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Film vs Digital: Comparing Processes, Results, Pros, and Cons

Photographer Irene Rudnyk often receives questions about film photography, including from people who wonder why it's even worth doing when you can slap a VSCO filter onto digital images these days. To answer these questions, Rudnyk made this 6.5-minute video comparing the two processes through a portrait shoot.

A Photographer Explains His Passion for Large Format Photography

Columbus, Ohio-based photographer Mat Marrash has been working in large format photography for the past six years -- a span longer than pretty much any other hobby that's emerged in his life. He has also spent a lot of time thinking about why photography has had such a big impact on him. He shares those musings with us in this 2.5-minute video by Rooted Content.

Phase One Announces 40mm-80mm f/4–5.6 Lens for Its Digital 645 System

When it comes to medium format photography, prime lenses are the norm. The size, weight and quality of construction of lenses are all areas of constraint for medium format over DSLRs or mirrorless, and so zoom lenses are more of a rarity.

However, there are always impressive exceptions to the rule, which is exactly what Phase One has done with its second-ever zoom lens for the 645 digital medium format system.

Photographer Uses Stones as His Canvas for Portrait Photo Prints

Madhava Bence Kalmar is a 22-year-old Hungarian photographer who's currently studying at the University of Brighton in the UK. Passionate about experimental and portrait photography, he has been working on a project that combines the two. It's called "Stone and Silver," and involves printing black and white photographs on rocks instead of traditional mediums.

Tintype Portraits of Photography Students Created on Their Discarded Film Canisters

Photographer David Emitt Adams experiments with unique metal bases in his experiments with tintype photography. Last week we shared a project in which he used abandoned tin cans found in a desert to create tintype photographs.

36 Exposures is another project of his that uses unconventional materials for creating old school photos. It's a series of tintype photographs that were created using 35mm film canisters.

Twitter Founders Launch Medium, a New Site that Democratizes Online Publishing

Obvious Corp, the company that spawned Twitter, has unveiled a new project called Medium. It's a site that attempts to revolutionize how online publishing is done.

Instead of content being centralized around individual people, it features photographs and text grouped into themed collections. Content within collections can be sorted by how "interesting" viewers rated it to be.