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Comparing Three of the Most Popular Medium Format Color Films – Photography Article

If you’re just getting started with medium format film photography, NYC-based photographer and YouTuber Willem Verbeeck created a useful comparison video that may help you decide on your first 120 film purchase. In the video, Verbeeck compares three of the most popular 120-format color film options currently on the market: Kodak Portra 400, Fujicolor Pro 400H, and Lomography 400. All three will cost you between $6 and $8 per roll of 16 exposures—$19 for a 3-pack of Lomography 400, $35…

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Stranger Things Fan Goes Viral for Not Knowing what a Darkroom Is – Photography Article

A young fan of the popular Netflix show Stranger Things earned a bit of Internet fame (or is it infamy?) this weekend when they asked a question about that strange “red room” in the show where Jonathan goes “to ‘refine’ his photos or something.” In other words: a darkroom. The original question was posted to a StackExchange forum, where the confused fan described the darkroom in a post titled “What is the purpose of this ‘red room’ in Stranger Things?”…

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Short Film Takes You Inside the ILFORD Factory to See How B&W Film is Made – Photography Article

UK-based film and photo paper manufacturer ILFORD Photo has released a new short film titled “Behind the Film” that takes you inside the HARMAN technology factory in the village of Mobberley, England, where all of the ILFORD and Kentmere B&W film, photographic paper and chemicals are made. The site featured in this film was first acquired by ILFORD in 1928, and the company has been making its black-and-white film, paper and chemicals there ever since. The short doc takes you…

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Lomography Unveils the First New Color Film Stock in Half a Decade – Photography Article

Lomography is making some major waves in the photo world today by unveiling the first brand new color negative emulsion to be released in half a decade. They’re calling it LomoChrome Metropolis, and ironically enough, the “color” it emphasizes the most is… black. “LomoChrome Metropolis pays homage to the mother of all colors: black!” reads the company’s announcement. “Search for rays of color in a sea of lightless skyscrapers, frame your subject as they trudge the streets of ghost towns,…

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I’m Back Unveils a Cheap Digital Back for Old Medium Format Cameras – Photography Article

I’m Back, the company behind the popular Digital Back for old 35mm SLRs, is… well… back. And this time they’re funding an affordable digital back that seeks to breathe new life into old medium format cameras from Hasselblad, Bronica, Pentax, Mamiya and more. The Idea Slapping a digital back onto older medium format bodies isn’t a new idea. Hasselblad released its CFV-50c back for V-System cameras back in 2014, and it just updated it last month, releasing a version 2…

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I Shot the Boston 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on Expired Film – Photography Article

It’s 6:30PM on the 4th of July in Boston and I had just gotten off work—one of those poor souls whose job doesn’t care about national holidays. What’s worse is that all of my plans fell through; my roomies are at a private event on Google’s rooftop, the cute gal I’m dating is visiting family in Pittsburg, and all of my climber bum friends are up in New Hampshire making the most of a 4 day weekend. So I walk…

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How I Shot an ‘Impossible Photo’ of an Apollo Launch in 1967 – Photography Article

They said it couldn’t be done, that I was wasting my time, that it was impossible to take a time exposure photo of a daytime missile launch… in color… directly into a Florida sunrise… from ten miles away. If anybody would know, Arch Smith would. Arch had first conceived the idea of making a time exposure of a daytime missile launch during the Gemini program. He ran the photo department at Martin Marietta’s Canaveral Division, and he happened to have…

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What Shooting Film Taught Me About Black-and-White Photos – Photography Article

Clients often ask whether they can have their photos in black-and-white. My reply is always that I’ll do black-and-white versions in the gallery if they work — if they help the image shout “look at me”. In the Darkroom Back in 1986, when I got my first SLR, I only shot black-and-white film. I forget why. Perhaps the color was too difficult to process. But growing up, I was lucky enough to have a darkroom at home, it wasn’t equipped…

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Neopan 100 Acros II Unveiled – Photography Article

Fujifilm’s black-and-white film is coming back from the dead. The company just announced a brand new film stock called Neopan 100 Acros II that promises “unsurpassed image quality” and “world-class fine grain.” “This 100 ISO film will deliver unsurpassed resolution, fine grain and sharpness, with exceptional detail satisfying a broad range of shooting scenarios and exposures,” Fujifilm says. The company killed off all of its remaining B&W film and photo paper products in April 2018, which included the discontinuation of…

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Kodak Ektachrome E100 120 Medium Format Film Tests to Start in July 2019 – Photography Article

It’s the news that medium format film shooters have all been waiting for. Kodak has finally broken its silence regarding the release of Ektachrome 100 in 120 medium format. Introduced in late 2018, Kodak Ektachrome 100 in 35mm is based on the Kodak Ektachrome E100G E6 slide film that was produced until 2012. The famous Rochester-based film manufacturer has released an Instagram post to confirm that there will be a “coating trial” of the medium format version in “late July”.…

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How to Get Over Early Hurdles in Film Photography – Photography Article

Something about the way photographers acclimatize to shooting with film has intrigued me for some time. I think it’s safe to say that film is very much tried and tested — some of the greatest photography pioneers worked with film and were not limited in their ability to create incredible work, which remains relevant. Photographers looking to get into film now have the entire history of photography and film photography to work with when making their decisions; what film stock…

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INTO THE BLUE // CHANEL // DAVID JOSEPH – Aerial Photography Article

We collaborated with menswear fashion blogger, David Joseph and the Chanel mens fragrance team to create a short film for the mens fragrance, Bleu de Chanel.  We shot at low tide down past Brighton Marina and the water was COLD!  We worked with David to create a shot list that would accentuate the feeling of going… into the blue.  We are really pleased with the outcome of the shoot and was great to work with such creative vision whilst film…

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EU SOS // Live Immersive Art Installation // Drone Filming Brighton – Aerial Photography Article

We were asked by Bristol based artist Duncan McKellar to film a live art installation on the cliffs of Brighton … Saltdean to be precise.  The 400 + strong crowd all held mirrors and signalled an SOS to the EU in light of Brexit.  The footage was powerful and visually dazzling.  And for the first time ever, we got to work with another drone crew – Josh from Aerial Sussex.  Between him and DOUBLEXAIR we got some incredible shots and…

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DOUBLEXAIR FILMS // 2019 SHOWREEL – Aerial Photography Article

DOUBLEXAIR are back to Brighton with a BANG.  2019 has been a trip so far.  We’ve spent 5 weeks documentary filming in India and are excited to share with you our footage over the coming months. It’s been awesome to capture some shots from around the globe, document events and add to our drone filming portfolio. We’ve come back refreshed and thought our site deserved the same… so here it is, our 2019 showreel – including footage from our trip…

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INDIA 2019 // BTS – DOUBLEXAIR – Aerial Photography Article

This January we travelled out to Rajasthan to document Vegan Cycle India for the awesome charity, that is Veganuary.  We were there to film the 28 strong team as they cycled 400km from Agra to Jaipur.  People assembled in New Delhi for the ride from all corners of the globe… Spain, Canada, Korea, New Zealand and from all over the UK.  The ride was epic and it was a pleasure to be part of the team.  The ultimate challenge with…

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Drone Companies in New Orleans Look at Animation. – Aerial Photography Article

30 Jan Drone Companies in New Orleans Look at Animation. By now, you already know that drone companies in New Orleans are few and far in between. Here at V-Drone, we are constantly researching the latest news in the drone world!  In a typical motion-capture animation setup, an actor goes through their actions in a studio equipped with multiple cameras while a computer tracks the markers on the actor’s body. This enables them to build a moving 3D skeleton that…

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Love, Service, and Living Your Truth with Danielle LaPorte – Photography Article

Let’s face it. We all have our inner journeys and the compulsion to improve, yet how can we both be growing and improving without feeling less than or inadequate?  It’s a trap. ENTER: Danielle LaPorte – a best-selling author (White Hot Truth, The Fire Starter Sessions, and The Desire Map), poet, former think tank executive and business strategist – and she’s on the podcast today to help us, among other things, to reconcile these competing principles. As one of Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul 100…

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Happiness Through Gratitude with AJ Jacobs – Photography Article

AJ Jacobs is a multiple NYT bestselling author, a journalist, a lecturer as well as a warm and hilarious human soul.  He’s on this weeks podcast and is…SO GOOD. In this show we learn why AJ intentionally puts himself in the most extraordinary circumstances … like when he strove to be “the world’s healthiest man” going from Dad bod to ultimate health (Book = Drop Dead Healthy). Or when he lived according to the bible for a year, beard, goats and all……

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You Are Your Habits with Julien Smith – Photography Article

Julien Smith is a long-time friend and familiar face on the podcast. I first brought him on in 2013 to talk about why not caring about what others think is a useful skill to have as a creator in any field (translation: he penned a LEGENDARY blog post called ‘the subtle art of not giving a f*$k’ – which went crazy viral and later inspired a best selling book by Mark Manson…). And now Julien is BAAACK…this time talking about both his…

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Maximizing Creativity + Navigating the Messy Middle with Scott Belsky – Photography Article

Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur, author, and early investor in companies like Pinterest, Uber, and Periscope, and others. He also co-founded Behance in 2006, sold it to Adobe in 2012 and recently became Adobe’s Chief Product Officer.  But more than his list of accomplishments, Scott is a passionate advocate for creativity. He has that rare perspective of the world-class artist and entrepreneur with the ability to communicate VERY clearly about the ups, the downs of the messy middle. … And that just so happens to…

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Unfinished Wanderings – Photobook Photography Article

Twenty years ago I was swept off my feet. Not by a girl, but by the incredible feeling of riding waves. My love affair began during a study year abroad in California; one of the original playgrounds of an ever growing tribe of people who define themselves as surfers. A love that drove me away from careers and girlfriends and towards two decades of global travel spanning three continents. The feeling of warmth as you paddle vigorously towards the shoreline…

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The Most Important Conversation About Life… Death with Michael Hebb – Photography Article

Michael Hebb is an artist, activist, restaurateur, long time friend of mine and probably the closest thing that comes to an expert on death. He is a hyphenated renegade, seemingly more comfortable swimming upstream and addressing taboo subjects than he is going with the crowd. He co-founded Portland’s unsanctioned underground food movement, was my co-conspirator for Songs for Eating and Drinking, and he recently wrote a powerful book about death that will change the way you view life. Let’s Talk…

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