Explore Shanghai With Instax

Lee reached out and shared with me an awesome blog post about exploring Hong Kong with an Instax Mini and I had to share it with everyone. Lee was kind enough to to share a few favorite images and tell me a little bit more about the project.

When I bought my better half a Fuji Instax Mini 9 camera for Christmas one year, I didn’t imagine I’d be using it for a film photography project of my own. The inspiration to do so hit me from somewhere though and I ended up doing exactly that. 

When I bought my better half a Fuji Instax Mini 9 camera for Christmas one year, I didn’t imagine I’d be using it for a film photography project of my own.

The concept was simple. To go to some of my favourite spots in Shanghai, make an Instax photo of them, and then grab a picture on my phone of the Instax photo in front of the landmark.

So I planned my locations and the order I’d get to them in, bought a pack each of colour and monochrome film to add some variety, and shot the ‘Shanghai in an Instant’ project.You can see how it turned out along with my thoughts on doing your own instant photography project in this post on my blog.

Follow Lee’s adventures on Twitter & Instagram.

Photo Of The Week 4/5/20

There isn’t always a photo of the week but this week there is so let’s take a moment to celebrate a work of staggering genius. This week’s selection was chosen by Adam James the founder of #ShittyCamera challenge and cat dad to HFH Gigi.

I wanna nominate these shots specifically the second one. I love the framing on all of these shots & the action sampler is a difficult shitty camera to make good use of.

Adam “Beyond De-Caffinated” James

Great work Tony and thank you Adam for taking the time to select our photo of the week. Tag your awesome film photography with #BelieveInFilm for chance to be featured.

Photo Of The Day

There isn’t always a photo of the day but today there is so we should celebrate it. I chose this photo by Hayley Robinson-Wiley because I love the sense of motion of the huge Easter Island head falling over. You know if it landed on your toe it would crush it.

Tag your awesome film photography with #BelieveInFilm for a chance to be featured.

Let’s Support Film Businesses

In this time of pandemic here are some companies who could benefit from your patronage. This list is super short but I believe we can grow it and make it bigger. Let’s either buy their products or buy gift certificates to ensure these awesome small film photography businesses have the revenue to stay open.

Support these cool film businesses!

  • AnalogueWonderland: They are only shipping to the UK right now but they have cool stuff. Treat yourself to a roll.
  • Cinestill: They have cool motion picture film stocks and neato developers.
  • JapanCameraHunter: Bellamy has a lot of good stuff in his online store from super rare lenses to his own awesome film.
  • OldSchoolPhotolab.com: Prepay for film developing even if you don’t have plans to send in film right away.
  • ShootFilmCo.com: They are donating 10% of proceeds to California food banks so now is the time to get an awesome pin, mug, or t-shirts. They also have gift certificates.
  • The Photo Shop: Irish photography store recommended by Emily.
  • Ultrafine Online: They give me sweet stuff to give away. Stock up on their film.

If you have a small film photography business drop it in the comments so we can check it out!

Ilford Photo Launches Online Retailer Directory

In the face of store closure due to COVID-19, the triumphant team at Ilford Photo has launched a web page showcasing online stores offering their products.

Is your favorite online Ilford retailer not on the list? Drop it in the comments and we will tweet it out.

The Film Photography Club

I have been chatting with Paul from Analogue Wonderland about robust film photography topics and requested more information about his new livestream with Graeme from Sunny16 podcast. Here we go.

“The Film Photography Club is Paul and Graeme’s attempt to inject some happy escapism into the film community once a week. For an hour every Thursday they will host Q&As with folk from around the industry, they will call on community members to contribute hints and tips, they will engage directly in the conversation as it happens in the comments, they will run Giveaways of film and other goodies, and they will probably not have major technical issues each week. Set your alarm for 7:55pm UK time every Thursday, grab your favourite drink, and settle in for an hour of film-related fun, entertainment, and occasional incidental education!

For those of us in colonies, 8:00pm works out to 3:00pm EST.

To join in pop over to Analogue Wonderland’s youtube page.

Photo Of The Day: More London

There won’t always be a photo of the day but today there is so let us celebrate this awesome photo by Sandeep aka Givemeabiscuit. I chose this photo because I am pretty sure I have stood in this approximate location and I can recognize two London landmarks.

Photo of the day by @givemeabiscuit! #BelieveInFilm

Tag your awesome film or instant photography with #BelieveInFilm wherever fine hashtags are used for a chance to be featured.

Kodak To Help Make Hand Sanitizer

Kodak will supply isopropyl alcohol to a New York state initiative started by Governor Cuomo that will produce 100,000 gallons of hand sanitizer per week. Hand sanitizer is an important tool in fighting the spread of COVID-19. Let us hope that this makes a difference.

Kodak is committed to helping fight the spread of COVID-19.

Press Release

Kodak Supplies Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) to New York State to Aid in Production of “NYS Clean” Hand Sanitizer

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 —

In an effort to provide assistance during the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic, Kodak has entered into an agreement with New York State to supply isopropyl alcohol (IPA) to aid in the production of “NYS Clean” hand sanitizer for use in New York.

To support the state’s production of hand sanitizer–available to residents for free and distributed to impacted communities as well as state agencies like schools and the MTA–Kodak has begun delivering tanker loads of IPA from its Eastman Business Park facility in Rochester, NY.

 “Kodak is committed to helping fight the spread of COVID-19,” said Jim Continenza, Executive Chairman, Kodak. “I could not be prouder of our dedicated team members who quickly mobilized to provide this essential ingredient for hand sanitizer. We will continue to work closely with New York and federal representatives to identify other ways to bring Kodak’s resources and technology to bear in the fight against this pandemic.”