In this era of digital photography, interest in film photography is at an all time high. While film photography can be loads of fun and is incredibly instructive, there are many reasons why using film for photography sucks. Here are seven reasons why I believe film photography sucks.
The Samtian 16″ Light Box The 16″ Samtian Light Box is a highly portable unit that offers great value for its price. It comes with two bi-color LED light strips that adjust from 3200K to 5500K; six backgrounds (white, black, gray, blue, red, and peach/gold). The box features a textured silver interior and folds flat […]
What Is A Film Swap? It’s my first ever film swap, and I crossed state lines to do it! The Old Camera Guy and I joined forces to create a series of unorchestrated images by running the same roll of film through our cameras! This was originally planned as “A Tale of Two Cities,” as we each […]
Introduction After nearly two years of producing content for YouTube, I thought it was time to share my background in photography, and life. The analog man in our digital world. This video details my initial spark of photography, how that spark grew into a warming blaze, how that blaze grew brighter until it was nearly […]
Have you ever lost your photo-mojo? After an amazing trip to the Gulf coast of Florida (Sunset Photography in Naples and Sunrise Seascape in Venice), I needed a creative reset. Going back to my YouTube roots, I visited the Fort Gratiot Light Station for a photo reconnaissance and to test of the Venus Optics Laowa […]
Early Morning Photoshoot at Venice Beach… Michelle and I arrived 6:25 AM at Venice Beach to capture some sunrise images of the fishing pier. It was a glorious morning and the pastel colors of the sky were absolutely beautiful. The image to the left was the first one captured of the day. Using the Fujifilm […]
Michelle and I left snowy Michigan and travelled to Florida. On this trip, we planned to do some seascape photography and meet fellow photographer and YouTuber, Paul Cook of PC3 Photos. We left from Bishop Airport in Flint Michigan and had a great and uneventful flight (those are the best kind, right?) to Saint Petersburg, […]
Shots in The Dark… Photographing with this unique fluorographic black & white film originally used for lung x-rays in Eastern Europe. Washi Film “F” is a special X-ray film used for mass lung disease diagnose. Being coated without anti-halation layer, this unique film offers a high diffusion effect and beautiful grain. I had demonstrated Washi […]
A Journey to the Upside Down… Film photography. Trying some “Stranger Things” this Film February, I Redscale a roll of Kodak Portra 160. Redscaling is where the film is reversed, or turned upside down, and exposed on the film base rather than the film emulsion. This gives the resulting images an odd color shift toward […]
Brownie Camera Days 2022! It’s International Brownie Camera Days, 2022! With Fomapan 200 black and white film re-spooled onto a Kodak 620 spool and loaded into the 1952 Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, we head out on an adventure. Discussion about crashing drones, lighthouses, and the 1913 Storm that was the largest single day of deaths on […]
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My Favorite Video of 2022 (so far…) A snowy day provided an opportunity to create some images with Washi F Film. This film was originally created as a fluorographic black & white X-ray film. It has a unique rendering with higher contrast, strong grain and a captivating highlight bloom. The Washi F film was developed […]
The Third Time Is NOT The Charm! Yes, you CAN develop KODACHROME film at home… as black and white negatives. Is the third time the charm? For the third time on this channel, I develop a roll of Kodachrome film 30+ years expired. The previous efforts can be seen HERE: https://youtu.be/CBD82wj1xSU And HERE: https://youtu.be/rkqxmMJ1MGY Link […]
The 18% Solution! A review and walkthrough of the myLightMeter app by David Quiles, available for iPhone and Android. This app is great for film photography, and anyone wanting to better understand photography film exposure and how light meters work. I also demonstrate how to use the app as both a reflective and as an […]
I’ve Got A Ticket To Ride… Riding the Amtrak Blue Water train from Port Huron to Michigan State University in East Lansing to do medium format film street photography. Using Washi F film and Kodak Plus-X Pan 120 film in the Mamiya C220 Professional, I photographed graffiti, statues, people, street scenes, and the classic moving bicycles. […]