Analog Photography

Posts that contain film photography as the subject matter.

Is Film Making a Comeback?

I was just talking about this with Jon today and realized that the news release from Kodak is almost 2 weeks old.  Sure, this is old news now…but things in the old days took time to develop.  Like film!

Where am I going with this?  Well back to Kodak, the company has announced that it will be manufacturing Ektachrome film!

http://www.kodak.com/us/en/corp/press_center/kodak_brings_back_a_classic_with_ektachrome_film/default.htm

To the film enthusiasts out there, this is good news, because this is Kodak’s first slide film in the company’s film products for what was a very long time.

Me, being a Fujifilm fan, am quite delighted by this news.  I really want to try something different than Velvia as I have never had great chances to shoot with slide film as far as I can recall.  Fujifilm’s Velvia is a great product, but using the Ekta will make for a great shoot out!

We’ll keep you posted when we get our first batch.

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Alvin’s Digital Follies – The 2016 Thompson Bucks County Classic

"Feeling the heat (in more ways than one...)" 2016 Thompson Bucks County Classic, Doylestown, PA

“Feeling the heat (in more ways than one…)” 2016 Thompson Bucks County Classic, Doylestown, PA

 

I apologize for taking so long to post since the teaser I put up in Snappy Friday.  My son and I had spent the weekend in the state of Pennsylvania to meet up with our friend, JP.  Yes, a road trip!  I do love road trips!  The reason for this road trip?  It was to try my hand at taking some sports photography, namely, the Thompson Bucks County Classic!

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Snappy Fridays – Getting Ready For Another Trip!

Safe to say, I’m ready for this weekend’s road trip!  My son and I are heading over to the beautiful state of Pennsylvania to meet up with Jezza.

You may be asking, “Wait, why all the film? ” and, “Why 1600 Fuji Colour?!?”. To answer, if you’ve seen my earliest posts in this blog, I do shoot film and I haven’t shot film in a LONG time, so I needed a fix. In regards to 1600 – stay tuned to find out!

Alvin’s Film and Digital Follies – Taking in Chicago!

As you may have learned, last month I managed to sneak a road trip over to Chicago with my girlfriend.  It was a first time for us to visit this city.  During this excursion, my girlfriend had scheduled us in for three walking tours for the two days that we were in town.

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On the first day we had a food tour, courtesy of chicagofoodplanet.com.  During this taste of the Gold Coast and (more…)

Game Time Inside the Rogers Centre

Alvin’s Film Follies (Part XII – A Visit To Toronto’s Rogers Centre)

I recently was invited to attend an event at the Rogers Centre which included watching the Toronto Blue Jays (as you may have seen in my Snappy Friday teaser).  It was a great day to be out and enjoy a ball game too, although the skies were much more impressive the day before.  In the past few weeks, I have come to the conclusion that there is something wrong with Penny, so I borrowed my son’s camera (a Pentax ME Super) to see what sort of photos I would get on this day.  Let’s just say, paired with my fisheye lens and a cheap 80-200 telephoto, I was left pretty impressed.  Enjoy the pics I have posted, within.

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Alvin’s Film Follies (Part XI – Fujifilm Velvia 100 and Killbear Provincial Park)

It goes without saying that I have a preference to 100 speed films.  So, when I spotted this roll of Velvia available at ASA 100, I didn’t hesitate to grab it.  My problem was that I didn’t know where to use it. Enter Killbear Provincial Park!  100 speed is my “comfort food” and the percentage of captures I grabbed using this film was, safe to say, higher than the Velvia 50.

Morning skies along the lighthouse trail, fisheye style! Killbear Provincial Park.

Morning skies along the lighthouse trail, fisheye style! Killbear Provincial Park.

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Jezza’s Film Follies – (‘Tri’-ing to be ‘Art’sy)

Con-Ed, a NY utility company. That's all I chose to say really

Con-Ed, an NY utility company. That’s all I choose to say, really.

As I mentioned in my last follies post, the Fujifilm Pro-400H was my 2nd to last expired film (read post here).  Well, this is the last of my expired film: Kodak’s 400 Tri-X professional black and white film.  This is also probably the least aged of my old film, only having expired around late 2013.  This film also gave me a (more…)