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Going through old negatives

black and white street photography by Markus Hartel, New York City

Old negative – The sleeve is marked Delta 3200 @1600 Diafine – DON’T EVER DO THIS AGAIN!!! I never liked Ilford Delta to begin with and I obviously developed this roll in Diafine for testing (who the F knows what I was thinking)… this combination has the nastiest grain texture I have ever seen, combined […]


Shooting people’s backs

black and white street photography by Markus Hartel, New York City

I was just looking through contact sheets (scanned, mind you) and thought of a critique I gave last night to one of my students – In my workshops I normally advise against shooting people’s backs, especially when it’s just one person and there is nothing else to tell a story. well, sometimes everything works out […]


Sunny 16 Rule

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A simple rule of thumb for taking photos in daylight without a light meter. The rule is quite easy to remember – if you’re taking a photo in bright daylight set the aperture to f/16 and set the shutter speed to be as near as possible to the same number as the film speed. So […]


Trick the DX sensor

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A simple trick can override your camera’s DX reading – The image above illustrates how to trick the DX reading of a simple point-and-shoot camera to expose Kodak Tri-X 400 at 1600 ISO… the process works with any DX reading camera and with any other exposure count / ISO combo: ASA 1 2 3 4 […]


Develop b/w film at home 101


How to load a Rolleiflex