Happy New Year Everyone
Hope you had a good 2014, and are looking forward to a productive and successful 2015
These last couple months have been very inspirational for me not only from my own work, in my opinion, getting better but also my friend photographers
We push each other and study, we criticize and we practice, I’m actually thinking of starting a collective in Jersey City, where I’m from..but I’ll save that for another time
This new year I plan on working even harder on my work and hitting the streets as much as possible.
Hello Everybody, hope all is well
I’ve been busy and studying hard as always (all the while juggling work and life) but it’s great to get back to the blog
As many of you know, i do a lot of film photography work (i prefer it even though i do work with Digital photography as well) and i develop 99% of it at home, mostly 35mm.
After i develop my 35mm rolls, i would always scan them using the Plustek 8200i film scanner and use the Silverfast or Vuescan software to convert them into JPG/Tiff format
This would take a very long time (even though i loved the results!) especially when developing 3-4 rolls at the end of the day, which is often
I began to think about how there may be a faster way of doing this without spending a lot of money on labs or much more expensive scanners..
Could it really be easier than developing Black and White film?
Ted Forbes from one of my favorite YouTube channels, The Art of Photography, definitely thinks so.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been thinking that the main reason why you don’t hear about more people developing color film at home is due to it being pretty complicated.
After watching this video Ted released recently on the steps taken to mix, make and develop with the chemicals it definitely does not look as difficult as I had first thought!
I Recently had an opportunity to photograph a GREAT event for an organization that i’m a proud member of, the Anti-Injustice Movement
This event occurred in Brooklyn, NYC. At an area that had some of the most AMAZING graffiti i’ve ever seen up close
I was captivated just walking around and looking at all of the great artwork on the walls and streets.
When i was first asked to bring along some equipment, i had to think about how i wanted to shoot and what i wanted to shoot.
I’m sure you’ve heard about it, and either found no point in actually trying to get it done or asked questions like “Why would you do that?” “Developing Color Film in Black and White Developer??”
I’m sure people have heard of developing film in other types of chemicals not meant for it.
This being the act of Cross Processing..everyone has different definitions apparently.
Ok so I know it feels like it’s been a decade ..but I’ve finally gotten around to getting settled in to my new place and also scanning my newly developed film of the rolls I shot from each camera recently.
For those who didn’t read the previous blog entry, this is in no way a competition to see which camera is better than the other. (I think they’re both amazing)
This is a project I created to see which one I favored more and performed best to fit with my style of street photography.
I used a 50mm focal length lens for each camera and Expired ISO 200 film.
Having color film came in handy especially for when I was out with the Nikon!
Tell you more about that later…
So you got your camera ready, you feel inspired and you’re ready to hit the streets and get some really great shots of the city and its people…
All of a sudden, a sudden conundrum appears in your head..am i shooting Color or Black and White today?..Let’s say you’re lucky enough to have a bunch of each and really want to make the right decision!