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Shooting Motion Picture Film at Night: Cinestill 800T

Shooting Motion Picture Film at Night: Cinestill 800T

Created for cinematic use under Tungsten lighting, Cinestill 800T is arguably one of the most highly sought-after films on the market. Should you manage to get your hands on some, what are you going to do with it?

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Why You Should Consider Shooting Both Film and Digital

Why You Should Consider Shooting Both Film and Digital

There is no doubt that digital is by far the choice of the majority of professionals nowadays, but there is still a contingent of photographers who are avidly devoted to shooting film, either exclusively or in tandem with digital. This interesting video takes a look at using both simultaneously and why that can benefit you as a photographer.

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Is Fujifilm Acros II Worth the Extra Cost?

Is Fujifilm Acros II Worth the Extra Cost?

There’s been a lot of doom and gloom about film and its viability as a photographic medium in the last few years. Film stocks seemed to be fading away faster than ever. However, this past year, Fujifilm decided to bring back one of their most beloved modern films, Acros, in a new formulation: Acros II. In this great video, Roger from Shoot Film Like a Boss puts the film through its paces and gives his thoughts.

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VFX Artists Analyze and Praise How the Original ‘Star Wars’ Special Effects Were Made

VFX Artists Analyze and Praise How the Original 'Star Wars' Special Effects Were Made

The amount of work that goes into a Hollywood production cannot be overstated. These days, it is usually up to a VFX artist studio to finish off what the director had in mind. What happens when you take modern VFX artists and ask them to analyze how old-school special effect artists worked? Praise!

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How Kodak Spoiled Christmas for Thousands of Photographers

How Kodak Spoiled Christmas for Thousands of Photographers

Those growing up in the States during the 70s and 80s will no doubt remember adverts for Kodak’s various products, especially around Christmas. One year in particular proved disastrous for Kodak, and Azriel Knight and his magnificent beard take us back in time to explain how it happened.

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Is Film Photography a Fad?

Is Film Photography a Fad?

Let’s face it. Film photography is having a bit of a moment, and the growth in popularity is exponential. The question is: is it a fad or is it going to be around for a while?

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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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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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