Opinion

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

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

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Wabi-Sabi of Photography and Why I Stopped Chasing Perfection

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James contemplates Wabi-sabi, the Japanese concept of beauty in imperfection, and how discovery of this concept has changed the way he photographs.

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Quarantined? Here Are Five Photography Projects You Can Do From Home!

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James is sick and quarantined at home. Here are five photography-related projects for when we’re all stuck in the house. Stay healthy, have fun!

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How I Got Into Large Format Film Photography and How You Can Too

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A friend of the site tells us how he got into large format film photography, and lays a path for you to take your first steps, too.

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My Hunt for the Surprisingly Elusive “Leica M of SLRs”

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James muses over his search for the perfect camera, what he calls the “Leica M of SLRs.”

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We Should All Be Shooting Dorky AF SLRs and Here’s Why

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Save money, save time, and improve your photography shooting one of these unpopular, ugly and amazingly capable autofocus film SLR cameras.

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Four Lessons Learned Through the Photography of Jazz Bassist Milt Hinton

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Josh, Casual Photophile’s resident photo nerd and pro musician, explores the personally inspirational work of jazz bassist and photographer Milt Hinton.

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Choosing Your Kid’s First Camera

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If you’re a parent and a photo geek, you should buy your kid a camera. Here are some of the best cameras for kids of various age groups as chosen by our writers.

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Touring the Kodak Factory with a Nikon Z7 and a Kodak Ektra

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James takes a tour of the Kodak campus in Rochester, New York, and shoots it with the brand new Nikon Z7 and an ancient Kodak Ektra film camera.

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Funeral for a Friend – an Obituary for My Dead Nikon L35AF

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An obituary for Jeb’s dead Nikon L35AF, and musings on the importance of memories and having a decent camera to make them.

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Five Best Digital Cameras for People Who Love Film Cameras

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High quality film cameras feel great. Digital cameras don’t always feel so good. Here are five digital cameras that feel as good as the good old days.

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Nearly Dead and Almost Forgotten – 127 Film Today

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A brief history of 127 film, an overview of the cameras that shoot it, and whether or not shooting them is worth the trouble today.

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Photography – a Big and Beautiful Lie

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Craig Sinclair considers photography and the lies it tells, the lies we accept, and why he wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Searching for Heimat with Kodak Film and a Nikon N60

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The German language is many things. It can be stubborn, demanding, exacting and rigid. It can also be strangely elegant and beautiful. Easy, it is not. It’s spoken in three countries, and its dozens of…

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