I love video games. I don’t write about them here obviously but I’d say I love playing as much as taking pictures. Usually they compete for those bits of free time I get, and there’s no way I could do both at the same time. Unless I start taking photos in games, which is a thing of beauty on its own if you know how to do it properly, and I don’t. Moreover, my photography is mostly film and one would argue there’s no way you can both shoot film and play games.
Living by the sea was never my dream or goal, it just happened that we live on the coast. That’s why, I guess, we don’t go there very often. But once in a while, it is so relaxing and calming to come and enjoy the sound of waves and the view of the mountains lit by the setting sun….
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Ok, folks, now this is the post to let you know that this blog moves to a new house.
From now on all the new photos and posts, as well as all the old ones are available at ivanpilov.com.
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Thank you, everyone! I’m glad you stick with me on my photo journey through life and I hope you’ll continue doing so on my new website.
… I’ve developed a black and white film myself. Yay! This is one of the few good photos from these first 2 rolls of film. I’ll post some more later.
Not that anyone asked, but just for the record and those curious I’ll say a couple of words about my impressions.
- So, it really turned out not that scary and messy as it seemed. Especially now when all the chemicals are ready it’s only a matter of loading that tank with film.
- I’ve always loved that feeling of getting my rolls from the photo lab, dashing home longing to fire up the scanner asap. Well now I love it even more! And there is a new part to it: cheer and joy when you open the tank and take out the film and see it actually worked.
- My main challenge was not the right receipt or anything like that, no. It was the weather. I live in a desert and we’ve got some hot days at the moment, so my main issue was to cool the chemicals.
- Note to myself for the next time: buy those spongy tongs (or wetting agent)! Though I tried to use a soft suede cloth to remove water drops there are still very visible stains, which don’t look good at all.
- I’ve read and watched many instructions on how to do it, but no one ever mentioned a problem when your film is longer than the spiral. I had no choice but cut those last frames off. So what’s the point of shooting past the 36 frames mark anyway?
Ok, I think it’s enough for now.
Developing film on your own is not a big deal of course for those who are deep into photography, but for me it is a big step. A bit forced but anyway. Now I can continue shooting film even living in the middle of nowhere.
I would really like to hear some stories about your first developing experience, tips on how to deal with those issues I mentioned above or just your thoughts on the photos.
2 years! It’s been 2 years since I have posted here anything. Wow. Time flies, like really.
Anyway, it’s good to be back and enjoy all those beauties from my favourite bloggers. As for myself, I come with a couple of changes on my photo front.
First and foremost, I’m shooting film again. I’ve finally managed to get some of my cameras to my new place and the stuff for developing and scanning. Developing film on my own is a new thing for me, and I’m excited and afraid at the same time, but this is the only way to go on shooting film where I live. If everything goes well, I’ll post some black&white pictures here for sure.
Second, I’ve decided to dedicate more space here to mobile photography. Partially because I’m interested in it and there are smartphones shooting RAW already, and another reason would be a number of photos I have on my phone that I’d love to share;-) They are not all street photography, though, but anyway.
Oh, and I will still post some of my old film photos with background anecdotes like before.
So stay tuned for new pictures, stories and other photo related stuff.
Some time ago I had an idea for a series of photos of people “naturally” enframed in different sorts of windows or whatever can look like a frame.
The idea is still alive though I don’t put much effort in it. Nevertheless this picture would perfectly fit into the series.
For the record, this portrait is my great luck as I shot from the hip.