The North American film photography community can probably thank Mike Bitaxi for the introduction of Polypan F. And to make things more interesting, the film is not intended for pictorial work. Instead, Polypan F is a motion picture copy film. As such the film is a blue-sensitive orthochromatic film, but looking at it, you can hardly tell. But if there is one thing the film is known for it’s the GLOW, thanks to the lack of an anti-halation layer on the film. Sadly the film was discontinued, but there’s still plenty of bulk rolls floating around. Undoubtedly worthwhile trying if you come across it. IRead More →

It wouldn’t be a drive up to Photostock without a stop in the lovely little German town of Frankenmuth, MI. This lovely town is a slice of bavaria in Michigan, and it shows. The downtown is a unique mix of traditional German architecture with a flavour of late 19th century American. Little shops selling sausage and cheese, even a brewing company. Even the hotels both chains and local are built to resemble lodges from Europe. It also happens to be home to the largest Christmas store, Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, which will make you feel in the Christmas spirit even if it’s 80F outside and humid.Read More →