Colorgrams: Combining Psychology and Analog Photography Accidents

All images by Kay Adams. Used with permission. Editor’s Note, in a previous version of this article we referred to Kay as a woman. Kay is actually a man! We apologize for this error.

“I am currently working as a Psychologist, creating photos both as a part of my job and as compensation.” says photographer Kay Adams in his email to us. “Ever since I was 16, I tried to get my hands on everything related to photography. I started digital, but switched almost completely to analog photography.” Born in Germany in 1989, Kay cites a sense of deeper connection to her analog romance. He calls this series his “Colorgrams” and in some ways, they remind me of Rorschach drawings.

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This Kickstarter Aims To Preserve Collotype Fine Art Printing

Wolgang & Holger are exploring an old analog printing technique called the collotype and they aim to revive a working print press with improvements to research its printing applications. Traditional methods are always succeeded by newer technology which promises more efficient, convenient, accessible, and cheaper alternatives–which has been attributed to the death of the collotype. However, it is also prudent to preserve the roots and present the history of technology to educate our future generations.

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Photographer Clyde Butcher Shows You How to Shoot and Develop Large Format Film

Legendary landscape photographer Clyde Butcher is well known for his absolutely beautiful landscapes. So to understand how his creative mind works, he featured a video on how he goes about using his large format camera and developing in the darkroom. While most people that dabble in analog tend to go for 35mm or 120 film, shooting large format is another story that’s an even more painstaking process overall.

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The Polaroid Pop Spits Out 3.5 x 4.25 zInk Photo Prints

At CES 2017, Polaroid is building on the success of their zInk products and giving the masses something just a tad larger. the Polaroid Pop is going to be printing out 3.5 x 4.25 images using the 20MP CMOS sensor at the heart the camera and then printing the photos. Plus it will be able to shoot full 1080p HD video. A micro SD card will store your digital photos and the 3.97 inch touchscreen will help you frame and navigate the camera’s menus.

The company’s press release is after the jump.

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Review: Fotr Camera App (Apple iPhone)

The idea behind the Fotr app isn’t really a new one; but it’s one of the latest options out there that takes the conveniences of digital photography and tries to apply film-analog ideas to it. No, we’re not talking about vintage looking filters, we’re talking about taking your images and not being able to see them until after a development process has taken place. That’s part of the excitement of film–and as I type this article up I’ve got at least seven rolls on my desk that I need to take to Lomography for developing.

Fotr has loads of potential, but I need to be completely honest here: this app is hands down the biggest waste of money that I’ve spent this year.

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What Should You Charge For Prints? Shootproof Data Analyzed

For a budding photographer, or even an experienced one, a common question is how much to charge for your products; like prints, canvas, albums etc. This is not information that can be easily researched and a ton of the information that you can find is behind a paywall of some kind as part of a workshop. Furthermore, a lot of the information is very contradictory of other information that may be found, and this can make it really difficult for any photographer to make an informed decision on what to charge.

So what is a photographer to do? Well, usually it involves a sort of trial and error process of setting prices and constantly tweaking them until you hit a sweet spot. This is not an ideal solution and causes lots of sales and income being left on the table, so today we want to share with you the better way – the Shootproof way.

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Canvas Prints: The Badge of Honor for Photographers

Every time I print something with the intent on hanging it in my own apartment as a decoration, I always choose canvas for great reasons. Providing that they have a matte finish, they absorb light very well–and if you don’t have gallery style lighting (and I doubt you do) then it offers you the most versatility overall. The tradeoff: the can be much more expensive than a print…usually.

Then there’s CanvasDiscount.com; a service that wants to offer you the best option possible at the lowest price possible.

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PhotoCrowd Offers Users Gorgeous New Print Store

Check out our Kickstarter! $10 is all you need to get started on a year’s worth of inspiration!

PhotoCrowd is already a pretty cool way to display your portfolio in case you’re looking for an alternative to something like 500px, Flickr or Instagram. But what’s even cooler is that it’s offering a new built-in print store just in case someone wants to actually purchase some wall art. And if there is any way for you to truly show people your appreciation of the photographic arts, it’s by displaying the pieces in your home.

They’re offering prints, framed prints and wall canvases. Prints obviously are the most affordable while the frames will cost most and the canvas will be even more. Canvases are generally worth it though as they reflect the most light, and are often best for your home. Of course though, these are something that the more artistically mature may value since prints are so personal of an experience that can’t be had behind a digital screen.

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