Good news: Kodak’s film business grew 21% in Q3 2019

A simple bullet point in Eastman Kodak Company's November 7th Q3 2019 earnings press release brings good news for film shooters everywhere. Kodak's film...

Essay: What happened to ‘Girl Gaze’?

The concept of a ‘gaze’ is not new to photography. In the 1970’s art critics and theorists like John Berger and Laura...

New from ILFORD: 35mm and 120 ortho films, MULTIGRADE papers, camera...

One important voice has been missing from the crowd of new film announcements these past few years, that of 140 year-old ILFORD...

Greta Thunberg: capturing the voice of the 21st century using 150-year-old...

The call came in on the afternoon of Monday 7th October. Shane Balkowitsch would have little under 24 hours to plan a 15-minute wet plate photoshoot with Greta Thunberg at Standing Rock. Naturally, the first thing he did after getting off the phone was to start packing his studio up into the back of his truck — including his portable darkroom.

Taking a chip off the old creativity block

Writer’s block, creative slow-down, work paralysis – call it what you will but, as people who rely on a steady flow of...

RANTS: There’s no such thing as 120mm film…

Let's be as clear as possible: there is no such thing as "120mm film". Medium format roll film for cameras like Hasselblads,...

The Honesty in Film Photography – by Simon King

After some recent discussions with my peers, I've started to feel that "honesty" is an underrated quality in many genres of photography....

Dream camera: My experiences buying a Nikon F6 from Japan Camera...

Everyone has a dream camera. I have...well, a dream team: a set of cameras designed to meet specific needs and moods, from the small to large formats.

Neshama Sheli: Documenting Israel and the Palestinian territories

This is my ever-changing long-term photo essay about Israel and the Palestinian territories. A place so complex and beautiful at the same time. It isn't always easy or straightforward to put into words but I have done my best to paint

Buffalo Soldier: Examining the history and lives of black American soldiers...

Over the past two years, I’ve been pouring everything I had emotionally, physically, and financially into a staged photography series I call “Buffalo Soldier”. My project is...

Social Music: Covering the Los Angeles jazz and hip-hop scene –...

Jazz has a special place in my heart. It’s a musical language that somehow, I can understand by simply feeing my mind and letting the music run through my soul.

Anecdotal evidence: My darkroom tricks and treats – by Fred Rosenberg

I’ve been a street photographer and black and white darkroom worker since back when bulk film loaders boasted of “Penny a Frame” - that’s right, $.36 a roll of film.

Using a contact sheet to actively curate an image – by...

Contact sheets are an incredibly useful tool when it comes to reviewing and learning from your own approach to photography, and when curating a series of shots down to one final "keeper." I am an advocate of constant review

The 50th anniversary of a giant leap for mankind – Charys...

July 16th 1969 at 9:32am EDT, the crew of NASA's Apollo 11 mission began their historic journey to the moon and back atop the largest rocket system ever made, the Saturn V.

Saxonvale: two years documenting a brownfield industrial site – by Tim...

This is the story of a photo project which started on a whim and grew into something far bigger than I’d imagined. Fingers crossed it’s not finished yet, but more on that later.

A new multi-format camera is born: meet the CAMERADACTYL HOMONCULUS 69...

There's a new camera on the block and it just so happens to be the latest addition to the CAMERADACTYL family. I call it the HOMONCULUS 69 - because it can take photographs up to 6x9 in size.

Foma Bohemia celebrates upcoming 100 year anniversary with new packaging

With their 100-year anniversary coming up in 2021, Foma Bohemia, makers of FOMAPAN black and white photographic film and papers is popping the cork a little early with three new, limited edition "retro" 1930s styled box art for its

In defence of 35mm point and shoot cameras

Point and shoot film cameras are often looked down upon within the film community and you'll hear more than the occasional accusation of them being an accessory to "make you look trendy".

How to: Connect legacy film scanners to modern computers

It's time to simplify and demystify the dark art of connecting legacy film scanners and other hardware to modern computers.

UPDATE: New film from Shanghai: GP3 100 now in 35mm format…plus...

See the latest updates (2019-06-25) at the foot of this page. Retailing at just $3.50 per 36 exposure roll, another new film stock for 2019 has been announced in the form of 35mm Shanghai GP3 100, which was made