Wednesday, March 4, 2015

You'll Never Walk Alone

"Walk on through the wind
 Walk on through the rain
 Though your dreams be tossed and blown
 Walk on walk on with hope in your heart
 And you'll never walk alone
 You'll never walk alone"
- Richard Rodgers and  Oscar Hammerstein
walking by fieryeyed

Walking by Rafakoy

Winter walk by bnzai9

, by Benedetta Falugi

Underground "Love" by My . December

Walking by Eric Flavin

Walk by Toffee Maky

Young and Old by RayRay Leung

sky walking #2 by Tommy Tomickey

Untitled. by Sarah Joann

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Parisa Aminolahi - Me and my film cameras

Parisa Aminolahi is a 36-year-old Iranian freelance filmmaker and photographer, based-in the Netherlands. She started photographing for many years ago, and has been shooting mostly on film.

Parisa who has been featured on Shooting Film once is also a painter. She loves to shoot everything around, especially self-portrait and her beloved ones in black and white films.













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Lisa-Marie Kaspar - My Thoughts on Film Photography

Lisa-Marie Kaspar is a 21 year-old German film photographer, also a student of Communication Design. She started photographing in 2012 with a digital camera, but one year later has been shooting film, since then has never stopped with this passion.

Lisa-Marie joined with us in most of Shooting Film's projects and today coming back to share with us her thoughts on film photography.


Yes, I am one of those young adults who drools over grainy shots of hands and skin, who rifle trough boxes filled with old cameras looking for another dusty family member, and are persistently broke because of the vast amount of rolls of film that need to be developed. I am addicted to film photography and there is no chance of a cure.



However, it took quite a while until the addiction began, because I started with digital photography first. Maybe because of that I often find myself thinking about the question whether this all makes sense. Shooting on film, developing and then scanning - suddenly the analogue process switches to digital. We take the little frames exposed by light meeting photo - sensitive material into the digital world. So, what about taking digital photos from the very beginning? Wouldn't it be the same? Probably even easier, cheaper and faster?



Well, although it is paradoxical to stick to film and the whole chemical process in the first place only to then digitalize the photographs, the two things don't exclude each other. Speaking of the chemical process it is something that differs a great deal from the way you take photos with your DSRL. An empty roll is more like a white canvas waiting to be painted on. It is not only loading the film, shooting and that's it. it is choosing your tool to paint on the canvas. Choosing a specific brand, choosing the photosensitivity (ASA/ISO), choosing a specific type of film. Maybe you shoot with an expired roll of film, maybe you've accidentally forgotten a roll in your car parking in the searing summer heat. The list is endless. You can experiment with film so much more than with a sensor.



In my opinion, even if you took a photo of the same subject with a film and a digital camera you won't get identical results. There is that certain type of grain, these certain colours that occur because of the reaction between the layers and light. You can try to imitate these effects in Photoshop, but you will never get the exact results.



Of course you want to show and share your film photos just like other photographers. The only way to do this is to first scan the negatives. Now you have a digital version of them, but that doesn't make them the same as digital photographs. In most cases, you don't have to edit them or you don't want to edit them. By choosing a certain type of film you have already made the decision of the colouring and if you wished for a different one you could have taken another film roll. Of course you can edit them, as well, but choosing the colouring in the first place makes it a lot easier. You don't have raw photos that need the editing afterwards. You already made the photo as it is supposed to be.



Leaving the technical aspects behind, I always think of film photography as some kinds of magic. You take the photo, but it takes a while until you can see the result. It often happens to me that it takes weeks until a roll is exposed, so that I already forgot what I took photos of in the very beginning. The excitement that comes along with when you pick up the developed negatives and get to take the first glimpse of the photographs is of a special kind. It is mixed with a certain fear that maybe there is nothing on the film, because you chose the wrong settings. It may sound like a drawback, but this mix of feelings (which is even stronger when you develop the films yourself) is bittersweet. Most of the time it is without any reason and your photos are perfectly fine. The one time your fear comes true is sad, of course, but it helps you learn from it and grow.



Many people say analogue photography is going to die. I don't agree. I would rather say that analogue photography won't be replaced with digital photography as these two are different from each other. That is something that might sound strange at first glance, but if you think about it, you will understand.



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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dog Portrait

Dog is always a lovely pet and a close friend with us. Like us, some of them love to be photographed so much and also know to make a good pose for shooting.

it's a boy. by chillhiro

dude by tomasito1968

Bono by byfer / Fernando Ocaña

63200008 by 江茶米

Blad by DowntownRickyBrown

Untitled by Bazzerio

Stella - 178mm Aero Ektar - 4x5 Arista 400 by Zach Boumeester

Flint on Film - our young Lurcher captured by the Kodak Retinette by Trojan_Llama

495 by kajico**


Scout by Benjamin Postlewait

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Luis Rojas Contreras - 5 things I love about Film

Luis Rojas Contreras is a 25-year-old Chilean photographer, based-in La Serena. He first got into photography since he was little, and currently shoots both film and digital.

Luis who has just been featured on our website shoot mainly portrait and self-portrait. He has a lot of reasons to keep his passion on shooting film and here are 5 main ones he would like to share with us.

1. I love the power of colour and grain mixed with the warm light of sunset.



2. The surprise of the result...is magic!



3. I love the melancholy and warm feeling. it's like treasure a little bit of time.



4. The freedom to experiment and explore with the film, there is no truly limits.



5. It is a lifestyle and constant learning.



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