20090930

Attention Greensboro area photographers


Attention Greensboro area photographers

If you are a young NC photographer, whether amateur or advance, student or seasoned pro,
I welcome you to join a small but growing group of enthusiastic photographers referring
to ourselves simply as "Production Photography."

Our goal is to bring together creative young talent for collaborative portfolio building projects,
to learn from one-another, and to benefit the city of Greensboro arts community.

Models, graphic designers, hair and makeup artists, costume and fashion designers,
fabricators, web gurus, and any other creative-types that would like to learn and contribute
are also needed and welcome.

If you are interested in joining such a group, do not hesitate to contact me through this
Flickr account, my Facebook, or at gboroproductionphotography@gmail.com.

More information can be found on the old blog here, on my blog here, and in my 
behind-the-scenes photo set here.

Official website and blog coming very soon.

20090928

Chris Cooke


Chris Cooke

Chris Cooke

Chris Cooke

Chris Cooke

Chris Cooke

2009-09-14

Mamiya C220
Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 lens
Kodak Portra 400VC 120 film

Nikon F2
Nikon Pre-Ai 50mm f/1.4 lens
Ilford Delta 100 (200-push) 35mm film
Acufine developer
- 20ºC - 5.5min

20090925

North Carolina film processing labs

I fell in love with tradition film photography while at RCC. But now that I've graduated (and no longer get free in-house C-41 and E-6 processing), I need to find a photolab to develop my color film.

And while the internet is a vastly useful resource, it is rife with bullshit and old/misinformation. But I recently came across this little informational gem that I think others might also find useful.

Posted by Michael Chappell on a Photo.net resource page, January 16, 2008:
North Carolina film processing

I am not certain if anyone has posted the information elsewhere on the site, but there are several options in North Carolina. Of course there are plenty of retail "chain" stores that do nice processing and printing, provided the chemicals receive proper maintenance/replacement. But for large reprints, or slide film processing, the options are fewer.

In Raleigh - J.W. Photo Lab (www.jwphotolabs.com) does an incredible job on all processing needs. The average turn around is 24 hours for processing. If you need it faster, you can drop it off with Jackie and they will have it ready in 2 hours (processing & contact sheet). As far as print go, I had 40X60 prints made a year ago for a project and they were phenomenal. The prices are unbelievable and the quality and customer satisfaction deserves 5-Stars.

Raleigh/Carrboro - Southeastern Camera (Color, Black & White, Digital, 35mm, 120/220). (http://www.southeasterncamerasupply.com/) Southeastern has 3 locations - Raleigh, Carrboro, and Wilmington. They just closed the store in Cary in January 2008. All their processing services are done at the Carrboro Store. If perhaps you are visiting the area from out of town, Carrboro and Chapel Hill are neighboring cities. It is about a mile from the downtown section of Chapel Hill to the Carrboro location.

Chapel Hill - The University used to send printing needs to hospital for processing and printing/enlargements. The results were fantastic. But now, as I was told, University Photo on Hwy 54 is now another business that provides processing and printing of print and slide film, 35/120/220, and digital services. I have not used them so I can not attest to their business, but I have never heard anything negative about them.

Raleigh/Garner - NC Tri-Color imaging (http://nctricolor.com) offers processing and printing, as well as digital. They have forms online to print and fill out, and then a drop slot in their front door to leave the film. Turn around used to be about 48 hours and the quality was great.

Burlington/Greensboro/Winston-Salem - I am not over in this part of the state much. (also called the Triad). The last few times I had any E6 processed, I used Chromex, on Battleground Ave. (336-273-0871). If you get the film in by 11am, you can have it back by 3pm. My film was beautiful.

Charlotte - Kenny Color Lab (S. Church Street) (704-377-9171) does a fantastic job. I shot some photos for a project, had them processed here, and was very pleased.

Charlotte - There is a place called "The Photo House" that I had some print film processed at, and the results were very nice. The also offer digital services, mounting, and other very creative/artistic services.

Charlotte - One of my colleagues at UNC-Charlotte says that she uses Positive Reactions on Winnifred Street. They offer E6, film, and digital services. She said they have a 2-3 hour turnaround.
I would also like to add to the list:

Burlington - Camcor (formally "Camera Corner") located at 105 North Gurney Street, Burlington, NC (just off of South Church Street/Highway 70). Their website is useless for film processing info, but they still offer inexpensive C-41 (but no E-6) processing. I recently went in and got a price list for C-41 same-day film processing (without prints or scans):
-35mm (any exposure length) roll: $2.99
-120 roll: $2.99
-220 roll: $5.99
Camcor will not cross process (xpro) E-6 film.
Camcor WILL push-process C-41 film

[EDIT 2010-08-28:  CamCor now charges a flat fee of $5 for film process, whatever the roll]

High Point - Huemaxx located at 2313 Geddie Place High Point, NC. Huemaxx is usually where I recommend anyone in the area looking to buy or repair antique/mechanical cameras. But they also do printing and 35mm,120,220, and 4x5 C-41 film processing.

[EDIT]


I just called Chromex in Greensboro and found out they stopped processing E-6 about 8 months ago.. :( But suggested Chromatics in Nashville, TN.

[EDIT] 


Master Color Labs in Greensboro still processes C-41 film (does not cross-process/xpro E-6) with a 1-day turnaround. Film turned in by 10am can usually be processed by 4pm same-day. 
•35mm roll C-41 film (just developing): $2.80 each
•120 roll C-41 film (just devoloping): $2.60 each
•220 roll C-41 film (just devoloping): sorry. didn't ask..
•4x5 sheet C-41 film (just devoloping): sorry. didn't ask..
*Master Color does not push-process

[EDIT]


JW Photolabs is Raleigh processes C-41 and E-6 with a 1-day turnaround. Film turned in by 10am can usually be processed by 4pm same-day. 


Prices per roll/sheet for E-6 processing (as of 2009-10-23):
•35mm 24exposure (mounted)- $7.25 (unmounted)- $6.00

•35mm 36exposure (mounted)- $8.75 (unmounted)- $7.00
•120- $6.50
•220- $9.50
•4x5- $3.00 

Prices per roll for C-41 processing (as of 2009-10-23):
•35mm 24exposure- $5.00
•35mm 36exposure- $5.50
•120- $4.35
•220- sorry. didn't ask..
•4x5- sorry. didn't ask..

Biggs Camera in Charlotte, NC develops B&W, C-41, and E-6 films. They have their full price list on their website, here.


[EDIT 2010-01-11]


Southeastern Camera in Carrboro, NC now offers E-6 film processing through JW Photo labs. Their cost run a little higher than JW will directly charge you. But if you're in Carrboro/Chapel Hill (and don't need 24-hour turnaround) it may be worth it for the added convenience. 
E-6 processing for a 36-exposure roll of 35mm at Southeastern: $9.99
E-6 processing for a 36-exposure roll of 35mm at JW Photolabs: $8.75


20090920

Kristin Elliott


Kristin Elliott

Kristin Elliott

Kristin Elliott

Kristin Elliott
 
Nikon F2
Nikon Pre-Ai 50mm f/1.4 lens
(expired) ScotchColor 35mm film
Vivitar 285HV flash
Cactus V2s wireless flash triggers


Thank you to Layne Sizemore for setting up this portrait session. 
Her photos from the shoot can be seen here.

Photokid Portraits


at the Green Bean

at the Green Bean

at the Green Bean

*Brix Pizza late night*

at the Green Bean

*Brix Pizza late night*

2009-09-05

Nikon F2
Nikon Pre-Ai 50mm f/1.4 lens
Ilford Delta 100 (200-push) 35mm film
Acufine developer
~ 20ºC ~ 6min


* - taken by Adam Sikora

20090919

Production Photography


Product Photography Photoshoot

Product Photography Photoshoot

Product Photography Photoshoot

Product Photography Photoshoot

Product Photography Photoshoot

Product Photography Photoshoot

Product Photography Photoshoot

Product Photography Photoshoot

Nikon F2
Nikon Pre-Ai 50mm f/1.4 lens
(light fogged) Ilford Delta 100 (200-push) 35mm film
Acufine developer
~ 20ºC ~ 6min


more Knee Suspension


Knee Suspension

Knee Suspension

Knee Suspension

Knee Suspension

Knee Suspension

Knee Suspension

Knee Suspension

Knee Suspension

Knee Suspension

Knee Suspension

Knee Suspension

Knee Suspension

2009-08-28

Nikon F2
Nikon Pre-Ai 50mm f/1.4 lens
-blue lens filter
Kodak T-Max 400 (1000 push) 35mm film
Acufine developer
~ 20ºC ~ 6min


Production Photography


Production Photography Photoshoot

Production Photography Photoshoot

Production Photography Photoshoot

2008-08-30

Canon Rebel XT
F-to-EOS adapter
Nikon Pre-Ai 50mm f/1.4 lens


20090918

Photokid Polaroids


Return of the Photokids

Return of the Photokids

Return of the Photokids

Return of the Photokids

Return of the Photokids

Return of the Photokids

Return of the Photokids

Return of the Photokids

Return of the Photokids

Polaroid 250 land camera
(expired) Polapan 664
-orange lens filter
Vivitar 285HV flash


Production Photography: Green Hill Cemetery shoot


grave yard photoshoot

grave yard photoshoot

grave yard photoshoot

grave yard photoshoot

2009-08-21

Canon Rebel XT
F-to-EOS adapter
Nikon Pre-Ai 50mm f/1.4 lens