Darkroomist

When should you shoot film?

If you’re a film shooter chances are extremely high you’re also a digital shooter. Heck, with a camera in every cell phone it’d be difficult not to be. As one goes clicking about in their normal, everyday, life suddenly film photography can take on an increased value. After all it does cost money to shoot film! This extra consideration if unchecked can lead to a paralysis in film shooting. The FPP calls read more

film photography money beacon

Analog Photography Money Meme

I’m sure you’ve seen money cats, and money dogs, and all kinds of money memes. Why doesn’t film photography have one? Well here it is! If you repost or reblog this image within 48 hours, through the immersive power of suggestion, you will find money to buy film, chemicals, and/or analog photography equipment! Try it and see!


Film photographer in action

Is this a Golden Era for Film Photographers?

Ok, right off the bat I’m not saying this is a golden era of film photographers. Certainly the time period when everyone had to shoot film was the golden era of film photographers.

I’m talking about a golden era for film photographers, in that there may not be a better time to be one.

Lets start with becoming a film photographer. The barriers to becoming a film photographer, mainly money, time, and knowledge, have been virtually eradicated. Now there’s a certain amount of prestige read more

Motel Pinup Maid

Motel Pinup 3


Then next in a mini series of motel pinups. This an image from 35mm film, shot with an EOS 620.

The Film Photography Project

The Film Photography Project and Podcast

Either Way it’s the FPP! In a recent podcast I was listening to, the cast remarked that the FPP is underground and nobody writes about them, Will I’m aiming to change that.

I’ve been following the FPP for quite a while. I was first introduced to the FPP by contributor Mat Marrash at the 2011 Photostock. He interviewed me and others and we were featured in Episode read more

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Photostock on PBS!

Bill Schwab the creator of Photostock had a small feature on PBS talking about the event. I didn’t make the first in 2006. In 2007 I was looking for photography workshops in Michigan and found the post he put up on APUG and ent. I’ve been going ever since. For me Photostock read more

Aspect ratios

When NOT to fill the frame (for film photographers).

When I first wanted to take good pictures I was researching how to make the most of your travel photography for my upcoming honeymoon in Italy. One of the first pieces of advice I read was to “fill the frame!” This was echoed over several articles and it seemed important enough that it really stuck with me even to this day.

For some photographers the frame is sacred. I know film photographers that only print the full frame. That’s cool and I like (and admittedly at times read more