Graflex Speed Graphic Medium Format Film Camera

If you study the history of photography from it's first shot through today's almost incalculable iterations, you will see the art form takes on an enormous range of artistic expressions. I'm actually proud to say I started off in the age of film photography. I know what it's like to have to be super intentional…

Rollei Rolleiflex 2.8 TLR with Xenotar f2.8 80mm Lens

A classic. The original Rollei Rolleiflex 2.8 TLR with Xenotar 2.8/80mm lens and yellow with the green gel filters and closeup lens. Related articles Rolleiflex 3.5 E3 and T. (filmphotographyisnotdead.wordpress.com) Abbreviated History of The TLR - Twin Lens Reflex. (filmphotographyisnotdead.wordpress.com)

The Fillmer Birthday Party from October 1953 :: Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday today is from October 1955 and would be Larry Fillmer's 7th birthday party. I just love these old black and whites. Apparently back in the mid-50's you dressed up for a birthday party since one of them is wearing a suit and bow-tie and I love the card table, which was probably literally…

Old Fashion Film from Expired Kodak BW400CN :: Throwback Thursday

My Throwback Thursday post today isn't really from all that far back, though it looks like it. I happened to have found a missing roll of black and white last week that I shot back on Thanksgiving 2008. It was expired when I shot it, so these two shots above were really far gone, but…

Black and White Portrait and the Grain of Film

After flipping through a few photos I took from a few years ago I came across this one. Sometimes I really love the look of the old film grain.  I basically just took the negative scan here and didn’t do anything to it, this is basically right out of the camera.

Photographers are Always Learning the Post-Process

I actually starting shooting an SLR camera way back when you could only put film in the camera (that stuff that required a chemical bath to process), and that meant processing was something that was done by someone else. The complex techniques of dodging and burning were left to those elusive black and white photographers…

Catalyst One Day in Atlanta and No Film or CF Card?

I am in Atlanta right now getting ready to shoot the Catalyst One Day event at Northpoint Church and later the Off the Blogs at Buckhead Church.  This was one of the most last minute shoots I was ever asked to do, but being that it was Catalyst (and the Off the Blogs) I was…

Epson Perfection V500 Scanner and Some Velvia Film

I have a hate hate relationship with scanners.  I have had scanners of all types and none have been anything worth keeping and not throwing out the window at any nearby target.  I started long ago with an HP slide scanner, actually one of the better performing scanners specifically designed to scan slides.  Since I…

Last Round of 5 Year Old Expired Kodak BW400

I got back the last of my expired rolls yesterday. This time it was on the Kodak BW400 (consumer version, not professional grade) film that was also about 5 years old.  The grain is pretty significant and the scans are not all that great as far as color correction goes, but then again, for 5…

What Kodak GC 400 Looks Like After 5 Years in a Camera

I recently shot a few rolls with an old film camera that had a roll half exposed.  As far as I can tell, the film had sat in this camera for 5 years.  The time stamp on the first half of the film reads 11-12-03 so that is almost exactly 5 years to the day. …