I have some family photographic prints made before the First World War. They have been stored out of the light at room temperature for the past 100+ years and, except for the clothes and home furnishings, they look like they could have been made last year. If, by some chance, my great great grandchildren come across a box of my photographs in 2118 I hope that the prints will have held up as well. Printing with pigment inks in black and white on 100% cotton paper makes that more likely to happen. The costs in this post are based on that approach. Continue reading “The Cost of Hybrid Film Photography Part 3 – Inkjet Prints”
When accountants talk about costs they make a distinction between a sunk cost, which is a cost already incurred that cannot be recovered, and a future cost, which is either a cost not yet incurred or a cost already incurred but which can be recovered. Future costs can be complicated to analyze. In the remaining posts of this series of articles I will only address marginal cost, which is the future cost of producing one additional unit. Continue reading “The Cost of Hybrid Film Photography Part 1 – Sunk Cost”
I am back early from camping in the mountains of New York State. It rained almost every day, Several of the storms were heavy enough to wash out parts of the roads in the area. Our campsite was so soggy we made squishing sounds when we walked. After three days of that, my wife and I decided we’d had enough. We packed up and came home. It has been raining a lot in New Jersey too, with no immediate end in sight, but we are snug and dry in our house and all of the roads are in good condition. Continue reading “Rain!”
Want to slow down with your photography? There’s a solution. Just use a Visoflex on a thread-mount Leica. Continue reading “Visoflex”
Once or twice a year I look through my old medium format contact sheets and am mesmerized by some of the images. The moment usually passes without my doing anything about it. But once in a great while I pull an old medium format camera out of storage, put a (usually expired) roll of film in it and go out to take some pictures. And then reality steps in. Continue reading “Oh No!”
Paterson Changing Bag – I’ve used several different changing bags over the years. The Paterson is the nicest I’ve found.
Safety Scissors – sharp enough to cut the film, not pointed enough to damage the changing bag. Continue reading “Developing Film 3 – Equipment”