Category Archives: Video

Caffenol vs HC-110

In my new video I compared Caffenol and HC-110 as film developers. Caffenol is a film developer made from household products, usually by mixing coffee, washing soda, vitamin C powder and water together. As mentioned in the video, I didn’t use vitamin C in this particular experiment.

The results are quite interesting. With Caffenol, the negative has a yellow brownish tint and is less dense, meaning the negative is less developed. As a result, the end image looks darker than HC-110 counterpart.

screenshot from the video

The grains with Caffenol are also much more pronounced. It is more obvious in the 35mm Tri-X negatives.

screenshot from the video

You can check out my video for full observations. To conclude it is quite a fun experiment to have (especially you have a lot more time during quarantine).

Stay safe and keep shooting!

Plum Blossoms on Provia 100F

How are you all holding up? Hope you are doing well and keeping yourself sane.

Sharing a roll of 120 Provia 100F I shot back in February in my new video. There is this plum tree in my area, apparently quite popular among photographers, it would blossom every year around late winter.

On a day in February, I went out and shot this plum tree, here are some of the images.

Pentax 6×7 MLU | SMC 200mm f/4 | Fujifilm Provia 100F

Hiking with Mamiya C330

As with everyone in Hong Kong, I went for a short hiking near Kowloon Reservoir. I brought my Mamiya C330 equipped with 65mm lens, and shot a couple rolls of Fujicolor PRO 400H and a roll of Kodak Tri-X.

Besides the video, here are some of the photos on that day…

Mamiya C330 | Mamiya-Sekor 65mm f/3.5 | Fujicolor PRO 400H
Mamiya C330 | Mamiya-Sekor 65mm f/3.5 | Fujicolor PRO 400H
Mamiya C330 | Mamiya-Sekor 65mm f/3.5 | Fujicolor PRO 400H
Mamiya C330 | Mamiya-Sekor 65mm f/3.5 | Kodak Tri-X | Kodak HC-110B 5.5mins 20dc
Mamiya C330 | Mamiya-Sekor 65mm f/3.5 | Kodak Tri-X | Kodak HC-110B 5.5mins 20dc
Mamiya C330 | Mamiya-Sekor 65mm f/3.5 | Kodak Tri-X | Kodak HC-110B 5.5mins 20dc
Mamiya C330 | Mamiya-Sekor 65mm f/3.5 | Fujicolor PRO 400H
Mamiya C330 | Mamiya-Sekor 65mm f/3.5 | Fujicolor PRO 400H
Mamiya C330 | Mamiya-Sekor 65mm f/3.5 | Fujicolor PRO 400H

New Video – Printing Sesh #02

Another Saturday another video! (I hope I can keep up the weekly schedule)

In this video I share my darkroom prints made last year, including some contact sheets shot in Taiwan, and a few 35mm prints. I find Ilford’s RC Pearl paper to be the best for contact sheets, it is easy to handle.

Once again, please let me know your thoughts and comments. Subscribe to my channel for more video contents like this!

New Video – Street Level with T-MAX 400

This is a new try for me, making video about myself shooting on the street. I take a lot inspiration from other photographers on Youtube, and I thought it might be interesting to make videos myself.

I was half grocery shopping and half shooting with my Konica Genba Kantoku 28 HG and Kodak T-MAX 400. As you may or may not know, wet market is my favoured terrain.

So there you go, any thoughts and comments are appreciated!