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Nik Updates Its Plug-In Collection With Extensive Black and White Enhancements

Nik Updates Its Plug-In Collection With Extensive Black and White Enhancements

I reviewed the newly revived Nik Collection in June. It was nice to have the collection back, after Adobe bought it and then let it sit idle. Now it’s been sold to DXO, and it’s compatible with the latest PC and Mac operating systems.

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How to Convert a Film Negative to a Digital File Without Using a Scanner

How to Convert a Film Negative to a Digital File Without Using a Scanner

Getting film developed is expensive, and depending on where you send it, it can take more than a few days. If you find yourself with some old negative film strips and you’re wondering how they would look today, check out this fun tutorial for developing them in Photoshop.

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Sibling Rivalry: A Comparison of Kodak’s Portra 160, 400, and 800

Sibling Rivalry: A Comparison of Kodak's Portra 160, 400, and 800

Kodak’s Portra 400 is arguably the most popular color negative film stock in the world right now and for good reason. For those that don’t already know, Kodak offers two other variants in the Portra family: Portra 160 and Portra 800.

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Large Format Photography: Is It Worth Getting Into?

Large Format Photography: Is It Worth Getting Into?

It is properly difficult to overstate how much different large format photography is compared with 35mm or 120 film, much less digital. Is it worth it?

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Do You Follow Trends or Strive for Originality?

Do You Follow Trends or Strive for Originality?

More than ever, people are trying their hand at photography and with it comes a lot of photos meant to emulate the work of others. Do you strive for originality?

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A Fascinating Look at How Film Cameras Superimposed Dates on Photos

A Fascinating Look at How Film Cameras Superimposed Dates on Photos

If you have ever shot with certain film cameras of the past, you have probably noticed that the prints came back to you with the date of capture superimposed on them in the bottom corner. It is a neat and very useful function, and this fun video will show you how cameras of the past made it happen.

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Get a Glimpse of How They Made the Most Ambitious Single Shot Film Ever Made

Get a Glimpse of How They Made the Most Ambitious Single Shot Film Ever Made

The long take has been a staple of film for decades, showing off a director’s capability at managing a set and camera movement. Some directors have been ambitious enough to create entire films using a “single shot,” which are really many shots cleverly stitched together to appear as one long, continuous take. But none have been as ambitious as Sam Mendes with his upcoming film, “1917.”

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Photographer Turns Huge Symphony Hall Into Darkroom, Before Taking and Developing a Portrait on Stage

Photographer Turns Huge Symphony Hall Into Darkroom, Before Taking and Developing a Portrait on Stage

Here’s the story of how one photographer turned a huge symphony hall into potentially the world’s largest darkroom. From the stage, he took a tintype portrait and developed it in front of a 1,400-strong audience.

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Shooting Portraits With Vintage Land Polaroid Cameras and Peel-Apart Film

Shooting Portraits With Vintage Land Polaroid Cameras and Peel-Apart Film

A photographer visited the factory of analog concept store Supersense in Austria to document the team who is creating a new way to use vintage Land Polaroid cameras and shoot Peel-Apart instant film. In his two-part video blogs, Mathieu Stern revealed how the collective of photographers is creating the FP-100C film that is no longer produced by Fuji.

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Why You Shouldn’t Learn Photography on Film

Why You Shouldn't Learn Photography on Film

We often hear that learning on film is a quick way to learn all of the basics, because every mistake will cost you money, but I recently heard a differing opinion that opened my eyes.

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Could You Take the Disposable Camera Challenge?

Could You Take the Disposable Camera Challenge?

Us photographers love our expensive gear that features the best quality in optics, autofocus, sensor design, and more and offers us the utmost control of every last setting. So, could you take a shooting challenge with the lowest quality camera and absolutely no control over any settings? Check out this fun disposable camera challenge.

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A Fully Automatic Film Lab For Your Home

A Fully Automatic Film Lab For Your Home

Film use is definitely on the rise. However, when you start to play around with this admittedly archaic technology, one fact of life rears its head very quickly: the film needs to be processed. Although you can go the lab route, I’ve always found a certain satisfaction in processing my film myself. For those of us with means, however, there may be another option: The Filmomat!

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Photographing a Laundromat for Six Months

Photographing a Laundromat for Six Months

In the modern world, very few of us take the time to slow down and really explore the best possible expression of a subject. With much of the photography industry being results focused in the fast-moving market we live in and even personal work being shared directly to social media for instant gratification, very few of us take the time to photograph a laundromat for six months.

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A Review of a Classic Medium Format Film Camera

A Review of a Classic Medium Format Film Camera

Though film has long since fallen to digital, it is still a passion for many photographers, and medium format film still offers the beauty of large negatives that are not matched in size even by the most expensive of digital options. This awesome video review takes a look at one of the best options from yesteryear, the Mamiya 645.

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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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