Svema Foto 100

I recently purchased a black and white film sampler from The Film Photography Project Store.  Last night I developed my first roll of Svema Foto 100 in my home brewed Rodinal (Parodinal).  Here’s a couple of shots from my first roll. Development times were 13 minutes at 20C (68F).  

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Yashica Electro 35 GSN

    Camera of the Month for April. I own a lot of film cameras, so I decided I’d start doing a little “un-official” review of some of them. This month it’s the Yashica Electro 35 GSN.  I recently purchased this camera from the original owner, along with the Suntar conversion lenses.  What that means […]

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What I shoot…

I get asked now and again why I use the cameras that I do.  Because I like them?  Well, that’s a true statement, it’s not the only or main reason. I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I shoot primarily with Pentax cameras, although that’s not all I’ve used over the years.  For many years I […]

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Caffenol Stand Developing

Lately I’ve been experimenting with stand developing using Caffenol.  My purpose being the grain.  I have found Caffenol will give me considerably more grain than Rodinal (which was always my favorite developer).  The other part being I have been using old, very expired film to do my experiments.  My Kodak Plus-X expired sometime in the […]

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The Wedding

So…  You want to shoot your first wedding, DON’T DO IT! I’m just kidding.  You’ll never know what it’s like unless you actually do one.  But let’s be realistic;  Shooting a wedding is a LOT of work.  It starts with preparation, hours and hours of preparation, followed by the wedding day.  The day of the […]

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Caffenol-C – Home film developing

In 1995, Dr. Scott Williams, along with his RIT class, developed (pun intended) a method of developing traditional black and white film with common household items.  Eventually this came to be known as Caffenol. Over the past month or two I have been experimenting with the process, which has three ingredients; Instant coffee, Vitamin C […]

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I realize there are quite possibly a million blogs about photography out there.  And not that I want to be completely different, I wanted this to be about me and my journey with a camera.  So, what is it that I enjoy about photography?  It’s a question I’ve asked my self over the past couple […]

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A lot of my pictures are taken right in my yard and neighborhood.  When I get a new lens or camera, I step out my door and give it a full round of testing.  In a way I look at this as an exercise in awareness.  It’s not easy to look at the same place […]

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