The Importance of Light Seals

Let me begin by admitting that I’m sick and tired of film photographers telling other film photographers not to worry about their light seals because they’re not necessary.  This is complete and total bullshit and the inspiration for this post.  There’s nothing more infuriating in the world of film, for me, than the spread of misinformation. […]

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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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35mm, the Art of the Frame Burn

With film shooters moving to larger formats and digital shooters using face-palm-inducing software to emulate the look of film, a 35mm shooter begins to wonder “What cool characteristic can 35mm film provide that no other format can?” Enter the frame burn.     Unexposed 35mm film comes to us in a metal canister with a […]

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