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You’re Making a Mistake if You’re Not Telling Your Friends to Start With Film

You’re Making a Mistake if You’re Not Telling Your Friends to Start With Film

Photography is a dream job for many, and everyone thinks we’re so lucky to do it. To that extent, they also all “would love to get more into photography.” While we get pretty good at sifting out which of our friends are actually serious about that goal, here are a few suggestions for how to get over the biggest barrier to entry by starting with film.

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Behind the Scenes at Ilford Photo’s Factory

Behind the Scenes at Ilford Photo's Factory

Far from dying out, film photography still has a place in many people’s hearts. One of the companies which has warmly occupied this space is Harman technology Limited, which has been trading as Ilford Photo since 2005. This lovely short film documents what still goes on in their factory today.

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New Exhibition Shows How a Look at the Dark Side Can Show a Photographer the Light

New Exhibition Shows How a Look at the Dark Side Can Show a Photographer the Light

An amazing new exhibition has just opened, depicting images once lost to history and giving us a behind the scenes glimpse at some of the greatest mysteries of our time.

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Photographer Creates Huge Functioning Camera From a Shipping Container, Complete With Dark Room Inside

Photographer Creates Huge Functioning Camera From a Shipping Container, Complete With Dark Room Inside

One photographer has turned a shipping container into a huge camera, complete with a built-in darkroom. The creation is capable of producing large, traditional analog prints.

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The Fun of Shooting With a 150-Year-Old Camera

The Fun of Shooting With a 150-Year-Old Camera

Modern cameras are rather remarkable pieces of technology that make capturing stunning images even in the most difficult shooting scenarios easier than ever. But there is still a lot of magic in the early processes of yesteryear. This awesome video goes behind the scenes of shooting with a camera that’s a century and a half old.

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A Behind the Scenes Look at How Instant Film is Made

A Behind the Scenes Look at How Instant Film is Made

Old school instant cameras have long been a popular alternative to traditional film or digital photography. The film they use and images they produce have a quality unlike any other medium.

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The 22 Year Old Repairing Old Film Cameras

The 22 Year Old Repairing Old Film Cameras

Old film cameras captivate so many people in the photography industry, but they are a depletable resource that will naturally dwindle. This 22 year old is working on countering that trend.

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Alternative Processing Film: A Third Approach

Alternative Processing Film: A Third Approach

In part of three of making prints of my shoot with Cognito, I made a kallitype from a film scan. A kallitype is an iron-based contact printing solution that yields a wonderful tonality that, in my opinion, can only be found in analogue printing. Here’s a quick overview of the process and some thoughts on why you should venture out and try something different!

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Jumping Back in to the Darkroom

Jumping Back in to the Darkroom

As a sort of part 2 to my last video, I’m taking the black and white film from that same shoot and jumping into the darkroom. It’s been a while since I’ve ventured in, so I thought it would be fun to take you along with me while I kicked off the cobwebs.

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Shoot With Less to Create More Effectively

Shoot With Less to Create More Effectively

Let’s be honest. While we as photographers have a troublesome relationship with gear at times, we could mostly do with a lot less of it. In yet another wonderful discussion, Nick Carver gives us his thoughts on hiring a wedding photographer, using less gear, choosing a rum as a digestif, and what it means to be a photographer.

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Between the Lines: A Beautiful Short Film

Between the Lines: A Beautiful Short Film

Once in awhile, a story teller is able to capture something of what it means to be a photographer. Between the Lines is a short film showcasing beautiful cinematography and scenery. It is artfully and masterfully crafted and is possibly the most inspirational 13 minutes you will watch this year.

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Negative Lab Pro 2.0: C41 Scanning Heaven!

Negative Lab Pro 2.0: C41 Scanning Heaven!

Scanning film has always been a bit of a pain. However, with time comes progress, and Nate over at Negative Lab Pro has been doing some awesome work, making scanning C-41 film using a DSLR or mirrorless easier than ever. However, using Negative Lab Pro with a flatbed scanner has always been a bit lacking. That just changed with Negative Lab Pro 2.0 and an unlikely partner: Vuescan.

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Kodak Announces Ektachrome E100 120 Medium Format Film Beta Trial for July

Kodak Announces Ektachrome E100 120 Medium Format Film Beta Trial for July

Are you a fan of shooting medium format film? Get ready, for Kodak has finally shed some light on the upcoming release of its Ektachrome 100 in 120 medium format.

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Developing Color Film Is a Lot Easier Than You Think

Developing Color Film Is a Lot Easier Than You Think

I enjoy shooting film from time to time. I like the process, the feel, and the whole “specialness” of it. Up until somewhat recently, I was afraid to develop myself, but this video from fantastic channel Eduardo Pavez Goye shows that developing film is a lot less scary than you may think.

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Shooting Large Format Portraits for the First Time

Shooting Large Format Portraits for the First Time

Have you ever wondered about what goes into producing images with a large format film camera? Take a look behind the scenes as photographer Willem Verbeeck tries out large format portraiture for the first time.

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Why Every Digital Photographer Should Also Shoot on Film

Why Every Digital Photographer Should Also Shoot on Film

The disposability of digital imagery created a significant shift in the world of photography. As film stock gave way to megapixels, we changed the way that we shoot, and this insightful video from Jamie Windsor offers a few suggestions as to why it’s nice to go back in time every now and then.

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A Look Into the Creation of Tintype Photographs of the Cast of Paramount’s Yellowstone

A Look Into the Creation of Tintype Photographs of the Cast of Paramount's Yellowstone

What happens when you combine the stars of an award-winning modern-day Western television series, with photography methods that haven’t been mainstream since the early 20th century? Check out the video to see what goes into the making of a tintype portfolio.

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