Unicolor C-41

I don't develop colour film that often. In fact it had been such a long time that I wasn't sure if the chems would still be good. I'd honestly deferred developing the one roll I had kicking around, Portra 400 120 roll since my el-cheapo digital thermometer had died. The LCD screen lost most of…Read more Unicolor C-41

Unicolor C-41 processing first crack

It's been over 8 rolls of B&W film since I resumed my own film processing. It was easier than I remembered, and especially easy thanks to the Massive Film Database Timer application available for iPhone and Android. I use it on my iPhone 5.  Time to try colour processing. Last weekend provided a few firsts…Read more Unicolor C-41 processing first crack

My son’s intro to photography

My son, 12, has been learning some basic composition and other photography skills at his middle school. The instructors use iPads to remove the technical aspects of photography from the student to allow them to place their attention on composition. He's learned about the rule of thirds, and other composition tips. He asked me one…Read more My son’s intro to photography

Mamiya 645 Pro TL medium format film camera

Ever since I got into photography in the late 1970s I've wanted a medium format film camera. More specifically, I wanted a Hasselblad, the iconic studio camera of the era. I really knew little about medium format, but was intrigued. Well, over thirty years later, I now own a medium format camera. At first, inspired…Read more Mamiya 645 Pro TL medium format film camera