I don’t know why one would name a place after a social media. Who is that stupid person? I want to find them and shoot them in the face… with my camera. It is called “Western District Public Cargo Pier” after all.
#FilmFeb is a twitter conversation initiated by Jason Avery, every day in February 2018 a new film photography-related question is posted. I thought it would be a great idea to put all my answers in this post. It will be updated throughout the month.
Rollei Infrared 4×5
Inevitably you will mess up, just remember you are not alone, like I did with the above ones. Have fun!
Fujifilm FP-3000B – it is pure magic. On the other hand I can’t wait to (save some money) and shoot some 8×10 Polaroids!
No, as I mainly shoot 35mm and medium format, incorporating zone system might be too much. It is more feasible when shooting large format. I will look into it when I shoot LF!
Very ambitious I would say, but you gotta think big!
Light meter because I don’t have a spot meter. I use in-camera / phone light meters.
Not that I know of, though I don’t actively reach out to/search for conventions. There is the camera gear market, it is gear-centric though. Wish there were more film camera communities and photo clubs here.
Yes, disposable film cameras, they are a casual and fun way to start photography. Olympus OM / Nikon FE(2) would be the serious choice.
I don’t usually pick the best images from a year but discovering wet markets in Bangkok is the most memorable.
Yes, I have barely shot a few sheets of 4×5, but I am gonna shoot 8×10 this year. Hopefully!
Whenever I need to print, I clean up my desk first. I plan to make it a dedicated space this year. Here is a photo when not in use.
I really want to recommend a local shop in Hong Kong but I can’t. Mine goes to KHB Photografix in Canada. They are specialized in enlargers/accessories and I got my Omega from them. A lot of info on their site! http://www.khbphotografix.com/
My great-uncle’s funeral, it was quite different and weird.
No. I would probably make some pinholes out of shoeboxes and cans, but really I can’t be bothered
I have shot 1 or 2 rolls of XP2 and didn’t like it.
Fashion and wildlife, both I have never done.
I recommend HC-110 as a general purpose developer. HC-110, T-MAX, Rollei Rodinal are the only ones I have used; I have not tried enough developers to make more intelligent advice.
Sebastião Salgado or Ted Forbes, both of them are very passionate about educating the next generation. I can probably learn a lot by just talking to them.
A while back I found this A125 black and white negative film from Russia, bought 10 rolls of them.
As far as I can gather, it is developed and made in Russia, and bulk-loaded in Kodak film canister. It is not DX coded as the sticker cover the original DX codes on the Kodak canister.
It is recommended by the shop to develop this film in D-76 1+1 for 15 mins. While I only have HC-110 and R09, I did some research on the massive dev chart and translated the developing time to the following:
The grain is not very fine for a 125 film, but it is not ugly nor distracting. It performs pretty well on the streets. Here are some photos developed in HC-110.
Pushing this film is no problem, the grain is definitely more present in midtones and shadows, which is to expected. The contrast is not noticeably higher than when shot at ISO 125.
Here are some photos shot at ISO500 and pushed 2 stops, developed with HC-110B for 22 minutes.
From the result you can get, the price of this film is fair, if you don’t count the shipping fee. I will certainly buy more from them, and they offer another original black and white film: Type-D 200, I need to check it out.
After the indiegogo campaign, Silberra Film from Russia finally delivered the first batch of perks! Specifically the PAN200 and ULTIMA200 black and white films. I did a janky unboxing video…
As an avid film photographer, I am always excited for any new films in the market! One interesting point to note is the film canisters do not have DX codes. I recall Silberra has done a poll on twitter asking people whether DX code is important, I guess most of the photographers don’t really care.
I sure hope Silberra will go into full mass production soon. For now I have 2 rolls waiting for me to shoot.
After shooting the 2 rolls, I will probably do another video showing my shooting, developing process and of course the photos!
Green Hub was originally the Old Tai Po Police Station, built in 1899. It was then re-purposed by Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden. Today it is a place promoting local organic farming, vegetarian and history showcase of Tai Po Police Station.
Kuk Po is not far away from the north eastern corner of Hong Kong, along the shore of Starling Inlet. It is only accessible by boat or an hour walk from Luk Keng. Most villagers moved out because of the inaccessibility, left with only charm and food stalls serving casual hikers.