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Dreaming in Black and White

23 Dec

Did you know that only about 25% of people can recall their dreams in full or partial color? If you think you only dream in black and white, think again! You most likely dream in color, even though you can’t remember it. However, when you load your camera with black and white film, it’s definitely black and white.

I recently ran a roll of film through my father’s old Canon AE-1. It was an affordable camera at the time (and even more so now!), but was and still is capable of taking nice pictures. I shot these using a  Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 and a cheap Soligor Telephoto/Macro Zoom 70-160mm f/3.5.


A Fiddle with Redscale

25 Oct

Recently I ran a roll of redscale film through my trusty Holga 135BC. What is redscale film you ask? Why, it’s much like like ordinary 35mm film, but the film is loaded flipped into the canister. This results in the emulsion being on the back of the film, which forces light to go through the reddish film before imprinting an image onto the emulsion. This tends to give your final images beautiful hues that range from red to orange to yellow. I used ready-made redscale film, but you can make your own by winding film into a used canister.

Enough dilly-dallying, here are some of my favorite shots!