Guides and Tutorials
39 Film Photography How-To’s, Explainers, and Research Aids
How to Replace Light Seals on a Film Camera
Fix Light Leaks and Increase the Value of Your Old Rangefinder/SLR/TLR
April 12, 2023Learn how to fix light leaks and what they are. Easily service your film camera at home.— Dmitri ☕️.
How to Store & Organize Film & Film Scans
March 4, 2023A tried and tested way to index and organize your negatives and film scans. Quick, easy, and effective.— Dmitri ☕️.
Shoot Polaroid 600 Film in SX-70 With Backlit Scenes
No Modifications, ND Filters, or Flash Needed
March 2, 2023If you know how light meters and dynamic range work, you may “hack” your SX-70 to use the incompatible Polaroid 600 film.— Dmitri ☕️.
Developing Colour Film as an Absolute Beginner
With CineStill Film Cs41 Powder Developing Kit
February 7, 2023Developing colour negative film has a lot of steps, but it’s surprisingly easy to get good results, especially when you got the right tools.— Dmitri ☕️.
How to Scan and Edit Film Without Changing Its Look
January 27, 2023A few proven ways to preserve your film’s colours and contrast during the scanning process.— Dmitri ☕️.
How to Use a Light Meter With a Film Camera
January 24, 2023A guide to using — and choosing between five light meter types (inc. free apps and built-in meters).— Dmitri ☕️.
Future-Proof Your Film Scans With Digital Negatives
A Film Archiving Technique
January 15, 2023Preserve your scans, create better images, and backup your physical negatives using this simple technique.— Dmitri ☕️.
Developing Kodak T-Max P3200 in Caffenol
With Baking Soda, Vitamin C Tablets, and a Salt Mixture as a Fixer
January 2, 2023This recipe will develop and fix the high-ISO monochrome film at box speed, using only grocery store items. Some lab tools are required.— Dmitri ☕️.
What‘s the Best Film for Snow Photography?
December 21, 2022Some films will work wonderfully in this weather, while others will struggle. These are my top recommendations for best results in four types of light and weather.— Dmitri ☕️.
#BelieveInFilm — a Film Photography Community
“Available Wherever Fine Hashtags Are Used”
November 30, 2022The story of a genuinely open online community for film photographers.— Dmitri ☕️.
How to Make a Polaroid SX-70 Gingerbread House
Recipe, Printable Template, and Detailed Instructions
November 28, 2022I love my Polaroid SX-70 camera. It’s instantly recognizable and it can make some really good photos, too. But wouldn’t it be better if it was edible?— Dmitri ☕️.
Film Photography Website Shortlist
My 8 Favorite Blogs, a (Web) App, and a Wiki
November 8, 2022A list of film photography websites I regularly seek out. I recommend you visit them at least once.— Dmitri ☕️.
Voigtländer Vitessa Camera Repair and Maintenance
A Short Guide for Light Home Repairs
August 15, 2022How to adjust the rangefinder, fix film transport, and other maintenance tips for this notoriously challenging mechanical camera.— Dmitri ☕️.
How to Recycle Used Polaroid Film Cartridges
August 8, 2022Polaroid film is made of hundreds of components. As a whole, it does not belong in a blue bin. But thankfully, used Polaroid film packs are easy to take apart and recycle (depending on your local facilities).— Dmitri ☕️.
How to Make Perfect Exposures on Film
June 22, 2022A guide to perfecting exposures. It covers advice for both manual and point-and-shoot film cameras.— Dmitri ☕️.
What Is Exposure and How to Measure It
Learn About Stops of Light, EVs, and How to Apply Them to Your Photography
May 24, 2022This short article will help you understand two key concepts in photography: stops and EVs. You will also learn how to apply them.— 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 ☕️.
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 ☕️
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 ☕️.
NFTs and Film Photography
March 2, 2022The benefits and drawbacks of participating in NFT marketplaces for film photographers — explained.— Dmitri ☕️.