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Full-Frame Digital vs Large Format Film: A Side-by-Side Comparison – Photography Article

Photographer Usman Dawood of Sonder Creative recently teamed up with film photographer Adam French to put together an intriguing portrait comparison: high-resolution full-frame digital vs 4×5 large format film. They shot both cameras at about the same FF equivalent focal length, and then compared the resulting images side by side for your viewing pleasure. The video serves two purposes. First, Dawood wanted to address the common comment that “larger sensors produce shallower depth of field,” which is a simplification. In…

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Visiting the Camera Rescue Project in Finland: A Vintage Camera Paradise – Photography Article

Photographer and YouTuber Mathieu Stern recently got to visit one of the coolest places on earth for camera collectors: The Camera Rescue Project, one of the largest vintage camera collections in Europe. The Camera Rescue Project is an organization from Finland that is dedicated to preserving cameras for future generations. Their stated goal is to find, repair, and “rescue” 100,000 vintage cameras by 2020; according to the counter on the project’s homepage shows that they’re a little over halfway there.…

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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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There is No Such Thing as 120mm Film – Photography Article

If you go to Instagram and search #120mm or #120mmfilm right now, and you will find over 740,000 posts by budding and experienced film photographers alike. There’s only one problem: there is no such thing as 120mm film. And a new movement/website is doing its best to set the record straight. This gauntlet has been taken up by our friend Bellamy Hunt at Japan Camera Hunter, fellow sticklers at Emulsive, and, at the center of the battle for truth-in-film-photography, 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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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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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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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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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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