Tag : film

Old film brings hopes for a new year

For me, film represents everything I love about photography. Don’t get me wrong. Digital sensors have completely revolutionized photography – especially photojournalism. But where would we be today without digital? Film photography is more that an art form. It is a science. It takes knowledge to be a professional. Today, anyone with a load of cash can buy the latest and greatest gear. There is no need to worry about messing up. If a picture turns out poorly, it can […]

Test shots from the Hasselblad 500 C/M

If you read my last post, you know that I was testing out a 1976 Hasselblad 500 C/M. The results are in. Not too shabby. This is looking more and more like it might be the next camera added to my collection. I shot one roll of 120 Kodak TMAX 100. The only problem was that I was running that through a Hasselblad A24 back , designed for 220 film. It seems like the first few frames didn’t wind fully […]

There is nothing like a Hasselblad

I shoot a ton of pictures on my Canon digital system. I have probably shot over one million frames in the last eight years. As much as I love digital photography, it is hard to beat the look of black and white film. The texture. The latitude. No instant results. It makes you appreciate the roots of photography as well as where technology has taken the medium. I haven’t shot 35mm film for a while. I have a cheapo Chinese […]

Odds and ends

Over the last few months, I’ve ended up with a few photos that didn’t warrant a blog post nor did they go with anything else. Therefore, here are my odds and ends – the photos that had no other place to go.

Throwback Series pt. 2

Yes. It is two in the morning. The perfect time to continue the throwback series!! The summer after I graduated high school, I took a trip with five other recent graduates, a former teacher and his wife. We debated on where we wanted to go but we decided on Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. We were there for two weeks. This was my first time out of the country. Here I was, 17 years old and ignorant to the world. I […]