Photography Technique

You Don’t Need to be Good at Photography

2000 1125 Juliet Schwab

Need to feel inspired? In today’s article, Juliet reminds us that you don’t need to be good at photography to enjoy photography.

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Get Back Out There with Our Film Photography Scavenger Hunt

2000 1125 James Tocchio

Get back out in the world and have some fun. Download, shoot, and share with our Photography Scavenger Hunt!

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Advice for Hiking as a Film Photographer

2000 1125 Aidan Bell

Aiden gives some tips on combining hiking and photography, many of which he (regretfully) learned the hard way.

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Reverse Lens Macro Photography – Intro and How To Guide

2000 1124 Hemant Chatterji

Hemant offers quick tips and techniques for shooting extremely close macro photographs without buying any new gear at all!

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

2560 1706 James Tocchio

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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Mastering the Zone System Part 3 : Making the Final Print

2560 1440 Cory Miller

Cory’s three part series on the Zone System and mastering darkroom printing wraps up today, in part three.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Free-Lensing

2560 1440 Charlotte Davis

Free-lensing allows us to use our existing camera kit to approximate the look of a tilt lens without the expense of specialized gear. Here’s a beginner’s guide.

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Mastering the Zone System – Part 2: Film Testing

2800 1575 Cory Miller

In part two of his Mastering the Zone System series, Cory dives into the process of testing film to determine correct film speed and dev times.

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Taste the Rainbow – Charlotte’s Adventures in Alternative Color Film

2500 1406 Charlotte Davis

Charlotte shoots some wild color film and tells us all about it in this rainbow-flavored writeup.

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Photographic Tips for Chasing Waterfalls

2000 1331 Jeb Inge

This story starts with a fall, a broken tooth, and a wet photographer. Learn from our mistakes.

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Mastering the Zone System – Part 1: Zone System Metering

2800 1867 Cory Miller

Most of us have experienced the feelings that accompany any big change; a combination of fear juxtaposed with excitement. First leaving home for college or starting a new job, or maybe picking up our first…

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Making Film Soup with Elzi Boba – Featured Photophile No. 019

2637 1483 James Tocchio

I see a lot of photos in my role here at the site. I understand most of them. I can read the light and intuit some of the work that went into making them. But…

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What is Zone Focus, Plus How and When to Do It

2800 1575 James Tocchio

Zone focusing (sometimes called scale focusing) allows a photographer to know what will be in focus without even looking through the viewfinder. It’s an invaluable technique that’s often used in street and other types of…

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What are ISO Numbers in Photography and Why it Matters

2400 1350 James Tocchio

Even though ISO is a major part of the three main factors that make or break a photograph, it’s something of a neglected middle child. ISO sullenly stews between Shutter Speed and Aperture, its more…

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