Expired roll of Scotch Color

Last year I got a bunch of expired rolls from Nuno (person behind NARC Expired Film on eBay) and one of them was this – Scotch Color expired in 1992. The box speed was ISO 200, I shot it at ISO 100 and I overexposed some individual shots by 1 stop. This is so far my favorite expired roll, as the result was unexpected and interesting. I took it to take photos of an abandoned palace and a quary. All the photos were scanned at home and I was pretty excited to see the whole set on the screen. Enjoy!

Fomapan 100 shot at ISO 50

I’m still not shooting much film lately, meh, not even shooting with my digital camera, thanks to the lovely C***D19.

But that roll of Fomapan 100 was waiting in my fridge for nearly a year and one beautiful weekend I managed to take some pictures, but I set the speed to ISO 50 – after reading online that this is closer to its real sensitivity.

One more reason to do it was that I wanted to try our new developer – Kodak HC110 (we were using TMax before).

I must say I am very happy with the places I visited and the shots I took on this film. I was using my Canon EOS 5 (aka A2) and a 16-35mm Canon lens with polarizer.

I developed it with Kodak’s dilution B, which according to Massive Dev Chart gave me an 8 minute long developing with continuous agitation (I managed 🙂 ).

As soon as the film dried I scanned it and you can see the results below. This time I also give an example before and after editing, but it was just a little touch of contrast and in some cases highlights and shadows balancing.

The grain? Very fine!

I will be doing this combo again in the future, I’m glad I tested this and I’m very happy to share the results with you.

Enjoy!

New YouTube channel is live!

For a very long time I discussed an idea with my girlfriend, Joana, to create together a YouTube channel and share our experiences, opinions and knowledge with a wider audience. This was supposed to be a place to share our creativity in photography, too.

The time has come that we finally did it and you can see the first result down below.

We already have plenty of ideas, hopefully soon we will be able to make it all happen and you will see more of it in the near future!

If you are interested in photography, like we are, then show us some support and let us know what would you like to see next.

Hope you enjoy 🙂

Long time no film

Laziness got in my way from posting some stuff in here and I kinda neglected my website (also wanted to make some changes here and that’s another reason for no updates).

I recently developed 2 rolls of black and white film which are very much to my liking, so I present to you these – a roll of Fomapan 200 and expired Fujifilm Neopan SS 100 (shot at box speed).

Enjoy!


Fomapan 200


Fujifilm Neopan SS 100 (expired 2013)

My first zine is available

I am happy to share with you that I finally managed to select some of my favorite pictures and print them as a zine!

The zine is in A4 format (210x297mm) and contains both color and black and white photographs. It consists of 16 pages of images and all this on high quality paper (silk, 150gsm). If you wish to purchase your own copy for €10 just let me know.

Quick photoshoot near by home

Last week I spent less than 1 hour at this location with my girlfriend and we took some photos of each other. I used my DSLR and she used her Nikon F3 with Kodak Colorplus. You can see my work below and hers will most likely land on her Instagram and website soon.

PS. We do not encourage shooting on train tracks at any time, we had permission and confirmation there’s no trains coming to the sidings any time soon, so we were safe and far from main railway.

Postcards from São Miguel

Most of the times I visit new places during holidays or weekend escapades I avoid touristic hot-spots and I never buy any souvenirs except a postcard for myself. I don’t send postcards from the places I visit to my family or friends and it’s because I am not a great writer – it happened in the past that I sent a postcard that looked like this:

Greetings from *INSERT PLACE*

Wojtek

True Story, Bro

Now I know I am more into more authentic and close to the nature type or retreat, that’s why I take photos for my own postcards.

Exactly one month ago I went with my girlfriend (also a photographer – IG and WWW) to São Miguel island and we stayed for a week in Mosteiros. It was active and at the same time relaxing week for the both of us and we miss that place since we came back from there.

We took some rolls of film with us and I had my DSLR with me as well, but surprisingly, we did not run out of film nor did I need to use my secondary memory card. Guess we just needed the rest we got there?

In my previous post you can see a special photoshoot we did with Joana (and more on her Instagram), but the more colorful and holiday-vibe photos can be seen below. We have some prints in offer, if you are interested in buying some of those and we will be happy to share a small part of our trip with you – just let me know!

PS. These photos are from 2 different rolls – Kodak Gold and Kodak ColorPlus.

Concrete, fog, nature and silence…

And a model, too!

We came back from São Miguel a few days ago and of course we miss being on holidays. But at the same time we are excited with all the photos we brought from there. One of the most interesting things we did was a photoshoot for my girlfriend @joanarainer

The idea was to go to an abandoned hotel early morning and hope for the thick fog. In São Miguel, however, fogs may come and go at any time, so we were not sure what to expect. Thankfully, the fog was merciful for us and we could realize our vision at the first attempt.

A colorful dress was nicely contrasting from the surrounding dark concrete and at times the fog was not allowing us to take a photo from further than a few meters. But we managed and the results can be seen below.

Enjoy! 🙂