How to: Get over early hurdles in film photography

Film can be daunting for some, but I find it is worth the investment of time and money, as long as you understand exactly what your expectations are from the medium.

Why did it take me so long to start shooting Kodak...

There are a few reasons it's taken me so long to become comfortable with shooting Tri-X, and I thought it might be useful to share these, both so that I can understand my process more coherently (as with most

Fujifilm: put down your pitchforks, it’s survival of the fittest

Update 2019-06-10:Fujifilm announces a return to black and white photographic film production with brand new NEOPAN 100 ACROS II, available Autumn 2019. The film photography community is once again up in arms about Fujifilm's latest raft of price

I go to a top-tier research university, and I’m getting my...

You wouldn’t believe the number of weird looks I get when I tell people that I am getting my four-year degree in photography.

My black dog: depression and my photography – by Rob Davie

Please be aware that some subjects and depictions in this story may be uncomfortable reading. I make no apology for that, but please go into this with your eyes open.

Repulsion to attraction: my Kodak T-MAX 400 story so far

Kodak T-MAX 100 is undoubtedly the film I prefer after Tri-X 400 but despite this T-Grain appreciation, I have never been able to fully appreciate T-MAX 400.

Analog [dis?]ability: adapt, overcome and adjust – by Scott Hays

If you boil a potato long enough; it will become soft. Boil an egg long enough and it will become hard.

Analog [dis?]ability: photography as a tool for healing – by Scott...

Every time we pick up our cameras we probably take them for granted.

How To Shoot Street Portraits: A Practical Guide – by Anil...

Hello, my name is Anil Mistry. I love messing with both film and digital cameras and I shoot lots of street portraits.

Thoughts: The life of a film camera; and all the lives...

This article isn't on photography per se, it's about cameras, it's about our cameras.

My take on: portrait photography by Clara Araujo

Portrait photography is something I've always enjoyed exploring, and I think the main reason for that is because as the photographer you can project so much of yourself when shooting people.

Taking the leap: my journey from 4×5 to 8×10 photography –...

My first film camera was a Mamiya c330 system TLR.

Photographic education goes beyond the camera

Teaching and learning are not bounded by institutions with classrooms. But the classroom should not be underestimated, either. With photography, we are in an unfamiliar space.

Permission to Create by Lisa DeShantz-Cook

I am no stranger to self-doubt. In fact, it feels as if I’ve stumbled through most of my life--save for my late teens when most of us think we know everything--with self-doubt at my side.

Minimalism in photography – by Darren Kelland

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication", Leonardo Da Vinci   Minimalism of any form requires a degree of discipline... The discipline required is to recognize what is essential and is superfluous. So it is with minimalist photography.

Visualisation for film photographers by Richard Pickup

We're incredibly proud to bring you the first in what will hopefully be a new series of articles focused on providing a more educational look at certain aspects of film photography.

Moment of impact: don’t kill yourself to take a photograph

One Saturday in mid-October 2015 I decided to take a walk over to my preferred film lab and put some freshly developed black and white negatives in for scanning.

A treatise on dealing with your film archive

UPDATE: This article is in sever need of an update.

Note to self: your street photography sucks

A quick note to readers I'm not talking to you. I wrote this (de)motivational diatribe to myself a year or so ago whilst in a bit of a photographic funk.

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