “I need to book a flight to Thailand”. Yes, Thailand’s 11,000+ 7-11’s began selling promotional Kit Kat film cameras earlier this week. Single use, disposable cameras loaded with what appears to be a roll of 16 exposure Kodak ColorPlus […]

Posted inPhotography

Photography: Scripted delivery – Shot on CatLABS X-Film 80 at EI 50 (120 format)

Scripted delivery Shot on CatLABS X-Film 80 at EI 50Black and white negative in 120 format shot as 6×6Pull processed 2/3 stops Hasselblad 2000FCW / Carl Zeiss Planar F 80mm f/2.8 Development notesKodak HC-110 1+47 (E): 20°C/68°F, 10:15 (N+2/3) 1-minute presoak, 60 seconds initial agitation, 5 inversions / 60 seconds, 1-minute stop, 5-minute fix, 5-minute rinse. Scripted […]

Posted inFilm camera reviews

Choosing a 35mm film SLR? A quick look at six (vintage?) film camera manufacturers…

Since the publication of my original book, “Nikon Film Cameras, Which one is right for you?”, I’ve acquired a number of additional cameras and lenses which I describe and evaluate from personal experience in the newly released second edition, which recently went live on Amazon. In addition to the extra hardware, I tracked the prices […]

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Greta Thunberg: capturing the voice of the 21st century using 150-year-old wet plate photography

The call came in on the afternoon of Monday 7th October. Shane Balkowitsch would have little under 24 hours to plan a 15-minute wet plate photoshoot with Greta Thunberg at Standing Rock. Naturally, the first thing he did after getting off the phone was to start packing his studio up into the back of his truck — including his portable darkroom.