a film photoblog


My name is Chris Tisdale. I’m an experimental photographer whose medium of choice is film. I live in southeastern Virginia where I’m a graduate student studying media specialty.

All photographs on this blog are mine and mine alone. If you would like to use a low-res version of one of my photographs for a website, blog, etc., please let me know. If you’re interested in purchasing any of my work, contact me at ektachromelove [at] yahoo [dot] com and include the size you have in mind. I’ll get back to you soon with a price.

61 responses

  1. Chris, Is this when you started your blog, in January of this year? I was happy with my 5000+ views I have had in less than a year! How do you get so much traffic to your site? I know your photos are great, but you have to get people to begin with!

    July 10, 2009 at 4:40 AM

    • Absolutely. Commenting on others’ blogs is the most important thing (although I’ve found that a lot of people won’t follow me back here). But I think word-of-mouth has something to do with it. Some days I visit a bunch of blogs and get very little traffic, and some days I visit no blogs at all and get a ton of traffic (I once got 350 hits without lifting a finger). Depends a lot on specific photos – whether they’re good, if people are searching for related topics, etc.

      July 11, 2009 at 2:26 AM

      • renee

        Hi Chris 🙂 Where’ve you been? Write me.

        September 10, 2013 at 1:49 AM

  2. Great blog! That’s why you have all of those hits. Do what you love and others will find you.

    July 11, 2009 at 11:19 AM

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  4. ashleycoombs

    Your photography is really great! You have such a good eye.

    July 11, 2009 at 7:00 PM

  5. Chris, thanks for your comments on my “Train Kept A’Rollin” shot. I too started out with film about 30 years ago. It was the best way to really learn photography. I have now moved to digital, but will always have my roots in film. Keep up the great work.

    July 15, 2009 at 8:51 AM

  6. NSuwarno

    Hi Chris, you have a very nice collection of pictures, especially for somebody who started to do this only since early this year. Keep the good job!. As for me, I still don’t know what to do with my photos, which I store those on http://seasonedtraveller.wordpress.com (not my main blog)

    July 15, 2009 at 9:18 AM

  7. Chris,

    You are a rockstar photographer!
    I love your site ~


    July 17, 2009 at 1:27 AM

  8. Hi Chris….I love all your stuff! You do have a creative side! Keep up the great work and live out your dream! Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting! I appreciate it! 🙂

    July 17, 2009 at 4:33 AM

  9. James Gahl

    i just wanted you to know that even though i haven’t been commenting as much lately, i do still visit regularly, especially when i should be working. don’t tell my boss. ha!

    July 17, 2009 at 4:42 AM

  10. Hi Chris,
    It’s good to know that you had added this page (About) on your blog. 🙂
    You’d inspired a lot of people by browsing and looking at the photographs of your site. Keep up the good work & Godbless.


    July 18, 2009 at 2:26 PM

  11. cathyross

    Hi Chris…Your photos are absolutely amazing! I’m very new at blogging and am totally an amateur in photography but love it. I’ve added you to my blog roll. You totally inspire me! Cathy

    July 21, 2009 at 11:09 PM

  12. katie

    I love that you use film! I’m still a little old school too in that I keep using it when I can. Thanks for stopping by my site. Where do you go to school? UVA?

    July 26, 2009 at 9:53 PM

  13. Hi Chris,

    Thanks for finding me…I finally figured out how to link my name when I leave a note. Vermont is a beautiful state and well worth a summer excursion 🙂 I get completely absorbed in your blog looking at all your beautiful photos.


    July 27, 2009 at 9:55 AM

  14. Chris,

    Wonderful blog. I like your photographic style a lot.
    I’m going to expose dome film too in the next weeks.
    Got me some Kodachrome and a Pentax MX.
    I’ll see how that goes!

    Kind regards and keep up the good work.

    July 30, 2009 at 6:00 AM

  15. Cool blog. Nice and clean:)

    August 5, 2009 at 2:48 AM

  16. vineetjk

    cool blog!…i’ll be back for sure!

    August 5, 2009 at 9:23 AM

  17. flaiu

    link exchange ? 😀

    August 5, 2009 at 11:21 PM

  18. collidescopes

    I love your work! You have a very good eye. Thanks for sharing your stuff!

    August 11, 2009 at 6:15 PM

  19. juliemarxphotography

    Your work is just stunning. And you do it all with film. I’m thoroughly impressed. 🙂

    August 11, 2009 at 9:51 PM

  20. Terry Cuvier

    Thought I’d add my little endorsement. Keep your sparkling work coming, Chris. 🙂

    August 15, 2009 at 5:39 PM

  21. honeysweetcookies

    Thank you very much for your comment on my blog! I shall advertise your work in my blogroll as I have viewed it and really like it!
    Please promote me by putting me in your blogrrolll!!!

    August 21, 2009 at 5:10 AM

  22. I love your photographs! That’s why you’ve been awarded the “One Lovely Blog Award” at http://earthtojeremiah.wordpress.com/2009/08/30/elliptical-machines-and-lovely-bloggers

    August 30, 2009 at 5:21 AM

  23. Dew

    Chris!!!! You have a fabulous blog….and I must express that you are an excellent photographer! The pics are awesome, and hereonwards I am sure to be a regular visitor 🙂 ofcourse am not as blessed as you but I love to play around with my cammie 🙂

    September 11, 2009 at 2:28 PM

  24. blisterina

    Just getting acquainted with your blog — really enjoy your work!

    September 19, 2009 at 1:56 AM

  25. fotografzahl

    It’s great to see that there are still people working with film.
    I also do some black and white work on film from time to time – for those special moments and subjects.

    Keep up the excellent work!

    September 23, 2009 at 10:27 AM

  26. Hi Chris, thanks for visiting Photography 24/7 today. I admire you for sticking with film and love how you have so many different films listed in your categories. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

    October 5, 2009 at 10:53 AM

  27. Hi from manila! I enjoyed looking through your shots,

    October 9, 2009 at 1:19 PM

  28. Hi Chris, I am sitting here at 2 a.m., unable to stop browsing your site.

    Your work has an emotional quality to it that appeals to me. I suspect this may be partly due to your use of film, but mainly due to your skill.

    I’d like to do a feature on your work for http://www.phowto.com, and use some low res images (correctly attributed, of course!).

    I have a personal site at http://www.pixor.co.uk, if you ever feel like swinging by, you are very welcome.


    October 11, 2009 at 1:04 AM

  29. Thanks for commenting on my site, and nice to discover yours. I can’t seem to subscribe in rss though 😦 Do you really let people use low res images of yours for free?

    October 17, 2009 at 9:53 PM

  30. Thanks for the comment on my blog 🙂 I decided it check out yours and wow! You’re amazing! I will definitely be checking back. 🙂

    October 22, 2009 at 1:03 AM

  31. Amar

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Just wanted to check back. I had my first glimpse at you work and definitely it is interesting. I have to spend sometime to explore your work.

    I know what a challenge it is to photograph using a film camera. Is all your work is by using film ? It yes, then you are darn good at it.

    October 22, 2009 at 5:49 AM

  32. lifeat50mm

    Outstanding photos, you make me long for the days when film was readily accessible… not much luck in my town these days. Love your work, I’ll be a regular viewer from here on!

    October 22, 2009 at 3:28 PM

  33. Rincewind

    hi Chris, have added you to my subscription list, u have a great eye for a good picture. Looking forward for more to come from you.

    October 24, 2009 at 12:27 AM

  34. chris — you have a terrific eye
    i love looking at black and whites — they are so much more (shall we say) colorful

    keep up the good work
    i will be back to look

    October 25, 2009 at 2:36 PM

  35. mothermari

    Beautiful! I so enjoy black and white photo’s. You are a very talented man! What a gift! Best of luck to you.

    October 29, 2009 at 1:14 AM

  36. wow…nice. i LOVE black and white protographs. i came here from your post on my friends Frank and vicki’s blog…
    We raise Dalmatian puppies and I love bl/wh photos of them! You have a cool gift. Use it for God’s glory! Love from SC.

    October 29, 2009 at 3:40 AM

  37. sureshotallen

    Great site!

    October 29, 2009 at 6:39 PM

  38. Your photographs are master pieces!

    Great art and photo work Chris. Thanks for commenting on my “master piece”, you have made me add the quotes now.

    Good luck!

    October 31, 2009 at 1:05 PM

  39. guiltysarah

    Just wanna said I’m thrilled to have found this place!

    November 5, 2009 at 8:28 PM

  40. Your work is excellent and I really love how you stick to film. Not only does your shots have fantastic composition but I can also see how each type of film produces the picture. Great job and thanks for the resource.

    December 11, 2009 at 1:55 AM

  41. Chris,
    I’m impressed by your dedication to film in such a digital age and am a little jealous of it. Good luck with it!

    December 28, 2009 at 9:45 PM

  42. Excellent blog Chris, glad to see others who aren’t willing to let go of film.

    Branden Louie

    January 11, 2010 at 12:09 AM

  43. Have you seen this?


    I’m ineligible (age discrimination!!), so I’m passing this along to other, younger (sob) photogs.

    February 6, 2010 at 6:12 PM

  44. katie

    Hello there. i love all your photographs, was wondering if you could give me piece of advice. i am going to thailand and want to xprocess some films on a LCA/Film slr. can you recommend if i use slide or 35mm and will elitechrome 100 be a good choice? Thanks so much. Katie

    February 18, 2010 at 3:47 PM

    • Definitely use slide film. Negative film will come out all blue/purple when you cross-process it. Elitechrome 100 is a great film to x-pro. I’d also recommend Velvia 100F.

      February 21, 2010 at 6:12 AM

  45. I would like to use the “The Torch Bearers” — Anna Hyatt Huntington image for the catalogue of the Hudson Valley Art Association of which Huntington was a member. I would need to use it on the cover and the invitation so obviously I would need print quality.

    March 19, 2010 at 3:07 PM

  46. I love your photography, Chris. No one uses film anymore. I posted a ‘folllow’ link on my blog to iheartfilm. Others need to see your work. Thanks for sharing.

    September 5, 2010 at 3:25 PM

  47. Your photos are outSTANDING. Keep up the great work!

    September 8, 2010 at 1:08 PM

  48. Thanks for the love! It’s nice to see someone using film these days! I used to be a traditionalist, but for weddings, digital gives me peace of mind. I’m trying out some lomography…it feels great to be using film again!

    Your photos are wonderful! Keep it up!

    September 22, 2010 at 4:47 AM

  49. Your photos are beautiful, I like the dark contrast. I miss using film and being in a darkroom, you are inspiring. Thanks for coming by my site, I’ll be back to yours regularly!

    September 22, 2010 at 1:44 PM

  50. janineong

    Hi Chris! Your photos are awesome! I’d love try out film someday too. =)

    September 23, 2010 at 8:02 AM

  51. Hi Chris,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, appreciate your comments! Great blog you have here 🙂

    October 4, 2010 at 7:12 PM

  52. wow, I am so impressed by you’r photographies. Really inspiering!

    October 9, 2010 at 10:23 PM

  53. Hi Chris! FANTASTIC blog and absolutely stunning photography! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I just subscribed to your blog and definitely want to keep myself apprised of your work. Take care and thanks again!

    October 14, 2010 at 11:37 PM

  54. whatsnormality

    Your photographs are absolutely stunning! I will be sure to add you to my blogroll to keep track of upcoming visual pleasures 😀

    October 17, 2010 at 5:38 PM

  55. Michelle

    So glad to see someone who loves film 🙂 and not just for pointless ‘arty’ shots

    Thanks for commenting on my post too 🙂


    October 18, 2010 at 8:10 PM

  56. Chris,

    Thanks for your comment on my “2010 featured finalist”
    photo blog post. Your black and white work looks great and kind of like a breath of fresh air to see someone working this way with the explosion of digital color images these days. I still make and appreciate black and white 🙂 Look forward to seeing more and hope you’ll pay me another visit too. Have a nice weekend!

    — Danielle

    October 24, 2010 at 4:14 AM

  57. Hey hey hey!

    October 25, 2010 at 11:10 AM

  58. I got tired of digital photography so I started to shoot film and started a blog. Im glad there’s still a lot of photographers who are still embracing film and Im glad to discover this medium.
    Nice to know your blog and some other blogs too. Because of this I will continue shooting film!

    Cheers from Dubai!

    January 8, 2011 at 2:22 PM

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