I try to include, within my page, lists of helpful photography web links. For those who may not have noticed or explored them, here are a few that stand out and that I feel are especially useful: Freestyle Photographic Supplies - offers a variety of hard to find and diverse film and paper types, including infrared, reversal, and litho film.
Huemaxx Co. - Information on the best local place to buy or repair mechanical cameras of all types
JPG Magazine - Made entirely by photography submitted and voted on by photographers. Join, submit, get published.
The Massive B&W Dev Chart - Easily find developing times for a complete list of black and white films and film developers. B&H Photo Links - An extremely useful and hard to find page within the well-known B&H Photo website, containing a comprehensive list of photography equipment, publications, and resources.
35mm SLR Resource Page - A useful site for any Nikonian, full of reliable information on various Nikon cameras, lenses, and assorted equipment. Also, includes info on Canon FD, Canon EOS, Olympus, Minolta, Pentax, and Contax cameras and equipment.
Antique Camera Manuals - Have an old or antique camera and not sure how to use it? Chances are you can find its manual here, and download it as a free PDF file.
Polaroid Camera Collection - Useful site for any Polaroid lover, containing information on a host of classic and antique Polaroid cameras and film types.
How Canon lenses are made - An interesting and informative flash video and walk-through on how modern Canon lenses are made. Any fan of the History Channel or "how-its-made" shows should enjoy this.
Mozilla Firefox Cheat Sheet - Anyone new to Mozilla Firefox or anyone who would like to use it more efficiently should find this page useful.
Ebay Typos Search - A great site for any Ebay bidder. Type-in an item you would like to find, and this site will search a wide range of common miss spellings allowing you to buy cheaper by finding items others wouldn't.
Long story short, I came across some old ancient infrared flash bulbs and a 15-years-expired (but refrigerated) roll of very low ISO infrared film. So, after doing a little bit of research and some sloppy math, I experimented.
I wanted to see if with the film and bulbs I could see bruises or veins near the skin on a persons body. So, with the help of Paige and her injured foot and Sarah and her injured knee, these are what resulted:
(click to view larger on flickr)
It's subtle, but it works.
Mamiya C220 Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 TLR lens Konica Infrared 750nm ISO12 120 film (expired in 1993) General Electric Photoflash Blackout flash bulbs (on the first) Vivitar 285HV with deep red gel - 4 pops (on the second)
This is an old family photo taken by my mom back around 1993 on her Nikon FG-20 with generic 1-hour photo processing/5x7 printing. It was scanned (poorly) by my uncle and required me to do a lot of spotting, some levels and color adjustment, cropping, and a little clone tool removal of distracting elements.
Pictured (from left to right): me (back when I was cute), my late Papaw Blackwood, and my younger brother, Zach. It's a picture that means a lot to Zachary and me. Our Papaw passed away a year ago come February.
I didn't check out any macro equipment over the weekend and I don't have any of my own, so I put together a couple cheap, and somewhat sloppy macro set-ups . Here's the results:
Image area roughly 0.5" x 0.25"
Pictured is the self-timer switch on the front of my Nikon F2.
-Canon 350D -toilet paper tube wrapped in black gaffers tape acting as a 4.5" extension tube -Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AI lens set to f/22 -light leek/haze at connection between "extension" tube and bayonet mount.
Circle of illumination diameter roughly 5/8"
Pictured is the "do not chew" icon on a medicine label.
-Canon 350D -Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens set to f/5.6 and 135mm -offset by 1" spacer and gaffers tape acting as an extension tube -reversed Nikon 28mm f/3.5 AI lens set to f/22 taped to the end