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Film Photography Cheat Sheet: FAQ for Beginners

Film Photography Cheat Sheet: FAQ for Beginners Guides and Tips Film Photography Cheat Sheet: FAQ for Beginners May 26, 2024 I put together this cheat sheet for people who are interested in film photography and to help you get started without feeling too overwhelmed. It’s based on common questions and issues that many beginners face, emails that I have received asking me specific questions. Feel free to let me know any questions you come across that aren’t listed below. Also […]

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Effortless Elegance: How the Nikon F6 Reigns Supreme in Travel Photography (For Film Shooters) by Kevin D

Effortless Elegance: How the Nikon F6 Reigns Supreme in Travel Photography (For Film Shooters) Diary Effortless Elegance: How the Nikon F6 Reigns Supreme in Travel Photography (For Film Shooters) by Kevin D December 3, 2023 In the realm of photography, there exists a magical concept known as the “decisive moment.” It’s that split-second when all the elements align perfectly, creating a captivating image that tells an unforgettable story. Photographers strive to capture these moments, freezing time and preserving them for […]

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Shooting Wide in Taipei: What I Learned from a Week with My 24mm Summilux

Shooting Wide in Taipei: What I Learned from a Week with My 24mm Summilux Diary Shooting Wide in Taipei: What I Learned from a Week with My 24mm Summilux May 30, 2023 Leica Summilux 24mm f1.4 asph, Reflx Lab 800, Taipei Taiwan Leica Summilux 24mm f1.4 asph, Reflx Lab 800, Taipei Taiwan I recently spent a week in Taipei with my Konica Hexar RF and a single lens: the Leica Summilux 24mm f1.4 asph. Over 5 days, I shot 18 […]

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Reflx Lab 100D (Daylight) Colour Negative Film Review

Reflx Lab 100D (Daylight) Colour Negative Film Analog Film Review Reflx Lab 100D (Daylight) Film December 12, 2022 Reflx Lab 100D – Low ISO Fine Grain Film I had some unpleasant experiences with CineStill 50D a long time ago. So it made me hesitate to reshoot this film stock. I shot multiple rolls around 2014, and there were “blood stains” on my rolls, and they all looked like expired films to me. Later, I convinced myself to try the Kodak […]

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How to Get Started with Film Photography

How to Get Started with Film Photography Guide and Tips How to Get Started with Film Photography November 28, 2021 I still remember as a kid, I took some film shots. At that time I could still purchase disposable cameras from vending machines. The beauty of film photography is that somehow you can’t predict how it looks and it also involves many variables that can ruin your shots but at the same time it renders naturally with different combinations of […]

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What Happens When You Accidentally Open Your Film Camera’s Back Door?

What Happens When You Accidentally Open Your Film Camera’s Back Door? Guide and Tips What Happens When You Accidentally Open Your Film Camera’s Back Door? November 7, 2021 If you totally forgot there is film inside the camera. What should you do? You might have a million questions in mind, is my film gonna survive? I spent days taking these 36 shots. There are quite a number of scenarios to determine whether your film will have any “images” on it. […]

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Kodak vs Fujifilm – Comparison between the Tones and Characters

Kodak vs Fujifilm Guides and Tips Comparison between the Tones and Characters (With 12 Film types samples) Kodak vs Fujifilm – Comparison between the Tones and Characters April 25, 2021 Which film should I begin with and which brand I should try? What are the differences between Kodak and Fujifilm? These are the questions in many of the film beginner’s minds. Film community has been growing in the past years and it is great to see everyone going out to […]

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35mm focal length – An Ideal Range to Tell Stories

35mm focal length – An Ideal Range to Tell Stories Guides and Tips 35mm focal length – An Ideal Range to Tell Stories January 2, 2021 If you are new to photography and these numbers (focal length), such as 28mm, 35mm, 50mm always confuse new users and they often ask themselves which one should I try first? I will briefly introduce you the 35mm focal length in this post to let you know what 35mm feels like and you can […]

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Top 5 Black and White Films to Start With

Top 5 Black and White Films to Start With Guides and Tips Top 5 Black and White Films to Start With November 15, 2020 Even today, there are still many nice black and white film available in the market. If you are new to black and white film and figuring out where to start and what are the characteristics of them, I have picked 5 of my favourite black and white films that gives you the flexibility to shoot indoor […]

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Film Photography – Why I love it

Film Photography – Why I love It Diary Film Photography – Why I love it January 20, 2019 “Tangible asset” was a term I first encountered in my accounting class. To me, film encompasses both tangible and intangible elements. I’ve always believed that I need to physically hold something to truly experience it and create a lasting memory. The real film picture captured, the technique used to take the shot, the surrounding environment, and even the sounds all contribute to […]

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