mjesto-deactivated20131203 asked: I love your photography.
<3 thank you
mutterd asked: Hey John. I really love your stuff - I'm curious about your scanning workflow. You are getting a sharpness and focus consistency that is really amazing - what's your setup and workflow? Thanks so much for the great photos! Tim
hi tim, thank you for the compliment. i scan my negatives with a canoscan 8800f, usually at 1200 dpi. with 35mm film i simply use the regular scanning mask but with medium format i lie the film directly on the glass so that i can keep the film border around my image. apart from that i don’t really do anything special :)
delanocha asked: I was interested in buying a panoramic camera, but I am a broke student. The Holga 120 pan isn't too bad in price, but is it worth it?
the 120pan only takes 6 photos on a roll of medium format film which gets pricey very quickly. holga also make a 135pan camera (which also comes with a pinhole lens) that takes 35mm film which is cheaper that 120 format and is capable of taking many more than 6 exposures per roll. i’m not sure if the 135pan has been discontinued though, from what i’ve heard only the 120pan has
finding-yourself-in-chaos asked: I love your photographs. They're such powerful exposures, and I'd love to be able to capture my photos at that quality of sharpness and quality. I just bought a Holga yesterday, and my shipment of 120 came in today. Got HP5 400 and Delta 100, and excited to try it out. I digress... Love, love, love your blog.
it’s nice to hear you’ve been inspired to shoot with a holga; they can take a little getting used to but that’s all part of the fun :)
thank you for the kind words and i’ll look out for your first few shots. good vibes to you young grasshopper
fujifilm announced today that they plan to discontinue fp3000b - the only black and white instant film in the 4x3 format. this is another sad day in the world of analog photography, it really breaks my heart to be hearing news like this on a monthly basis :(
i’d recommend you all stock up while you still can
and while you’re at it sign this petition to try and keep the film alive http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-discontinuation-of-fuji-3000b-instant-film-by-fujifilm