Hey all, I hope you’ve had a great week. I’ve been busy shooting 35mm film! This morning, I just finished a roll with my Nikon F3HP. And I’ve also been shooting a test roll with my “new” used Olympus XA2 point and shoot 35mm camera (pictured above). I just shot an entire roll with it and will bring it down to Luster Photo & Digital for development.
I hope you had a great weekend! I had a restful one, the first in over a month, so it was a great relief. As my interest in street photography develops, I’ve been thinking a lot about purchasing the vaunted FujiFilm 100T, a camera a lot of street photographers have been talking about. Being ever-thrifty, I realized I should do a bit of research on YouTube and found the following two camera reviews. They’re good and, incredibly, the first review even takes place during a huge protest?!?!
Yesterday, I was sad to hear that actor Alan Rickman passed away.
I was lucky enough to meet him at BADA’s Midsummer in Oxford Program back in 2004. He was kind enough to sit while I snapped some 35mm film photos of him (see above). Needless to say, the experience totally made my day! I was so psyched!
He was a great actor and I’ll miss seeing him in the movies.
Rest well, Alan Rickman. Thank you!
I hope you all had a great weekend! New York City has become humid and sticky. Arg!
Over the weekend, I went to get a roll of 35mm film processed, which I shot with my Panaview Opti-Wide panoramic camera. And my local film shop wasn’t there anymore! I began to freak out. Luckily, I saw a little sign with their new location. It was then that I began to appreciate that they’re probably the cheapest place to process 35mm in all of New York City! I walked right over and there they were. Thank the Lord!
Photo Credit: James P Fisher III on WikiMedia
I’m totally riding the analog 35mm film wave! Since I’m arranging to shoot real 35mm film soon (Kodak film), I decided it was time to get a real, professional 35mm camera! Some of you may remember I ordered a Nikon FE last year to test. I had to return it when I realized I needed something better: the Nikon F3HP. This week, I spent additional hours of research online to make sure it was the best bet (and most affordable option), and finally decided it was time to buy. That way, I can use the F3HP body with my old school Nikon AI and AIS lenses!
Here’s another photoshop experiment on a scanned 35mm negative I took along the Hudson River to test a Rollei 35mm Travel Camera. I combined it in photoshop with a scan of a wet plate. I think it looks pretty convincing, and I didn’t have to get any chemicals on my hands. Technology is extraordinary!
I just watched this video from the excellent Youtube Channel The Art of Photography posted by Photographer Stephen Thorley on the Google + Film and Analogue Photography Community. If you have the chance, check the group out. I just joined up and it has nice, active users. Also check out the videos on The Art of Photography Youtube Channel when you can.