W00t! I got mine. It’s and end of one era as we transition to more and more e-commerce. I enjoyed the ride and FreeStyle’s catalogs. I can understand why we are where we are today and no doubt Freestyle will remain my go-to company for all things analog photography.
Just got in a new film photography related patch from Tap & Dye. It’s super cool and reminds me of Motorcycle Club artwork. I mean, it’s got a skull, lightning bolts, script fonts, we’re talkin’ bad ass here! 3″ diameter circle with an iron on backing make it easy to flaunt.
The only catch is that it was $12.75 to my door. The price might not be for everyone, but then again, neither is looking this good!
I was talking with a fellow film photographer one time and the subject of maintaining a growing base of work in terms of negatives came up. I told him what I do and he said “Wow, you’re really organized! I should do that.” I thought this was a little odd because most people wouldn’t describe me as organized. I decided years ago, sifting through boxes of prints from labs for that one frame I wanted to print that there had to be a better way. I developed a system of archiving
B&W is having an awesome photography contest for analog photographers. Everyone from wet plate enthusiasts to Lomo shooters can join in! Categories include alt process, toy camera/pinhole, vintage images, and smartphone.
The important stuff:Submissions will be accepted from 05/27/15 until 10/15/15. Submissions must be made on CD and mailed in. Cost is $30 for the entry of two images, each additional image is $10.
More information and details are available here: http://www.bandwmag.com/contest-info/11
Here it is, my first print off my Omega D5, which I picked up at Photostock 2015. It’s of my grandfather in law. Printing with this is very different than my Beseler 23c. This uses a Dichro head instead of a condenser.
Dichro heads use a diffuse light source, as apposed to columnated, which reduces contrast, increases exposure time, and has a different feel.
It kind of feels like I’m doing something wrong and I’m not getting prints that look how I expect but that’s ok.
Freestyle Photo recently announced via email that its next catalog will be its last.
I guess it’s to be expected as it’s been a trend across multiple industries. Keh ditched their print catalog a couple years ago. Anyone remember those ginormous Computer Shopper magazines of the 1980s and 90s? Now they’re long gone. According to Eric Joseph, Senior Vice President:
“We absolutely remain committed and dedicated to traditional photography and continue to find ways to not only keep products available, but also as affordable as possible. Producing a printed
Lucky film is manufactured in China by the China Lucky Film Corporation. Founded in 1958 this company now makes a variety of products besides film. Their film is mostly marketed to markets in Asia but have found a cult following here in the US.
For a long time Lucky film had a stigma that it the