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Beginner 101 — Start Here
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.
Beginner — Flash Photography
Using Flash with Manual Film Cameras
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.
Everyone — Average Film Prices
January 14, 2021Searcheable film price charts, samples, and mini-reviews. Use this web app to save money and discover new film to shoot that’s right for your budget.— Dmitri.
Everyone — Choosing Film
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.
Everyone — Choosing Your First Film Camera
Download Printable PDF 📑
May 30, 2020Find your next/first affordable 35mm Rangefinder or SLR system in this 50-page printable PDF guide: The Unsung Heroes of 35mm Photography.— Dan K.
Everyone — City Lab Guide (Canada)
August 13, 2019Five+ labs for C-41 (colour), black and white, and E-6 (slide) film development and printing in Vancouver, Canada.— Dmitri.
Everyone — City Lab Guide (Thailand)
February 12, 2018For a small city of a hundred thousand, Chiang Mai is remarkably well-equipped for film photographers. Should you need your lab to handle slide film, medium format, darkroom printing; or develop and scan within an hour; this article will help you find a place to go.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
Everyone — How Much Does It Cost to Shoot Film?
Know in Advance Your Approximate Expenditures on 35mm, Medium, and Large Format Film, Tools, and Cameras
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.
Everyone — How to Get Featured on Analog.Cafe
Rules, Ideas, Suggestions
January 18, 2018An open call for stories, essays, articles, and reviews. Inclusive editorial process and the best look on the web!— Dmitri.
Everyone — Making Candid Portraits on Film
Advice & Technique
May 10, 2021This guide will help you choose the right gear and improve your technique for better candid portraiture on film.— Dmitri.