A Brief History of Polaroid
Innovation, Success, Luck, Persistence, a Ponzi Scheme, and Family Fortunes
September 17, 2023Today’s Polaroid was rebuilt and re-invented by the artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs who could not stand seeing it fade. This is the story of its incredible survival.— Dmitri ☕️.
Polaroid Photo Box Review
An Easy Way to Keep Your Precious Film Safe From Dust and Sun Damage
September 14, 2023Learn about archiving your Polaroids: what can damage them, what can save them, and how Polaroid Photo Boxes stack up against the other options.— Dmitri ☕️.
Polaroid Color 600 Film Review & Shooting Guide
Inc. I-Type Colour Films, Go, and 8x10 Packs
September 12, 2023This is the most versatile instant film. But you need to know how to expose, store, and scan it properly for the best results, as it is not cheap.— Dmitri ☕️.
Lomography Lomochrome Purple XR Film Review
A Unique, False-Colour Experimental Film With an “Extended” Dynamic Range
September 3, 2023See the samples and learn about ways to make Purple look better for your project — from exposure techniques to post-processing.— Dmitri ☕️.
Lomochrome Color ’92 Film Preview
Inc. Exclusive Interview With Lomography + Home Development/Scanning Tips
July 25, 2023A first look at the new colour film with home-developed test samples examined and insights for better results.— Dmitri ☕️, with images by Betty.
Arista C-41 Liquid Color Negative Dev Kit Review
$1 per Roll!
July 11, 2023In this review, I’ll cover the mixing process, how I ratioed the chemicals to effectively triple the yield, and how I safely disposed of the hazardous waste.— Dmitri ☕️.
Kodak ColorPlus 200 Film Review
The Cheapest Colour Film on the Market
June 13, 2023Kodak ColorPlus is a relatively affordable 35mm film sold primarily in the US and Asian markets.— Dmitri ☕️.
Kodak UltraMax 400 Film Review
It ❤️ Loves the Sun and Doesn't Cost an Arm
June 11, 2023Kodak UltraMax 400 is a medium-speed, fine-grained mid-range colour negative film. It renders natural tones cheaper than Portra and works well with minilabs.— Dmitri ☕️.
ORWO Wolfen NC 500 Film Review
A Film for the Summer ☀️
June 1, 2023This is a new German-made colour negative film. As many have pointed out, it delivers mixed results. I discuss how to get the best images with it at length in this post.— Dmitri ☕️.
Lomochrome Turquoise XR Film Review
With Exposure and Editing Tips
May 22, 2023Lomochrome Turquoise XR film is a false-colour emulsion that’ll make your skies appear orange and your skin blue.— Dmitri ☕️.
Kodak Portra 800 Film Review
May 13, 2023Kodak Portra 800 is the most accurate high-speed colour negative film made new today.— Dmitri ☕️.
Polaroid Reclaimed Blue 600 Film Guide
Review and Shooting Tips
April 24, 2023Made from materials destined for a landfill, Reclaimed Blue is the most exciting film release to come out of Polaroid in my recent memory.— Dmitri ☕️, with images by Betty.
Kosmo Foto Mono 100 Film Review
A Medium-Contrast Black and White Film in a Pretty Box
April 16, 2023Kosmo Foto Mono 100 is a rebranded emulsion that rivals its OM’s reach and affordability. But the first thing everyone notices is always the box.— Dmitri ☕️.
Polaroid B&W SX-70 Instant Film Review
Better Than Colour
April 8, 2023Made for Polaroid SX-70 cameras. This review includes tips and experiments for better exposures.— Dmitri ☕️.
Rollei RPX 400 Film Review
A Versatile, Affordable Medium-Speed Monochrome Film of Mysterious Origins
April 2, 2023This film is an excellent value for the money: it has a wide dynamic range, renders fine grain, and is available in bulk. But it needs a thoughtful process for the best results.— Dmitri ☕️.
Polaroid 600 Green Duochrome Film Review
March 21, 2023Black & Green Duochrome is the latest Polaroid film that features wild, contrasty results that are guaranteed to make the heads turn — if used correctly.— Dmitri ☕️.
Fujichrome Provia 400X Slide Film Review
Ultra-Fine Grain, Vivid and Accurate Colours at ISO 400 (Expired)
March 12, 2023Fujifilm Fujichrome Provia 400X gives the most detail and superior colour accuracy in an unrivaled ISO 400 colour reversal film package.— Dmitri ☕️.
Analogue WonderLab Film Printing Service Review
March 2, 2023Analogue Wonderland has just launched Professional Photo Prints. Geared specifically for film developed at the WonderLab, this service lets you see your images in print as soon as you get your negatives back.— Dmitri ☕️.
Kodak Aerochrome — a Colour IR Film Guide & Review
“The Most Expensive Film Money Can Buy!” 💸
February 25, 2023Kodak Aerochrome is the only film of its kind — a false-colour infrared. This emulsion has been out of production for over a decade, and yet it’s still high in demand: as of this writing, a 24exp. 35mm film canister may cost you north of $250 or over $10 per frame.— Dmitri ☕️.
Kodak T-MAX P3200 Black and White Film Review
Box Speed Is the Best Speed
February 13, 2023Kodak T-MAX P3200 is an ultra-sensitive black-and-white negative film (when exposed at box speed) made for high-speed and night photography.— Dmitri ☕️.