Posts Tagged ‘analog’

RNI All Films 3.0 Claims to Offer Film Simulation More Convincing Than Actual Film

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Preset maker Really Nice Images has announced RNI All Films 3.0, a new film simulation suite that aims to rival the software offered by companies such as DXO and VSCO. RNI claims to be so realistic in its simulation of film that film photographers are fooled by resulting photos in blind tests.

It’s “simulation more convincing than actual film,” Really Nice Images says.
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These Are the Darkroom Techniques Photoshop’s Tools Are Based On

As a tribute to Photoshop for its recent 25th birthday, Lynda created this “before there was Photoshop” video that shows the darkroom tools and techniques that were used by film photographers before Photoshop and digital photography arrived on the scene.

Photographer Konrad Eek works on a print by dodging, burning, adding gradients, using masks, feathering, and more. If you’ve never made a print in a darkroom before, this video could be quite illuminating.

30% of Film Shooters Are Younger Than 35, Says Ilford

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Last month we shared a news segment that explored the renaissance that appears to be happening in the world of analog photography. Now a new poll is backing that idea up with statistics.

Nearly a third of film photographers are younger than 35 years of age, and “support for traditional film is growing,” says Ilford Photo. The company, best known for its analog photo products, reported these findings after doing an international survey of film users.
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My 69 Mistakes With Film

What I learned through jumping into the world of analog photography.

Jan 22, 2015 · Stanislav Troitsky

Video: ‘Film Didn’t Die with Kodak’s Chapter 11′ or, How Analog is Making a Comeback

“Film didn’t die with Kodak’s Chapter 11” bankruptcy filing in 2012, says the Financial Times. The British newspaper aired the 8-minute segment above that explores the renaissance that appears to be going on in the world of analog photography.

“Only a few manufacturers now make film and much less of it, but celluloid appears to be making a comeback.” Renewed interest in older technologies has also been found in other industries as well: the music industry saw vinyl record sales surge by nearly 50% in 2014. Perhaps we’re seeing something similar happening with film photography…

(via Financial Times via Eric Kim)

Kids Reacting to an ‘Old’ Point-and-Shoot Film Camera is Seven Minutes of Comedic Gold

As Bill Cosby can attest, Kids Say the Darndest Things. To see what kids would say when given a piece of technology from a bit before their time, TheFineBros YouTube channel handed a handful of kids a 35mm film point-and-shoot camera and started recording.

The results are… well… you judge for yourself. Read more…

Teens ‘Turning Their Backs on Digital’ and Flocking to Polaroid, says Impossible Project CEO

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The Impossible Project CEO Creed O’Hanlon dropped quite the statement and statistic in an article on the resurgence of Polaroids by The Guardian.

“Teens,” O’Hanlon said, “[are] turning their backs on digital for something more tangible.” A fact he says is backed up by explosive growth in their sales to the 18-25 year old demographic. Read more…

The One Roll Challenge: What Would You Shoot if There Were Only One Roll of Film Left?

Inspired by Steve McCurry’s “The Last Roll of Kodachrome,” four Tokyo-based photographers took to the streets with only a single roll of 120 film and a Hasselblad to capture what it would be like to shoot the very last roll of film in existence.

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Mercedes-Benz Pays Tribute to the Return of Instant Film in this Informative and Inspirational Mini Doc

To pay homage to the return of beloved instant film, Mercedes-Benz has created a four and a half minute mini-documentary that takes an inside look at the inspiration behind bringing it back, the machinery used to make it, and even a look at how the analogue sorcery works.

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FILM Ferrania Needs Your Help Coming Back to Life; Be a Part of the Film Renaissance

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There are only four places left in the world that are capable of producing color film for both cinema and photography, and one of those is asking for your help to properly rise from the ashes and help secure “100 more years of analog film.” Read more…