Emulsive’s Film Parties follow a fairly regular schedule: shoot in the first full week of the month, develop in the second, and share in the third, and the #PortraParties are no exception,
Oh well. Better late than never, I guess. Continue reading “#Portra Party (2)”
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Kodak Portra line of films, Emulsive is hosting three months of Portra Parties. The shoot week (August 6-12) coincided with @_JasonAvery’s #CameraChallenge (Macro)… So out came the Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 and PK-13 extension tube, mounted on the FM3a, and loaded with Portra 400.
Yes, it suffered the same fate as its #DianaDay cousin, and, no, it wasn’t everything I hoped, but still, there’s a couple of things worth sharing, maybe. Continue reading “#PortraParty! (1) / #CameraChallenge (Macro)”
So let’s wrap up this week of Porta with some pretty pictures, what’s say. Continue reading “Kodak Porta: flowers, etc.”
Over the couple of weeks it took me to shoot through the last of the Porta, I took few random shots around the house, and a few more out the front or side window of the car… Continue reading “Kodak Porta: around the house and on the road”
When you plan your vacation around photography—as most other things—it’s a bit of a bummer when it rains the entire time, but there are at least two great things that rain offers to photography: shiny clean things and drops on windows.
Continue reading “Digital and Film: singing in the rain”
I’ve been singing film’s praises for quite awhile, now, and it has its strong suits, for sure, but digital has something that film simply doesn’t: RAW.
Continue reading “Digital and Film: dancing in the dark”
(Note: first wold, leisure-related kvetching ahead—you have been warned.)
I have no idea what went wrong with this roll of Porta 400, but here’s a short list of the issues I encountered:
- it jammed in the camera and ripped through a frame
- it coiled up along its length and width immediately upon removal from the canister and if I recall it took me more than an hour to get it onto the reel for developing
- after developing it straightened out a bit (lengthwise), but remained twisted along its width, which made it very difficult to scan
I’m not sure what it is about the famous, mass-produced, pro-level films, but I think I encountered something similar with another rather expensive film stock.
This roll of Porta 400 was by far the worst I’ve ever experienced, and the remnants of our protracted battle are evident in many/most of the frames. Continue reading “Porta 400 Problems”