Leica M4. Tri-X @800 in HC-110.
Well, I botched the exposure pretty badly on the above photo, but it’s so much fun to use the Crown Graphic that I don’t mind. When I first started shooting large format film, I wrote this… I’m wrestling with an old shirt in the wind as a focusing cloth while using the loupe to view […]
I was rummaging through storage when I spotted my ancient Crown Graphic in the bottom of a box. It’s beat up, duct taped, and rusty, so of course I set it up and shot a couple of sheets with it. They’re hanging to dry as I type this. It came with the sticker on it. […]
I get bored and the SX-70 was just sitting there on the desk.
Dante Stella: I am not at all hesitant to tell you that everyone in their 20s has a Dunning-Kruger delusion when it comes to the technical aspects of photography. As someone who was there for the twilight of photography, I would mostly observe that the apogee of film development was aimed at making the medium […]
Gail getting ready. Shot with the Leica M4 on Tri-X. I normally shoot Tri-X at 320 but the last couple rolls have been pushed to 800. My thinking is that 35mm Tri-X isn’t going to be smooth and grain-free anyway, so why fight it? Also, I dig the increased contrast and the ability to shoot […]
Finally, I’ve gotten my beloved Leica M4 out of storage. It’s been in a case in my basement since last year’s move and that’s a shame. The camera was made in 1966 and I bought it in 2009. It’s seen regular, if sporadic, use since then. I think it’s beautiful, and I especially like […]
My daughter really loves playing Keno. Whenever we’re together, I’m forced to play too. Sometimes we win, but mostly we don’t.
Scanning negatives is hard. I have yet to find a workflow that doesn’t involve cursing and disappointment. To that end, I’ve backed the MK1 Kickstarter. The MK1 is a “35mm Roll Film Holder for Camera Scanning” from the folks at Negative Supply. I’ve never tried scanning negatives using a digital camera, but it feels like […]
I’ve been feeling lazy lately and so have been preferring cameras with some form of automatic exposure. This has left my beloved Hasselblads in a lurch.
I used to subscribe to the idea that cropping film images was cheating and made the image less “pure”. This was especially true when using the Hasselblad because its frame lines have those famous notches, so not only was I proving that I had planned the shot perfectly, but also that I had done it […]
I haven’t been shooting much film this year, so I pulled the Hasselblads out of the closet and shot a roll at my parents’ on Easter. Just some quick, hand-held outdoor portraits.