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Ron Leach  |  Jan 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Last fall we ran a piece suggesting that instant film photography was making a comeback. And based upon recent data from Amazon, it seems as though that is definitely the case. According to a report released this week, the top selling item in Amazon’s camera category over the holidays was Fujifilm’s Instax Mini Instant Film Twin Pack, which sells for $15 for 20 sheets of film.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 16, 2016  |  0 comments

Here are the rules: every item described herein is small enough to fit inside a reasonably normal stocking and each is something that every photographer will appreciate. Price was not part of the selection process, nor was foot size.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 05, 2016  |  0 comments

We all know the drill: You find a bargain vintage camera on eBay or at a thrift shop and discover there’s a long-forgotten roll of film inside. Unlike most of us who would simply dispose of the film, Alex Galmeanu developed the roll and discovered 10 wedding photos from the 1970s.

 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2016  |  0 comments

There’s a lot you can buy for $400K, like a fast Lamborghini, a fixer-upper home in Los Angeles, or 50 Fujifilm GFX medium-format cameras to give to all your friends for Christmas. But one lucky (and wealthy bidder) just opted for the third Nikon camera ever built at an auction in Austria. 

Ron Leach  |  Nov 04, 2016  |  0 comments

The famous George Eastman Museum has created a new, public portal where you can view over 250,000 images and other objects from their vast collections. The database is searchable by artist, collection, classification and date, and includes a wealth of photography, cinema, and technology related to imaging.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2016  |  0 comments

Everyone who loves photography is aware of the legendary Hasselblad cameras, but few of us know much about Victor Hasselblad himself—the man responsible for the iconic brand. The rare film below provides a unique opportunity to watch Hasselblad discuss his vision of photography in an interview broadcast by Swedish National Television in 1967.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 21, 2016  |  0 comments

Amateur photographer Colin Lowe is serious about pinhole photography, and he’s also pretty keen about constructing his own cameras. For this project the Australian made a working, “edible” camera from a potato, a tomato paste can, two 35mm film canisters and a refrigerator magnet.

Suzanne Driscoll  |  Oct 14, 2016  |  0 comments

There is no better time to look back at the work of Ansel Adams than this year’s 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service. Adams was deeply committed to preserving the wilderness, and his black-and-white photographs of the West became one of the most important records of what many of the national parks were like before tourism greatly expanded.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 12, 2016  |  0 comments

If you’ve spent any time in New York City, or attended the city’s annual PhotoPlus Expo (coming up next week), there’s a good chance you’ve come across a dapper gentleman shooting instant photos with a 1940’s Speed Graphic camera. In the charming video below, you’ll get an inspirational look at Louis Mendes, one of our favorite photography icons.

Gary Pageau  |  Sep 28, 2016  |  0 comments

Instant photography is enjoying a resurgence among both young snapshooters and even some pros, with several makers — from established brands to startups — offering cameras and films to scratch that instant itch. Most photo buffs know the Polaroid story; how the company went bankrupt and is now operating as essentially a brand licensing company putting the Polaroid name on everything from TVs to Blu-Ray players to tablets to, yes, cameras and film. 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 15, 2016  |  0 comments

Leica turned some heads today with the unveiling of their new Sofort instant camera—a compact, stylish model with an array of both automatic and manual features and a choice of color and black-and-white instant film.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 31, 2016  |  1 comments

Last week the National Park Service (NPS) celebrated its 100th Anniversary, and to commemorate the event the agency has created an online portal where you can download over 100,000 historical images that tell the story of the NPS and chronicle the beginnings of the American conservation movement.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 29, 2016  |  0 comments

If you’re one of those photographers with shoe boxes full of medium format negatives and can’t afford an expensive film scanner to digitize them, here’s a simple solution: Dump out one of those shoe boxes and turn it into a scanner using the ingenious (and cheap) method provided in the following video.

Ron Leach  |  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  |  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.

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