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Welcome!

dA-Film-Alliance allows members to post up to three images each week.

I don't know about you, but I know I pay more attention to an individual's or group's posts when they don't inundate me. Show us your best work.

Please include such camera and film information as you know. We're a curious bunch of addicts. (That sentence could be taken in various ways, most of them true.)

Watermarks are fine so long as they do not deface the image. Images with the default dA watermark will be removed.

Introductions

Some of us have been around dA-Film-Alliance forever it seems; some are recent arrivals. I would like to do a series of group journals introducing us to each other.

If you are interested, send me a note or write up a journal entry yourself. Tell us a bit about yourself and show us some of your favorite photographs.

If you are not comfortable writing in English, write in your own mother language. You can add a translation yourself or we can try to find someone to help.

It can be as simple as "this is where I live and what I like to photograph". I'm also curious to know why you stayed with or came back to film.

Thanks,
Steve / pearwood

Gallery Folders

Featured
2021-159 Montezuma beaver by pearwood
2021-160 Montezuma Winery by pearwood
2021-149 Ruins along the way by pearwood
2021-155 Webster Park beach for #wppd by pearwood
Tools and Toys
Nikkormat FTN by Nigel-Kell
DIY Pinhole Cameras by rdungan1918
Kodak Six-16 folding camera by BlueH2O
Nikkormat FTn by BlueH2O
Resources
Photography tutorials index by FallisPhoto
Featured - 2018
film princess by Pippa-pppx
silent thugs by Pippa-pppx
art installarion...sort of... by Pippa-pppx
Meteora sunset by Zoudoul
Favorites - 2017
Rio Grande by FabulaPhoto
E by FabulaPhoto
Price House by FabulaPhoto
2017-270 Erica with a smile by pearwood
Favorites - 2016
Carol in the woods. img175, with story by harrietsfriend

Mature Content

sequins in the cemetery by Pippa-pppx
Motorin' by timebombtimmy
Expo by timebombtimmy
Featured - 2015
Light of heaven by Nigel-Kell
Autumn Colours by BWAMB
Autumn trees by BWAMB
In the field.img855, with story by harrietsfriend
Featured - 2014
2014-357 Another date to add to the stone by pearwood
2014-358 Afterwards by pearwood
FlyKid by Shosan
Sabbat Agram 13.12.2014. 29 by ivoturk
Featured - 2013
Too Hipster For Instagram by ADHD-art
2013-359 Ten minutes at Union Station by pearwood
2013-360 Memories by pearwood
2013-360 Shirlee by pearwood
Featured - 2012

Mature Content

one-week tan by Pippa-pppx
Park o3 by rabbit888
Bruges IV. by agnsun

Mature Content

sweet hot steamy  attic by Pippa-pppx
Featured - 2011
leave by agnsun
Featured - 2010
Country dreams by Shosan

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Favourites

Carnival booth.  img381, a series with story by harrietsfriend Carnival booth. img381, a series with story :iconharrietsfriend:harrietsfriend 41 6 Not everyone likes a photographer. imgs385 by harrietsfriend Not everyone likes a photographer. imgs385 :iconharrietsfriend:harrietsfriend 27 6 Naturgedicht by entengruetze Naturgedicht :iconentengruetze:entengruetze 5 0 Anichkov Bridge by ukku Anichkov Bridge :iconukku:ukku 3 3 Contemplate the End by Feigning-Ignorance Contemplate the End :iconfeigning-ignorance:Feigning-Ignorance 5 4 bluring ur eyes by drplus09 bluring ur eyes :icondrplus09:drplus09 0 0 shower. by agnsun shower. :iconagnsun:agnsun 24 5 Girl with flowers by thelizardking25 Girl with flowers :iconthelizardking25:thelizardking25 24 9 Friends in the Caboose by Verdeocchio Friends in the Caboose :iconverdeocchio:Verdeocchio 2 0 Little Girl in Big Forest by bexe Little Girl in Big Forest :iconbexe:bexe 249 43 Sadie by SenatorSeth Sadie :iconsenatorseth:SenatorSeth 12 3 Sitting Nude 2 by DrCaligari
Mature content
Sitting Nude 2 :icondrcaligari:DrCaligari 29 19
Touquet by bleuz Touquet :iconbleuz:bleuz 54 31 Sri Lanka : refugee camp 7 by arnaudlegrand Sri Lanka : refugee camp 7 :iconarnaudlegrand:arnaudlegrand 558 151 Gentle Hands by cherriness Gentle Hands :iconcherriness:cherriness 21 10
I am Charles Fallis and I live in Virginia. I am 65 years old, divorced once and am now married to a wonderful woman. I am an Asatruar, a serious one , not a racist (religion, not politics). We all come into this world alone and equal. In the end, we leave it the same way. No corpse is any better than any other. In the brief moment between birth and death, we succeed or fail on our own merits and none of that has anything to do with what color your skin is, what you look like, what god you pray to, or your accent. The best that you can hope for in this life is to have lived well, to have found love and to leave the world a little better place than it was. I think I have done that.
I never left film. It took me 40 years to master it and (while I dabble in it) I don't want to spend 20 years or so learning how to use a whole new medium (digital photography). I started off doing line art (pen and ink illustration) for books and magazines, so I am NOT one of those photographers who got into it because "I can't even draw a straight line." I got into serious photography because it dawned on me that the photos I was doing my drawings from could also be sold, if I could only figure out the lighting and ... well, pretty much everything else.
I took a few art classes and I got lucky; my teacher, Marty Church, was very good and knew a lot about darkroom manipulation. He showed me that photography could be just as creative as any other medium. I pretty much ran with it and never looked back. I spent several hours every day in the darkroom for years on end. He insisted that we use T-Max 100 film, because he said it was incredibly finicky during development and if we could get a handle on it, any other film would be easy. I got more than a handle on it; T-Max is my bitch. I can make it do anything I want. I can make prints that are almost grainless and slick or I can give them grain from hell, and anything in between. I also learned a whole laundry list of old darkroom techniques that are almost forgotten now. By the way, DA's definition of what a photomanipulation is is wrong. DA says it is combining images. I know for a fact that you can manipulate the hell out of a single image and have done so many times.
I also learned how to restore and repair vintage and antique cameras and about half of my gallery is full of (sadly digital) photos of my restored cameras. All the serious fine art stuff is on film though.
I was asked to show some of my favorite photos, so here is the first one, the most important to me, my fiancee (now my wife), Mary:
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Cool Mary
Next is a photomontage I did
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Front Door
Then there is a classic nude
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Torso3
Next... remember I said I could draw?
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Lamia
And finally there is a landscape/waterscape:
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Smith Mountain Lake
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:icontribblepom55:
TribblePom55 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the request to feature my photograph. It is much appreciated!:D (Big Grin) 
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CharlieWerwolf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Hallo everyone, sorry for this spam, but I created a new group only for monochrome Polaroids! 
I appreciate, when you join =)

monochrome-polaroid.deviantart…

Have a nice day!
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invisigoth88 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016   Photographer
I submitted to the wrond folder :(
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll go fix it. :D
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invisigoth88 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016   Photographer
XD
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bellocqa Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016   Photographer
Many thanks pearwood for the invitation to this group
Most appreciated

André.;p
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool. Welcome about. Write us an "Introducing André" journal entry if you can.
Steve
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iZzzyXD Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
Hey, just had an idea. Found myself wondering about what "digital darkroom" is, exactly, as I usually only crop off the excess on the edges. So, if I'm not the only one wondering this, it could be a journal idea, I think.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Nifty idea. I could do one describing my work process in the Gimp; others could describe their own processes, and what sort of edits the consider in bounds or out of bounds.  It would be a good way to learn from each other.
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sarto-jr Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for adding :)
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