How to Remove Dust and Scratches From Film Scans
Using Adobe Photoshop and Spot Healing Tool
September 23, 2021No matter how gingerly you may be handling your film, the chances are that dust and scratches are going to creep in, especially if you’re trying to restore an old archive. There are few ways to remedy these artifacts — some are software-assisted, others are scanning device-based or mechanical.— Dmitri.
Shooting Kodak Aerochrome vs. Lomochrome Purple
Field Test Report: False Colour Film Comparison and Recommendations
September 12, 2021A colour film that can see things human eyes can’t. This in-depth field report and shooting guide comares Aerochrome to Lomochrome Purlpe — an emulsion made to simulate the infrared film.— Dmitri.
The Best Resolution (DPI) for Scanning Film
June 7, 2021Get the optimal resolution for scanning 35mm, 120, and large format film for the Web, print, and archiving.— Dmitri.
How to Invert Colour Film Negatives in Photoshop
Using Replicable Equalization Technique
May 31, 2021This guide will demonstrate and explain a simple, reliable method for making high-quality positives from scanned colour film negatives.— Dmitri.
What’s a “Correct” Exposure?
An Essential Guide to Making Better Images on Film
May 18, 2021This guide will explain exactly what makes for a correct exposure, what it means for the final image, and how to set yours properly.— Dmitri.
How to Make Candid Portraits
May 10, 2021This guide will help you choose the right gear and improve your technique for better candid portraiture on film.— Dmitri.
Scanning 35mm Film With PrimeFilm XAs
Review & Comparison to Flatbeds, DSLRs; Plus: Scanning Workflows and Ideas
December 10, 2020A long term review of the PrimeFilm XA dedicted 35mm film scanner. Tips for better results and software overview.— Dmitri.
Making Lumen Prints With Ilford Gelatin-Silver Photographic Paper
December 8, 2020An easy way to make a solar-gram with gelatin-silver photographic paper and a bit of sun exposure.— Bob St-Cyr.
DIY Perfect Binding
Make Full-Size Books and Zines at Home W/O Book Clamps
October 14, 2020Making beautiful book spines does not have to be difficult or require specialized tools. This guide shows you how.— Dmitri.
How to Calibrate Infinity Focus on a Rangefinder
At Home, for $55
July 7, 2020This guide will show you how to calibrate infinity focus on your film rangefinder camera without having to go to a repair shop or buying expensive tools.— Dmitri.
The Unsung Heroes of 35mm Photography
An Extensive Catalogue of Affordable Analogue SLRs, Rangefinders and Lenses
June 2, 2020An exhaustive overview of the best 35mm film cameras and lenses you may not heard of.— Dan K.
COVID-19 Prevention Advice and Resources
For Film Photographers
April 4, 2020This guide is my attempt to provide relevant information and updates for Analog. Cafe readers in light of the global pandemic. Below, you will find an overview of the latest scientific research on pathogen safety, financial aid resources for artists, help with quarantine boredom, as well as updates from film manufacturers and small businesses.— Dmitri.
A Simple Guide to Using Flash on Manual Film Cameras
Achieve Greater Control Over Your Artificially-Lit Photographs
February 20, 2020No light meter, no exposure guesstimates — just zone focus, look up your 𝒇-value, and click. Operating flashguns with no sync at all, like in the photograph above, can be done with any camera that has a Bulb setting and provides control over the aperture.— Dmitri.
Air Travel With Film
A Complete Guide on Packing, Airport Security, X-Rays, and CT Scanners
November 22, 2019Avoid loosing your film to X-Rays and CT scanners and your sanity to overzeaous gear selections on your next flight.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
Polaroid Emulsion Lifts and Transparencies
How to Make Your Own and Not Screw It Up
April 21, 2019A complete set of instructions (with a PDF checklist) on how to create your beautiful emulsion lifts with Polaroid film.— Dmitri.
Film Photography Costs and Prices
Development, Scanning and Printing; From 35mm to Large Format
March 12, 2019Understand the true cost of shooting film and how you can save or splurge on it. 35mm, instant, and large format.— Dmitri, with images by scott.
A Beginner’s Guide to Film Photography
February 19, 2019Internet’s most complete film photography guide with all the basics you need to get started. Includes a free PDF.— Dmitri, with images by Betty and Joy Celine Asto +1.
Building an Instax Pinhole Camera
In a Chocolate Tin
April 3, 2018How I made a tiny pocketable pinhole camera that uses Fujifilm Instax film and how you can make your own.— Dmitri.
Get Featured on Analog.Cafe!
How to Get Your Article, Story, or Photo Essay Published Here
January 18, 2018An open call for stories, essays, articles, and reviews. Inclusive editorial process and the best look on the web!— Dmitri.