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The places I had once known had changed, and though I had knowledge of what was, when I came here I was not really prepared to accept what is.
Recently - oh happiness of happiness! - I received a beta roll of Cinestill 800T in medium format. I had been itching to get my hands on some ever since I first heard about the kickstarter; considering how much I enjoy the 35mm version, I couldn't wait to see how it performed in a larger format. I had never used my Hasselblad at night without a flash, and was keen to have that experience. And, having heard some people question why we as film photographers need 800T in the first place, since we already have Portra 800, I decided to compare the two. The Portra was also new to me, so I was pretty excited about the whole thing,
My photo output has had a nitrous-oxide boost lately. The Olympus XA is a creative pocket powerhouse. In fact, combined with the availability of £1 rolls of 24 exposure Agfa Vista 200 film here in the UK, I’m shooting more frames than ever.
Spring Polaroid Week started this year on April 18th and lasted until April 24th. In what is the 10th anniversary of this celebration of instant film on Flickr, 490 group members submitted a total of 2,400+ instant photographs (at the time of this post! We watched the action unfold and have chosen 20 of our absolute favorites! There are still thousands of amazing instant photographs to go see on the Flickr Group Pool!
For years I used to say that my brain works mostly in monochrome. Then one day I decided to go to a Joel Meyerowitz retrospective and as I stood open-mouthed in front of stunning dye transfer prints and large colour prints behind acrylic I suddenly felt reminded of that day when my parents bought their first colour television set. It was as if I finally found a hidden switch that activated the colour mode of my brain. Suddenly I saw colour everywhere when before I only saw tonality, structure, light and shade.
The camera that we’re looking at in this article, the GSW690ii is a great example of the classic rangefinder with one notable exception, it is in no way diminutive. Saddled with the nickname of "Texas Leica” it is something of a behemoth by rangefinder standards. . . .