Brendan Barry & His Shed Camera

Brendan reached out via Instagram to mention that he had converted his shed into a camera. This is super cool. I’m obsessed with shed-based cameras so I had to give it a watch and you should too.

I’ve just made a new video about the camera and darkroom I have built out of/in my shed. In it I talk through the build and operation of the camera, bring together a number of the processes I experiment with and shares some of the materials and approaches I use in my practice – RA4 colour reversal, B&W paper negs contacted to positives and shooting with direct positive paper, both with normal chemistry and with caffenol.

It is a pretty sweet video and the sound the shutter makes is the sound I wish all of my cameras would make when taking a picture.

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Developer Review Blog No. 04 – Rodinal — Alex Luyckx | Blog

Rodinal is the bomb!

There are new developers, there are old developers, and then there is Rodinal. First released in 1891 by Agfa, Rodinal is the brainchild of the Doctor, not that Doctor, but Dr Momme Anderesen who disliked the reliance on hydroquinone in the traditional film developers of the day. Instead, he began work on using Aromatic Amines…

Developer Review Blog No. 04 – Rodinal — Alex Luyckx | Blog

#BelieveInFilm Photo Of The Week 4/26/20

Once again it is time to celebrate a tweet of unparalleled genius. This week David Allen of that movie about the tank and 15negatives.com is our guest judge.

I love when location serves the image, rather than *being* the image. And that’s what we have here. The perspective, the use of pinhole, and the amazing contrast make for an image not of an (admittedly pretty cool) place, but for an image that pushes the viewers eye around. It’s like an awesome eyeball rollercoaster. Your gaze is pushed up by the lines in the left third, hit the sprockets, and then — by tonal association aided by gravity — drop to those awesome shadows which take you back to the starting point. I think that were this a lensed image, we might be inclined to dwell too long on the architectural features and the image would suffer. Gear serves the image on this eyeball ride, not the other way around. Boom. I’ll have another ride, please.

David is a film photographer residing in Southwest France with his family. He has been called a “surrealist” photographer, which is probably pretty accurate. When hes’ not making art, he works part time in web development and graphic design. You can find more of his work at davidsallen.com.

Film Camera Porn From #PhotoChat

For those of you just joining us, a recent #PhotoChat on photography collections led to an exuberant amount of tweets showcasing some pretty cool cameras. I thought it would be fun to put all that film camera porn together in one place.

It is only natural that we start this celebration of film camera porn that took place during Polaroid Week with a Polaroid of elegant film cameras. Boom!

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Shooting Expired Instax Film

How to shoot expired instax  film

Amanda Raney wrote this for the old blog so I thought it was worth reposting.

Hi, my name is Amanda, and I am addicted to shooting expired film.

Hi, my name is Amanda, and I am addicted to shooting expired film.

That felt good to get off my chest!

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Fomapan 400 with Holga – plastic medium format camera – part ix. — Photographer’s log

Fomapan and a Holga are great combinations.

Fomapan 400 with Holga – plastic medium format camera – part ix. Here we are – this is the year 2020, we are so crazy concentrated on this cybersecurity war shit, the far space exploring and the plans Read More … The post Fomapan 400 with Holga – plastic medium format camera –…

Fomapan 400 with Holga – plastic medium format camera – part ix. — Photographer’s log

Photo Of The Week 4/19

It is time once again for a member of the #BelieveInFilm community to look into the well of greatness and decide on a photo of the week. This week we have Rachel from OldSchoolPhotoLab.com

First roll with a new camera is exciting. I especially like the pop of color from the graffiti. The whole tone of the film looks nice.

Rachel

Great work Jason! I’m glad your first trip out with that Nikon was a successs.

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The Petrol Station Series: Streatham Station Stop — Photographic Jannine

Note: Apologies in advance, a little long overdue. I had typed up this blog post a few weeks ago but never had the chance to post it. I got three more posts until the first series is over. The Series went to South London, however it was planned at the very last minute. I happened […]The Petrol Station Series: Streatham Station Stop — Photographic Jannine

Photo Of The Day 4/16/20

In the middle of the tragedy of this pandemic we have orange elegance to cheer us up. Redscale and architecture go together like me and red wine someone else paid for. This is the NYC I miss.

Tag your elegant fim photography with #BelieveInFilm for a chance to be featured. Kimmie gets a pass on that because she is awesome and has cool glasses.

Flirting with the sun — The Smell of Fixer

When I first started dabbling in cyanotypes, I thought that summer would be the ideal time to create them. It was logical after all – cyanotype is a photographic process that utilizes ultraviolet light to expose specially sensitized paper. Seattle’s winters and springs are not well known for sunlight. However, March has become my favorite […]Flirting with the sun — The Smell of Fixer