There’s something very exciting in the mix for film photographers today: a brand new Kickstarter called Lab Box wants to allow photographers to develop their film in daylight, at home, on the road, or pretty much anywhere. I’ve known about this since Photokina 2016 and I’ve been keeping my lips sealed until today when the cat is finally out of the bag.
After Agfa’s consumer imaging line of products folded and went into receivership, ADOX repurchased Agfa’s MCP, MCC, APX, and the entire line of Agfa Black & White, saving the film and processing for future photographers. With the purchase of the line of Agfa film and chemicals, ADOX was in need of a facility for production and distribution, which they purchased in 2006. A little over ten years later, ADOX has started construction on a new factory in Bad Saarow, Germany (near Berlin).
Screenshots taken from video.
Since the digital photography revolution, it was an especially challenging period of time for die-hard film lovers to adapt or change. Some have clung on to the art of nostalgic analog photography, and Gian Luigi Carminati carried on this tradition by spending his entire life repairing cameras. We have found this short video made by David Drills documenting the story of Gian Luigi Carminati and his love for film cameras.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching we can’t help but get into the spirit of the month with Kono! Reanimated Films – Luft & Liebe 200 pre-exposed hearts 35mm film. The Luft & Liebe 200 pre-exposed films offer a playful take on film photography, allowing you to share your love of analog photography in a very literal way–that’s because it puts hearts all across your photos.
Lots of photographers these days started out in digital and then decide to get into analog later down the line. Eventually they end up loving it! Though there are still photographers out there that think it’s hipster–on the other hand some analog shooters just consider digital to be amateur. Either way, if you’re looking to get started in analog photography, we’ve prepared a video for you on how to get into it.
Very recently, Freestyle Photographic sent out an email to their customers letting them know about some really super deals on Rollei film. In fact, the prices are better than anything I’ve been able to find on both Amazon and B&H Photo. So whenever I can, I’m all for supporting the little guy.
Not only are the price drops on film though, they’re also on development chemicals.
Great news for subscribers to La Noir Image (our premium black and white photography website) that we announced in our Editor’s Letter earlier this month: when you subscribe to the site for $15/year, you get a special freebie. We’ve worked on 10 special custom black and white photo presets for you folks as well. Once you subscribe, you’ll have access to download them.
If you’re curious to know what they look like, check out the variations after the jump.
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Shooting since the 1980's, fashion photographer Benjamin Kanarek calls the analog trend "slow and cumbersome."
I remember the first time I picked up a digital camera. It was 2003 and I got this little Canon G5, a good point-and-shoot, and it was 5MP.
Before that, I used film. It had to be scanned into a computer, then manipulated digitally. That was alright—but when I picked up this Canon, I thought it was amazing. It’s instant feedback. You see exactly what you’re going to get. You adjust your lighting as you go, you’re thinking on your feet.
What you can learn on digital in one year is probably five to ten times what you can learn on film in the same time. Film is a very slow feedback loop.