84% Say “No Unsolicited Negative Critiques, Please”
Social Media Etiquette — Feedback and Critiques
April 10, 2022For the most part, my twelve years on Twitter have been a pleasant experience. I’m not going to say that I loved every minute I spent there, but the group of folks I found myself interacting with are civil, supportive, and inspiring. Their friendly nature plaid no small part in convincing me to start shooting film seriously years ago when I was looking for a new hobby.— Dmitri.
Ilford Ortho Plus 80 Film Review
A Black and White Film That Can’t “See” Reds
April 6, 2022Ilford Ortho Plus 80 is an orthochromatic black and white film. It has recently become available in 35mm and medium format for still photography.— Dmitri.
How to Load a 35mm Film Camera
Printable PDF 📑
April 5, 2022A printable PDF guide with detailed instructions on how to identify and load practically any 35mm film camera. Having read this, you’ll be able to start shooting film right away!— Dmitri.
How to Load a 35mm Film Camera
Everything You Need to Know to Start Shooting Your First Roll of 35mm Film
April 3, 2022If you’re just starting your film photography journey — whether a seasoned digital shooter or a newbie to the camera world — this short guide will help you hit the ground running.— Dmitri.
Olympus Mju II Stylus Epic Compact Camera Review
Olympus µ[Mju:]-II, a Tiny All-Weather 35mm Film Point-and-Shoot
April 1, 2022Olympus Mju II Stylus Epic is the second generation of its famed pocketable 35mm film camera with a faster lens, weatherproofing, wireless remote trigger, smaller footprint, and even slicker design outline.— Dmitri.
Film Photography News — March 2022 Recap
3 New Films, New Tools, New Reads, Prices, War, and Women in Photography
March 29, 2022It’s been a crazy month of an insane decade. Thankfully, there’s no lack of good news for us, film photographers. Not to say that there is a shortage of bad news, either.— Dmitri.
JCH StreetPan 400 Film Review
A Punchy and Versatile Black and White Emulsion With IR Sensitivity
March 28, 2022This film is a high-contrast, sharp, and fine-grained emulsion with a unique tonality. Made in Belgium, StreetPan is a former security camera technology brought to the world of analogue photography.— Dmitri.
What Is an Aperture and How Does It Work?
A Brilliant and Essential Photographic Tool for Controlling Exposures
March 23, 2022A complete guide to aperture's effects on exposure, calculating f-stops, bokeh, aberrations, diffractions, and more.— Dmitri
Olympus 150mm F/4 E.Zuiko Auto-T Lens Review
A Half-Frame Telephoto
March 14, 2022The 150mm Olympus E. Zuiko Auto-T is one of the longest lenses a half-frame film camera had. Built for the Olympus PEN F camera series, this lens is a much more compact variant of what you’d have to mount on a full-frame 35mm film camera to get 210mm focal length zoom.— Dmitri.
Ilford XP2 Super 400 Film Review
A Black and White Film for C-41 Minilabs
March 13, 2022Ilford XP2 Super 400 is a monochrome film like no other. If you fancy shooting black and white film but got no means to develop at home, this is the one to use.— Dmitri.
Minolta AF-S Quartz Auto Focus D Review
Don’t Get Fooled by Its Crummy Looks
March 12, 2022A review of a janky-looking Minolta AF-S. This camera is more than what meets the eye. It has a nice lens and decent overall specs, making it a great choice for your everyday budget shooter.— Dmitri.
Focal-Plane Shutters vs. Leaf Shutters
How They Work + Key Differences
March 8, 2022The inner workings of the two major shutter designs, their benefits/drawbacks, and how they may affect your photos.— Dmitri.
Rollei 35 S Compact Camera Review
The Smallest Fully-Mechanical 35mm Film Camera With a Fast 𝒇2.8 Lens
March 4, 2022An in-depth review of the smallest and one of the most popular fully-mechanical 35mm film camera designs.— Dmitri.
NFTs and Film Photography
March 2, 2022The benefits and drawbacks of participating in NFT marketplaces for film photographers — explained.— Dmitri.
March 1, 2022A short essay about my past life, Ukrainian relatives, their home, and Putin's wars.— Dmitri.
Film Photography News — February 2022 Recap
Big NFT Fails, Film Price Hikes, New Colour Films, and New Film Cameras
February 23, 2022February 2022 is full of news and announcements. Make sure you’ve got a cup of your favourite beverage ready for this and let’s get started!— Dmitri.
Film Prices Up by 9% Since July 2021
February 20, 2022A report on the increasing costs of shooting film based on a comprehensive survey of 7 major photography retailers.— Dmitri.
Ultra-Long Exposures With Solarcan
A Long-Term Review of a Readymade Solargraphy Film Camera
February 16, 2022Solarcan is designed to take months- or years-long exposures on a rectangle of photosensitive paper through the science of lumen printing.— Dmitri.
Rebranded Film: Good or Bad?
🌈 7 Kinds of Film Labels + Their Role in the Analogue Photography Ecosystem
February 15, 2022Knowing who makes your film can help you understand the business you’d be supporting, and whether you can find that film in a year — or if it’s likely a short-lived release.— Dmitri.
February 10, 2022A colourful, loosely bound by an elastic string photobook about desert life by Hanna Quevedo.— Dmitri.