Rodinal home brew (Parodinal)

I’ve used a lot of different developers over the years, but the original Rodinal was always my favorite.  Rodinal is a very fine grain, high contrast developer.  But with that being said, it was easy to control the contrast of a negative with a little experimentation. Since I’m inclined to make what I can’t find, […]

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Pentax K1000 with the M 50 1.7 Foma Fomapan 400 in homebrew Rodinal. I’ll be sharing the recipe in an upcoming post.  I really like the ability I have to control contrast with this developer. Tony

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Off Topic

One of my hobbies outside of photography is bicycling.  Up until a few days ago, I had an old Trek Antelope.  Yes it was an old bike, and I was bringing it back to life with new road tires (I don’t do much trail riding any more) custom seat, new cables and etc.  I really […]

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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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