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Ron Leach Posted: Aug 18, 2016 0 comments

One of the many tragedies in the aftermath of a major flood is returning home to find your irreplaceable photographs completely submerged. Whether you’re a working pro or an enthusiast, having years of memories seemingly destroyed can be truly heartbreaking.

Ron Leach Posted: Jul 11, 2016 1 comments

It was back in the 1880’s when Swiss chemist Hans Jacob Schmid developed Polachrome technology—a unique color printing process enabling black-and-white photographs to be reproduced in full color. These stunning images were provided by the Swiss Camera Museum in Vevey and are on display at their “Tour of the World in Photochrome” exhibition running through August 21.

Ron Leach Posted: Jun 27, 2016 0 comments

Here’s a fascinating video by French photographer Nède Nède who used a chest-mounted GoPro Hero4 Black to demonstrate the early collodion process invented by Englishman Frederick Scott in 1851. The technique involved adding soluble iodide to a solution of cellulose nitrate and coating a glass plate with the mixture.

Ron Leach Posted: Jun 27, 2016 1 comments

We are big fans of the Rescued Film Project, an amazing online gallery of lost and forgotten unprocessed film from around the world. For his latest project, founder and film technician Levi Bettwieser needs some financial help to process and restore some 1200 rolls of film shot by one photographer in the 1950s.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 11, 2016 0 comments

It may seem improbable, but the long-rumored instant film camera from The Impossible Project is finally a reality, with the introduction of the Impossible I-1, scheduled to begin shipping within the next two weeks. This reimagined camera uses Impossible’s new I-type film as well as standard 600-type film.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 25, 2016 0 comments

Photographer Ron Volmershausen decided to run a speed test between a rare Nikon F3H 35mm film SLR and the Nikon D3 DSLR introduced a decade later in 2007. The results in the video below may surprise you.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 11, 2016 0 comments

The Rescued Film Project is an amazing online gallery of images that were captured on film between the 1930's and late 1990's. The fascinating and poignant video below chronicles the discovery and restoration of 31 rolls of undeveloped film shot by an American solidier during World War II. When you see the resulting photos, prepare to be stunned.

Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 08, 2016 0 comments

It’s been called “the longest running SLR in history” and that’s no exaggeration. Everyone who discovered photography at the same time I did – the early 1980s – either owned a Pentax K1000 or knew someone who owned a Pentax K1000.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 24, 2016 0 comments

Photographers tend to be gear freaks and many of us regularly scour Craigslist and eBay for rare vintage items and the occasional bargain on current equipment. Where Craigslist really rules is on items that are simply to big or heavy to ship—like this military spec portable darkroom located in Hillsborough, NC outside of Raleigh.

The Editors Posted: Mar 21, 2016 0 comments

We were getting ready to post our review of Nikon’s new AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR telephoto zoom when we came across an image of an even bigger lens spotted in use in the wild.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 17, 2016 0 comments

Tokyo-based street shooter Bellamy Hunt (AKA Japan Camera Hunter) has just announced his very own brand of black-and-white film. He decided he wanted “something bold, slightly grainy and with strong contrast.” Hence, the birth of JCH StreetPan 400.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Feb 10, 2016 0 comments

While it may seem hard to believe at first, this adorable little book is actually a working pop-up pinhole style camera.

Staff Posted: Feb 09, 2016 0 comments

The Goods is a new feature in Shutterbug that spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there.

Jason Schneider Posted: Feb 05, 2016 0 comments

Ever since digital supplanted film as the primary capture medium sometime in the early 2000’s, the number of new analog cameras available on the market has declined precipitously.

Joe Farace Posted: Dec 22, 2015 0 comments

During the coming year, the means we’ll use to capture photographs may change but not the motivation to share our view of the world with others. To accomplish this goal we need tools to change the way we see that world and interact with it. Imagine handing an iPhone to Alexander Graham Bell. What would he think of it? The future of imaging includes many paradigm-shifting technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence but in the short run, we’ll deal with trends.

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