filmphotography

A woman stands in an airport holding a bag of film.

What Happens When Film Goes Through an Airport Security Scanner?

Frequent analog photographers likely know that flying with film can be a risky endeavor. But beyond anecdotal experience and what airport scanning companies say, the impacts of flying with film haven't been very thoroughly examined. However, photographer and YouTube creator Lina Bessonova set about to change that in a large-scale test.

The Powerful Lessons Analog Photography Can Teach

Up until recently, most introductory photography classes in colleges and universities still taught students the basics of the medium using film and darkroom processes. These days, though, the majority of schools have transitioned to digital since it is more affordable for students and doesn’t require a lab full of equipment and chemicals. But despite the obvious benefits of digital, analog photography still serves as a valuable tool for learning the medium.

What the Film?!

Can You Guess What Film Was Used to Shoot These Photos?

Canadian film photographer Dmitri Tcherbadji of Analog Cafe has been on a creative kick lately. Alongside his brilliant, operational instant film camera constructed using gingerbread, he has also helped develop a free web game built for analog shooters that tests the player's knowledge of black and white film stocks.

Andy Summers: Hall of Fame Police Guitarist and Talented Photographer

Andy Summers is best known as a guitarist for the English rock band The Police, popular in the late 1970s to the mid-1980s. But he has also been a passionate and award-winning photographer from the film days through the digital transition to today. Summers has published five books on his photography, the latest from teNeues is A Series of Glances, and has had his work shown at over 60 exhibitions worldwide.

Crown + Flint photography app -- film camera shown next to a smartphone

Smartphone App Aims to be Analog Photographers’ Digital Companion

Passionate film photographer Don Goodman-Wilson has long been seeking a digital companion app to help him keep track of all the variables that, while making film photography such a fantastic way to make photos, can clutter a photographer's mind. So, Goodman-Wilson decided to build the app he needed.

Why Film Photography is the Antithesis of AI Art

The camera is a reasonably recent image-creation tool; compared to millennia of paintings, drawings, carvings, and illustrations, we have only a few hundred years of photographs and photographic development. What photography offers compared to those ancient arts is (relative) immediacy and accuracy.

How to Develop B&W Film at Home: A Simple Guide for Mere Mortals

The film photography revival is going strong but these pictures don’t just magically appear out of thin air! Eventually you need to develop your film so I put together this step-by-step guide to process black and white negatives at home. It’s easier than you might think!

Film Photography: A Complete Guide

Film photography. It’s coming back, and more and more photographers are dusting off their old film cameras or going out on a search to purchase one. Many people don’t see the appeal and feel quite comfortable with their phone camera. But for others, it’s becoming the only way they create images.