The Resurrection of DVDs
I will admit to laughing at people who collect DVDs. I’ve considered it a giant waste of money and space. But now I’m started to wonder if I was wrong. Samsung announced recently that they’re done producing new Blu-Ray players [https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/17/
A List of Reasons to Pick Up a Film Camera
John Crane has many reasons [http://emulsive.org/interviews/i-am-john-crane-and-this-is-why-i-shoot-film] for sticking with film during his career, but this is one of my favorites: > "I spend so much time in front of the computer that when the time comes to get away and enjoy photography – the last thing I want
Book Review: The Revenge of Analog
Analog gear has always been a guilty pleasure for me (and I'm sure for my readers as well). So, whenever a book comes along with excuses to embrace analog technology, I devour it. While Nicholas Carr focused on science to back his pro-analog arguments in the books The Shallows [http:
Why Choose Film in 2016?
It's rare that a pro-analogue article gets beyond nostalgia, but European CEO gets it right in their post Film Photography Makes a Stunning Comeback [http://www.europeanceo.com/culture/film-photography-makes-a-stunning-comeback/] (via David Sax [https://twitter.com/saxdavid]): > "'Necessity is the mother of invention; there is no point staring at the
Film Isn't Dead
Make sure if you take part in the analogue film resurgence, you do it for the right reasons: the slow, mindful approach to photography and the emphasis on material output. Pretty much everything else about it is the same gear trap as digital.
There is No Digital Archival Format
Just a reminder from Martin Scorsese [http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/08/04/martin-scorsese-kodak-film-letter/] and the reason I recommend some kind of analogue output your photographs: > “Everything we do in HD is an effort to recreate the look of film. Film, even now, offers a richer visual palette than HD.
What Film Does that Digital Can't
Lesser photography doesn’t necessarily mean analogue photography, it just means finding ways to boost your creativity by recognizing the power of constraints, editing and storytelling. For some photographers, that means choosing film over pixels. Why? There are still some things film does better, while remaining a constraint. There are
Reshoot Your Archives
My best friend, Tom [http://www.flickr.com/people/whtsoxfan/], had a house fire in the 90s that destroyed all of his photos and negatives (during his most prolific period as an enthusiastic young hobbyist). As a result, he developed an entirely different way of approaching archivism and we all
Veteran Japanese Photographer Daido
Veteran Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daid%C5%8D_Moriyama] explains why he prefers compact cameras (via Hanna Cho [http://hannacho.blogspot.com/]):