Random macros

by Todd on April 27, 2012

I happened upon my almost-never-used Nikon M extension tube today, and I also had a mostly-exposed roll of film, so I decided to see what a 1:1 Macro would look like on film. Pretty sure this is the first time I’ve shot a true macro with film. Kodak 200 was in the camera (the F100). […]


Rachel, Fomapan, Strobes

by Todd on February 10, 2012

I have never done any film work for a paid shoot, and since I moved away from strobes long before coming to film, I’ve also never used strobes with film before. Rachel decided to change that this week. She wanted her shots done on film, and she also wanted classic Hollywood portrait lighting. She specifically […]



by Todd on September 20, 2011

I spotted Jordan this past weekend, while going to the farmer’s market across from the Iowa City Civic Center. He was jumping over rails, running up walls, and all kinds of crazy stuff. I took a few frames of him in action, then asked if I could do a quick portrait. Nikon F100, Zeiss 100/2 […]


Parting Shot

by Todd on September 4, 2011

“Parting” for two reasons: it was one one of the last shots I took at this wedding, and it may be among my last professional wedding shots ever. Not because I haven’t enjoyed many aspects of every wedding I’ve shot, or because I wasn’t happy with the results. It just stresses me out to be […]


My First Processing

by Todd on March 31, 2011

Developing film was completely a black box to me until very recently. I have to thank Dave at University Camera for encouraging me to jump in, and assuring me it wasn’t that hard. After some research, I settled on stand development in Rodinal as my first foray into film chemistry, and this post includes three […]


TMax 3200, Foggy Morning

by Todd on March 13, 2011

Seems like this film was made for foggy mornings! Despite the fog, it was actually pretty bright, and most of these were shot at 1/4000th or faster, and f/8 or smaller. Zeiss 100 Makro-Planar on the Nikon F100.


Fuji Superia 400, 35 mm

by Todd on March 10, 2011

Here are a few snaps from my Nikon F100, on Fuji Superia 400, using the Zeiss 100/2 Makro-Planar: a random theatre student I met while doing headshots for the department’s faculty, a Mexican restaurant in Solon, and our cat Jim Jong Il. Very fine grain to this film!