How to make archival storage pages for negatives

sliveryi-dlya-plenki-svoimi-rukami-1 How to make archival storage pages for negatives
Here is a great way to make your own archival storage pages/sleeves for negatives.
As my film archive grew, I needed a good systematization and quality storage. Unfortunately, analog photography materials and accessories are becoming more  and more expensive. Therefore, the ability to reduce the cost of “production” seems a very tempting prospect. Quality archival storage sheets for negatives are not always available in stores. Often, they are non-standard sizes and don’t fit into a regular A4 file holder. There are strips for 5 frames, while most film scanners “eat” the 6 frame strips. And the price is quite high. In this article I’ll describe to you how to make a storage pages for your 35mm or medium format film from simple A4 file punched pockets.

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How to make archival storage pages for negatives

Inspiration. Elliott Erwitt

One of my favorite photos is “Umbrella jump” by american photographer Elliott Erwitt. This picture was made in 1989 for the 100th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower. The author, in his usual ironic manner, captured the poetic image of a rainy Paris, loving couple whose umbrellas breaks a gust of wind and the man jumping over a puddle (which is an allusion to a masterpiece by Henri Cartier-BressonDerriere la Gare Saint-Lazare“).

elliott-erwitt-paris-eiffel-tower-1 Inspiration. Elliott Erwitt

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Inspiration. Elliott Erwitt

Bronica S2A focusing problems

bronica-s2a-nikkor-h-50mm Bronica S2A focusing problems

Bronica cameras usually are very sturdy. You can find them in excellent condition, despite their considerable age. But unfortunately, any complex mechanism has weaknesses. Many users complain that they are having trouble focusing. Lens doesn’t reach to infinity and on the finale negatives there are quite a lot of misfocused frames. The problem lies in the fact that the sealing foam loses its properties over time, turning into a sticky mess. In this short article I will explain to you how to solve this problem. Also I’ll describe the option of replacing the standard focusing screen to a brighter one with a split image.

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Bronica S2A focusing problems

Inspiration. Eric Kim

eric-kim-city-of-angels-project Inspiration. Eric Kim
Photo by Eric Kim. City of Angels project.

I would like to say thank you to Eric Kim. His blog, books, videos etc. gives me an inspiration to run my own website. For those of you who are interested in street, travel photography, who wants to find information about trends in contemporary photographic art, I highly recommend you to visit Eric’s blog. He also has a Facebook fan page, where he publishes the latest updates.

Inspiration. Eric Kim