We live and work in a fast paced world of digital photography. Shooting film cameras allows us to slow down and see the image before we press the shutter, instead of checking the LCD. Manual film cameras take this one step further, putting us back in touch with the light in the frame, instead of letting the camera make most of the decisions.

My favorite film is black and white, low ISO (ASA for us old Kodak folks) film. Kodak Tmax 100 and Ilford 50 print films are two of my favorites as they provide a very fine grain and large yet subtle range between the very bright and dark areas of the image.

The number of labs that process black and white film is shrinking. I send my film to a lab in Southern California. They develop the film then scan the images to high resolution .JPG or TIFF files. I can have a CD mailed to me, or download images from an FTP site.

NCPS
North Coast Photo, Imaging and Frame, Carlsbad California
760-931-9840 www.northcoastphoto.com

(thanks to Ken Rockwell www.kenrockwell.com for the suggestion of NCPS)

Working in a world of fast paced digital photography, shooting these old cameras and film ground me to where I began in photography, and provide a great amount of joy in the process!

This gallery is for display only; only select items are available for sale.

"Old men building new houses"; My Father at 82 years working for Habitat for Humanity. 04-2012

"Old men building new houses"; My Father at 82 years working for Habitat for Humanity.  04-2012

Finding Peace

Finding Peace

Harbour Cruise

Harbour Cruise

Ship Captain

Ship Captain

Dreams of belonging

Dreams of belonging

Dan

Dan

Out of rock

Out of rock

First light

First light

Tower 10

Tower 10

Ships Flag

Ships Flag