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West Liberty, Iowa

by Todd on October 6, 2011

More shots with the Bronica SQ-Ai, and Portra 400. All taken in or near West Liberty. All f/16 or f/11, 1/500s. The first one has a level of redundancy I find charming.

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Bronica SQ-Ai: Getting Re-acquainted

by Todd on September 29, 2011

I’m trying to spend a little more time with this camera, and with some color film as well. These are just a few random shots off my last roll of Portra 400. I’m really liking the colors with some of the shots, though it’s clear I would need to get a whole new grasp on […]

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Jake: 6×6 with Fuji PRO160S

by Todd on September 28, 2011

I think this is the first time I’ve shot this film. I had a half-shot roll in the Bronica, which I haven’t shot for months. I was shooting Jake’s senior pics (digital, of course) and decided I’d take a few with this old beast. I didn’t even know what film was in it, and I […]

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Some New (for me) Ilford Films

by Todd on July 9, 2011

Sam was in yesterday for headshots, and I had some film I really wanted to try: Ilford HP5 Plus 400 and Ilford FP4 Plus 125. These were acquisitions from an expired film bargain bin, and I had never worked with either emulsion. So after getting a few digital shots in the bag, I broke out […]

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Kim on Three Films

by Todd on June 25, 2011

  My friend Kim visited earlier this week for some headshots, and it gave me a chance to run through a few rolls of film. It was great fun, but it had been too long since I shot with the Bronica. This was the first time shooting with the new Speed Grip, and I screwed […]

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First E-6!

by Todd on April 29, 2011

Last Saturday I shot my very first roll of slide film, and this is the first shot off the roll. Fuji Astia. I had no problem getting a good exposure, because I bracketed three shots for each composition, 1.5 stops apart. Good thing, too, because I was using my D3 for a meter, and my […]

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Old Art Building

by Todd on March 27, 2011

Two shots of the old art building on the University of Iowa Campus, heavily flood-damaged in 2008, and still sitting unoccupied as far as I know. The second photo was taken on a perpendicular axis to the first, from a position near the right edge of that frame. It reminds me of some of the […]

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Chain Link

by Todd on March 22, 2011

City Park pool in early spring. These were shot on Ilford XP2 with the Bronica SQ-Ai, developed by the local camera store, and scanned by me.

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New Strand Theatre

by Todd on February 28, 2011

The New Strand is in West Liberty, Iowa. Built in 1910, and still actively showing movies today as far as I know. I’ve never been inside. These were shot with the Bronica SQ-Ai on Kodak Ektar 100.

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Ilford XP2 Super

by Todd on February 23, 2011

These are from the second roll of film I’ve run through my Bronica SQ-Ai. The film is Ilford XP2 Super, which if you don’t know, is a black and white film which is designed to be processed in C-41 (color) chemicals. I was very excited to get this roll back from University Camera, and thrilled […]

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