Kodak Portra 400 is an excellent film but I found the grain too fine with almost a digital feel to the images. Really sharp photos when images were in focus with great color reproduction. It was also my first time shooting film at night which for the most part didn’t go so well. Most of the shots were out of focus and soft.
Film Camera: Nikon F3T
Film: Kodak Portra 400 Continue reading
It feels great to shoot film again, this time with a more compact camera! The last time I shot film was towards the end of February. I have been out of the loop for quite a long time because of work but hopefully, I can start posting about the long overdue trips I took around May and June. Continue reading
This past Monday I decided to reignite my creative side by making my own camera wrist strap out of paracord. I’ve been in the market for a wrist strap for a couple months now but knew that it was not necessary when I still have my neck strap. I like to watch random camera accessories on youtube and found a couple DIY camera straps that I definitely knew I could try out on my days off. It turned out to be easy and really affordable! If you are interested in making one, I followed this video. Continue reading
Finally had the chance to test out the Olympus 30mm f3.5 Macro lens outside! Will be posting more photos whenever I have the opportunity to capture interesting subjects. Continue reading
Over the past month, I decided to switch it up and experiment with the Ilford Delta 400 Black and White Negative roll to see how much I would enjoy black and white. While I thoroughly enjoyed the results that came back, I didn’t like how long it took to process the roll. Samy’s Camera is my go-to place to develop my rolls and the process to develop color takes about a day while black and white they would have to ship it out to another place for processing and that takes about a week. That reason alone is why I’ll probably go back to color for now until I find another place that can process black and white a bit faster. It takes me quite a long time before I finish a roll so it would be nice if I could see the results a day or two afterward.
*On a side note, having 36 exposures on a roll is quite wonderful!! You get your money’s worth everytime you process them.
Thought I would try something new by taking a picture of my process/set up before shooting a particular shot. I have not been doing this often since I usually like to shoot through the viewfinder but whenever I get the chance I will be posting on here.
Here are just a few examples: Continue reading
One of the biggest downsides of shooting film is the time it takes to complete a roll and get it developed. This roll took almost a month to complete but the results definitely made it worth it.
Downtown Long Beach: I had to wait about an hour to submit in some plans to City Hall in Long Beach so I used that time to explore the vicinity. Continue reading