A friend of mine told me once that she had a special surprise in mind for a roll of film she was shooting. She left me in the dark about what exactly it was for about a week until the roll was completed and she showed me the results. The photos were all bathed in […]
The guys at my local camera shop seem to always have some new film to recommend! The most recent thing that was new in stock was Japan Camera Hunter Streetpan 400. I wasn’t familiar with it at all, but after being shown a few sample images, I decided to take a roll and test it […]
These 5 Frames tell the story of how a budget black and white film, an accidental ISO reading, and a last-minute trip to the NE Coast of Ireland turned out to be the perfect storm.
Autumn is always a great time of the year up there in the mountains. You can be pretty sure to find great colors and different atmosphere. Since last year when I started to get into film photography, I used to carry a film camera alongside a digital one during our outdoor adventures and projects. I […]
At the beginning of 2020 I got my hands on the then newly released 35mm ILFORD Ortho PLUS. It was the first low speed black and white that I had shot, as I’d previously been shooting HP5 PLUS or Kodak Tri-X 400 pushed 2-stops to EI 1600. I found that pushing black and white gave […]
5 Frames… Of Portraits on ILFORD HP5 400 (35mm Format / EI 400 / Canon AE-1 Program + Canon FD 50mm f/1.8) – Tashdique Mehtaj After my first portrait session with Kodak Portra 400, I was excited to try a B&W film. A quick search on Filmfotostore led me to ILFORD HP5 PLUS, an ISO […]
When I started shooting analog, I mostly shot on Polaroid film and basically still do so today. Compared to 35mm film, shooting Polaroids is very straightforward, as the cameras only offer less than basic adjustment options – there is a lighten/darken wheel and a manual focus and that’s it. But lately, I felt the urge […]
I received a 100-foot roll of fifty-one year old Type 103 H Kodak Spectrographic Film in June 2020. Like the 1978 Canon EF with stock 50mm lens I used to shoot it, it was a gift. Having a reputation for loving old cameras and weird film means that sometimes people you barely know will send […]
My mother cranked out family photos that would feel as at home in a gallery as they do in their cardboard box in the attic. If she never took a certain portrait of me in a diaper, cowboy boots, a ten-gallon hat, and a badge, the world might have forgotten how good of a sheriff […]
I had developed a habit or better say GAS since I got my first vintage lens the “Helios 44-2 58mm f2”. However, I was pretty much excited to try out film photography but the bad news for me was that none of the stores in my hometown, Guwahati, Assam had any stores that developed or […]
I’ve been told millions of times over – DO NOT PUSH COLOR FILM. Color shifts, grain issues, and just generally bleh images can occur. I’ve also been told, and have taken into my personal philosophy, that rules are made to be broken. I had a fun and active week ahead of me, a day out […]
To answer this question, I researched the foundations of film and digital photography; and which factors can influence the style of the results for my bachelor thesis.
Psychedelic Blues Film is a line of experimental rolls of Kodak Ultra Max hand-fogged by photographer Dustin Adams and sold through his online shop. Each batch is unique and every roll contains an element of unpredictability.