Kodak TMax 400

Well, this summer kind of got away from me and so did my “Film of the Week” project. No excuses! Anyway, I’m back and this time I shot with Kodak TMax 400 film. TMax is like the staple film of most high school photography courses. Why? Mainly because it’s a very forgiving film, easy to develop and the end results are pretty good. A little about TMax 400. It’s a T-grain film. What is T-grain, you ask? It’s a tabular structure. Here is what Wikipedia says– In panchromatic emulsions, the sensitivity of the silver halide crystal is enhanced by sensitizing dyes that adsorb on the crystal…

Cold Outside? Shoot Inside!

This winter has been especially nasty here in Kansas City. Right now it’s 7 degrees with some snow and sleet on the ground. Tonight, below zero temps. I am so sick of it to say the least. I love going outside and shooting but I must confess that I am a wimp when it comes to cold temperatures. In order to satisfy my desire to shoot something, I took a couple trips to a few antique malls. Score! I had the best time and antique stores are like a treasure trove of weird and vintage items just waiting to be…