Kodak Tri-X 400 with the Olympus XA

After the Ricoh GR III came out, I’ve been looking for something with a similar form factor but in analogue format. The original Rich GR1 that uses 35mm film is now way too expensive ($600 and up as of June 2019). All film cameras seem to be jumping up in price, but the one jumping […]

31 Day project: Wake up Before Sunrise, Photograph until Dark

UPDATE on 3 April 2019: I’ve created a page for the photos that’s easy to view. UPDATE on 6 January 2019: I’ve put the photos for this project on my blog web site here. https://bracketthis.com/images/31goldenhours/ UPDATE on 5 January 2019: I’ve torched my Instagram account. I’ll go into the reasons why in my next post, […]

How to Create a Photography Book in LightRoom

I just finished creating a photography book using LightRoom. You can find it on blurb. (Update on 2/28/2018: Blurb removes your book if it doesn’t get ordered. I’ve placed my book on Big Cartel for sale.) It’s about friendship and betrayal on social media. Anyway, someone on Instagram (@mh.elemental) asked me about how I went […]

Beeronol: Developing Ilford FP4 film in beer

I’m experimenting with different ways of developing film, e.g. stand development. This weekend I developed black and white film using beer. The mix I used was from Peta Pixel and is called beeronol. The ingredients for the beeronol I made are: 50cl of Guinness stout, 12g of Vitamin C crushed into powder, and 50g of […]

Stand Developing Ilford FP4+ in Rodinal 1:100

I stand developed Ilford FP4+ ISO 125 in 500ml of 68F, 1:100 Rodinal for an hour. I was expecting a very fine grain, and high amount of accutance but was slightly disappointed. The highlighting and gradient effect you expect from stand development still blew me away. In the highlights the grain was fine, but the […]