Posts Tagged ‘film’

So You Want to Shoot Film?

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I have been shooting a lot of film lately and enjoy it tremendously, so I thought I’d share some of the experiences I’ve had in the last year or so, mainly so you can learn from the mistakes I made, avoid them and then make your own.

For the sake of getting some kind of structure into this post I’ll try and describe three typical scenarios of people shooting film today, differentiated by the amount of control you’ll have over the image.
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17 Signs That You Were Alive Before the Age of Digital Photography

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How do us elders separate ourselves from those who only know what it means to upload? Here are 17 tools and toys you’ll immediately recognize if you still remember the heyday of Kodak. Bring on the nostalgia.
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Shuttered Italian Film Company Ferrania to Get Back in the Game

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Italian photography company Ferrania is ready to start making film again, years after giving up its primary business as a lost cause.
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The Rise and Decline of Film, As Told from Film’s Perspective

Film has seen better days. With legends like Kodak’s Kodachrome gone, and staples like Fujifilm’s Neopan 400 very recently following suit, most news about film is met with dismay and long drawn out “No’s” (if you doubt it, check out the comment section on the Neopan 400 and Provia 400X discontinuation announcement linked above).

But what exactly does “Film” himself think of this. What would the medium say if we could ask him to relate his feelings on the rise of digital photography? Tyler Shields’ The Death of Film gives us one interpretation of the answers we might get (note: there is a little bit of strong language in a couple of spots). Read more…

Trailer: ‘Everybody Street’ Documentary Chronicles NYC Street Photography

There’s no doubt about that fact that street photography is wildly interesting. There’s just so much to it that makes it appealing. Real people, real moments — good and bad. Best of all, there’s something new to capture every day. And while many of us don’t have the courage to get out there and point our camera at a stranger, it’s interesting to see it happen, especially in a metropolis.

Filmmaker Cheryl Dunn (who is a street photographer herself) is working on a documentary called Everybody Street, which features the master street photographers in America’s most populated city — New York City. The trailer above gives a taste of what it’s about (note: it’s slightly NSFW).
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Fujifilm Discontinues Neopan 400 B&W and Provia 400X Slide Film

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Unfortunately, the news that a particular type of film is being discontinued is anything but surprising these days. And even though we haven’t had reason to report any such news for a little while, we can once again cue “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen, this time in honor of Fujifilm’s Neopan 400 B&W film and Provia 400X slide film. Read more…

212 Instagrammers Join Forces to Create Stop-Motion Car Video

Never underestimate the power of 212 Instagrammers. Now that might seem like a strange thing to say, but vehicle manufacturer Lexus quite literally put over 200 mobile-phone-toting-picture-takers on a lot with a 1,400-foot track and let them go to town on the 2014 Lexus IS F SPORT — a vehicle we all would probably like to see sitting outside our front doors. Read more…

Film Photography Technique Tips for the Digital Photographer

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Film photography is similar in many ways to digital photography, and most of your standard digital photography techniques apply to film too. You just have to understand the peculiarities of film and its limitations and you’re good to go.

That will be explained in detail in this article, which presumes readers are already reasonably proficient at digital photography and are embarking upon film photography for the first time.
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Photo Legend Don McCullin Discovers the Potential of Digital in ‘Seeking the Light’

Don McCullin is a photojournalism icon. He’s spent his life chasing haunting images that, more often than not, he’s succeeded in capturing. And even though his career has taken him all over the world — to Cyprus, the Congo, Biafra, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, El Salvador, and the Middle East among others — one thing has sed the same throughout his journeys: he’s always shot film.

In this short documentary put together for Canon Professional Network by ICE Productions, he takes his first go at using a digital camera and discovers the potential (and potential pitfalls) of the technology. Read more…

Spliced Film Negative Portraits That Show the Similarities of Siblings

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Back in 2011, we shared a series of “Genetic Portraits” by photographer Ulric Collette that showed portraits of various family members spliced together to show the similarities and differences of those who share DNA.

Photographer Andrew Ryan did something similar for his project Base Pairs, except he ventured along the analog route instead of going fully digital.
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