Posts Tagged ‘filmphotography’

Shooting an Uber Colorful 5K, as Seen by the Camera

The Color Vibe 5K is a run that takes place all over the United States between February and November, benefiting charities and non-profits in each city they stop in. During and after the event, participants get a little crazy and pelt each other with colored powder. By the end of the race, the organizers of the event are proud to call you an “exciting and vivid walking masterpiece.” Read more…

Photographer and Lab Owner Discusses the Art of Film Photography and Printing

Over the years, Billy Mork has been a photographer, an art director and even a practicing architect, but he ultimately ended up back where his passion lies: in black and white film photography. This inspirational short film — put together by broadcast media student Duong Thai Anh for a class at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore — tries to capture a bit of that passion and pass it along to you. Read more…

Project OneRollFifty2: Shoot One Roll of Film Each Week for a Year

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For a long time, photographer Travis Lawton had been toying with two ideas: shooting film for the first time since he was 6 years old, and doing a 365 project where he shot something every day for a year. Instead of choosing one, he decided to mix the two desires into a project he felt he could realistically keep up with for an entire year; that’s how he came up with Project OneRollFifty2. Read more…

Supply and Demand Pains: Fujifilm Film Prices to Jump 20% Later This Year

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Last week we reported that Fujifilm is planning to increase its film prices by 25% starting this month due to decreased consumer demand. Turns out that was specifically for the Japanese market, and that the hit won’t be as serious in the United States.

Instead of a 25% hike this month, photographers in the US will be seeing a 20% hike starting on July 1st, 2013.
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Fujifilm Velvia 50 Sheet Film to Live On, Boxes Get Makeover, Prices to Rise 25%

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The hearts of many a film photographer sank last June when it was reported that Fujifilm would soon be killing off most of its Velvia film lines, including all off the sheet film lines, leaving only 35mm and 120 format films for Velvia 50. If you’re one of the people who went out and began stockpiling the film for future use, here’s some good (and perhaps bad?) news for you: reports of Velvia’s death were greatly exaggerated.
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Beijing Silvermine: Rescuing Discarded Negatives from Illegal Recycling Centers

For his most recent project, French photography collector and editor Thomas Sauvin has been spending his time digging though illegal silver recycling centers in Beijing. He’s doing this because buried within piles of X-Rays and CD-ROMs are hidden millions of discarded film negatives that Sauvin is intent on preserving. Read more…

Analog SLRs as Cheap Full-Frame DSLR Alternatives

It’s been a while since we’ve shared some DigitalRev tomfoolery, but the most recent question posed by Kai and his buddies is an interesting one: given how expensive “entry-level” full-frame DSLRs are, would a dirt cheap 35mm SLR be a realistic alternative? Read more…

The End of an Era: Steve McCurry and the Final Roll of Kodachrome Film

In 2009, when Kodak announced that production of Kodachrome film would be coming to an end, legendary photographer Steve McCurry saw an opportunity, and asked if the company would give him the final roll. Given his reputation and the many famed photographs he’s taken on Kodachrome, it’s no surprise Kodak said yes.

As a tribute to this final roll, a crew from National Geographic decided to follow McCurry and document the momentous last 36 frames that would ever be shot on that film — the video above is the result. Read more…

Collect Box Tabs for a Neat Way to Track How Much Film You Shoot

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Want to know how much film you and your camera are chewing through? John Sypal over at tokyo camera style does this by collecting box tabs. Regarding the photos above, he writes,

This is compiled from the box tabs of every single roll/pack of film I shot in 2012.

Since 2001 I’ve kept a tab from every roll of film I’ve shot in the backs of collage-based photographic journals. In the mid-2000’s I was shooting some 500 rolls a year- I’ve cut back to about 300 or so the past two years. A complete visual collection of all the box-tabs from the past dozen years would result in a much larger image.

It’s like a stamp or sticker collection book for photographers. You can find a larger collage of the photos above here.


P.S. A giant poster-sized collage of box tabs might make for a pretty wild home decor item.

Lo-Fi Surf Photography with Expired and Cross-Processed Film

San Francisco resident Ryan Tatar is passionate about two things when he’s not sitting at his desk at a Silicon Valley tech company: surfing and photography… and usually a combination of the two. He has attracted a good deal of attention in both worlds with his lo-fi photographs of surfers, captured with old analog cameras and expired and/or cross-processed films.

In the short video above, Tatar talks about his love for analog photography and introduces us to what he does.
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