I’m psyched I just started scanning with the Epson Perfection V600! So far, it’s great! Having successfully scanned two photos, some 35mm negatives and several slides, I’m curious now about scanning negatives with sprocket holes:
How to scan negatives with sprocket holes included (This film bracket looks useful DigitaLIZA:
Time to scan!
-The Wandering Humorist
Every now and then everyone gets curious about how they’re doing on Google Search. At least I do! Well I just ran some searches and I can’t quite believe it, but as of today, I’m on page two using the following search words:
I just found out that M83, Com Truise, College and the soundtrack to 2011’s movie Drive, isn’t the only dreamy retro 80s sythpop around! There’s a whole new genre out that’s sprung up! This relatively new genre of music is called, as far as I can tell, “80s New Wave Revival” or “80s SynthPop” or “80s Revival”. I just made the realization about this musical movement whilst exploring youtube (or course!) and ended up discovering NewRetroWave. It’s a youtube channel that hosts all these “Retro New Wave” bands.
As I continue to research 35mm photography cameras, I hit upon the subject of “Travel cameras”. They’re really small and light. So not only would they be fantastic for travel, but they’d make fantastic street photography cameras! Here’s my list of my current favorites. I don’t own any of them, but I looked them up for several hours. I was looking for small, light and really nice optical quality:
Now that I’m about to test my Nikon FE (I have 27 days left to return it), I’ve been digging around the internet and found some great sites detailing the different types of 35mm film.
Check them out!
Film Recommendations by Philip Greenspun, 1996
35mm Film Guide from The Curating Cuteness – A Film Photography Blog has a great article where each film stock has posted examples!
Your Best and Worst 35mm Colour Films via Flickr Groups
I’ll be interested to see what kind of film I prefer once I get some experience!
I’m totally psyched to be gearing up to shoot 35mm film again! It seems like a lifetime ago when I was using real film to shoot photos. But, I’ve been thinking about shooting film for a long time now. Especially since the more technology is speeding up, the more it’s drawing on looks of the past (Instagram, Photoshop plugins, etc.).
After reading cross-country photographer Mike Brodie was inspired by Mary Ellen Mark, I’ve been checking out her work. I was surprised to learn she was partly responsible for the ground-breaking documentary “Streetwise”, which documented the lives of homeless children in Seattle, Washington. After shooting the kids for an article in LIFE magazine, her work inspired her husband, filmmaker Martin Bell, to shoot the film.
Since my cool V7 backpack has been tearing for several months now, I’ve been searching for a replacement/upgrade. And it’s surprisingly difficult to find a good list of backpacks, suited for an urban writer! Here are my requirements:
- It has to be black so it won’t pick up stains
- It must be durable (my V7 lasted 10 months before tearing)
- It has to have a laptop sleeve that fits a Chromebook
- Slim enough to wear around New York City and look cool
- Contain at least several organizational pockets for pens etc.
- Room for a book and a notepad
- Under $100
Here’s the most recent comedy video I’ve directed. It’s with NYC’s comedy group Guard Llama and parodies a current Discover Card commercial featuring two twins!
Here’s the original commercial:
And here’s the parody I directed with Guard Llama:
Many of you probably saw this video when it was released by NASA back in 2012, but I still can’t get over how beautiful it is. As I understand it, it was put together from a series of time-lapse photos from NASA’s Expedition 30 crew, while they were aboard the International Space Station. And Howard Blake composed the enchanting music. It’s such a breath-taking work of Art, I have to share it. How incredible our world is and yet most of us just take it for granted. We don’t see how truly unique we are in our galaxy! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do: