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Street Frames

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One of my new year resolutions this year was to start printing my photos and I’ve done it as described here. But somewhere in the back of my mind, there was an ambition to make a photo book. And today, after long hours (and days) of selecting, reviewing and putting everything together I’m proud to present the resulting book called …

It’s over, Kodak.

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  Well, this is it. My 100 ft roll of Kodak Tri-X is over. As it was my first time rolling film myself I wanted to write down some points for the future based on the experience. always remember to put the cassette case on the spool before starting rolling use good tape when fixing film on the spool or …

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Weekly Challenge – Temporary

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  It’s been a long time since I posted a weekly challenge but couldn’t pass this one by. As my son grows up he starts to appreciate the moments spent with his grandma more and more every time. He knows she lives far from us and she comes twice a year to visit, and he knows she won’t stay long. …

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Lightroom alternative for a film shooter?

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  Several months ago I’ve subscribed to Adobe’s photography package with Lightroom and Photoshop included. At the time the idea of having both magnificent photo tools for only $9.99 a month seemed quite legitimate, but after some time using or should I rather say NOT using this software I faced a dilemma. As I’m shooting mostly film and hardly ever …

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A minute of vanity

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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?

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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

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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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Enjoying the sunset

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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

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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

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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 …