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
There would be no national artists!
I made this some time ago based off a sticker I saw that saw a that said the same thing about musicians. I was thinking about it, and how many national (visual) artists can you name?
I could name a couple dozen probably, but like art. I’m into it so I don’t know if I’m representative of the general public much in that respect.
Culture, they call it; it distinguishes them from the goatherds. -Frederick Neitzche, Thus Spake Zarathustra
Neitzche believed that culture was the combination
If you follow pretty much any of my profiles or this blog, you know I’m really big on Photostock, the annual Northern Michigan, mostly analog (chemical) photography meet up.
This year’s was awesome! I saw some great friends that I’ve met over the last 8 years and made some new ones all sharing the passion of film photography and alt process. Every year is different and this year was no exception. There were a range of great presenters, I got to see Bill Schwab’s brand