Opinion

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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Wabi-Sabi of Photography and Why I Stopped Chasing Perfection

1818 1228 James Tocchio

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!

2560 1440 James Tocchio

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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Photography versus Art, Rinse, Repeat

1799 1012 Craig Sinclair

Ansel Adams might have been the best photographer that ever was or ever will be. But he wasn’t an artist. A bold statement, and one that’s gotten me into trouble in the past. As argument, I offer…

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Where Have All the High ISO Color Films Gone?

2800 1575 Charlotte Davis

For my thirteenth birthday I was given a Canon Sureshot 105 Zoom camera and a booklet explaining, among other things, how to load the film, frame a photo correctly, and shoot without getting your fingers…

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This is the Best Camera Condition Description I’ve Ever Seen

2800 1575 James Tocchio

There’s a running gag among the CP staff writers, and if you’re a camera collector or anyone who has spent some time browsing eBay for vintage cameras you’ll likely get the joke. It centers around…

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My Photographic New Year’s Resolution – What’s Yours?

2800 1575 James Tocchio

Today I woke up being kicked in the head. I did not get drunk last night on New Year’s Eve, and the foot that woke me with a kick is not a colorfully worded metaphor…

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The Essentials – A Guide to the Best of Minolta’s Camera Systems

2400 1350 Jeb Inge

If you’ve chosen Minolta, welcome to The Cause. You’ve done some research and learned about the company that pioneered many of photography’s most important innovations. Autofocus, shutter-priority, in-body image stabilization, the list of now-common features…

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Five Lessons I’ve Learned in Five Years of Shooting a Different Camera Every Week

2400 1350 James Tocchio

I’ve shot a different camera every couple of days for the past five years. This comes with a unique set of delights and disappointments, surprises and frustrations (for every Contax T there’s a Kodak VR35;…

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These are the Best Beach Cameras Just in Time for Summer

2400 1350 James Tocchio

Summer (for those of us in the northern hemisphere) is almost here, and while the sun, the sand, and the sea can be glorious for our bodies and minds they can be murder on delicate…

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Our Favorite Fanboys Swap Camera Systems – Nikon F3 Versus Canon F-1

2400 1350 Chris Cushing

As objective as we are when reviewing unfamiliar cameras, our biases show when it comes to the cameras that remain with us permanently. My FD mount Canons have always been my benchmark, the cameras I…

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What’s an ‘Apollo’ Nikon F and Why It Matters

2400 1350 James Tocchio

James explains what makes the special Nikon F “Apollo” so special (or not so special), with examination of why it matters (or doesn’t).

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What I Learned from a Weekend Doing Everything Wrong (Photographically)

2200 1237 James Tocchio

Before we get too far in, and to ensure that we feel the full impact of my idiotic failings of the past weekend, it’s important to really make clear all the things at which I…

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Why Every Photographer Should Try Medium Format

2000 1333 Chris Cushing

Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight is an oddity. A film that blends classic elements of old-timey westerns with modern sensibilities, it’s an unusual throwback. Perhaps most unusually, Hateful Eight was shot on 70mm film, an…

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