Instax at Chiller Theatre!

Chiller Theatre is a movie convention that’s been going on for some time now.  At Chiller, you can meet your favorite celebrity and buy some super cool movie memorabilia. This year, I took my trusty Fuji Instax Mini 90 and it got a lot of attention.  I got questions like “How old is that thing?” […]

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Traditional Prints in a Digital World

From film… to digital… and back again! Throughout the 20th century, b&w silver gelatin prints were THE standard in b&w photography. Unlike modern inkjet prints which consist of ink sprayed onto the surface of paper, silver gelatin paper, like photographic film itself, consists of layers of organic and chemical material.  So the resulting images have […]

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Ceci n’est pas une Polaroid.

This is not a Polaroid. In art school, we were taught about the important distinction between words, images and objects by Magritte’s Treachery of Images. Just as photojournalists commit themselves to accurate depictions of events, in discussing photography, accurate vocabulary is also critical.  Just as edited images can convey falsehoods, incorrect and inaccurate words can […]

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Recommended First Film Cameras

Looking to get into 35mm film photography and wondering what camera to choose, from the dizzying array of possibilities?  You’ve come to the right place!  The following four first film camera suggestions are guaranteed to get you addicted to film and help you become a solid, knowledgable shooter (with lots of practice and reading of […]

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