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Film photography

The camera, the negative, the print – thoughts on film photography in 2020 (part 1)

Film photography in 2020 My journey back into film started in 2019. I thought it would be fun to discuss why I like film photography as my main medium.  This is part 1 of a two part series. To read part two, click here. Nikon 35mm film camera with 35mm color film The...

Shooting 20 year expired Agfa Optima film

I was lucky enough to recently get my hands on some rare, medium format Agfa film which was well beyond its expiry date of 1999. It was handed down to me by my friend Paul, who was also a colleague at a previous camera-related job of ours for a couple of years. After...

Why I Choose Film for Street Photography

I’ve been questioned numerous times about my predilection for film photography. The interrogator’s rationale goes something like, “But digital is so convenient and you can do so many things with digital that you can’t do with film.” I don’t disagree. But none of that...

Pull over pictures (and a partial return to color)

On road trips, one of the things I love to do, is to move to the side of the road in order to stop (= pull over) and take a picture. Sometimes or probably more often than not pulling over is not possible or easy. But our recent 3800 road mile trip provided some...