1 Sunset, 2 Mediums, 4 Cameras – By Charlie Bierwirth

In the digital world we live in, many people ask “why film?”. It’s something I asked myself when I first started this great hobby just three years ago. Once I started shooting film I quickly found that there was a distinct difference. I’m an engineer so naturally I over-analyze nearly everything; photography is no different. … Read more

Vintage Cars, Film Cameras, and Not Photographing the Crash

The Vintage Sports Car Club, a club for people who own or appreciate sports cars built before 1931, combines several great loves of mine. Its founding principle seems to be that cars should not languish in garages as collectors items, but be driven, and driven hard. It’s a bastion of British eccentricity with a healthy … Read more

Buy Samyang XEEN CF 85mm T1.5 Pro Cine Lens – PL Mount

The Samyang XEEN CF 85mm T1.5 Pro Cine Lens features a lightweight carbon fiber housing and compact design while providing full frame coverage of large sensors. This lens is advanced enough for use with large cameras capable of capturing up to 8K resolution, yet it’s also compact for use with smaller mirrorless cameras and in … Read more

Shooting Gigs – Pushing The Boundaries of B&W Film – By Tom Schulte

I might say, pushing the boundaries of film in this case is more like returning to its roots. When rock ‘n roll and hard bop burst through the famed and now widely regarded as the golden age of music, that is, 50s-70s, the highest ISO film available was around 400-1000 (B&W of course). It’s difficult … Read more

Buy Samyang XEEN CF 85mm T1.5 Pro Cine Lens – Sony FE Mount

The Samyang XEEN CF 85mm T1.5 Pro Cine Lens features a lightweight carbon fiber housing and compact design while providing full frame coverage of large sensors. This lens is advanced enough for use with large cameras capable of capturing up to 8K resolution, yet it’s also compact for use with smaller mirrorless cameras and in … Read more

Finding Kodachrome and Bringing Back Color (the Digital Way)- By Zheng Li

Some of us know Kodachrome from the iconic Afghan Girl photo by National Geographic’s Steve McCurry. Some of us might even have watched the 2017 movie of the same name, about an estranged son trying to develop the last few rolls of exposed Kodachrome from his late father. Some of us, lucky enough, might have … Read more

Polaroid’s The Button is a Surprisingly Good Instant Camera

There’s no shortage of Polaroid instant cameras from the pre-bankruptcy era. Throughout the 1970s and ’80s, especially, the local-to-me brand from Cambridge, MA produced over 40 models for the average non-professional photographer. Most of these similar models were actually identical in specification, they simply differed from each other in name, color way, or the marketing … Read more