Our Blue City

We have the privilege of living near the sea. If we want we are at the beach in 15 minutes. This is one of the things I love in the city where I grew up. Although I and Gonçalo sometimes we have changed working schedules, this means that we are not always together to shoot….

Kodak Portra 800

When we hear of the range portra we instantly associate portraits and daylight photography with vibrant colors. It is a very complete range and the most used in the market. It was his popularity that led me to experiment. I bought the Portra 800 thinking about the light conditions I would have. I needed some…

The Last One

This is our last post this year. Just because we do not have time for more. In December, we decided that we had to take a short trip, even for our country. I (Sara) had mentioned several times that I had never seen snow. It isn’t something that happens in the city we live in….

Agfa APX 400 in Madrid

(Portuguese version below) The first thing I read about the APX was that it is a film that must be exposed in the shadows and that for more details it should be pulled. I set a precedent for using it again, because I didn’t pay much attention to these details at the time I used…

The Long-awaited wood Hut Fujifim Industrial 400 (PART 1)

This time i´m here to talk about a great friend of mine Pedro (or Peter for closest friends). As long i know this guy he always had the goal of one day to build his own wood cabin. This may seem strange but coming from someone who is always thinking about building something makes perfect…

JCH – Street Pan 400

(Portuguese version below) When we search on google by JCH, the first thing that appears is Bellamy Hunt. Bellamy Hunt is the inventor of JCH – Street Pan 400. An analogue photography enthusiast, Bellamy lives in Tokyo and now his effort is focused on finding and selling cameras. He usually says that “if they exist…

Cinestill 50 D – Try Again?

(portuguese version below) Before writing something, I have a habit of researching the film that I’m about to talk (or just see). I found several opinions on the Cinestill 50D and they all seem to be similar, and accordingly. Cinestill 50D The cinestill 50D is a film for use at 5500k ° and adapted to…

Kodak Tmax 3200 and JCH 400 – Alqueva e Monsaraz

This time we decided to take 2 diferent rolls  in a walk that we did on a weekend at the dam of Alqueva and Reguengos de Monsaraz. Kodak TMAX 3200 and JCH 400. We decide to talk about specifications in another post and just write about our beautiful country. The Alqueva Dam is located on…

Medieval Celebrations – Part 2

Kodak TriX 400 is so far, my (Sara) favorite black and white film. You can do everything. It has a beautiful tone a compact structure and high resolution. The images are bold, crisp and the little grain they have for an ISO of 400 isn’t distracting. This rigid and severe appearance of the tones of…

Medieval Celebrations – Part 1

We were here last year. Why not come back !? Medieval Celebrations – Kentmere 400 We decided to repeat the experience, this year again. This time with more photographic film to use and to be more ambitious. Last year, my main concern was that the best performances of this show, happen at night. With Kentmere…

Fuji Industrial – Madrid in Colors

We can say that we have already tried the two Fuji Industrial film available in the market, but in this post we will show some pictures taken with the Fuji Industrial of ISO 100. This film is an ISO 100 colored negative designed for professional work. It is the lowest ISO film made by Fuji….

Fuji Natura

This post is for a closer look on this peculiar camera film. So far, it’s the only negative / color photo roll with the highest ISO I know. ISO 1600. It is called Fuji Natura 1600 and is a film sold only in Japan. If we want to use it, we will have to order…

Madrid 1st Time

4 people by car on a 7 / 8h journey. We left at 6am in the morning from Lisbon and arrived in Madrid at 3pm. We stayed 4 days. We left at 6am in the morning from Lisbon and arrived in Madrid at 3pm. We stayed 4 days. Part of our first day was to get…

16th Century Market – Mercado Quinhentista

Our country, Portugal, was born in the middle ages. More precisely in 1139 and now is  tradition for some cities to organize fairs, just like the ones they held at the time they were born. Musicians, dancers, jugglers, eat and drink and people with art in handling the sword. All together they welcome another edition…

Kodak Gold 200 vs Fuji C200 with a classic twist

When we decided to buy these two films the initial idea would be to compare them. Two films with similar characteristics and monetarily accessible. The reason these two have left the box is related to an invitation to participate in a classic car race at the Lisbon racetrack. I took a Renault 4L without major…

Revolog Series – Revolog Kolor

Revolog is the name given to classic ISO 200 35mm film that are manually changed to produce special effects, which are visible when the film is developed. These effects may be in their structure or color. The revolog offers 12 different films with varied effects. http://www.revolog.com Revolog Kolor is the film which its effect is…

Helios 44 m-4 58mm f/2

A tour through Lisbon to test the new acquisition. Helios 44M, 58mm f / 2. A soviet made lens that weights more that I was expecting. Just metal an glass here.But the most amazing thing is the “swirl bokeh effect” produced on the out-of-focus parts off an image. This lens has a M42 lens mount , which…