How to Make and Use Redscale Film

Alright, budding film photographers out there. We have to have a talk.

Through my work at the photo lab, I see all sorts of film come in and I’m happy to see so many of you experimenting with different film types and effects. This is how we grow as artists!

But I’m seriously shaking my head at those of you who are shelling out $10+ for rolls of redscale film. This is the easiest DIY in the world and if you want to have fun with film, doing things the DIY way takes it to the next level. Continue reading “How to Make and Use Redscale Film”

Wild Horse Warm Spring

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A few months ago, Stephen & I went on an adventure to find a secluded hot spring – a place true to the romantic idea of an isolated spot, warm in the mountains.

During our search, we came across Wild Horse Warm Springs, an incredibly photogenic spot. I took a few rolls of Fujichrome with me and came away with some new favourite shots.

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How to Save Water-Damaged Film

In 2013, Calgary experienced a pretty devastating flood. Homes lying in the floodplain at best had their basements filled with water, and at worst were rendered too damaged to be livable.

Though it is one of the worst places to keep one’s film, many had left their negatives in boxes in their basements, leaving them to get water-logged and if left untreated, completely ruined. For some professional photographers I know, this meant losing a huge chunk of their photographic history. One in particular saw his entire portfolio of images vanish when someone trying to be helpful said she could save them, but in the end just made things worse. Continue reading “How to Save Water-Damaged Film”