There’s a big difference between capturing someone as they are and modeling someone to appear as they are. Does that make sense? One of my friends I was photographing said something that caught my attention during our first time making portraits. She said that last time she was photographed the pictures came out feeling fake. […]
A lot has been written about the famous Nikon F3, so I decided to make it a little bit more personal and tell the story of how I shot my first roll of film in a Nikon camera. So, I was there in the middle of the lockdown, a cinematographer choosing to sell my digital […]
Since I returned to regular use of film, I have been keen to try different cameras and the films now available. KosmoFoto Mono 100 was a successful experiment and I now use this often. I have tried several films with low ISO, starting with ILFORD Pan F Plus and later their Ortho Plus, both with […]
This film emerges as a direct outcome of Covid-19 related quarantine, the nectar of staying alone, indoors for 60 days, (during April & May 2020) engrossed in house chores..
Back in the day, the “stock” Nikon F3 was so popular amongst Japanese photojournalists that Nikon decided to make a “Press” or “Professional” version to the Japanese market. Apparently, only accredited photojournalists could get their hands on one of these babies, so only limited quantities were produced until… Nikon decided to make extra ones called […]
5 Frames… Of Chess at Vilnius University’s FTMC on Kodak Portra 160 (35mm Format / EI 200 / Nikon F3 + Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI) – by Arutis We are now encountering unpleasant and unpredictable days during the pandemic, and I recall what a different was the situation a year ago when nobody could […]
The bulk loader was a deal and came with mystery film. It had a label that said ‘Plus X 125’ so I loaded a small test roll, shot it and developed it in Kodak D-76. The results were way underexposed but it looked like it developed properly and I could read ‘KODAK SAFETY FILM 5060’ […]
5 Frames… Of a 1969 Olivetti Valentine on Kodak ColorPlus 200, Overexposed 2/3 stop (35mm Format / EI 125 / Nikon F3 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AI) – by Lucas Dul I find myself with a lot of typewriters on hand, usually due to my job as a repair tech. A few weeks ago, one […]
My first foray into film for over 20 years. My father had owned a Nikon F3 and back in those days I had gone down the Canon AF route, but do you know I always hankered after my Dad’s camera, only ever managing to borrow it once for a day out in Brighton – it […]
On the hunt for alternatives to the almighty Kodak Tri-X, I stumbled upon the APX 400 from Agfaphoto. The story of the company is quite complicated, but from what I understand, the films are still being made in Belgium. Which also happens to also be where I live. One more reason to try this one. […]
My father taught me to bulk roll film, develop and print back in the ’80s. Today I shoot mostly using digital cameras but I’ve recently acquired a Nikon F3, a Pentax Spotmatic and a Minolta Autocord 75mm f/3.5 TLR. In the spirit of “use it or lose it”, I have lost all of my old […]
Christmas has come early for LEGO fans and film photographers alike in the form of the LEGO Nikon F3 created by Ethan Brossard – aka LegoDog0126. The Nikon F3 needs no introduction but Ethan and his creation most certainly do. For that, it’s over to him. ~ EM This is a LEGO model of the […]
I asked opinions about pushing consumer color films like Kodak Pro Image 100 in one of my local forums but most people said it is not worth pushing them because those are “just” regular consumer films. Anyway, I decided to experiment myself and see if I liked how things turned out. Instead of using Kodak […]
I discovered my love of film photography by accident. Being a collector, I have always frequented thrift stores for anything I could find of interest.
I remember the Nikon F3 being expensive when it first came out in 1980. At the time, a new Nikon F3 with a 50mm lens cost about US$1,175 – that’s about US$3,500 adjusted for inflation.
Just out of the blue, my dear friend Edward, a stage magician, called me up to ask if I could cover his performance. Without hesitation, I said yes.
The last time I shot film was somewhere around 2002, and I certainly hadn’t purchased a film camera this century. That all changed when I picked up a used Nikon FE in Ginza, Tokyo a few weeks ago.
The two most popular consumer films used today are Kodak ColorPlus 200 and Fuji Fujicolor C200.
This is my first use of Lomography Earl Grey 100.
It’s wonderful to be able to introduce you today to the wonderful work of film photographer and musician, John Michael Caldwell.
Over to you, John!
Hi John, what’s this picture, then?
Alexis in Dripping SpringsNikon FA, Nikon 50mm f/1.4