Dear Readers, while trying to purge junk from my endless stuff-filled closets and bookshelves, I found camera and photography catalogs that ...
Photo walks are something I had often read about online – photographers meeting together to walk, chat, and take photographs. But I had never really sought them out, purely because I believed…
Guillotine shutters are just what the name implies. A shutter in the form of a gravity driven guillotine. They can either be implemented as two plates that slide down one after another (the delay between release governing the exposure time) or a...
Buying and restoring an ultra large format, Indian field camera for use with glass plates.
Dear Readers, this is the last (for now) article in my series on discontinued types of camera film ("Films from the Dead"). Kodak's Gold c...
A great day with Sun and Snow to test the dynamic range of Cawanol Professional. You can judge for yourself in the sample image, virtually all highlights and shadows are protected. You can download the copyrighted full resolution image, scanned...
More photographs from Mississippi using Kodak Ektar 25 in 120 size (part of my "Films from the Dead" series)
A way of working with dry plates during covid lockdowns
Discontinued photographic films ("Film from the Dead"): GAF Versapan
My love of the Polaroid SX-70 apparently extended to building a custom plate and interface for a shooting rig of larger proportion and much faster shooting.
Some pretty big news this update, the Chromabox has finally been unleashed on some film and has developed two sheets of Ilford FP4 plus perfectly! But more on that a little later...
The time approaches when I'm going to start running film through the Chromabox again which will involve taking some photos and videos of the prototype working, and the current laser-cut wooden body is pretty ugly. As I've mentioned previously the...
A simple app to show the coverage of historical Schneider lenses according to the data that used to be presented on the Schneider optics website.
Historical Schneider lens data that used to be on the Schneider optics site but has been removed. I scraped the wayback machine and have represented it here for your convenience.
And now back to my normal broadcasting. Today's update is a bit of a 'bits and pieces' thing, the nature of the Chromabox-4 project at this time is that all of the major problems have been solved and now it's the relatively small but still very...
Back again! First I want to mention that sometime in July my contact form stopped forwarding emails to me and I only realised after somebody helpfully got in touch through the Facebook page. Serves me right for not checking the website more...
Complete tutorial for building a device that allows you to make sun exposures with the same amount of UV radiation even at different times and atmospheric conditions. Useful for cyanotype, gum bichromat, salted paper and other historical...
Welcome back everybody, it's nearly a year since I started this project and as anybody who has taken on something this big knows it can sometimes be hard to maintain motivation. That and some recent family issues has meant that the Chromabox...
Welcome back everybody, it's been a little while since making a blog post, although I have made one or two short Facebook posts so if you don't want to miss them I suggest you like the Midtone Machines Facebook page...
We can all agree on the importance of recording the technical info for each shot you take. We can all also admit that most of us don't do it. At least not consistently. Frankly, part of the problem for me, was finding the right notebook. I've...
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