How to Load Film
Intro to Rangefinders
How to Zone Focus
Recycle Polaroid Film
Remove Dust, Scratches
Polaroid Emulsion Lifts
Focal-Plane vs Leaf Shutters
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.
How to Calibrate Infinity Focus on a Rangefinder
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.
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.
The Limited Role of Equipment and Technique
February 3, 2020An essay on the importance of inspiration, position, composition, rapport, timing, emotion, expression over the camera and the lens’ physical properties.— Dan K.
How to Travel With Film Through Airport Security
Protect Your Film From X-Ray Damage and Loss
November 22, 2019Travelling with film requires a few precautions. Protect your film from X-Ray damage and loss with these tips.— Dmitri.
How to Make Polaroid Emulsion Lifts & Transparencies
A Step-by-Step Guide With Troubleshooting Tips
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 ScottH.
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.