Kodak 400TX (TRI-X)

Up this week is the iconic Kodak TRI-X film. Rated at 400 ASA, it’s a fast enough film to capture moving things so that’s probably why it was used so much in photojournalism. Kodak introduced the 35mm film in 1954 and word is that they introduced TRI-X sheet film in the 1940’s. Since I dug a little for Ilford’s history, I’ll do the same for Kodak. When you think of Kodak, if the name George Eastman and Rochester, New York don’t ring a bell, then you don’t know film. Eastman started making dry plates in 1878. Dry plates were a…

The ONA Bowery Camera Bag – Leather Goodness!

I have this thing about camera bags. I’m obsessed with finding the perfect bag! I own a bunch of ’em. Tenba, Think Tank, Lowe Pro, Tamrac and the list goes on. BUT, I believe my search is over with this little gem – the ONA Bowery bag in antique cognac leather. You see, I like my bags to look, well, not like a camera bag. I really hate drawing attention to myself and when people see you wandering around with a camera bag that has a giant label on it, it just screams “I have expensive camera equipment. Please follow me…

Month of Film – Part 3

My Month of Film has come to an end. I have to say that this was probably the most liberating month of shooting that I have had in years! No worries about anything digital except for scanning the negatives into the computer and editing my favorite images. I only used a few different films, Fuji Acros 100, Ilford FP4+,  and Ilford Delta 100 all developed in Ilford Ilfotec-DDX. The main thing I learned from this experiment was to take my time and think about what I was shooting. I made a point to look at shadows and light and also composition. To…