black and white

More of the Kodak Double-X

I picked up of five rolls from the good folks at Ultrafine Online aka The Photo Warehouse and after a few weeks of testing out black & while 35mm film my top three are this The Kodak Double-X 5222, Kodak 2238 Panchromatic Separation 25 ISO film which is perfect for those bright days and Kentmere 400 which has a great sharpness and is a great all around film. I do have other favorites, but if I had to choose I would rather be stuck with these three as of right now, but who knows that might change as we get closers to the fall and winter seasons.

Ilford PanF Plus

I shot this Ilford PanF Plus pushed the 2 stops because I wanted to see what kind of contrast I could get out of in during the day, but I shot the whole roll on my walk home from work at five in the morning. Not disappoint with the shot came out, but now I need to pick up another roll to actually run my test.

Lackawanna Clock

Still on my black and white film tour testing all the different brand of film I can get my hands on. This was shot on some Kodak 5222 Double X, the same one that Cinestill rolls up into their BwXX film and it comes in at half the price of the Cinestill. I picked up five rolls from Ultra Fine Online . I also order five rolls of Kodak 2238 a panchromatic separation film that rates at ISO 25 and I can’t wait to get a roll of this shot to see how is looks.

Camera : Canon Ae1

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The Village Halloween Parade

This is an old shot that I came across while doing Lightroom maintenance. Year after year you can see people who love New York City during Christmas for the lights, Rockefeller Centers giant Christmas Tree and the window scenes at some flagship department stores, but The Village Halloween Parade beats all that by a mile and it your are planning a holiday to New York City might I suggest the end of October. 

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High ISO

I hear all sorts of negativity about using a high IOS because it will ruin you shot, but that is the opinion of the person making the comment. I will take the shot not matter what ISO my camera is on just so I can get the shot, I will try to make sure it is a low as possible, but sometimes you don’t have a choice.

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What I do before and while I'm at work

Some shots from a small shoot I did last week with All I Can Be Is ME. I like the the way the color edits came out, but the black and white edits speak so much more.

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