Cross Processed Fuji Velvia 50 slide film

Cross Processed Fuji Velvia 50 slide film

After shooting a roll of expired Fuji Provia 400x on my weekend vacation to Carlsbad, California, I inserted a roll of expired Velvia 50 slide film into my trusty Nikon F-100 to see how the results might differ.  Luckily, there was a photo lab in town that processed and scanned my images the same day I… Continue Reading

Expired cross processed roll of Fuji Provia 400x color slide film

Expired cross processed roll of Fuji Provia 400x color slide film

Normally, C-41 chemicals are designed to develop print film resulting in negatives of the final image whereas E-6 chemicals are designed to process transparency films into positive images so they may be projected onto the wall during a slideshow (a form a entertainment from a bygone era). Cross processing slide film is the act of developing slide film… Continue Reading

Value Your Work More

How much do you value a free PDF that you got from some website in exchange for your email address?  That PDF cost you nothing in terms of dollars, and it probably sits unread and unappreciated in your documents folder.  Oftentimes, something that is free is unappreciated.  We sacrificed nothing in order to get it, so we don’t value… Continue Reading

What attracted me back to film?

Why in this age of digital photography and my owning a 36 megapixel digital camera with a marginal cost per image of zero would I pursue film photography?  Why with all the software we have with amazing abilities to produce film simulations, stitched panoramas, huge dynamic range, and other boundless effects would I limit myself to a single… Continue Reading

Why Shoot Slower?

Limitations enable the creative process in photography by reigning in the universe of possibilities while shooting.  In a 2013 TED conference, artist Phil Hansen said that “embracing the limitation can actually drive creativity … We need to first be limited in order to become limitless.”   Possible limitations include technical (shooting with just one particular focal length… Continue Reading