Musings

A Scary Day – a note from site founder James

1800 1012 James Tocchio

At 10AM this morning I began to feel dizzy and nauseous. Five minutes later my heart rate was above 175 beats per minute. I told my wife I couldn’t catch my breath, and sat down.…

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Breaking Rules with Cinestill 800 T in Daylight

1800 1013 Aidan Bell

Aidan shoots Cinestill 800T in the daylight, and finds an interesting look from this tungsten-balanced high speed film.

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A Journey by Train with the People of India – ft. Kodak Pro Image 100 and a Nikon FM2n

1800 1013 Hemant Chatterji

Hemant brings us on a journey by train with the people of India, photographed with his Nikon FM2n and Kodak Pro Image 100.

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Learning to Shoot Film in Gates of the Arctic National Park

1800 1012 Stephen Hennessy

After buying a Canon AE-1, Stephen takes off for Gates of the Arctic National Park with his new camera and a backpack full of Kodak Portra.

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One Photographer’s Experience of Pandemic and Quarantine

1800 1200 Nick Clayton

Our writer Nicholas Clayton has some thoughts on this strange time of pandemic and quarantine, seen through the prism of a camera.

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South of Milwaukee, Shot on Film

1800 1207 Leah Damgaard-Hansen

Leah takes us on another journey, this time to Wisconsin in winter, where she makes a project of shooting trees (no matter the cost to her socks).

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Choosing a DSLR in the Era of the Mirrorless Camera

1800 1013 Yuan Oliver Jin

Oliver chose a DSLR. In the year 2020. According to most, this is madness. But here’s his argument for the DSLR in the era of the mirrorless camera.

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Leveling Up with a Linhof Technika 4×5 Film Camera

1800 1013 Drew Chambers

Drew explores the “level up cuture” of photography through his journey to (and then away from) large format photography with a Linhof 4×5 film camera.

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The Sea Fog of Klitmøller, Denmark (Cold Hawaii) Shot on Film

1800 1013 Leah Damgaard-Hansen

In the small fishing town of Klitmøller, Denmark there is a phenomenon called havgus, unfathomably dense sea fog. Here it is, shot on film.

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As Olympus Exits the Camera Business, Let’s Look at Our Favorite Olympus Articles

2000 1125 James Tocchio

Olympus has quit the camera business. In fond rememberance, we look back at our favorite Olympus articles of the past six years.

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Near and Far in Bowling Green, Ohio – a Story of Pandemics and Protests and Photography

1800 1194 Stephen Hennessy

One photographer’s story of the way he experienced his home town and photography during the pandemic, and later, the anti-racism protests.

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Finding Stillness at Acadia National Park with a Kodak Retina and Kodak Film

1809 1018 Connor Brustofski

Kodak film loaded in a classic Kodak Retina, shot at the most magnificent national park in New England. Connor brings us on a journey of stillness.

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How the Nikon F100 (and Film) Changed My Digital Photography

1163 654 Craig Sinclair

How can a film camera change your digital photography for the better? Craig tells his story, and offers advice for those seeking a film/digital workflow.

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Why Take Pictures? Answering the Existential Crisis of the Photography Hobbyist

2100 1181 James Tocchio

James explores the existential crisis of the in-a-rut hobbyist photographer – what’s the point of making pictures anyway?

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