Why Film Is Better
400-Megapixel Film Scan
New Film: CineStill 400D
Aerochrome vs. Purple
HP5+ — A Timeless Classic
Ultra-Long Exposures With Solarcan
A Long-Term Review of a Readymade Solargraphy Film Camera
February 16, 2022Solarcan is designed to take months- or years-long exposures on a rectangle of photosensitive paper through the science of lumen printing.— Dmitri.
Rebranded Film: Good or Bad?
🌈 7 Kinds of Film Labels + Their Role in the Analogue Photography Ecosystem
February 15, 2022Knowing who makes your film can help you understand the business you’d be supporting, and whether you can find that film in a year — or if it’s likely a short-lived release.— Dmitri.
Fujichrome Provia 100F Film Review
Fujifilm’s Premium Reversal Stock of 20 Years and Counting
February 8, 2022Fujifilm’s Fujichrome Provia 100F features accurate colour reproduction, ultra-fine grain, and a true-to-life contrast curve.— Dmitri.
29 Reasons Why Film Is Better Than Digital Photography
January 31, 2022This list is a giant collection of excuses to shoot film.— Dmitri.
Konica Color VX400 Expired Film Review
Stark Colours, Sharp, Crunchy Grain
January 17, 2022The history of Konica’s film manufacturing brand and a review of its ultra-sharp high-speed C-41 emulsion from the ‘90s.— Dmitri.
Kodak Ektachrome E100 Film Review
Back by Popular Demand
December 7, 2021The 2018 return of Kodak’s Ektachrome E100 transformed modern film photography. At last, this easy-to-shoot, ultra-sharp film is available in stores again.— Dmitri
CineStill 50D Film Review
Cinema Colour in a Little Blue Box
November 5, 2021A colour negative film full of character, 50D creates quality negatives and a unique colour palette at the cost of slow speed and some loss of detail.— Dmitri.
Kind of Blue
C-41 Blue Colour Casts and My Blue Moods
October 11, 2021The blue flows from navy to aquamarine; it folds in with oranges, reds, and yellows. This blue is the “King of Blue.”— marina_guarreschi.
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 compares Aerochrome to Lomochrome Purple — a cheaper “effect” film meant to simulate the results.— Dmitri.
Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire’s — and the World’s — Newest Film Lab
August 11, 2021A new film lab will open its doors in September 2021. Located near London, UK, the founders hope to create a hassle-free, community-oriented, eco-friendli(er) experience for the locals and beyond.— Dmitri.
Panorama Ridge on Lomochrome Purple
Field Test Report
August 8, 2021Panorama Ridge is a tough hike from the base of the Lake Garibaldi trail to the top of the nearby mountains.— Dmitri.
My Experience With Kodak EIR Film
July 22, 2021Analogue and alternative photography offers many avenues towards visual creativity. Infrared colour film creates one of those special opportunities to try something quite different than straight colour work.— Bob St-Cyr.
Kodak Tri-X 400 Film Review
A Classic High-Contrast, Easy to Scan Monochrome Emulsion
July 18, 2021Tri-X is a unique film in that it requires no post-scanning adjustments for most well-exposed frames, at least when developed in Ilford DD-X. Once you get your negative digitized, it’s usually enough to just invert it. No normalization, no contrast adjustments, no sharpening required.— Dmitri.
Adox CMS 20 II: An Ultra-High Resolution 35mm Film
Test Results and Sample Close-Ups From a 400-Megapixel Scan
June 11, 2021An experiment to test the resolving power of the world’s finest-grained black and white film for 35mm.— Dmitri.
Polaroid Round Frame Film Review
With Polaroid SX-70 and MiNT Flash Bar II
May 25, 2021A short review of the new Polaroid Round Frame Edition film and my thoughts on why you should try it for yourself.— Dmitri.
Fujichrome Provia 400F Expired Film Review
Expired Emulsion Review
October 20, 2020A detailed technical overview of discontinued ISO400 slide film from Fujifilm with plenty of sample images.— Dmitri.
“Polaroid Originals” vs. “Polaroid” Film for SX-70
A Side-by-Side Comparison of Old vs New Polaroid Colour Film Packs
August 5, 2020A few test shots, discussion, and advice on using old vs new Polaroid SX-70 film.— Dmitri.
My Greatest Joys
As a Film Photography Newcomer
April 8, 2020I got introduced to film after becoming involved with digital photography. At the time, I already knew my way around the camera: operating analogue counterparts did not seem that different. But a new skill was required: a deep level of trust in the chemistry.— Nils Leonhardt.
Holiday Lights With CineStill 800T
Photographing Beverly Hills, California With a Yashica T5
December 3, 2019When November arrives, the weather gets cooler, the leaves change color, the football season reaches the half-way mark, and holiday decorations start going up. I have looked forward to this time of year for as long as I can remember. It instills memories of family, friends, and holiday gatherings.— Kevan Wilkinson.
Where to Develop Film in Vancouver
Accessible, Fast, and Speciality Film Labs in Coastal B.C.
August 13, 2019Five+ labs for C-41 (colour), black and white, and E-6 (slide) film development and printing in Vancouver, Canada.— Dmitri.