Runa was visiting from Japan and got in contact with a fellow photographer, he was kind enough to invite me along and I got some killer shots out of it. more “Runa’s Beach Day”
I’ve been bringing out the XT-2 pretty consistently since I got it. This day was no different, the 56mm Fujinon was the only lens I used for this day out with Lauren. The focal length took some getting used to. I initially shot at 135mm for a majority of the time last year. While I do enjoy the compression from such a long lens, it’s nice to work in areas that have limited space, something the 135mm lens wouldn’t do easily. This area didn’t have much room to step back so it worked out very well.
I decided to try some slide film a while back and have only recently sent the rolls in to get developed. Handling these on island is a bit too costly for me to afford locally, so I had to ship a box off to the mainland. A friend had recommended a company called AGX Imaging out in Michigan. AGX was great on the pricing and turned the images around flawlessly. This isn’t a sponsored post, but I really would like to talk about the experience working with them. Mike at AGX handled all my questions about the mailing process and everything returned very well taken care of. I probably should have had Mike scan the slides.
The second half of the process where I chose to scan the images myself, didn’t work out as well as I had hoped. The roll of film appears to look great, but I couldn’t seem to nail the scanning down properly as the colors looked off and a line appeared throughout most of the images. I tried adjusting the colors and cleaning the scanner but it couldn’t get the results I seen on the slide. This is definitely my fault and I need to look up some tips on how to handle my scanner better. It requires a lot of time and knowledge to be comfortable with all the different steps involved for getting your film to the medium you desire.
It’s the middle of January 2017 and some of these rolls went as far back as 2015. I know a lot of people can build a huge backlog of undeveloped film, but this has been the longest I’ve personally taken to get the processing finished.
The Mamiya RZ67 got a taste, but those slides had the most trouble for me to scan correctly.
The Yashica 635 had one fancy rolls that has stopped production since I picked it up in Japan. Provia 400X
Lastly, I’m pretty confident these were shot with my Contax G1 on Provia
Caught up in the moment of taking some cool photos in a new spot, I forgot to put sunblock on. more “Suns out Buns out”
I managed to get a small gig shooting some products for a local skate brand. All Day I Dream About Pizza had a few shirts and pins to display. This was the first time I got to shoot products for someone and the general theme kind of lined up with how I normally shoot anyway. more “All Day I Dream About Pizza”
It’s been a hot minute since Toshiko has had some time to meet up for photos. more “CatParty Walks 08 Toshiko”
Mai is currently visiting from Japan and wanted to snag a few photos. more “Gypsy at the beach”
After eagerly popping in the first roll of film, I was on a roll taking photos with my friend Kana. more “Holga Glow at the beach”
So the camera collecting has started to slow down a bit, aside from some lenses, the camera bodies I would like to acquire have been greatly minimized…… for now. Over the past few months, I have been debating which medium format camera would best suite my wishes. more “First 2 rolls with the Mamiya RZ67”
A lot of my time has been spent trying to catch up with editing, unfortunately that means I don’t get to have as much fun shoots as I would like. The positive side of all this is that I can afford this Fuji. more “Fuji XT1 at the Beach”