NYC based Filmmaker

Hey everyone my name is Munesh and I'm a independent filmmaker located in NYC, I hope to get the chance to work with most of you in the very near future :)

- Munesh

What's in your [film] bag?

What are y'all shooting with for your film work? 35mm, medium format, LF, Polaroids?

Bonus brownie points for including pictures.

I'm currently all 35mm on a Nikon F100. Cool thing about the F100 is that it shares all the Nikon glass I...

Have Film Will Shoot

Almost all trips are accompanied by my Nikon F5 and 50mm F/1.8 simply because I like spending my time focusing on the subjects while using an organic platform. No time spent zooming or glancing at the LCD screen, just pure interaction with my surroundings...

Scanning techniques

While I still shoot digital, I love film and have been shooting it since before digital cameras were even a consideration. That said, until I recently bought an Epson V850, I have never had a scanner that was capable of professional quality scans, and if I...

What Film Labs are you using to process?

I'm kind of excited as tomorrow i'll get back about 6 rolls from a place i've recently discovered called The Darkroom https://thedarkroom.com/

They are pretty fast and affordable but i'm not a huge fan of their website/account portal.

Does...

Ilford Pan F Plus 50 film

Just got done shooting a roll of Ilford Pan F Plus 50. This film can be a bit contrasty, so development has to be adjusted depending on use. For portraiture, the contrast has to be tamed a bit, as well as the grain (even for an ISO 50 film). That means...

Kodak Vision3 35mm motion picture film

I finally got around to developing a roll of Kodak Vision3 50D film. It was shot at the "box speed" of ISO 50, using a Canon EOS Elan 7N body and an EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens. Softbox to my left, reflector to my right, and two Yongnuo YN-560 flashes in the...

Fujifilm New York Request

A bit of an odd request and long shot but...

Does anyone in New York have any developed negatives that I could use as a background for a product shot? Ideally Fujifilm but if not, any brand will do. It can be returned when done but due to the...

Shooting Expired Film

So I've managed to lay my hands on a few rolls of expired film - nothing exciting really just some old Fuji superia 200 & Kodak colourgold.

I've read a few places that you need to shoot the film at a slower speed to compensate for the ageing of...

Studio shoot advice

Hello all. Being new to film I have been reading a lot on the internet. One topic I see mentioned a lot about is exposing for 1/2 the films box speed. In natural light I have tried doing both, and when I like the results when I over expose a bit. I did...

Hello!

Just wanted to say hi to the group - I cut my teeth on film back in the 80s when I was a kid, and stayed with it up until 2000 when I was convinced I had to get a Nikon D1X. So I've only been away from film for about 15 years or so, but I'm back at it and...

Practical Uses for Film

In my conversations with other photographers, I find that very few know how to use film or have used it in the last 10 years or so. The common answer to why is "because it's only for flighty fine art work but has no real use since digital has taken over."...

Inexpensive non-toy MF camera options

People have asked me if there's a more affordable way to get into medium format film photography that doesn't involve toy cameras. For about $250, you can sink your teeth into:

Bronica SQ-A 6x6
Mamiya RB67 6x7
Mamiya C330 TLR 6x6
...

Old & New

Shot this portrait of my daughter using a 1972 Pentax Spotmatic II 35mm camera. Lens is a Pentax S-M-C Takumar 50mm f/1.4 with a Hoya K2 yellow filter. Film is Ilford Delta 100. Setup was a softbox to the left, silver reflector to the right, and key light...

Help?

hello,
I'm not really a film shooter at the moment, but it really fascinates me and I'm hoping anyone could give me any advice or tips that would be important for a beginner to know.
I have been doing a ton of research on the vintage canon TX...

Hello

Hi. My name is Keith and I wanted to introduce myself. I am new to film, having started with digital. I shoot on a Bronica ETR I recently purchased off of ebay. I develop black and white and will soon begin with C-41 as well. I'm excited to be here and I...

Looking To Get Into IR Photography

Hey all, I've been looking pretty closely into trying out infrared photography. I looked a little bit into getting a digital camera converted for IR, but thought that I'd look for a better (meaning cheaper) alternative to start off. I have the Nikon FM10 (...

Still life

The day before yesterday i decided to play with my wife's flowers for a bit if a still life. I still need to get a good light meter so I used a video light and the light meter app on my phone. Being new to film, and photography in general, there is a lot...

Guess the stock

I was actually pretty surprised when I got these scans back. See if you can guess the stock, the answer may surprise you.

Share your stories.

Hello everybody. I got into film photography recently, love everything about it. I think digital and film have their own place into photography, but film just gave me freedom from long hours into post production. I've been shooting for 6 months now, and I...

Widelux

Hi, I picked up a Widelux F7 recently and have been learning how to best use this beast of a camera. I have had many ups and downs, snapped film, film that hasn't finished winding on, objects in frame, light leaking, plenty of over and under exposed images...

Higher Resolution: Adox CMS II 20 film

With the demise of Kodak Technical Pan film, only Adox stepped up to the plate with a high resolution technical film. Adox CMS II 20 is essentially microfilm, and quite contrasty, but there's ways to tame that contrast. I shoot Adox CMS II 20 at ISO 6, and...

Shooting expired film

I recently ordered a few more rolls of expired Kodak Plus-X 125 film, cold-stored. A similar batch from the same people worked great at ISO 100. Oldest film I've shot is 30-year-expired Plus-X 125. The attached picture was a candid shot of my daughter....

Good film labs in LA/San Diego?

I'm living in LA right now (probably moving to San Diego later this year) and I'm looking to get into shooting film. I do not have enough space for a darkroom and I also lack the knowledge, so I'm looking for a good lab to get film developed.

I...