Light Leaks

These things happen! and I’ve had this happen a couple of times in the past. Once when I was in Cuba I forgot to re-wind the film before opening the bottom of the camera, and the other in Dublin. These are some of the issues we deal with as film photographers. Screwing up our shots just as we finished shooting a roll, and more than likely loosing some good shots in the process. But none of this bothers me. I

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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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Kilmainham Gaol Part II

A few months ago I visited Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin, Ireland. During that time I shot a quite a bit on film as well as on my mobile phone, the LG Nexus 5. I posted the photos I took with the Nexus 5 here. Since I had no access to a lab or chemicals to develop the film it had to wait till I returned to Toronto. After reviewing the photos I was pleasantly surprised, there’s something about not seeing

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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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