Right now, Amazon (in the US) has 24-exposure 35mm Fomapan 100 on sale for $2.59 a roll. You have to buy $25 of merchandise from them to get this price — but that can be 10 rolls of this very film. Who knows how long this will last, so if this appeals to you go buy some now here.
Fomapan 100 is a beautiful classic cubic-grain black-and-white film. I find that it tends toward blown highlights, but other film photographers tell me that if I would just process it myself (rather than sending it to a lab) I could control that easily. Check out my review of this film here.
I was wrong. It’s stupefyingly easy. You just paste the Flickr embed code directly into an empty block. The image appears instantly! It also hyperlinks back to the Flickr page from which it came, per Flickr’s terms of service.
This is far easier than how we all had to embed Flickr images in any previous WordPress editor. Given that I use Flickr to host my photographs, Gutenberg is making creating posts significantly faster for me!
The first review of my new book, Textures of Ireland, is in, and it’s positive!
Fellow photoblogger Mike Connealy says in his review, “One thing I have particularly enjoyed about both of Jim’s books is the fact that they closely resemble the style and content of his photography blog, Down the Road. The difference, of course, being that one can enjoy the high quality images on paper without the size limitations and unpredictable variability of any online presentation. Whether displayed on paper or on a screen, however, Jim’s stories are always first rate, reflecting his dedication to achieving ever more mastery of image making and narration.”