This is the First Magazine Ad for Kodak Film in Many Years – Photography Article

In the heyday of film photography, Kodak was a major advertiser in magazines — people flipping through all kinds of publications would see ads for its film. But over the past several years, both the camera film and the magazine industries have struggled to adapt to a changing and increasingly digital world. So news of a new Kodak film ad in a print magazine may seem anachronistic, but it’s real. Kosmo Foto reports that the latest issue of the German…

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Using a 31-Year-Old SLR for Fast-Paced Photojournalism – Photography Article

Introduced in 1988, the Nikon F4 was the world’s first professional autofocus camera, and it made its way quickly into the hands of many working photographers. But despite the incredible leap in technology it represented, it was apparently quickly overtaken by the competition, which built on the solid foundation the F4 offered. Early reviews were kind, but the advances in all areas of camera technology since then have left it more a cult option for today’s users. I’ve seen the…

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The Polaroid Lab Transfers Your Digital Photos Onto Analog Instant Film – Photography Article

Polaroid Originals has released its latest product, and it’s an instant printer… with a twist. Rather than just printing digital files, this so-called “miniature table top darkroom” actually turns digital files into analog prints by projecting your phone screen onto a piece of instant film. The Polaroid Lab isn’t a new idea. The product was first crowdfunded and released years ago when Polaroid Originals was known as The Impossible Project. The new Polaroid Lab works the same was as the…

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Filmtypes is a Film Stock Database with Details, Sample Images and More – Photography Article

If you’re new to film photography, or you’re curious about the variety of film stocks that are out there, there’s a useful new website you should definitely check out. It’s called Filmtypes, and it’s a database of emulsions that wants to help you find your next roll of 35mm film. Created by analog photography enthusiast Dominik Sobe, the website features a growing database of 35mm film stocks that can help newbies and seasoned shooters alike figure out which film they…

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Kodak $40 Mobile Film Scanner is Like Google Cardboard for Scanning Film – Photography Article

If you’re looking for the cheapest possible way to digitize your 35mm Negatives and Slides, the Kodak Mobile Film Scanner is probably it. Costing just $40, this cardboard contraption lets you digitize 35mm film using just your smartphone and a couple of AA batteries. The Kodak Mobile Film Scanner is made up of a foldable cardboard stand for your mobile phone, a base that allows you to slot in either 35mm Negatives and 35mm Slides, and an LED backlight. This,…

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Short Film Takes You Inside the ILFORD Factory to See How B&W Film is Made – Photography Article

UK-based film and photo paper manufacturer ILFORD Photo has released a new short film titled “Behind the Film” that takes you inside the HARMAN technology factory in the village of Mobberley, England, where all of the ILFORD and Kentmere B&W film, photographic paper and chemicals are made. The site featured in this film was first acquired by ILFORD in 1928, and the company has been making its black-and-white film, paper and chemicals there ever since. The short doc takes you…

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Lomography Unveils the First New Color Film Stock in Half a Decade – Photography Article

Lomography is making some major waves in the photo world today by unveiling the first brand new color negative emulsion to be released in half a decade. They’re calling it LomoChrome Metropolis, and ironically enough, the “color” it emphasizes the most is… black. “LomoChrome Metropolis pays homage to the mother of all colors: black!” reads the company’s announcement. “Search for rays of color in a sea of lightless skyscrapers, frame your subject as they trudge the streets of ghost towns,…

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I Shot the Boston 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on Expired Film – Photography Article

It’s 6:30PM on the 4th of July in Boston and I had just gotten off work—one of those poor souls whose job doesn’t care about national holidays. What’s worse is that all of my plans fell through; my roomies are at a private event on Google’s rooftop, the cute gal I’m dating is visiting family in Pittsburg, and all of my climber bum friends are up in New Hampshire making the most of a 4 day weekend. So I walk…

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How I Shot an ‘Impossible Photo’ of an Apollo Launch in 1967 – Photography Article

They said it couldn’t be done, that I was wasting my time, that it was impossible to take a time exposure photo of a daytime missile launch… in color… directly into a Florida sunrise… from ten miles away. If anybody would know, Arch Smith would. Arch had first conceived the idea of making a time exposure of a daytime missile launch during the Gemini program. He ran the photo department at Martin Marietta’s Canaveral Division, and he happened to have…

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What Shooting Film Taught Me About Black-and-White Photos – Photography Article

Clients often ask whether they can have their photos in black-and-white. My reply is always that I’ll do black-and-white versions in the gallery if they work — if they help the image shout “look at me”. In the Darkroom Back in 1986, when I got my first SLR, I only shot black-and-white film. I forget why. Perhaps the color was too difficult to process. But growing up, I was lucky enough to have a darkroom at home, it wasn’t equipped…

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Neopan 100 Acros II Unveiled – Photography Article

Fujifilm’s black-and-white film is coming back from the dead. The company just announced a brand new film stock called Neopan 100 Acros II that promises “unsurpassed image quality” and “world-class fine grain.” “This 100 ISO film will deliver unsurpassed resolution, fine grain and sharpness, with exceptional detail satisfying a broad range of shooting scenarios and exposures,” Fujifilm says. The company killed off all of its remaining B&W film and photo paper products in April 2018, which included the discontinuation of…

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Kodak Ektachrome E100 120 Medium Format Film Tests to Start in July 2019 – Photography Article

It’s the news that medium format film shooters have all been waiting for. Kodak has finally broken its silence regarding the release of Ektachrome 100 in 120 medium format. Introduced in late 2018, Kodak Ektachrome 100 in 35mm is based on the Kodak Ektachrome E100G E6 slide film that was produced until 2012. The famous Rochester-based film manufacturer has released an Instagram post to confirm that there will be a “coating trial” of the medium format version in “late July”.…

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How to Get Over Early Hurdles in Film Photography – Photography Article

Something about the way photographers acclimatize to shooting with film has intrigued me for some time. I think it’s safe to say that film is very much tried and tested — some of the greatest photography pioneers worked with film and were not limited in their ability to create incredible work, which remains relevant. Photographers looking to get into film now have the entire history of photography and film photography to work with when making their decisions; what film stock…

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