First thoughts on Fomapan 400

About a year ago I discovered that my favorite camera store had started carrying Fomapan 100 and 400, so I bought a roll of each to try. I quickly shot the roll of Fomapan 400, but set it aside to develop when I had the time. Unfortunately last year was very crazy, and I’ve just gotten around to developing it. I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect from the film, yet upon scanning I find myself quite pleased with the results. While the film is excessively grainy, it also has a vintage feel to it that I really like. Continue reading

Jobo 1525 B&W Printing Disaster

I picked up a used Jobo 1525 drum and base a year or two ago in an attempt to develop 8×10 film. For that purpose it seems to work okay. Right now we’re snowed in, and my darkroom is far too cold to think about doing prints in, so I decided to have a try using the Jobo drum in our Laundry area.  I’m left wondering if I’m missing a piece for the drum, or if there is something I’m doing wrong. Continue reading

Focusing on the Subject

I realize I posted something already, but here is what was intended to be the first blog post.  I wrote this on January 17th, when the weather was doing a very good job of ensuring I wasn’t where I needed to be for work

So here I sit on a tour bus headed to a different airport from the one I planned on leaving from this morning, and the idea for my first blog post hits me.  As it will probably take well over an hour, I think it’s time to get work.  I have been considering the idea of starting a photography blog for a while now, and as they say, there is no time like the present.

It is my belief that perhaps one of the greatest errors that any photographer can make is to become too focused on his subject. Continue reading

The Blog is now Live

Welcome to the new blog for Zane’s Photography.  It is still a work in progress and the integration with my SmugMug site isn’t 100%.  Eventually I’d like to see the two sites have matching themes.  I’ll likely move the links page and the about page over to the blog itself, but for now they continue to be hosted on a different server.  Check back often for posts on my Photographic experiments, reviews of old gear that I find useful, information on Pictorial Photography, and other photographic related musings.