I’m determined to burn through my fridge full of old film, so I ran this roll of Ektar 25 through the F100. It came out almost-but-not-quite completely blank. Oh well, it expired sometime around 1994 so I wasn’t expecting much.

I threw a singe strobe off to one side. It was too hot. Learning how to light things while using large format film cameras is tricky. The feedback loop is slooooow.

Wista 45DX | Rodenstock Sironar-N 150mm | Ilford HP5+ 400 @ 320

If, hypothetically of course, you wanted to reboot your online presence and you had the choice of two domains, the eponymous but boring “baty.net” or the more fun but less personal “copingmechanism.com”, which would you choose?

Asking for a friend.

I thought about trying Superhuman again but had canceled my account so couldn’t log in. Restarted the signup process. Took the survey and got to the part where I’m forced to schedule an onboarding meeting and nope. Been there. Thought it was silly the first time. Still do.

Everyone wants their tools to make life easier, but almost no one wants to work at it. On the other hand, some of us work so hard at it that we make everything harder.

“Diamond Life” never gets old. It still makes me stop what I’m doing and listen every time.

I contain multitudes. I just don’t like most of them.

When will I learn that just because an album gets a high score on Metacritic doesn’t mean I’m going to enjoy it? Also, what are people thinking?

This is the first frame I exposed with the new Wista 45.

Place the camera just so. Meter the scene. Load the film. Carefully set focus. Remove the dark slide.

Then forget to turn on the flash.

Not an auspicious beginning.

Mike Johnston:

A photo on Instagram just creates this nagging itch in my brain—I’m looking at it, while at the same time I’m wishing I could see it.

Ayup. theonlinephotographer.typepad.

I’m really going to have to find a better subject if I’m going to keep doing this. Still, it’s a lot of fun.

Crown Graphic 4x5. Provia 100 in Cinestill E-6. Tray processed. Digital camera scan.

Processed transparency film (E-6) for the first time. Temp was too low so it came out dark but I’m excited that I got an image! This is Provia 100 (expired 2014). There’s nothing like a 4x5 transparency on a light table.

I’m testing the “Skier Sunray Copy Box III” for digitally scanning film. I have holders for 35mm, 120, and 4x5. The light is very bright, which is great. Tried a few quick 35mm scans and I think this will work as well as the Negative Supply stuff, at about ¼ the cost.

The new iPod Classic is here! 256GB Flash storage. Corded headphones, a clickwheel, and an honest-to-goodness headphone jack. Just music! (It’s the fault of this article in GQ) gq.com/story/get-an-ipod

Sometimes I sit on the couch and fiddle with a film camera while watching movies. Why not snap a few shots of the TV screen while I’m at it? These are from Blow-Up (1966).

Oh no! The new v12 (beta) of TheBrain implemented backlinking, mentions, and completely redesigned the note area, in a good way! The biggest reason I stopped living in TheBrain was because Roam introduced a proper form of backlinking. NOW WHAT!? :) thebrain.com/blog/version-12-b

I’d intended to type “Editor agnostic” but unintentionally wrote “Editor obnoxious” which is accurate.

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