Long time Phogotraphy advocates will know all about our eternal struggle to find a decent camera, film or even lens based photography Kickstarter. If not ego-inflating projects, the vast majority of crowd funding attempts tend to be little more than money spinning cons.
Then we discover this. A no frills 4×5″ film loading system.
Introducing the Sp-445, the smallest, lightest most proficient home developing system for 4×5″ film. Its inventor, Continue reading →
Today we take aim at the non-believers, the naive, the pixel-packing pervs, the consumer-driven suckers, the wasteful, the know nothing but digital society and tell them one of the most lucrative jobs on offer for a photographer in the US…
…has a requirement to shoot large format film.
The position listed on USAJobs by the Department of the Interior National Park Service is open for applications from US residents who meet the strict criteria until December the 15th. The expertise required is certainly recognised as they are offering up to a staggering Continue reading →
This year will mark forty years since the invention of the first functioning digital camera, and despite it being a measly 0.01 Mp it heralded a new age of digital photography and with it came a death cry for film.
Prompted by this incredibly dull article published recently by the BBC I decided to ask some fellow photographers what reasons they had for still shooting the so-called outdated technology. Here’s the list…
1. Film Photography was Already Perfect.
Those of us lucky enough to have photo albums from the ’90s and before tucked away in our parents’ homes will undoubtedly take great joy in flicking through the tattered card pages, looking through the embarrassing portraits, day trips to the zoo, the beach, birthday parties and that time our trousers fell down in the park. The point I’m making is these vernacular photo albums were perfect and they were all shot on film.
Fast forward to today and we’re not only making fewer albums, we’re taking more photographs to get that perfect shot. Even our smartphones are littered with countless portraits of our children, nieces and nephews, because the photo before could have been just a little bit better. Back in the day of film photography we didn’t worry about that and those photo albums that we look back on are still as perfect today as when our parents first stuck them down.