I graduated from the University of Iowa in May, which caused me to lose access to a lot of their amazing film equipment... but I just bought a Braun NovoScan 120 film scanner so I can finally make digital copies of my images again. I'm still getting used to it, and I've been having trouble [...]
I couldn't wait until I perfected my work to start interacting with others. I had to hone it by sharing. And so I launched this blog in September 2016. Composing a blog post every week was a challenge, but now I've written over 20 posts and am glad I took time to make every one of them. I went through at least double the film I was before starting my blog, probably more. Plus, knowing the images would be public forced me to try even harder to produce my best work every time I went shooting.
One year ago, I tried to Google how to hang gallery images with magnets and my search turned up almost nothing, so I wanted to share the method I've used to hang group gallery shows. Using magnets is great because it's much cheaper than framing work and it still looks professional. All you need are nails or [...]
Photographers who grew up shooting digital are making the switch to film. In a survey published last year, Ilford learned 30 percent of film shooters are under 35 years old and 60 percent of them have been using film for less than five years. And many of them use film just because it's fun. I definitely [...]
In part two of my interview with University of Iowa assistant professor of photography Jeff Rich, he shares what it's like to teach a generation of photographers who grew up with digital how to shoot film. To listen to part one of our interview, which discusses why Jeff uses film in his personal work, click here. Or, [...]
I interviewed Jeff Rich, a University of Iowa assistant professor of photography, about why he chooses to use 8x10 large format film for his fine art photography projects. You can see Jeff's work and learn more about him on his site. Check back tomorrow for part two of our interview where Jeff talks about what it's like to [...]
Film once seemed to be going extinct but is now experiencing a revival. Here are three signs analog is back by popular demand. 1. We are now seeing some of the more experimental brands add new films and cameras. One of the biggest recent developments: This month Fujifilm is releasing a monochrome version of their popular instant color film for their Instax Mini cameras.