Opinion

How Fuji C200 Convinced Me that Cheap Consumer Grade Film Still Matters – Opinion

2200 1459 Josh Solomon

Author’s note : For a more technical look at the properties of Fuji C200, please refer to our film profile on AgfaPhoto Vista 200, AgfaPhoto’s discontinued rebrand of this film stock. Cheap consumer-grade film might…

read more

Agfa Vista Was More Than Just Another Color Film, and Its Death is Troubling – Opinion

2200 1238 Jeb Inge

I’m sitting in a cafe in Charleston, South Carolina sipping the first coffee of the day and contemplating the task before me. I need to shoot as comprehensive a photographic tour of the Holy City…

read more

These Failed Camera Designs Were (and still are) Pretty Terrible

2200 1238 James Tocchio

Reading the pages of CP, it would be easy to assume that every camera made before the digital age was a masterpiece of design and function. But that’s so, so wrong. Today we enjoy the…

read more

Why Everyone Should Own a Film Camera

2200 1238 James Tocchio

In the same way that every self-respecting human should own a wristwatch, so too should everyone own a film camera. A watch tells people you’ve got places to be. A camera tells people you’ve got…

read more

The Magic of Slide Projectors and Why You Should Own One

2200 1238 James Tocchio

Gleeful giggling, happy screams, and the thunderous reverberations of a three-year-old girl hopping up and down on hardwood flooring. These were the sounds that rang through my house the first time my daughter saw a…

read more

Yoshihisa Maitani – The Man Who Made Olympus

2200 1237 James Tocchio

What makes a person successful? The admiration of one’s peers? The realization of one’s ambitions and designs? Decades of professional coups? If these are the measures of success, famed Olympus camera designer Yoshihisa Maitani measured…

read more

Josh’s Thoughts on GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) and Film Photography

2200 1237 Josh Solomon

“Don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he wanted… He lived happily ever after.” I always hated that line. Not only does it spoil Gene Wilder’s wonderfully witty, sardonic interpretation of…

read more

Five New Year’s Resolutions for the Photographer

1845 1038 James Tocchio

A new year is upon us. Time to reflect on the past twelve months and plan all the ways we’ll fail to change in 2018. Yes, it’s time for New Year’s Resolutions; those foolishly optimistic,…

read more

We Pick Our Favorite Personal Photo of the Year, and We Want to See Yours

2200 1237 James Tocchio

A few weeks ago we published an article about the value of critiquing your own photography in order to improve at the craft. We also mentioned the value of a certain exercise that can help…

read more

The Value of Self-Editing, and Picking Your One Favorite Photograph

2200 1238 James Tocchio

Do you have any idea how many photos you’ve taken in your lifetime? For most of us, the answer is probably “I can’t count that high.” Speaking for myself, in a given week I easily…

read more

The Best Holiday Gifts For Photo Geeks – 2017

1280 720 James Tocchio

It’s that time of year, when we photo geeks buy our loved ones amazing presents only to get nothing good in return. What a drag. Here’s the solution. Send this list to anyone and everyone…

read more

Five Photography Products We Want to See Rise From The Dead

2000 1125 James Tocchio

It’s Halloween, All Hallows’ Eve, that ghoulish night of the year dedicated to remembering the dead. It’s also the night of the year in which the unlikely reanimation of rotting corpses seems most possible. Zombies…

read more

Everything You Need to Know About the Yashica Y35 DigiFilm Camera Kickstarter and Why It’s Absolutely Terrible

2228 769 James Tocchio

Opinion After months of teasing, the Yashica Kickstarter Campaign has finally landed. And what a massive (though not entirely unexpected) disappointment it is. The Hong Kong based firm that owns the Yashica brand name these…

read more

How to Cheat at Film Photography – Simple Tips for Making Better Photos

2000 1125 James Tocchio

Film photography can be hard. The learning curve is often steep, and blasting through twenty rolls of film as we learn the ropes can be a costly and frustrating experience. This barrier to entry may…

read more