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Rollei RPX 400 Black and White Film Profile – Is It Worth a Shot?

2200 1238 Dustin Vaughn-Luma

In a vast sea of similarly-specced black-and-white mid-speed films, finding a stock that speaks the right language can be frustrating. This is especially true for those of us who develop our own film. The seemingly…

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What I Learned from a Weekend Doing Everything Wrong (Photographically)

2200 1237 James Tocchio

I’ve said this before – I’m not a very good photographer. The rare moments in which I manage to find some success in photography come only when I stack the deck. I plan ahead, pack…

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Five Favorite Photos – German Photographers Edition

2362 3065 Jeb Inge

Wickham Steed once said that the Germans “dive deeper but come up muddier.” A stereotype, but born out in many facets of life, including their photography. Whether it’s the provocative eroticism of Helmut Newton or…

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Kodak’s T-MAX P3200 High Speed Black & White Film Makes a Comeback

2200 1237 James Tocchio

Kodak Alaris recently surprised the film photo world when they announced their intention to resurrect T-MAX P3200, a high-sensitivity black-and-white film that had been discontinued in 2012. And now they’ve done it. P3200 is back,…

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Five Favorite Photos – Robert Doisneau and the Comedic Potential of Cellos

929 1216 Chris Cushing

Humor is a challenging thing to capture in words. How many times have you picked up a book, been promised a laugh by the reviews on the back cover, and been left with nothing more…

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Featured Photophile No. 016 – Miguel Mercado

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Featured Photophile, our recurring series showcasing talented photographers, is back with more photo inspiration for you. Today’s FP features Miguel Mercado. We’re proud to have been one of the sites that helped Miguel connect with…

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Ferrania P30 Alpha Film Profile, plus we chat with FILM Ferrania US Director David Bias

2200 1238 James Tocchio

FILM Ferrania is a unique company with a unique product. The Italian cinema film maker reached their peak of influence in the mid-twentieth century, and their first new product since a 2014 resurrection is a…

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Five Favorite Photos – Josef Koudelka

1200 800 Chris Cushing

Five Favorite Photos is a feature in which one of the writers here at CP picks a well-known photographer and takes on the near-impossible task of picking just five favorite shots from that pro. Today’s…

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Featured Photophile No. 012 – Paul Boccuzzi

1818 1023 James Tocchio

Featured Photophile, our recurring segment showcasing talented amateur photographers is back with more photo inspiration for you. Hi there – please introduce yourself.  My name is Paul Boccuzzi, I’m 24 years old and live in Hunterdon,…

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Eastman Kodak Double-X (5222) – a Cinematic Black and White Film

2000 1123 Josh Solomon

The word “cinematic” can be pretty vague. It’s one of those meaningless filler words that can be applied to anything and that tells you absolutely nothing about what you’re looking at. Oh look at this…

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Featured Photophile No. 011 – Noah Smith

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Featured Photophile, our recurring segment showcasing talented amateur photographers is back with more photo inspiration for you. Today we’re spotlighting a shooter whose photos made me stop and think about the importance of composition and framing.…

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Ilford Delta 3200 Film Profile – The Fastest Black and White Film Available Today

2000 1125 Jeb Inge

Paranoid about passing through six airports and their dreaded x-ray machines with a bag of unprocessed film, I read some advice – toss in a roll of high-speed film to better justify getting a hand…

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Japan Camera Hunter Street Pan 400 – Six Months In

1280 720 Dustin Vaughn-Luma

It’s been more than six months since Bellamy Hunt (a.k.a. Japan Camera Hunter) brought a new black-and-white film stock to market, and while snide comments about Bellamy’s motives have popped up here and there, it appears that the film…

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Tips and Techniques No. 003 – How to See in Black-and-White

2500 1786 James Tocchio

Color, in many ways, is the essence of life. Our eyes and brains are built to see it. Brand identities are built on it. And so are our personal fashion sensibilities (there weren’t a lot of…

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