Posts Tagged ‘analog’

Awesome DIY Steel and Wood Panoramic Camera Shoots 6×17 Photos, Gets 4 Photos Per Roll of 120 Film

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We’ve shared some pretty awesome DIY cameras with you in the past, and today we’ve run across one of the most impressive to date.

A 6×17 panorama film camera, it was hand-built out of wood and 18-gauge steel by Instructables user mattthegamer463. And you’re welcome to build one yourself or just stare wide-eyed at his. Read more…

Kodak Announces the End of Its Much-Loved BW400CN C-41 Black & White Film

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Kodak recently issued an official statement confirming the discontinuation of yet another film stock: the much-loved, fine grain, chromogenic black & white film BW400CN. Read more…

Martin Scorsese Writes Passionate Letter to Kodak in Defense of Film

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Just last week we shared the news that a number of top filmmakers were helping to save Kodak motion picture film, pushing through a deal between the noted film manufacturer and studios.

While initial reports stated Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Judd Apatow and J.J. Abrams are all dropping some names and heartfelt thoughts on the matter, a letter to Kodak from iconic director Martin Scorsese recently poured some serious gasoline on the film-love fire. Read more…

Video: Why Some Photographers ‘Can’t Stop Shooting Film’

In terms of marketshare, it’s rather obvious digital photography has the upper hand. Whether it’s convenience or other reasons, digital seems to make sense for many for its flexibility across the board. But, despite vast advantages of a digital workflow, there are those still dedicated to analogue photography.

In an attempt to understand why it is some photographers are dedicated to film, wedding photographer and filmmaker Amrit Vatsa took a look into the art form that is analogue photography.

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Pinolga: A Pinhole Medium-Format Holga Look-Alike Made Out of Cardboard

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Raymundo Panduro of Pixel Análogo recently created the camera above, which he calls the “Pinolga“. It’s a realistic pinhole Holga medium format camera made out of cardboard that can take pretty impressive photographs.
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Lomography’s Cine200 Tungsten Film is Cinema Film Repackaged for 35mm Stills

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Lomography released yet another unique type of film emulsion. Or rather, it’s managed to repackage an existing emulsion, converting it for use in 35mm cameras.

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A Beautiful Look at the Meticulous Process Behind Large Format Photography

In the world of analogue photography, the larger you go in format, the more time, discipline and resources it typically takes to capture and develop your photographs. And while the age-old technique of developing film takes due diligence no matter the format, large format photography in particular has a certain quality to the process that makes it stand out from the rest.

The above video, shared by photographer Lúis Plácido, takes a captivating look at that process. Read more…

Photographer Notebooks for Conveniently Recording Your Film Photos’ Metadata

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Digital cameras naturally present us with a number of advantages, among them the oft-overlooked inclusion of detailed information about how (and often where) the photographs we captured, otherwise known as metadata.

Analog shooters don’t have this luxury. We usually resort to either forgoing it completely, scratching down notes with whatever pen and paper we have handy, or utilizing an application created for this purpose. That’s where a new notebook designed by Ilott Vintage comes in. Read more…

Short Documentary Tells the Story of the Last Rolls of E6 Film Developed by Orms

Earlier this year, renowned Cape Town photography store Orms developed their last roll of slide film through the E6 process. To bring the era of a legendary process to a proper close, Hero AV brought together a short documentary depicting three photographers who were asked to shoot the last of the slide film that would be developed at the lab. Read more…

Polaroids, Holgas & Medium Format: Matt Georges’ Different Approach to the Slopes

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While most of the outdoor winter sports photography you see is as clean and crisp as the snow itself, photographer Matt Georges goes for a more moody feeling while out on the slopes. His work with the Polaroid, Holga, and medium format film creates a unique look at the life of the thrill seekers out there.

Although not a formally trained photographer, Matt has been in the photo world most of his adult life, photo-editing for ski magazines, and working his way up to senior in-house photographer. Read on to hear about his technique using these films, his background, and more. Read more…