Episode 45 – October 15, 2011

Posted: 10/13/2011

FPP Spooky Halloween Show! BW Film Photography! Filters for BW Photography! Ghosts in your image! Reciprocity fail! Polaroid Stuff! Classic Camera Giveaway and more! Hosted by Michael Raso & Mat Marrash.

Show Notes

Film Photography Podcast Episode 45 - October 15, 2011

Show Notes by Dan Domme

Welcome to the Super-Spooky Halloween episode of the Film Photography Podcast, and the final episode of “Season 2.”  Host Michael Raso is joined by co-hosts Mat Marrash and John Fedele (briefly) for a jam-packed episode!

above: Shot by Mat Marrash "Court House on Main St." BW w/ Red Filter

The color must have been too spooked to show up, since it’s a black-and-white-heavy episode.  Mat discusses the use of color filters with black and white photography.  Discover what you can expect from red filters, green filters, blue filters, polarizers, and even infrared.  Sticking with the black and white theme, the FPP Book of the Month is the classic bible of black and white photography, The Negative by Ansel Adams.  For everything from light metering to development techniques, this book has everything to get you producing perfect negatives that you can later turn into perfect prints.

above: It's the 35mm Ghost Hunter Camera (given to Michael as a birthday gift from Leslie at "Imagine That!"). Check out the SPOOK-TASTIC images it takes (below)

Get haunted by ghosts both real and imagined!  Mike talks about a “ghost hunter” camera that will put ghosts on your snapshots.  Not only that, but Mat discusses ghosts that can creep in through your viewfinder, potentially ruining your shots.  Furthermore, in our Darkroom Tips segment, Mat discusses what reciprocity failure is, and what it can mean for your long-exposure photography.  Can you really trust your light meter when it gives you an exposure time of one minute?  Get your film’s datasheet handy so you can follow along.

John Fedele shot on the Holga 120fn with Polaroid 89 film

No FPP show would be complete without some listener letters, including one from an anonymous student, “Mister M.”  It sparks a conversation on constructive criticism and posting your work online.  When and how should you offer criticism of a photo you see on Flickr or some other platform?

Finally, we ward off the demons by announcing a Petri 7S II ragefinder camera giveaway.  A classic rangefinder akin to the Minolta Hi-Matic 7s and the Canonet QL17 GIII, it even comes with a wide-angle attachment.  Donated by Christian Pedersen, it’s sure to be a fantastic introduction to the world of rangefinders!


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