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Amid Smoldering California Rocks With Quicksnap 400
Red Rock Canyon, CA Summer 2020
December 12, 2021Summer of 2020 I took two 35mm Disposable Fujifilm Quicksnap 400’s out on a quick summer camping trip in the southern Californian desert. Easily around 100 degrees out there at this time of year all 24hrs in the day just about. Red Rock Canyon in Southern California is a great quick getaway for anyone who wants to see nothin’ but dirt, rocks, and shrubs.— Peter Reilly.
On Thresholds and Snapshots
The Lighthouses of Dovercourt Bay
December 9, 2021After the end of the first COVID lockdown, my first trip out of London in weeks was to Dovercourt Bay - a drive of about 100 km (or a little over 60 miles) Southeast of Central London. At Dovercourt Bay there are two disused lighthouses considered of historic significance.— Danilo Leonardi.
Kodak Ektachrome E100 Film Review
Back by Popular Demand
December 7, 2021The 2018 return of Kodak’s Ektachrome E100 transformed modern film photography. At last, this easy-to-shoot, ultra-sharp film is available in stores again.— Dmitri
Calmness in Sight
Select Photographs From the “By the Roadside” Exhibition by Michael Nguyen
December 4, 2021Text by Prof. Dr. Rainer FunkeArtistic photography today moves quite differently than it did a few decades ago as a visual force and communicative intervention. This is amid an overflowing stream of images whose production, administration, and dissemination have long since run out of control of conscientious management.— Michael Nguyen.
Dynamic Range in Film Photography
A Complete Guide to Your Film’s Defining Characteristic
December 2, 2021Understand your film’s dynamic range, improve your images and master the contrast. Learn about film characteristic curves, film density and more.— Dmitri.
After Exposure: A Cyclopedia of Broken Cameras
November 24, 2021I learned about this book from Stephen Dowling’s website while he was helping me promote my own publication a few months back.— Dmitri.
Film Photography News — November 2021 Recap
New Film, Three New Cameras, Events, Sales, Price Hikes
November 23, 2021Get “Community Letters” via email: a monthly overview of the film photography community’s latest news, events, and stories. This month’s letter is slightly ahead of schedule. That’s because I’ve got a ton of events to go through with you already, some — time-sensitive!— Dmitri.
An Autumn Essay
Illustrated With My Purma Special and Holga Cameras
November 21, 2021The autumn arrives. The leaves start, slowly and by the hand of the wind blow, falling from the trees. The greens slowly fade away into a pastel brown. The night wins the battle with the sun, sooner than desired. At last but not at least, the temperature harms your finger – close to the shooting button.— Justino Lourenço.
How to Zone Focus Quickly and Accurately
For Fast Action, Night Photography, and Specialty Cameras
November 20, 2021Zone focusing is a powerful technique that can help you be faster, more confident with your camera and take better shots in subdued light.— Dmitri.
Compact Full-Frame 35mm Film Cameras Under $200
A Living Ledger of Pocketable Sharp-Shooters
November 18, 2021If you are looking for a cheap quality lens with a body that fits in a pocket, this list is for you.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
Yukon by Northern Light
November 9, 2021I found this book for $2. 50 at a thrift store. A 6½×10” 78-page hardcover filled with full-page colour photographs from the Canadian wilderness. Written by Wayne Towriss and published in Yukon by Studio North Ltd. in 1983 and printed by D. W. Friesen and Sons Ltd.— Dmitri.
CineStill 50D Film Review
Cinema Colour in a Little Blue Box
November 5, 2021A colour negative film full of character, 50D creates quality negatives and a unique colour palette at the cost of slow speed and some loss of detail.— Dmitri.
Sample CineStill 50D 35mm Film Scan
File Download 📥
November 4, 2021This download contains three files: the negative, an inverted and equalized positive, and a colour-corrected positive. This image was scanned using PrimeFilm XAs and shot with Minolta TC-1.— Dmitri.
Film Photography News — October 2021 Recap
New/Dead Film, 35mmc Camera Gear, Analogue WonderLab, Books & More
October 26, 2021New: film, lab, books, camera, lens, light meter, printer, global supply troubles, events, stickers, and more!— Dmitri.
100 Photo Essays About Places and Travel
October 21, 2021A huge list of photo essays from many corners of the world. All stories are courtesy of Analog.Cafe’s film photographers’ community.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
Olympus 38mm f/1.8 F.Zuiko Auto-S Lens Review
The Middle of Everything “PEN”
October 15, 2021Versatile, a pleasure to operate, and capable of producing sharp images. You’d be hard-pressed to find a half-frame lens of this quality that isn’t Olympus from the same period.— Dmitri.
Website Update v2.1.0
Better Bookmarking, Navigation, and an Offline Mode
October 13, 2021Analog. Cafe’s website design has just been updated. If you notice any problems with it, please try refreshing the page. And if you find a bug, please report it! A big thank you to everyone who gave me feedback thus far. It helped immensely, particularly with this update.— Dmitri.
Kind of Blue
C-41 Blue Colour Casts and My Blue Moods
October 11, 2021The blue flows from navy to aquamarine; it folds in with oranges, reds, and yellows. This blue is the “King of Blue.”— marina_guarreschi.
Summer With Ana
Haller Castle, Transylvania
October 7, 2021If you get to visit Transylvania, you’ll find soon enough there’s no shortage of vampire stories, and, more interesting for the traveler and/ or photographer - castles. They are pretty much everywhere. Some are small, isolated from public roads, left to vanish under the ruthless action of nature; others have a luckier fate, when the state intervenes and puts down some funds for restoration or preservation.— Crina.
Working in Black & White
A Local Library Loan (Book Review)
October 3, 2021Overall, I found the book to be useful and an easy read. Though I would certainly expect more if it was republished in the 2020s.— Dmitri.