The Epson Perfection V850 Pro using SilverFast ai 9

Well, here we are. I made a big scanner purchase. BIG! This scanner came in, after tax, at $1,200! This is definitely NOT an entry level machine and will require some prior knowledge or some on the fly learning. Can you guess which we fell under? HEHE. After some anxiety wrenching torture of installs, and... Continue Reading →

iPhone 12 Pro versus Canon EOS 650

Below are the photos we took with the iPhone 12 pro and the Canon EOS 650. We both shot in auto mode with the exception of me switching the phone into mono mode. I shot in 2X mode and the lens on the Canon was a 50mm lens. The only editing that was done on... Continue Reading →

An Experiment in Eco-Friendly Developing

Disclaimer: This is not so much a lesson, as a journal entry in our film developing process. It was the first time we developed using household chemicals, so there's much for us to learn. Still, it is hoped that you gain something from this. Special thanks to Daniel Keating for sending this starter kit. -Nick... Continue Reading →

THE Pentax 645!

This beauty is the Pentax 645! Created as an entry level camera for wedding photographers, it is a medium format single-lens reflex system camera. It was introduced in 1984, along with a complementary line of lenses. It captures images nominally 6 cm × 4.5 cm (hence the Pentax 645!) on 120, 220, and 70 mm... Continue Reading →

My New Favorite, 120mm Film

I have only ever worked with 35mm film and, aside from various sizes of polaroid films, this has been the only film size I have known. As we have been finding older cameras that take 620 film (which is no longer in production), I found that you can use medium format 120 film (Ilford PANF... Continue Reading →

Project: Ansel Adams Pt. 1

I first heard about Ansel Adams my Sophomore year in high school. His most famous photograph was called Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, but the first piece I saw of his was called Monolith, The Face of Half Dome, 1927. Ansel was born February 20th, 1902 and died April 22nd, 1984. He got his first camera... Continue Reading →

Why Film?

This is film and this is why you should do it! Currently we shoot 35mm film. Film is a thin piece of plastic that is coated with silver halide crystals and gelatin. We can get into the science at another time but that is the quick description of what film actually is. The image to... Continue Reading →

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