Photography

Black & White

I tend to use a Cannon EOS Rebel T2 w/ 90-100 mm lens (standard in kit) with Arista 400 B&W Film. Some photos have been developed with a low concentration of Arista 76 Film Developer at about at about 100°F, to increase contrast yet keep the grain to a minimum. However, the later stuff has been using Kodak XTOL with impressive results. This developer seems to produce a very fine grain and smooth contrast. The developed negatives are then scanned with an Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner. Naturally, the resolution has been reduced and a small imprinted watermark has been added to the bottom…

 

 

Instant – Polaroid

For the old time classic, the Polaroid Land Camera – Automatic 104 is something of a novelty.  Named after Edwin Land, it was manufactured by Polaroid from the late 1940s to the early 1980s.  All of theses cameras were designed to be instant develop by incorporating the chemicals into the film pack.  Since Polaroid stopped making the film in 2008, this camera now shoots with FujiFILM instant pack film (still in production).  The best part is that there is no waiting. It is digital without the printer. Considering the cost of ink for the HP printer, the per-print-cost is about the same (90¢ each).  Although more than 50 years old, you can still order replacement batteries on Amazon.com. Although, ordering the flash bulbs has proven to be a challenge.  Check out this post for more details.