British photographer Brendan Barry is well-known for his camera obscura projects. He has taken photos with a camper-camera, container-camera, and plenty more. And during the lockdown, he turned his own bedroom into a camera. In this short film, he shares behind the scenes of taking a color photo with a camera obscura, which is something you can do in your own home.
I still shoot quite a bit of film when the opportunity allows, and when I do, I still primarily tend to reach for a 35mm. It’s not that it’s the best, or even just the best suited to what I want to shoot, but it’s convenient. The 35mm film SLRs I use the most are all Nikon F mount bodies, letting me use most of the lenses I also own for my DSLRs. But medium format definitely has it’s benefits.
In this video, photographer Kyle McDougall looks at the overall thought process behind using 645 medium format instead of your standard 3:2 ratio 35mm film, as well as some of the objective benefits and drawbacks to the larger format.
Whenever you’re starting something new, it can be pretty overwhelming. “Where do I even start?” “How should I do this?” There are so many questions. Well, the WonderBox has decided to help you answer them with its 35mm film subscription service. You can subscribe and get a selection of 35mm film delivered straight to your door every month.
Shooting timelapse, even timelapse of the Milky Way has become pretty common these days. With the high ISO performance that most cameras have now and the number of fast f/1.4 wide-angle primes available, it’s a lot easier than it used to be (if you can find a dark sky). But what if you want to really challenge yourself to make something that’s… a little different?
That’s what Australian photographer Jason De Freitas did recently when he not only photographed the Milky Way with a 35mm film camera, but photographed it repeatedly, every minute for two and a half hours to produce this pretty amazing timelapse.
Large format cameras typically come in two sizes these days. They’re either 8×10″ or the more common 4×5″. But there is a size in between, and that’s 5×7″, and now the British large format camera manufacturer, Intrepid has added one to their line up.
About the new Intrepid 5×7, they say it offers all of the features you’d expect from a traditional 5×7″ camera, but at a fraction of the cost and weight, coming in at a mere 1.4kg. It uses many of the same parts that Intrepid uses in their 4×5 and 8×10 models, including fully independent front standard movements and linear focus.
Although analogue photography, particularly film, seemed to die off in the early 2000s as the world started to switch to digital, it’s seen something of a resurgence. For some people, it didn’t stop, though, and the analogue process has remained a constant in their lives an in their work.
This video from Exploredinary, made in 2017 for the Dallas Observer, but only recently published to YouTube, tells the tale of four artists who still use those old techniques including Tintypes, Cyanotypes and custom Polaroid cameras.
It’s called Bertha, it’s a gigantic camera built out of a desire to find out what photography can reveal beyond certain limits.
From the first moment I started experimenting I sensed that there are still many ways to go, past and present can merge, just as old and new technologies, historical knowledge can find new contemporary interpretations.
It looked like it was the end for Tetenal. At the beginning of 2019, Tetenal went into liquidation but was rescued by a management buyout, including all photochemical formulas, the Tetenal brand name and the production facilities. Now, they’ve announced their first new developing kits, the “MagicBox”, for C-41 & E-6 film and RA-4 colour paper, under the new brand name TETENAL 1847.
Designed as a technical high-resolution copy film, Ilford Ortho film has thus far only been available in sheet film formats. Now, Ilford has expanded the formats to add 35mm and 120 medium format roll film. The black and white film is rated at ISO80 in natural light and ISO40 in tungsten.
Harman Technology, who owns the Ilford brand, has also announced the 5th generation of Ilford Multigrade paper. Multigrade V RC Deluxe replaces the Ilford Multigrade IV RC papers released 25 years ago.
When it comes to weird lenses, the first name that springs to many minds is YouTuber Mathieu Stern. So, who better to go visit the weird lens paradise at Camera Rescue? So, that’s exactly what Mathieu did. He hopped on a flight to Tampere, Finland, to check out their huge collection of kit. Fortunately, he shot a video so the rest of us could see some of the cool lenses he got to play with and tell us more about the Camera Rescue project.