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Analog Photography Money Meme

I’m sure you’ve seen money cats, and money dogs, and all kinds of money memes. Why doesn’t film photography have one? Well here it is! If you repost or reblog this image within 48 hours, through the immersive power of suggestion, you will find money to buy film, chemicals, and/or analog photography equipment! Try it and see!


Summer 2016 Film Stash

Getting Ready For the Summer!


Still needing to add some iso400 35mm. Thinking about trying to bulk roll some HP5. You can catch a glimpse of some FPP rolls in there!

The Film Photography Project

The Film Photography Project and Podcast

Either Way it’s the FPP! In a recent podcast I was listening to, the cast remarked that the FPP is underground and nobody writes about them, Will I’m aiming to change that.

I’ve been following the FPP for quite a while. I was first introduced to the FPP by contributor Mat Marrash at the 2011 Photostock. He interviewed me and others and we were featured in Episode read more

The end of Chinese (photographic) films?

For a while now I’ve turned to inexpensive film made in China to experiment on. These tended to be Shanghai GP3 and Lucky SHD100. Both iso 100 films, both could be problematic at times but their low price made them very appealing for not-so-critical, fun photography. Both were (are?) made in 35mm and 120 with Shanghai also having a 4×5 and bulk 35mm products.



Lately it’s been hard to find. There’s still some on Ebay but it’s price has gone up considerably, around read more

Instructions on shooting above your head with a waist level viewfinder.

Above the waist with a waist level viewfinder.


Ever try this? It looks pretty simple, if you have a waist level view finder and want an overhead shot, just hold it over your head!

I tried this once quite some time ago. It really messes with you.

It’s hard enough to get used to right and left being backwards with a waist level view finder. For some reason if you switch it up and shoot over your head it’s like you have to start back at square one again. Framing becomes a fresh new challenge all over again. I’m not sure exactly read more

Shanghai sheet film instructions. 

If you have any problems with Shanghai sheet films like this: 

  
Simply refer to this handy document 😜: 

4x5 large format dip and dunk setup

Tragedy (narrowly) averted in the Darkroom!

So I had these 3 4×5 film holders loaded with exposed film. I hadn’t shot 4×5 in years and had no idea what was on them. They were probably shot around 2008-ish. One night I decided to get adventurous and develop them in a dip-and-dunk session.

For those that don’t know dip-and-dunk is when you place the sheets of film in hangers (or rolls on reels) and place them in containers of chemicals. It gets it’s name because agitation is achieved by, you guessed it, dipping read more