Light Leak?

52856601938_3f615c6d6a_bI have been seeing this sort of thing, light struck areas at the bottom of the frame, intermittently on some of my negatives for some time now. Checking through my notes, I find that it is not correlated with any camera, film stock, bulk loaded or factory cassettes, developing tank, etc. The only constant is that if it appears on any frame of a roll of negatives it appears on a number of the other frames, at least to some extent. The above is a frame from a bulk loaded 24-exposure roll of HP5 Plus in a Snap-Cap cassette, shot with a Nikon F6 and developed with Rodinal (1+50). The last roll of film I shot with that camera, the last roll of film I loaded in that cassette, and the last time I followed that developing regimen showed no such issues. So what went wrong this time? Continue reading “Light Leak?”

Digital Camera Scanning To Go


One of my favorite photography blogs is 35mmc.¬†Hamish Gill and his team, along with their many contributors, often make me look at my own photography in new ways with their thoughtful reviews, technical articles, commentary on photography and news. A recent news article about the VALOI Easy35¬†really caught my attention. Continue reading “Digital Camera Scanning To Go”