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

Painting Landscapes with my Rolleiflex – by Christian Schroeder

Painting landscapes with a TLR camera from the 1950s has become the main activity in recent months. No wonder, as it seems that I need a photographic project related to the landscape genre at least once a year. In 2020, I presented you a series of black-and-white images of agricultural sceneries. Then, in 2021, I … Read more

Fun With C-Mount Lenses on Mirrorless Cameras – By Frankie Bina

Some people get the one amazing lens and spend years learning how to use it to its maximum potential. Others carefully plan out their lens purchases, making sure they get the best tools for different scenarios. And then there are people like me, slowly gathering an unreasonable range of cheap and often questionable lenses. Not … Read more

The Joy of Small Prints – by Sroyon

Big photographs are impressive. From 1950 to 1990, New York’s Grand Central Terminal had a changing display of 60×18 feet (18×5.5 m) backlit transparencies. This display was a Kodak advert – the iconic Colorama series, described as “the world’s largest photographs”. In 2006, six photographers converted an aircraft hangar into a pinhole camera, creating an … Read more

The Masterful Documentary Photographers of the Farm Security Administration

“Insatiable curiosity, the kind that can get to the core of an assignment, the kind that can comprehend what a truck driver, or a farmer, or a driller or a housewife thinks and feels and translates those thoughts and feelings into pictures that can be similarly comprehended by anyone.” – Roy Stryker Some of the … Read more

5 Analogue Zines You Should Try: Pt1 – By Holly Gilman

I love photography books in all their guises – Monograph, Theory, Practical (although perhaps practical books feature less than the others) – but undoubtedly there are many great photographers out there who aren’t picked up by publishers. And that’s why the fact that self-publishing is so easy is fantastic and allows us to discover photographers … Read more

Olympus 35S 35mm Rangefinder Camera Review

“How old is that one?” My daughter pointed to the Olympus 35-S in my hands. The glistening, silver camera with its coal-black lens pointed back. “Let’s see,” I said. Basic math, but I had to think. “It’s… 67 years old.” “Is that older than you?” She asked. “That’s older than Papa!” I replied, and pressed … Read more