We first read about Dan Zvereff on Japan Camera Hunter, we were captivated by his images and his use of Kodak Aerochrome. The famous infrared film was designed for military applications and what it did was turn all greens into a shade of purple. But that’s just the short explanation, and we’ve got a more detailed and in depth analysis here.
Aerochrome was at the heart of Dan’s project called Introspective, where he travelled around the world for three months on a quest of self-discovery. Along the way he shot various landscapes and scenes in the Arctic, Europe, and Africa.
We talked to Dan a bit about the project and his incredible images.
DxO’s Filmpack has won many awards; rightfully so too. It’s probably the best film rendering product there is out there despite VSCO catching up. To offer even more options to their users, the company announced their Filmpack 4.5 upgrade. The update includes new presets which users might experiment with for the pure fun of them, a tone curve, and a way to adjust frame and light leak settings.
But by far the most important part of the update is the addition of Kodak Ektar 100 and Agfa Scala 200x. Ektar is a film that still has quite a following though it isn’t as valued as Portra.
Filmpack is used by many portrait photographers, wedding photographers and loads more. The interface and renderings lean more towards the technical side of the crowd while VSCO is more for artists that want simple presets. And if you’re a Lightroom user, they recently added in full integration with the program.
You can head over to DxO’s store and check out their discounted prices.
When the Lomography Belair X 6-12 medium format panoramic camera first came out, the only lenses available were the 58mm and 90mm kit lenses, which are made from plastic. In our review, we mentioned that these are pretty weak in the corners, especially in 6×12 panoramic format, but nicely sharp in the center. A while ago then, Lomography announced the development of proper glass lenses, manufactured by Zenit in Russia. We recently go the 90mm and 114mm Belairgon lenses in for review, so here’s what we think about them.
When Fujifilm first announced their Mini 90 camera, folks everywhere either gawked at the expensive price or looked at it alluringly with lust and heart palpitations. Then we tried it, and actually kind of liked it. It’s totally a hipster camera, but that doesn’t mean that you should sit there and turn your nose away from it. In fact, the Mini 90 has a couple of cool features that will force you to think within a box and put an huge emphasis on unleashing your creative side by getting rid of the technical stuff.
And more than anything, it will be a pricey learning tool.
Earlier this year, Indie Film Lab, a lab dedicated to film shooters, decided to take a road trip. It was from Montgomery, Alabama to Las Vegas, Nevada. During that time they made a documentary about it. It is called “Long Live Film” on the trip they talked about why they shoot film. They talked with other photographers about how they feel about film photography. In essence its about their love of film photography.
And if you’re an analog film lover, you might be happy with what you see after the jump.
Film photography, no matter what you think of it, is an interesting subject. It is not a passing fad. It’s just another form, an older form, of photography that has a lot to teach any level of photographer. For me, film photography has been invaluable in many ways. Since I added film to my serious photography life, it has been consistently changing the way I shoot in many different ways. Some small, some big. Here are the seven major things that I have learned from film photography, that have really altered my photography style.