A Bonus Episode! Michael Raso and Mat Marrash in the Studio! NYC Meet-Up Recap, Kodak Disc Film, Large Format – Which Camera? The Target C-41 Processor, Listener Letters, Camera Giveaway and Lots More!!!
FPP Episode 60 – What (Bonus) Show?? – Show Notes!
Hosted by Michael Raso and Mat Marash discuss the May 19th NYC Meetup, Kodak Disc Film, large format – what camera to choose, C-41 processing at Target, Listener Letters, a new give-away, and looking towards the June 9th meet up in the UK / June 29-30 Analog Weekend!
Minolta XG9 35mm Camera Outfit Giveaway!
Jim Austin donated a Minolta XG-9 with a 45mm, 135mm, a flash, tele-converter, and the manuals! Signup to win this camera right here on the FPP Site!
FPP Meet-Up NYC!
The New York City meet up was a great success. It was a beautiful, sunny day and the turnout was larger than expected. Lots of new people showed up this year along with several familiar faces from both last year’s NYC meet and even from the UK Meet!
The group was treated to a demonstration of the Lomokino by Stephanie Murano at Lomography.
Smoove Sailors @ Impossible Project NYC!
The big day ended with a wonderful show by the Smoove Sailors at the Impossible Project space.
Upcoming FPP Meet-Ups!
Analog Pulse is coming soon! June 29th to July 1st at Aperture Tremont in Cleveland, Ohio, the event will feature four photo walks, prizes, and a chance to meet up with fellow film photographers. You can find the details here or on Facebook
Don’t forget about the June 9th meet up in the UK! Details are here on the FPP site!
Develop your own BW film!
One of our listeners posed the question on developing your own black and white film on a budget. Mat replied that you can do it for $50 to $75 (US). All you need is a film changing bag (or seal up your bathroom from light leaks), a developing tank (such as a Patterson Tank) and the chemistry. You’ll need a Developer, Fixer, and Photoflo. For a Stop Bath use water or if you want to spring for an indicating stop bath chemistry you can.
Target USA Stores Processing No More!
Target will soon be stopping it’s C-41 processing (but the deadline for processing keeps getting extended at some stores.
Kodak Disc Film!
Disc Film was introduced in the 1980s as an alternative to 35mm and features a drop in cartridge and is setup similar to the GAF View Masters! Dwayne’s Photo still processes disc film! If you shoot disc, drop a line to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us more about why you shoot it, and share some images you’ve shot on the format!
Intro to Large Format
Mike asks Mat…”If someone wants to start shooting with a Large Format camera…whick camera??”
When looking into purchasing a large format camera, there are a variety of options available, spanning from entry level cameras at $100 all the way to one-of-a-kind specialty cameras at $10,000+! A wealth of information on choosing the right large format camera and learning how to use it can be found HERE – http://www.largeformatphotography.info/ and HERE – http://www.largeformatphotography.info/matos-begin.html for absolutely free!
above: Mat and Mike discuss the 4×5 Crown Graphic Press Camera.
The most common “beginner” large format camera is the Press Camera/Graphic series cameras. These can be found used from $100-500, and offer great portability, durability, and limited movements. For several more movements, light-weight design, portability, and a variety of custom sizes, some folks find a Field Camera a little more useful. If one plans on staying in the studio and/or wanting a wide range of movements, look no further than Monorail Cameras.
Finally, for everything else that doesn’t fit into the standard three categories, there are specialty cameras, like: anything made by Peter Gowland, the Harman Titan 4×5 pinhole camera, circuit cameras, and more. Large format encompasses so many different types of cameras a shooting personalities, it’s always best to do a little research before diving head first into a new system.
Next podcast will be live on June 1st!