I think a commonality we all have as film photographers is the excitement, self-doubt, and surprise that comes along with developing each roll of film. Maybe it can summed up as "expectation vs reality", and not in a funny meme way but in a very private and self-reflective sort of way. Currently it's been 80 days, 6 countries, and 19 rolls of film since I have developed a single picture. So you can be sure...
Fuji Superia 1600 is potentially the perfect film for most any casual situation, from sunlit outdoors to dim indoor interiors it provides a very fine grain structure for its class maintaining rich color saturation in low light
Whether it be the classic Sunny 16, or the day reciprocity finally made sense, somewhere along the way we've all picked up a trick or two that has proven invaluable throughout our careers. It's time to learn a few more.
In this article we will take you out of the studio and into the real world, simply trying to find the best shot for each lens type. If you don't yet know difference between an 18mm and a 50mm, read on.
The following is a collection of some of the earliest known images of people smiling, starting with a pair of soldiers in the Mexican American War in 1847, up to a group of soldiers near the end of the Civil War.
A few weeks ago I posted an article on my First Day with A Real Tilt Shift Lens. Since then I have carried it with me nearly every day, grocery shopping and subway riding - you name it. It's quite a special and fascinating piece of glass even having aged 43 years.
New tilt shift lenses typically cost from $700 to $2,200+. While browsing lenses online I found a Canon FD TS 35mm f/2.8 S.S.C. Lens at a price I could not pass up. So I walked to my local camera store where I found it and took it out on the streets.
This post is part two of an Understanding Depth of Field series. If you have not read part one you can view it here. Much of the material covered in part one is a crucial foundation of knowledge that will be helpful in understanding part two.