Tips and Techniques

How To Process Black and White Film at Home – Part One: What You’ll Need

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There’s no better way to connect with the very essence of the medium than by shooting black-and-white film, and while the C-41 process B&W films are at times excellent, our curiosity will inevitably get the…

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What’s a Prime Lens and Why You Need One

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Prime lenses are amazing marvels of optical wonder. And even though they’ve been around for as long as photography itself, there are still people out there who don’t shoot them, and may not even know…

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The Best First Film Camera for Any Shooter

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It’s one of the questions we’re asked most often here at CP, across our social media accounts, and through our online shop. Every day, new shooters and experienced digital photographers ask us to help them choose their…

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What is Depth of Field (DOF)

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We’re back with more photography tips to help new (and experienced) shooters better understand this fantastic hobby of ours. In the past we’ve covered things like ISO, zone focusing, and cross-processing, and today we’re taking a look…

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Leica M2 Vulcanite / Leather Replacement (How To Video)

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I’ve had a Leica M2 with cracked and missing vulcanite sitting on a shelf for over two months. It was sad, ugly, and wasting away. So this weekend I decided to do something about it. Replacing the…

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What is Cross Processing (X-Pro) ?

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Quick Tips, our continuing series explaining elements of photography in simple terms, is back. In past articles we’ve explained things like ISO, how to load film, and unraveled the mysteries of the focus scale. Today we’re looking at…

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Why Everyone Should Shoot Manual … Sometimes

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Much has been written about the technical benefits of shooting in Manual mode, and while these articles do well to explain why shooting this way can improve the quality of your photographs they don’t always…

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How to Slow Down & Love Photography … Again

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For me, photography is often a solitary pursuit. At times this is a blessing. The calm of twiddling dials and manipulating a tripod can be a meditative experience, and the solitude of being alone in nature,…

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A Guide to Buying Cameras on eBay

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Buying cameras can be tricky. Once you’re bitten by the collector’s bug, it doesn’t take long to tap dry your local thrift stores, antique shops, and flea markets. The insatiable thirst for new cameras and…

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What is ISO / ASA / DIN and How Does it Impact Your Photography?

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Quick Tips, our recurring feature explaining in simple terms certain key elements of photography, is back. Last time we took a look at the focus scale, how to zone focus, and when to use the…

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Quick Tips : How to Zone Focus / Scale Focus

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There’s always something new to learn in photography. Even people who’ve been shooting for years have little gaps of knowledge intermittently speckled throughout their skill set. This in mind, we’re starting a new feature that will…

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Build a Mirror-less Lens Kit On the Cheap

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So you’ve just picked up a new mirror-less camera. Maybe it even came with a kit lens. Good stuff, and the kit lens is pretty decent, too! You’ve been having fun with that zoom and…

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5 Tips for Street Photography Beginners

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Street photography has been around for as long as there have been cameras, and while this segment of photography is well-established, there will always be people who have just recently discovered the artform. Not surprisingly,…

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How to Load 120 Film – Minolta Autocord Medium Format Camera

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Over the weekend I went out with a Minolta Autocord, a fantastic medium format camera, and shot a few rolls of 120 film. The experience was wonderful, and the camera deserves a full review. For…

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