Cost Comparison of Film and Digital Photography


Pdexposures.tv put together a nice info graphic of the cost difference between film and digital photography. Considering you’re lucky to get 5 years out of a $3k digital camera the film path is looking pretty good, but that’s only taking two thousand pictures a year. A big number in film but a small number in digital photography.

Skillshare and Lomography Tag Team

Lomography and Skillshare are teaming up to bring you an introductory class to shooting with Lomo and film cameras. Shoot film, upload to lomography.com, tag the images and you can win a Deluxe Diana camera kit. Free online class, free camera competition, if you’ve been thinking about shooting film this would be a good start!

What’s in My Bag – Light Weight Photo-Walk Edition


Yesterday me an a couple friends got together for a couple beers and an evening stroll around Carrolton which is in Saginaw County Michigan. There were old schools, store fronts, grain elevators, trains, wheat grass in the sunset, concrete plants, all kinds of stuff to see. I wanted to shoot film mostly and leave the digital to my iPhone 5. This is what I packed to keep it light and easy. Not a whole lot of thought needed for any of these cameras which means your mind can focus more on composition. read more

Konica Big Mini Zoom



Today’s film camera is the Konica Big Mini. I was reading an Ed Templeton interview some time ago and he was talking about the cameras he uses. The Big Mini was towards the end of the list but I was interested. Now he probably meant the 35mm fixed lens version of this camera that usually goes for north of $100. I found this zoom version for south of $25. Takes pretty good pics considering. Haven’t printed read more

Mondo2000: A Users Guide to the New Edge


From my library Mondo2000: A Users Guide to the New Edge. I loved this book and it was a huge influence on me. It came at a point when computer graphic design first became usable and images were first digitized and manipulated. Mondo2000 is an incredible glimpse into the primordial ooze that birthed a Digital Pre-Cambrian Explosion of experimentation, diversity, and ultra-visual communication. It started as a magazine which I often bought at the only book shop in town that carried it. read more

Intax TLR? Sweet!


MiNT has released the Instaflex, a true TLR instant camera that uses Instax film. It has a lot of great features, like aperture auto exposure, 4 F stops to pick from, bulb setting, flash, real ground glass to focus on, etc. The major bummer is the $319 price tag.

PDExposure’s review of MiNT’s Instaflex, TLR Instax camera

Check out MiNT’s site to learn more or purchase:

Batman Loves the Film.