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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 03, 2015  |  0 comments

There is something about mistletoe and holly that makes my heart scream out: “It’s time for some more cool photo gear.” The mere thought of reindeer hooves on the rooftop gives me the urge to clean out my gadget bag collection and make room for something new. If you suffer from the same seasonal malady—or if there’s a photographer in your life who deserves more than a re-gifted lump of coal—here’s a list of camera stuff that every picture-taker will enjoy receiving as a holiday gift.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Oct 14, 2015  |  0 comments

Analog photography mavens Lomography have just introduced a new wide-angle camera for instant photography. The new Lomo'Instant Wide combines high quality craftsmanship with versatile features. This instant camera is designed to capture every beautiful, bizarre and bewildering moment in a creative, super wide, crisply sharp and perfectly exposed way.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 30, 2015  |  0 comments

Fujifilm has launched a new instant film camera with a more slender profile and automatic exposure control: the Instax Mini 70. The new Instax Mini 70 features an updated, sleek design with a special Selfie mode and a  powerful flash that automatically calculates surrounding brightness and adjusts shutter speeds.

John Wade  |  Aug 19, 2015  |  0 comments

You’ve seen it in films and on television: the spy breaks into the villain’s office, removes a tiny camera from his jacket pocket and begins shooting pictures of secret plans.

John Wade  |  Jul 13, 2015  |  2 comments

Ninety years ago, at the 1925 Leipzig Spring Fair in Germany, a camera was launched that was destined to change the face of photography. This was a time when it was still common for glass plates to be used in cameras, and those that took roll film were thought of as miniatures. So imagine the culture shock when a still photography camera was produced to take 35mm movie film.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Aug 21, 2014  |  0 comments

Kodak Alaris has announced that—due to a steady decline in sales and customer usage—it is discontinuing the popular Kodak Professional BW400CN film.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Aug 20, 2014  |  0 comments

Ilford Photo recently confirmed reports that there are no plans to discontinue production of their XP2 SUPER film. The product is in free supply globally from Ilford Photo distributors and retailers.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jul 30, 2014  |  0 comments

Some classic slide films never goes out of style. Or at least that’s what Lomography is hoping now that it’s now brought back Agfa CT Precisa color 35mm slide film. Best known the cool blue tone effect it produces in photos – such as the pumped up blues in images of skies – Agfa CT Precisa also has a fine grain quality and is available in ISO 100.

Roger W. Hicks  |  May 21, 2013  |  First Published: Apr 01, 2013  |  1 comments

Here’s another in our series of reports from photokina 2012. As you will have noticed we do not attempt to create a laundry list of new products and companies from the show, but prefer to report on what struck our eye and thought might be of special interest to Shutterbug readers. In this report Roger Hicks tells us about numerous instances of life in the film arena he found at the show, with special cameras, film, paper, and even processors part of the mix.—Editor

George Schaub  |  Jan 28, 2013  |  5 comments

Early photographers were bedeviled by the slowness of their sensitized materials. Though exposure times were eventually shortened to workable lengths, early studios used neck braces and confining chairs to keep their subjects still while the exposure was being made.

George Schaub  |  Dec 26, 2012  |  25 comments

While black and white digital photography is based on the conversion of a color (RGB) image to monochrome via software, those who remain adherents of film photography have an entirely different route to obtaining a black and white image.

George Schaub  |  Dec 16, 2012  |  6 comments

The reaction to a human face is inherently stronger than to any inanimate object or arrangement. The expression, body language, placement and lighting often overcome the processing and/or printing technique, or at the least dictate much of the approach.

George Schaub  |  Dec 11, 2012  |  4 comments

When a photographer deals with the emotions generated by black-and-white prints, and the methodology of creating and defining those emotions and how they are generated, he or she begins to deal with developing a sense of the aesthetics of the monochrome image.

Roger W. Hicks & Frances E. Schultz  |  Jan 01, 2011  |  1 comments

Let’s be honest. One thing no one would have expected at photokina was a unique new black-and-white silver halide process. But that’s what we got. Well, not exactly brand new. It’s a revival of a technology that hasn’t been seen in decades, quite possibly not in the lifetime of many of our readers: direct reversal paper.

Roger W. Hicks & Frances E. Schultz  |  Sep 01, 2009  |  0 comments

Kodak’s new Ektar 100 is a film of unparalleled fine grain, very high sharpness, and excellent color rendition.

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