Learning About Paper Tests & Flare

When I was in high school, the way I was taught to make darkroom prints revolved around using test strips. The usual stuff where one uncovers a section of a strip of paper every 3 or 5 seconds giving a set of steps to evaluate how you will make the …

IndyCar at COTA and in Black and White

Circuit of the Americas isn’t exactly in my backyard but it is close enough that we didn’t think twice about booking tickets to the race. In years past, though we haven’t gone in the past few years, we have gone to Texas Motor Speedway to watch the IndyCar races. Very …

Large Format In Tucson

In January, I had the opportunity to travel to Tucson, Arizona. It was a work trip so I didn’t have a lot of time to go out shooting and had to work with the time of days that were available but I decided nonetheless to try taking just one camera …

First time shooting ADOX CHS ii

I’ve been waiting for quite a while to try out the new ADOX CHS ii and finally was able to grab a box of it and give it a go! Short answer, do I like this film? Absolutely! But with some some caveats. There were no published times for XTOL …

Building a Rotary Processor

Recently I bought some Vision 3 film along with a development kit from Quiet We’re Dreaming, a new lab focusing on Vision 3 for still photography. I have, so far, only shot one roll and have yet to mix the chemicals yet since I don’t want them to go off …

My Short Trip To Toronto On Film

Earlier this Fall I took a short trip up to Toronto and was fortunate enough to catch some Fall color! I was debating on what camera to take (including digital) but opted for my X-700 with my 50mm and 28mm lenses. I took some Ektar, Portra 800, T-Max 100 and …

Oregon In 4×5

I’ve been slow to post these, which is a shame since I rather like these, but here are some of the 4×5 shots I took with the Intrepid on a recent trip to Oregon. I took with me some HP5, T-Max 100 (TMX), Ektar and Velvia. It was the first …

First Time Burning a Sky

A few days ago I made my first attempt at trying burning and am happy to say it went pretty well! This was shot on HP5 at 800 on my Nikon N80 with a 50mm lens. I printed it on Adorama 8×10 multigrade Pearl using my Omega D2 with a …

The Ranch On Rollei Infrared 400

Last weekend we headed up to the ranch which gave me a great opportunity to try a few things out in preparation for an upcoming trip to the beach. My plan was to actually practice with the Intrepid 4×5 (and my new 90mm lens in particular). And while I did …