Category Archives: Film Photography Projects

2020 End of Year Publication Update

Lots of online publications this year. But only two since July 2020. Those, summarized below. And, well, I was actually publishing one of those terrible Professional Papers linked here.

NOVEMBER 2, 2020,  5 Frames (+1)… Of beautiful B&W flowers on ILFORD HP5 PLUS (35mm Format / EI 400 / Minolta X-700 + MD 50mm f/3.5 Macro Lens) – by Kathleen E. Johnson





AUGUST 18, 2020, 35mmc,  Kodak Jiffy VP Art Deco Camera – My Pre-1940’s Camera Project – By Kate Johnson

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Frugal Fim Project: August 2020

A Trip to the top of my world. Loveland Pass is my Favorite High Mountain Pass.\:

Checkout my Frugal Film Posting for the details………

Cow Doors in the Fields……

A local farmer decided to paint their shed for the live stock and landscape…….

This was an images originally shot for my Frugal Film Project. But as always, too many options to post their…….So Shared Here Instead.

1934 Agfa Billy Clack No. 51 Unboxing

I looked back at my archive and found that I’ve only posted a couple of my Pre-1940’s Camera Unboxings. Well, the Agfa 645 (a.k.a. the Billy Clack No. 51) from circa 1934 is making it’s first major appearance for the Frugal Film Project Tri-X 400 year end finale. So you first must experience the ‘Grand Unboxing’.

I’ve removed identification to protect privacy. But I did want you to know that this gem came from Slovakia……

And it was very well packed:

This one happened to come with a nice case:

So let’s take a look at what’s inside………

And taking a look inside. We see that it is a Portrait-style 645 camera design:

And the Final Camera loaded and ready to go! By the way, this IS a 120 film camera and shoots 16 images.

So you will be seeing posting for Frugal Film OCt-Nov_Dec 2020 from this camera. And good ‘extra’ prints will also be posted. If you would like more details about the Billy Clack No. 51, like where the name come from, visit the link at Art Deco Cameras.

Santa Catalina Casino

First, let’s clarify the meaning of Casino. It really just means a gathering place, not a pace to gamble. ThenCasino At Santa Catalina Island is a music hall.

There are many interesting windows and doors. These are the two main entrances.

And the Ticket Window between the Main Doors.

And finally, the Back Door with a Tourist Guest:

Dear Blogger Friends, as you read this posting I will be returning from a Vision Evaluation at the Mayo Clinic. Long, long journey. You can catch on some of it Saturday when I post another ‘Through the Glass’ update.

Kodak Autographic Time Test

I finally did a proper time test (or in this case an f-stop test) for the Kodak Autographic;

I was testing the Fuji Velvia 50. Because it is a slow film I decided to try my Velvia 50 as the color film for my pre-1940 cameras, Here are the results. The f-stop range is 4, 8, 16, 32. I took two scenes. Scene 1 is a partially shaded path in a local park: Coal Creek Park.

The f/4.0 (first image) and the f/8.0 (second image) are both acceptable. The f/32 is definitely too dark, Results are similar for the stream shot from the same park.

So for the Kodak Autographic No.1 using the Fuji Velvia 50 film, either f/4.0 or f/8.0 depending on the lighting conditions. In very bright light one might consider try f/16.