Humby Valdes

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When to use Color or Black and White film

Posted 2022-04-28 11:37:25 | Views: 159
BlackWhite film
I get better, timeless photographs with
I tend to be more picky when I photograph black & white film. The lack of color or knowing that this photo that I’m about to take has no color makes me think more. I noticed my black and white photos are better photos. Obviously the lack of color focuses my attention on the composition. Thats why I take better b/w photos.
I have more film photography fun with
Color film
Shooting color film is easy for me because its so much fun. It’s easy for other people to enjoy too. If the composition isn’t perfect it still looks good because it’s shot on film. Also developing color C-41 film adds to the fun. The color negative sparks my curiosity and playing the colors on the scans is fun too.

Tiffany on Kodak film

Posted 2022-04-27 12:23:54 | Views: 175
Tiffany lamp - Kodak Ultramax 400 film
Check out these colors, amazing!

Buc-ee's Daytona Beach

Posted 2022-04-26 11:37:33 | Views: 193
Fresh brisket on the board!
Buc-ee's, Humongous gas station in Daytona Beach Florida
Nikon F80 - Kodak Portra 400 film
Nikon FM2a - Cinestill 50D film with light leak
Buc-ee’s is incredible. It’s huge, I don’t mean huge I mean ginormous. When you drive in, this gas station there’s, I don’t know over 100 gas pumps! Inside it’s like a Walmart sized convenience store it’s huge. In the middle they have people preparing brisket and you can watch them chop it. They yell ‘Fresh brisket on the board!’ when its ready.

And the best part, the restrooms are clean!

God Bless Texas and Florida.
Nikon F80 - Kodak Portra 400 film

Buggy Leaf - Macro Photography

Posted 2022-04-25 12:39:42 | Views: 196
Kodak Pro Image 100 -  Nikon F6 - Nikkor 40mm f/2.8g DX 

Moon Boyz

Posted 2022-04-24 10:37:55 | Views: 201
Kodak Gold 200

Sunshine State Arch

Posted 2022-04-23 12:17:46 | Views: 217
St. Louis has the Gateway Arch & Miami-Dade has a Miami Modern
Architecture Masterpiece the Sunshine State Arch - built in 1964.
Gateway to the midwest,
Miami style.
Color photos shot on Nikon FM2n 50mm with Kodak Portra 160 film - 2021
The Sunshine State Arch was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.

My no tripod low light film technique

Posted 2022-04-22 11:42:34 | Views: 286
My low light technique
Shot on Kodak Ultramax 400 handheld
When I’ve had a low light situation, if there’s some bright light in the scene, I’ve been able to get a workable image.
My technique is simple,
& simple things are hard
First, I stay calm and focused. I set my shutter speed very slow maybe 1/8th or 1/4th of a second. I hold my camera and arms hard against my face and body. Looking through the viewfinder and press the shutter button down slowly. I hold my pose until I hear the shutter close being sure not to anticipate it (key point being patient and not anticipating that the photo is done when I press the shutter).

This technique or shooting style almost always works. Even if I get a slight motion blur the photo still looks cool. Obviously, practice is the reason this works for me.

I self develop my film like normal and scan.

Yellow flowers on film

Posted 2022-04-21 11:36:30 | Views: 219
Kodak Portra 400

Food taste better with neon

Posted 2022-04-20 10:50:30 | Views: 203
Andy's Frozen Custard
Prospect, Illinois
Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
Lexington, Kentucky
Food taste Better with Neon

Cinestill 50d Review

Posted 2022-04-19 11:46:41 | Views: 272
My 3rd roll of Cinestill 50D
The first roll I shot I pulled an amateur move and opened my Paterson tank when developing it. I accidentally flashed it with light.

The second roll I lost on the Simpsons Ride at Universal Orlando.

My Third roll is where my bad luck ended and I was amazed. 50D is awesome!
I’ve had a lot of random luck with 50D before my 3rd roll.
The range of colors is real smooth. Look at the shadows under the pier and smooth blues of the water and the amazing clouds and sky.
I used my Nikon F6 with a 40mm f/2.8G DX lens for this somewhat marco shot. Even though its a DX lens it works great on the F6. It has a bit of vignetting but its hard to see. 
Film grain is super super super fine!
I can't even see it. Can you?
Cinestill 50D even looks good in lower light situations. Almost seeing a bit of halation on the highlights. (Thinking of you Cinestill 800t).
In conclusion: Cinestill 50D is a go!
Shot through car window glare.