Island X Film…. My new YouTube channel dedicated to Film Photography. Episode 1


Much before I moved to Vancouver Island I had a goal to set up a YouTube channel dedicated to film and a year later I have finally found the time to start. Below is my first video highlighting the Olympus mju1 and all the pictures I took on Kodak Gold 200 (shot at box speed). One of the goals of this channel is to not only shoot more film but it’s to create printed content as well. With each episode Iwill be making a hand made zine to share the images I have taken. I will also be giving a copy away to one individual each and every time I drop an episode. Stay tuned each week for the next episode.

5 Frames With the Nikon FT & Superia 400

          One might argue that a brilliant camera like the Nikon FT deserves a more deserving film but you couldn’t be more wrong. The partnership between these two seems to be spot on. Have a look at 5 of my favorite images shot from my first two rolls on the Nikon FT with the 50mm f1.8D. 

Nikon FT

Nikon FT

Downtown Nanaimo British Columbia 

Downtown Nanaimo British Columbia 

The incredibly abundant fern

The incredibly abundant fern

My absolutely stunning Daughter 

My absolutely stunning Daughter 

The woman of my dreams. #wife

The woman of my dreams. #wife

Kinsol Trestle Bridge. Shawnigan Lake BC

Kinsol Trestle Bridge. Shawnigan Lake BC

Fuji Superia 400 ~ The Canadian Drug Store Film

             When it comes to shooting film I would more often be drawn to professional films like Portra or  Ektar but they are not always the best when you just want to shoot for the sake of shooting.  Sunny days during the winter on Vancouver Island are far and few between so my wife and I took some time to wander though Rathtrevor Park just outside of Parksville. Below are just a few of the images I shot.  What is your favourite drug store variety film, or does your drug store even carry film any longer? 

The Portra Pallet

        Each and every film emulsion is unique, exhibiting characteristics that make them easily distinguishable. Kodak Portra is no exception. One of the characteristics that keeps Portra shooters coming back for more are the bright soft muted tones. Below is an image that displays just that. The image was captured mid day on my Yashica Mat 124G TLR at f8 & 1/250 of a second. 

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