A New Site, A New Direction

My first post on my blog was made on March 15, 2012. More than 2 1/2 years ago I started this blog as a personal site to display my images on a day to day basis. Since then my photography has evolved. I continued to post regularly until earlier this year when I realized I wasn’t posting for myself anymore. I was throwing up images for the sake of it and it wasn’t doing me any good. When I traveled

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I’m Done With Labs

I took a roll of C-41 B&W film to a lab to get processed today because I was impatient. I normally develop my own colour and B&W film. Because I was out of C-41 chemicals, and didn’t feel like waiting for my B&H order to come through, I ran to the lab. And this is what I got! (This is the least scratched frame) This image isn’t particularly great but the scratches and dust are what piss me off. It’s

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Arista Premium 400

Recently I picked up a couple rolls of Arista Premium 400 from a local store. I was curious how it differed from Kodak T-Max 400 and Kodak Tri-X 400 and whether it was a suitable alternative as it was significantly cheaper than rolls of Kodak here in Canada. The verdict?? Not so great. The contrast of the film is pretty good but the latitude in the highlights don’t even come close to T-Max 400. Also the grain structure is quite

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The Difference between Cinema Film and Standard Film

Update: MoDannyWilliams on Reddit mentioned that most standard color film is mainly daylight balanced so the use of cooling filters is still required. Also Kodak Portra seems to handle push processing a bit better than most other color films but nowhere near Kodak cinema film. I’ve been asked this question a lot. What’s the difference and does it really matter? Is there a benefit to one over the other? In all honesty no. The major differences between the two types

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