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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For Sama review: Syria’s revolution seen through the eyes of a mother – Aerial Photography Article

For Sama review: Syria’s revolution seen through the eyes of a mother  The Digital Fix For Sama is a tough watch but an essential one. As difficult as it can be seeing the lives of families and their children ravaged by conflict, it feels like the least we … >> Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo Mobile 2: Which One Should You Buy? Source link Share Tweet Share Pin Email documentary Edward Watts film Film Review For Sama For Sama (2019) For Sama…

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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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This Rugged Aluminum Film Canister Looks Really Cool, Costs $95 – Photography Article

If you’ve got some money to burn and you insist on keeping your film safe and stylish at the same time, design firm RAMA WORKS has something for you. It’s called, simply enough, the RAMA WORKS film canister, and it’s probably the coolest, most expensive way to carry around your rolls of film. The Film Canister is part of a collaboration between RAMA WORKS and art brand MIGHTY KILLERS, and they describe it as a “convenient, rugged, vault for your…

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Breathing Life Into 52 Cameras in 52 Weeks – Photography Article

I have a working collection of 52 film cameras—some of them quite rare and unique, others just yard sale garbage, all of them loved and fun. I recently decided to take all of them out and push some celluloid through them, documenting the process one week at a time as I breathe some life back to these dope little beasts. I’m calling it the Vintage Camera Quest. Like every photographer I suspect, I had no choice but to fall in…

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How I Captured a Day-to-Night Composite on Expired Film – Photography Article

After my recent success at mixing vintage Verichrome Pan film with Kodak Instamatic film, I wanted to try this splitfilm trick again. And I wanted to create something that was a “day versus night” exposure, using the lights of an amusement park or the midway of a county fair to build my image. With that, I loaded a roll of 616 backing paper with four—yes, four—12-exposure rolls of Kodak Gold 200 Instamatic film. Trust me, these films are so old,…

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Comparing Three of the Most Popular Medium Format Color Films – Photography Article

If you’re just getting started with medium format film photography, NYC-based photographer and YouTuber Willem Verbeeck created a useful comparison video that may help you decide on your first 120 film purchase. In the video, Verbeeck compares three of the most popular 120-format color film options currently on the market: Kodak Portra 400, Fujicolor Pro 400H, and Lomography 400. All three will cost you between $6 and $8 per roll of 16 exposures—$19 for a 3-pack of Lomography 400, $35…

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Stranger Things Fan Goes Viral for Not Knowing what a Darkroom Is – Photography Article

A young fan of the popular Netflix show Stranger Things earned a bit of Internet fame (or is it infamy?) this weekend when they asked a question about that strange “red room” in the show where Jonathan goes “to ‘refine’ his photos or something.” In other words: a darkroom. The original question was posted to a StackExchange forum, where the confused fan described the darkroom in a post titled “What is the purpose of this ‘red room’ in Stranger Things?”…

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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’m Back Unveils a Cheap Digital Back for Old Medium Format Cameras – Photography Article

I’m Back, the company behind the popular Digital Back for old 35mm SLRs, is… well… back. And this time they’re funding an affordable digital back that seeks to breathe new life into old medium format cameras from Hasselblad, Bronica, Pentax, Mamiya and more. The Idea Slapping a digital back onto older medium format bodies isn’t a new idea. Hasselblad released its CFV-50c back for V-System cameras back in 2014, and it just updated it last month, releasing a version 2…

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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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INTO THE BLUE // CHANEL // DAVID JOSEPH – Aerial Photography Article

We collaborated with menswear fashion blogger, David Joseph and the Chanel mens fragrance team to create a short film for the mens fragrance, Bleu de Chanel.  We shot at low tide down past Brighton Marina and the water was COLD!  We worked with David to create a shot list that would accentuate the feeling of going… into the blue.  We are really pleased with the outcome of the shoot and was great to work with such creative vision whilst film…

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EU SOS // Live Immersive Art Installation // Drone Filming Brighton – Aerial Photography Article

We were asked by Bristol based artist Duncan McKellar to film a live art installation on the cliffs of Brighton … Saltdean to be precise.  The 400 + strong crowd all held mirrors and signalled an SOS to the EU in light of Brexit.  The footage was powerful and visually dazzling.  And for the first time ever, we got to work with another drone crew – Josh from Aerial Sussex.  Between him and DOUBLEXAIR we got some incredible shots and…

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DOUBLEXAIR FILMS // 2019 SHOWREEL – Aerial Photography Article

DOUBLEXAIR are back to Brighton with a BANG.  2019 has been a trip so far.  We’ve spent 5 weeks documentary filming in India and are excited to share with you our footage over the coming months. It’s been awesome to capture some shots from around the globe, document events and add to our drone filming portfolio. We’ve come back refreshed and thought our site deserved the same… so here it is, our 2019 showreel – including footage from our trip…

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INDIA 2019 // BTS – DOUBLEXAIR – Aerial Photography Article

This January we travelled out to Rajasthan to document Vegan Cycle India for the awesome charity, that is Veganuary.  We were there to film the 28 strong team as they cycled 400km from Agra to Jaipur.  People assembled in New Delhi for the ride from all corners of the globe… Spain, Canada, Korea, New Zealand and from all over the UK.  The ride was epic and it was a pleasure to be part of the team.  The ultimate challenge with…

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Drone Companies in New Orleans Look at Animation. – Aerial Photography Article

30 Jan Drone Companies in New Orleans Look at Animation. By now, you already know that drone companies in New Orleans are few and far in between. Here at V-Drone, we are constantly researching the latest news in the drone world!  In a typical motion-capture animation setup, an actor goes through their actions in a studio equipped with multiple cameras while a computer tracks the markers on the actor’s body. This enables them to build a moving 3D skeleton that…

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Love, Service, and Living Your Truth with Danielle LaPorte – Photography Article

Let’s face it. We all have our inner journeys and the compulsion to improve, yet how can we both be growing and improving without feeling less than or inadequate?  It’s a trap. ENTER: Danielle LaPorte – a best-selling author (White Hot Truth, The Fire Starter Sessions, and The Desire Map), poet, former think tank executive and business strategist – and she’s on the podcast today to help us, among other things, to reconcile these competing principles. As one of Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul 100…

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