And that right there is the problem with still shooting film. Air travel as a film shooter is a nightmare.
I'm taking along 70-80 rolls of film and I'm not looking forward to having to go through TSA and getting every roll swabbed.
But the real fun starts once you need to develop everything while on the road.
Finding stores that sell film material is becoming increasingly difficult. D76, XTOl or Ilford products are the most common, but if you use anything out of the ordinary, you are in for a whole lot of frustration.
My main developer is Barry Thornton's 2-bath and most of the time finding the raw chemicals to mix it is a serious PIA, even in a large city. Same for finding Diafine.
So, the whole excursion becomes an exercise in frustration and quite often you end up sitting there asking yourself why on earth you're putting yourself through this trouble, instead of just going digital.
I guess the simple solution would be to switch to something like Xtol, D76 or DD-X, which usually is available, but the results are different than my standard setup.
Last edited by Harry Lime; 10-23-2012 at 12:03 PM. Click to view previous post history.