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A Boy and his chinese flute

Shot on black and white Kodak TMax 400 film. It was pushed 2 stops to 1600.

I met this boy practicing his Chinese flute at the Stamford Arts Center last weekend. I first heard the loud sound the flute produced when I was inside the compound, hence I walked around to track where it came from. The  boy was sitting alone on the staircase. I stood there enjoying his music before I took a few shots of him practicing. I love these three frames.MORE +

Film is not dead

Film photography is not dead. Not now at least. Some believe that it will still be around for a long time. Many hope it will be. Me included. I will not give up digital photography, but it’s just fun to shoot film every now and then. I miss the unique sound of the shutter of film camera. Not to mention the agony while waiting for the film to come back from the lab, hoping that the exposure setting was correct.

The first photo above was not taken using a film camera, but my iPhone 4s converted to black and white using FilterStorm app. I just wanted to show that “Kodak Film”.

The one below was shot last weekend with Voigtlander Bessa R3A and Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 ASPH V2. It was shot on black and white Kodak TMax 400 film, pushed 2 stops. I scanned the entire negative because I wanted to have the original border that show the film information and the frame number. This one is 18A. I scanned it using my old Epson 2450 film scanner that has been with me for almost 10 years now. I unfortunately don’t have the matching film profile when scanning this, hence the output may not be accurately showing the characteristics of this film. But I think it’s close enough.  MORE +