Thursday, October 23, 2014

Beautiful Black and White Portrait Film Photography by Eugenia Bobrovskaia

Eugenia Bobrovskaia is a 28 year-old photographer who was born in Kazan, the capital city of Republic of Tatarstan, but currently living in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. She first got into photography in December 2013 and since then has shot on film only with a Hasselblad 503 camera. “I shoot mostly portrait because I want to show the beauty and the light of people's soul.”

Eugenia has just passed photography and black and white analogue printing courses, so she loves to photograph portrait with black and white then developing by herself.












See more of her work at her photostream on Flickr

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jack-O'-Lantern

A jack-o'-lantern is a carved pumpkin, or turnip, associated chiefly with the holiday of Halloween, and was named after the phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat bogs, called will-o'-the-wisp or jack-o'-lantern. In a jack-o'-lantern, the top is cut off to form a lid, and the inside flesh then scooped out; an image, usually a monstrous face, is carved out of the pumpkin's rind to expose the hollow interior. To create the lantern effect, a light source is placed within before the lid is closed. This is traditionally a flame or electric candle, though pumpkin lights featuring various colors and flickering effects are also marketed specifically for this purpose. It is common to see jack-o'-lanterns on doorsteps and otherwise used as decorations during Halloween.

Untitled by SnapYappy

pumpkin by Margaret An

Still life with fire by James Jordan

welcome to fright night by javier.izquierdo

Double Boo by bigpokinbear

Pumpkin Head by briancondrey

Untitled by Stu. B

Jack-O'-Lantern by Snowykate

Day 298/365 - Glowing Pumpkins by Great Beyond

21820012: Halloween 2010 by michaelcalleia

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Drew Amyot - 5 things I love about Film

Drew Amyot is a 25 year-old Canadian, based-in Nova Scotia. He first got into photography in 2008 with a Nikon D40 “when seeing photos from my friend Peter Currie who picked up his fathers Minolta X370.” But soon switched to film and started shooing with a Pentax K1000(which had a broken light meter) and then he bought a Pentax ME Super that was his main camera until the middle of 2014.

Drew currently shoots with a Nikon F4s. “It's a beautiful and hulking camera. I love its extra muscle and functionality, but still miss my little Pentax.” His photos are mostly landscape, portrait, and still life and today he would like to share with us few main reasons that make him still love shooting film.

1. Limits. I believe that limits help encourage understanding, and film photography is full of limitations. Being limited to 24-36 exposures forces you to take every shot seriously, to really stop and focus on your exposure/composition. You are also limited to one iso at a time, forcing creative solutions to inappropriate lighting situations. Digital photography rewards trail and error, while film rewards learning and understanding.



2. Quality of negative/slide. Film gets in a lot trouble for being expensive, but start up cost is cheap, and has a huge advantage. Old film cameras with great glass can be purchased for around 100 dollars. These cameras typically have high quality prime lenses when purchased, and can create high quality negatives/slides. Yes, you may not be doing your best work when you start, but you can get lucky. Ten years later, those hidden gem negatives can create publishing quality images.



3. Film types. We get a whole range of films to choose from when shooting. I have a favourite for (Fuji Superia 400), (Ektar 100), (Portra 400NC).



4. Film Grain.




5. Attention/Film cameras are beautiful. This one is not important, but it is funny. I get stopped all the time from people complementing me on my camera. This gives me an excuse to chat with strangers about film photography.



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Gorgeous Flower Film Photography by Kurage

Kurage is a Japanese photographer, based-in Saitama. She started to get into photography many years ago and has shot mostly with film. “I use a variety of different film cameras: a Nikon F3, a Nikon FM3A, a Lomo LC-A and a Holga.”

Kurage, also known as jellyfish88 on Flickr, loves to shoot flower, plant, and landscape. Her photos are so romantic and interesting.













See more of her work at her photostream on Flickr.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Autumn Polaroid Week 2014

It's Polaroid Week (aka 'Roid Week) again! 'Roid Week was started in 2006 as a way to celebrate instant film and is still going strong! There are two 'Roid Weeks a year, and now it's time for part two - Autumn Polaroid Week 2014, which is being held from October 20th - October 24th 2014. Below is a selection of some of our favorite pictures of day one and two from their Flickr group's pool.

Everything is broken in my mind. [Explored] by Shelly Sometimes

Charles by anniebee

Day 2 Fall Roid Week by .penny

AUTUMN POLAROID WEEK 2014! by The Gentleman Amateur

untitled by Kathy Rankin

Happy Polaroid Week!✰ by fernandadesu

untitled by Aubry Aragon

time zero by ©rommel

It's not the years, honey—it's the mileage. by underthewaves

untitled by Ixchel Lara

Walking Into A Magical Night by Bastiank80

untitled by Kathy Rankin

Water Walker by Carny_

Positive by .{kim unscripted}.

Double Barcelona by tubes.

untitled by sara.robin

Testing a New Lens 2 by SquarePegPinhole

Fenland Poppies, July 2014 by Andrew Bartram (WarboysSnapper)

P. by denzzz

Daisies in my Galaxy by carmendevos

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