Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mat Marrash: Pushing Kodak Portra

FPP's Kodak Portra Video

Blog by Mat Marrash

"Over the past 15 months, I’ve burned a whole mess of film, with formats ranging from 110 all the way up to 8x10! I’ve discovered firsthand the kinks and quirks of each emulsion, and have found myself coming back to certain favorites. Above all else, the film that I’m always shooting some of is the new Kodak Portra. It’s been quite an interesting year shooting it, so let’s just start from the beginning."

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Polaroid 100 - Can I Use Different Lenses?

Polaroid Land Model 100

Today I received an e-mail from a Film Photography Podcast listener who had two questions about his Polaroid 100 Automatic Land Camera.

"Love your podcasts. I had my Polaroid 1oo Land Camera reconditioned recently and have been shooting over the last couple of days. I'm new to it and been having both good and bad results. I was hoping you may be able to answer a few questions for me?

My first question - is it possible to have the lens changed on the 100? I'm finding that it's really not possible to do any close up work.

My other question is what setting do you recommend when shooting with manual off-camera flash? I have a Nikon SB-28 flash and have been going through a lot of trial and error trying to get the flash exposures correct. I'm setting the aperture on the flash for f/8 and the focal length for 85mm, and then setting the ASA accordingly. I've been trying both direct and bounced flash. I don't mind the trial and error stuff, but it's seems so wasteful and a little costly to keep going through all of this film.

Any info would be much appreciated."

Thanks, Scott

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

April-Lea Hutchinson - Shooting Expired Polaroid 108

April-Lea Hutchinson

April-Lea Hutchinson is a film photographer and model from London, Ontario. Shooting primarily with Polaroid and Holga cameras, April says in her own words – “I look for emotion to tell a story and reveal the beauty in my characters. Beyond the aesthetic qualities imparted by instant film and long exposures, my empathetic relationship with the person in front of the camera infuses my images with comfortable intimacy and perhaps a touch of nostalgia.”

April-Lea loves shooting with expired Polaroid color film. I recently sent her some samples of expired Polaroid 108 color instant film from our FPP Store. I followed up about her Polaroid 420 camera and experience with the color-funky-awesome Polaroid 108 film!

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