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Black and white with yellow

In Film by Ivan0 Comments

Disclaimer: this post is by no means an advertisement but my personal opinion based on the experience. This year despite all the challenges and issues I have with my photography, I’ve nevertheless made an important step forward by printing my work. I don’t mean doing it at home, it’s still very unlikely, but I started ordering prints at labs. First …

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Same red flower, another camera

In 6x6, Film by Ivan0 Comments

    Found a roll of Portra 800 I shot in spring and didn’t develop, so gave it a go. The chemicals are still good despite not being used for more than three months, and the results are a-Okay for the expired film shot at half speed.  

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A minute of vanity

In 35mm, Film, Personal favourites by Ivan0 Comments

Some time ago I contacted a guy who runs Emulsive.org website asking how I could contribute to the community. All I could think about was to translate an article or write some kind of film review or my impressions of film photography or something like that. Hardly had I expected what will come out of this. Last week my feature …

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Huh?

In 35mm, Film by Ivan0 Comments

This portrait of my son became one of my favourite family photos straight away, but the irony here is that it was shot by accident. I couldn’t remember taking it and later I realised it was one of the first “technical” frames in a new roll. I’ll allow myself a bit of old-sock rambling and say that this photo would never …

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Now we’re talking, Kodak Tri-X

In 35mm, Film by Ivan3 Comments

As I’ve mentioned already here or on social media, I’ve got myself a 100 ft roll of Kodak Tri-X 400 and now all of my 35mm cameras – which is not many – are loaded with it. Before the latest batch, the results were so-so to my taste. A puzzling mixture of failed expectations and “I’m open to whatever develops …

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My 3 cents in defense of film simulation

In Digital, Film by Ivan2 Comments

Recently I’ve read a post by Frank Lehnen in which he points out a phenomenon of film simulation in digital photography. As he claims his loyalty to film he also asks an obvious question: “Why trying to imitate film when there’s the real thing?” For the record, I completely agree with Frank on what he says about film and its …

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Enjoying the sunset

In 35mm, Film by Ivan0 Comments

Living by the sea was never my dream or goal, it just happened that we live on the coast. That’s why, I guess, we don’t go there very often. But once in a while, it is so relaxing and calming to come and enjoy the sound of waves and the view of the mountains lit by the setting sun. It’s …

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Black flower, white plate

In 35mm, Film by Ivan0 Comments

For the last month or so I’ve been developing only colour film and kinda forgot how it feels to soup b&w. Last weekend I’ve finally unpacked my new developer for black and white – Kodak HC-110 – and did a couple of rolls. As more pictures from those two are coming, I want to start off with a flower. I …

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My Lucky Developments

In 35mm, Film by Ivan2 Comments

One of my colleagues, having seen me with a film camera, brought his old Nikon F65 and gave me as a present. In a camera bag, I found an unexposed roll of Lucky film and decided to test the camera with this roll. As it hasn’t been refrigerated for a long time I expected it to be something completely different …