How To Load Film
Focal-Plane vs Leaf Shutters
How to Zone Focus
Remove Dust, Scratches
Polaroid Emulsion Lifts
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.
How to Shoot CineStill 800T in Daylight
Make Better Photos With Tungsten-Balanced Colour Film
December 27, 2021This short guide will help you get better colours out of your tungsten-balanced film with and without the 85C filter.— Dmitri.
What Is a Rangefinder Camera and How to Use It Well
December 16, 2021Learn everything about this iconic film camera design. Definitions, types, features, mechanics, shooting, repair, and purchase advice.— Dmitri.
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.
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.
How to Remove Dust and Scratches From Film Scans
Using Adobe Photoshop and Spot Healing Tool
September 23, 2021You can improve the quality of your scans drastically with this technique. Better than Digital Ice.— 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.
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.
8 Technical Reasons to Shoot Black and White Film
May 4, 2021Grain, accessibility, archival properties, creative developers, film speed, scanning, formats, and specialty films.— 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 — No Book Clamps Needed
Make Full-Size Books and Zines at Home
October 14, 2020Making beautiful book spines does not have to be difficult or require specialized tools. This guide shows you how.— Dmitri.