Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Southern Weddings Feature : Tim & Chelle

We were fortunate enough to have Southern Weddings feature Tim & Chelle's amazing rustic mountain wedding today! Check out their BLOG. We love it!Part IPart II

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Close & Clean

Close & Clean

Sidewalk Surfers

Shannon & IvanPolaroid 180 Land Camera
Fuji FP100c Instant Pack Film

Saturday, June 19, 2010

"Via Rail" Quebec, Canada

On Via Rail
Via Rail Quebec
Canonet QL17 f/1.7 Fuji 400H

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Horse & Ass

Couple of A'sRollei 2.8C Xenotar
Fuji T64 120 Cross Processed

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

In Montreal

Montreal HotelCanonet QL17 40MM f/1.7Fuji 400H

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sun Setting Over L.A.

Highland ParkNikon FE2Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AIS Fuji 400H

Monday, June 7, 2010


CitrusThe colors in this film are just about as juicy as that swollen citrus! I just want to take a bite! Mmmm...Rollei 2.8C Xenotar Fuji T64 120 Cross Processed

Sunday, June 6, 2010

"The way of the future" High ISO film test pt.2 - 500T vs. 800z & 400h!

Within the last year digital has made great leaps in high ISO capabilities. But unbeknownst to the world outside of hollywood, film has been making it's own advances well into it's supposed afterlife. This is part 2 of our Kodak Vision 3 500T motion picture film test. For part 1 we set up a controlled study, which can be viewed here. This time we brought our Nikon F3 with 250 exposure MF-4 back to a wedding. Most of the day was to be very low light photojournalistic coverage of a traditional Jewish wedding (full real wedding post coming very soon!). We shot the 500t along side our Nikon FE-2's, range finders, and TLR's and the results are amazing! We had the ECN-2 film processed by Technicolor here in Hollywood, and I scanned all of these samples on our Fuji Frontier with no post-correction in the computer. This is the honest truth!
First off, during preparations we shot some 400h in the lobby of the hotel. We usually overexpose our 400h by a stop. But the 500T? no need. One under is just fine!500Tvs400H
The 500T in 35mm holds up against medium format, could you image 500T220? The exposure difference under the altar was 3 stops and change. Look at that DR!
500Tvs800Z 220
This bulk back came in super handy through all the events leading up to the ceremony in this low lit temple.
This shot was taken during the day with window light metered off of the table.
500Tvs800Z 220
The most amazing thing is the versatility of this film. All temperatures of light and extreme under and over exposure produces acceptable images. But 800z does have a look all it's own.
500vs800z 220
Color images in low light are possible on film! That's the cinematographer's dirty little secret...
This just demonstrates the advances and potential in film, that are kept just out of arms reach, since the popularization of the "film is dead" ideology, when in fact film is still just maturing! Digital would have a hard time getting these kind of images straight out of the camera, or even through RAW processing. I don't even care if I could achieve it through the right combination of money+time, I still love film! :-)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Old Frankie

Franky Fp-3000b 45
Instant negatives made from FP-3000b45 expired in 2002, shot on Frankie, my little 4x5 rf Land camera that we made. We found out that this film, for some reason, has to be rated at ISO 12000! Something to do with the expired chemistry I guess. Cool thing is we have 110 sheets left!
Frankie Fp-3000b 45

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Electric Bride

Party BrideI just love this shot from Chris and Cheyenne's wedding last month! Cheyenne is totally taking command of the dance floor!
Bessa R3MVM Nokton 35mm f/1.2Ilford Delta 3200 35mm