Film Photography

BlackScale Lab’s BlackBox 120 scans medium format film with your camera

Jan 15, 2024
John Aldred

The proliferation of desktop manufacturing tools like 3D printers and CNC machines has done a great deal for film photography. It’s allowed individuals to design…

Watch: This is how Kodak made film in the 1950s

Jan 10, 2024
John Aldred

Not too long ago, we saw a three–part series from Destin Sandlin at Smarter Every Day showing how Kodak makes film. He visited their Rochester,…

OpenAutoLab is a complete DIY film developing solution

Jan 4, 2024
John Aldred

Many of us who shoot film have either developed our own film or have wanted to try it at some point. And for basic black-and-white…

The Filmolino SlideScanner is a film scanner you can build yourself

Dec 28, 2023
Sagiv Gilburd

You can get a good slide scanner from Kodak for about $179. It works well, but what if you don’t want to pay that much…

Polaroid Duochrome Black & Yellow is the first limited-edition film in 8×10 format

Dec 26, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Polaroid has just released a limited-edition Black & Yellow Duochrome film, available in both 8×10 and 600 formats. You may wonder what’s so special about it. Well, other than it looks fantastic, the 8×10 Duochrome Yellow marks Polaroid’s grand debut of a limited-edition film in this larger format.

Dead mountaineer’s camera found in receding glacier

Dec 15, 2023
Alex Baker

An old 35mm film camera has been found in a receding glacier on the mountain of Aconcagua. The Nikomat camera reportedly belonged to a woman…

Harman Photo introduces Phoenix 200, its first-ever color film

Dec 4, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

HARMAN Photo has released a new color film called Phoenix 200, and it’s special in several aspects: It’s the first one the company made from scratch in the UK, it’s their first color film and the newest color film currently in the market. In addition, it comes with a backstory and gorgeous colors and contrast for your photos.

Deal alert: Fujifilm and Kodak 35mm film at 35% discount

Nov 20, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Here’s some good news for film photographers. After a massive price increase earlier this year, some 35mm films are back at their original prices. At…

DRoom is a portable darkroom you can use anywhere

Nov 8, 2023
John Aldred

Film-developing tanks have been a thing for longer than most of us have been alive. In that time, they’ve seen very little change. DRoom plans…

How to avoid six common mistakes in film photography: A beginner’s guide

Nov 2, 2023
Anson Tang

Hello, film photography explorers! As you embark on your exciting journey into the world of film, it’s essential to be aware of some common mistakes that can trip up even the most enthusiastic beginners. But fear not! We’re here to guide you through these potential pitfalls and provide some handy tips to prevent them. So, let’s get in and turn those potential “oops” moments into successful “ah-ha” ones! You may want to check out this post about how to avoid shooting blank rolls too!