When I decided to retry the Ilford XP2 Super film processed in black and white chemistry, I also wanted to see a comparison between other films that I had stored in the fridge. Ilford Delta 400 Pro is a film that I have been in debate of using as a black and white 400 ASA film. Ilford FP4 is my main slow speed film but it does not always cut it when higher sensitivity is needed. Having gone through […]
Welcome to part 2 of my Ilford XP2 Super film experience. Having been faced with a few issues with XP2 Super film, I decided to try the last roll that I had with a different camera with the intention of processing the film in black and white chemistry. For this final roll I decided to pull out the Mamya C330. This is a camera that I also truly love but have kept it as partner in the studio. […]
A road trip was planned weeks in advance for Saint-Jean-Baptiste holiday weekend which ended up being a four day weekend for me. I had such an enjoyable time, the weather could not have been any better. I hope you all had a chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather and weekend too. I have spoken about Ilford XP2 Super black and white film before and how much I really loved working with it and I knew that this […]
On May 20th, 2019, I presented a creative assignment that consisted of selecting six themes from a group of twelve with double exposures as the main approach. “Big & Small” was the first that I selected.
Here I am once again with a few Cyanotype tests. Initially, I was not placing these as tests, but as part of a new Cyanotype series . The thought of the creative idea I had seemed right, but after having gone through the complete process, my view completely changed. I thought that they would have come out with a little more visual punch. Since these photographs will no longer be part of a new Cyanotype series, I thought that I […]
On a previous journal entry,( here), I never mentioned my experience with Fuji Velvia 50 that I had paired up with my pinhole camera. I did not bring many sheets along with me, only 4, as my main focus was to photograph more water portraits to add to my portfolio. I was a little disappointed that only one from the bunch came out somewhat to my liking, next time I will prepare myself to solely focus on pinhole photography only…well […]
I headed out to visit some old places last weekend. It was the perfect opportunity to use my newly owned Yashica D that I had paired up with a few rolls of Fujifilm Pro 400H. I shot two rolls but I only had time to process one of them.
In my decision to side more with the art of creativity than that of a standardized portrait studio I am still trying to work that out, yet, I feel that sharing out creative assignments, (with no expectations), might be the best way to transition into a new suit and for things to move forward. No pressure, no time frame…. just a “do it if you wish and at your own pace kinda thing”. With that being said, let me […]
Curiosity #3 What if I was to simulate motion blur/movement by moving the acetates position by hand during exposure time? Again, this is something that can be done in camera prior to reaching this stage but who does not like a challenge? My first trial was a failure, in fact, it came out exactly as the original which is not so bad but it was obviously not the goal. My Approach: I thought that if […]
When I decided to take a chance on processing color film, even after experiencing the processing of a few rolls, I was still somewhat in doubt as to whether or not I would make color film processing a part of my regular routine as black and white film. I love to experiment with different films, but since the very beginning my black and white go to slow speed film has been Ilford FP4 Plus and as for a black and […]
In this journal entry the curiosity continues from Cyanotype Test- Part 1 which was the adding of texture to original photographs in Photoshop. I wanted to go deeper and explore other curiosities that I also have been wanting to put to the test. Curiosity #2 What if I was to expose them as double exposures…basically placing one over the other? Yes this could be done easily at the shooting stage, but what if? How would it turn out? […]