GUILTY OF DOING WHAT YOU SAY
(some of my film work from New Orleans, more here)
I've been getting some emails from other photographers/aspiring/students lately, and it occurred to me that I might be able to offer something on here by sharing information about things that I have found really helpful. There's not much I can say that isn't more thoroughly expounded upon on other more technically-oriented websites, but one thing that has practically saved my ass when it comes to photo expenses is the lab I use to develop and scan my film. It's a tiny little Mom 'n Pop shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn called Enla. They only do C-41, and your negs come back in a ziplock bag, but they do a really great job and are actually affordable. I get 64MB scans (about 15x15" @ 300 dpi) of my 6x6 120 film for around $12 a roll, including developing. Turnaround is usually 24 hours. That's half what I used to pay in Manhattan. So if you are still shooting film, this might be a real budget-saver for you.
790 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
When two different DJs (one being me) think this is a good tune for their night's playlist, you know you've got a gem.
• Tom Waits - Hoist That Rag
A band's place in myspace.