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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.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.


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.


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 […]