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”
Being in my thirties means growing up with a photography was all about film.
A 35mm camera was only as good as the film inside, and the film inside was a precious resource. It wasn’t just the fact that I’d only get a few rolls of film at a time, it was also that each roll was only either 24 or 36 exposures. It had to last. Continue reading “The Case for Film Photography”
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.
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”
Another Photojojo tutorial! I have lots of experience with this one and from all my travelling, I haven’t damaged a roll yet. Read how here.
I’m back to writing tutorials for Photojojo! The latest one is for all you film photographers. We have a tendency to stock up on film when we can find it for a good price, but that means it’s going to take awhile to get through. Left in the wrong conditions, film will deteriorate, but store it properly and you’ll enjoy film for much longer!
Unfortunately for Calgary photographers who like to use film, it’s really hard to get 120 film developed anymore. Everywhere has to send it out to be done and it’s terribly expensive.
So, I’ve been looking for an alternative and I might have found one in the form of thedarkroom.com. I sent them two 120 rolls a little while ago and thought I’d rate their service here. Continue reading “Review: the Darkroom.com”
I was doing a little spring cleaning the other day and I came across my sticker maker. I bought it years ago, but I rarely use it. At the same time, I just happened to be sorting and filing some of my negatives and a thought occurred… Film stickers!
If you’re interested in making some of your own, then follow along with me! Continue reading “Film Stickers Tutorial”