Can’t Develop Your Own Film? No Worries!

Not many of us have the time and equipment to develop, process and print our own film. Shooting is fun but the real work comes afterwards. Developing takes time and precision, and sometimes we don’t always get what we expect. When I was in high school and in my first photography class we had to…

Light Leaks and Why They’re Cool

What is a “light leak”? Sounds kinda bad, right? Well it depends. Sometimes old cameras will come without the foam inside needed to “seal” out the light. Foam is simple and easy to replace but you may want to experiment with the camera before doing so, light leaks can be beautiful! Over time, the “foam”,…

Interview with Film Photographer Johnny Martyr

This week’s interview is with professional film photographer Johnny Martyr. A graduate of film school, Martyr’s love for the frozen frame has developed over time into an everyday way of life. He has worked with numerous cameras, both digital and film as well an antique film cameras as well. Me: How did you get started…

Results From Duoflex, Not So Expected

Finding an antique camera that is in working condition doesn’t always mean it will yield nice results. Sometimes you’ll be disappointed in the results and other times you’ll be surprised at how well they come out. It always a gamble! The actual condition of the camera cannot really be set in stone until you actually…

Neat Decor or Awesome Camera?

I left you with places to search for antique cameras in my last entry, which wasn’t very fair because how do you know that what you find works or not? Most cameras can appear to be in working condition but if you don’t know what to look for you won’t know if it works until…

No Time Machine? No Problem.

It’s 2012, the time of technology. Canon and Nikon are releasing updated digital models left and right. Once you have enough money to buy the latest version it’s well, already outdated. So, in this age of technology, where can you find a camera pre-dating your parents? The answer is right around the corner, really. Old…

Why Use Film in a Digital Age?

I began shooting film when I was seventeen, in the dark room lab of my high school that made me feel like Batman going to brood in his batcave. Learning how to develop and bring my negatives to life made me respect the true art of photography and gave me the power to understand and…