For the last few months, I’ve been shooting with a large format film camera, and I’ll review the mediums I’ve been using during this time. First up is Rollei RPX 25 in 4×5 sheet film. And let’s be frank, I hate it. This film is […]
My adventures in 4×5 homemade pinhole photography continue, this time with Rollei APX 25 film. Exposure time was ~55 minutes. The collage photo used two continuous dish lights, as my LED lights’ batteries drained about 20 minutes into the second shot.
I’m using a Jobo 2520 to manually rotary process the film, and I’m pleased with the process thus far.
I love the complexities of something so ubiquitous that we take it for granted. Again, you can see all kinds of scratches and imperfections on the emulsion. Nevertheless, I like the imperfections and the grain. Eaves, Chris (Sept. 29, 2018). Power Tower No. 3 [Photograph]. Addison, Illinois. […]
Back into medium format photos, and the first of 4 industrial shots over in Addison, Illinois. Here we see a plane on approach to O’Hare. You can see where I scratched the emulsion in the lower-right corner. Eaves, Chris (Sept. 29, 2018). Power Tower No. 1 [Photograph]. […]
Shooting with film is all about choices. There’s an incremental cost with film that digital simply doesn’t have. And with medium format, that shutter press is a commitment to development and scanning. It forces one to slow down and think through the details. On the […]
By lunchtime, the fog had lifted and big, puffy, low-level clouds drifted through downtown. Here’s a look at the columns outside Union Station.
- Eaves, Chris (Oct. 15, 2018). Union Sky [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on a Bronica SQ-A at 80mm on Kodak TMX100 pushed 1 stop
I walk past this mini-street on my morning commute. The low clouds on this day completely obscured Sears/Willis Tower, which normally provides a third level of buildings in the frame. Eaves, Chris (Oct. 15, 2018). Downtown Valley [Photograph]. Chicago, Illinois. Shot on a Bronica SQ-A at 80mm on […]
This photo was taken back in the days of film and from a moving tour bus. I clearly got the settings wrong. This is the Bob Ross photography equivalent of a “happy little accident” that shows the post-tour effects of a visit to the Guinness factory.
- Eaves, Chris (Spring 1998). Guinness [Photograph]. Dublin, Ireland. Shot on a Canon Rebel G with 400 ISO film.