Gear & Technique

The times that I decided to blog about camera gear, photography techniques, and other technical things.

Cheat Sheet For Extending Unicolor C-41 Capacity

Published June 21, 2019 in Gear & Technique

A printable sheet to keep a record in your darkroom for extending the capacity of a Unicolor C-41 powder kit.

Packing a Wista VX into a Lowepro Flipside 400 AW II

Published August 11, 2018 in Gear & Technique

Can a four-lens Wista VX camera kit fit into the relatively compact Lowepro 400 Flipside backpack?

Night Photography: Dealing With Yellow Light

Published November 5, 2017 in Gear & Technique

Filter showdown between an 80b filter and a NiSi Natural Night Filter

Sekonic Twinmate L-208

Published July 29, 2017 in Gear & Technique

Review of the Sekonic Twinmate L-208 light meter as a meter for everyday use in street photography.

Organizing Large Format Film Holders: Bag and Tape

Published October 7, 2015 in Gear & Technique

My method for reducing the chance of ruining sheet film by mixing up a large format film holders.

For The Soused Photographer: TLR Camera Flasks

Published September 2, 2010 in Gear & Technique

A look at some vintage flasks designed to look like twin lens reflex cameras.

Mamiya RB67: Street Photography Monster Camera

Published June 26, 2010 in Gear & Technique

Thoughts about using the very large Mamiya RB67 camera for hand-held street photography.

Night Photography Tips - Volume I

Published December 20, 2009 in Gear & Technique

A list of five practical tips for night photographers.

Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) Street Shooting

Published October 15, 2009 in Gear & Technique

Some thoughts about using old fashioned twin lens reflex cameras for contemporary street shooting.

The Influence of Large Format Press Cameras

Published October 10, 2009 in Gear & Technique

Although they have been obsolete for some time, does the large format press camera still have influence over people?

The Burke & James 4x5 Press, Endorsed by Weegee

Published October 4, 2009 in Gear & Technique

Reproduction of the Burke & James Press Camera user manual, and some useful tips about freelancing by Weegee the Famous.

Unexpected Speed Graphic Sighting

Published August 21, 2009 in Gear & Technique

Spotting a Speed Graphic camera in the last music video I'd expect to see one.

The Secret to Loading 35mm Film for Development.

Published April 11, 2009 in Gear & Technique

Simple tip to help you load 35mm film like a rockstar.

Scanning Film - Fighting Against Curled Film

Published February 26, 2009 in Gear & Technique

How to scan curled negatives flat using a glass insert, and packing peanuts.

DIY Softrelease Safety

Published January 20, 2008 in Gear & Technique

Cheap method to prevent accidental frames from being shot while using a soft release.

Olympus Trip 35 1/200th Modification

Published July 8, 2004 in Gear & Technique

A guide on how to disassemble an Olympus Trip 35 camera and modify it to always use its 1/200th shutter speed.