Фотопленка большого формата. Примеры фотографий с формата 8х10

If you have some interest in big sheet film photography, the lens, film stocks, or other related things – check out this blog by Denis and use the key word search on right panel.   Lot’s of great photography and information there! Фотопленка большой формат. Пример фоотсъемки на большой формат. Проявители. Объективы. Камеры формата 8х10 4х5 5х7. Фотограф Денис Дорфф Source: Фотопленка большого формата. Примеры фотографий с формата 8х10Read more

Books that made a difference: Camera Lucida (Roland Barthes, 1980) DPReview post 

This post on DPreview today by Barney on the Barthes’ book Camera Lucida was really interesting and worth a read – and perhaps the book itself too?  There were over 100 comments posted to this article at the time I read it, many including other essential photography book titles including books by Robert Adams, Susan Sontag, Stephen Shore, Joan Didion, John Berger and many more – so the comments on the article were really also quite interesting.  What books haveRead more

8×10 film vs IQ4 150mp | On Landscape

8 years ago I was fascinated by Tim Parkin’s article comparing film to the then best digital medium format backs – and one of the reasons I began to explore film in a more serious way.  I’m excited to see that he’s recently updated this with a new comparison of 8×10 film to the 150mp digital backs.  For me this is a re-confirmation of what I’ve already found myself while shooting 6×6 mf, 4×5 and 8×10 LF film.  Besides theRead more

Award-Winning Landscape Photos Show the Beauty of the Environment

I just became aware of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Contest from an e-mail from My Modern Met, and it seems maybe others haven’t either so am sharing the links. There is a $10,000 prize. Regardless if you are possible candidate for next year or just a photo enthusiast, have a look! The winning photos are very inspiring! Source: Award-Winning Landscape Photos Show the Beauty of the EnvironmentRead more

Szarkowski 1966 – “The Thing Itself”

“the factuality of his pictures, no matter how convincing and unarguable, was a different thing than the reality itself. Much of the reality was filtered out in the static little black and white image, and some of it was exhibited with an unnatural clarity, and exaggerated importance. The subject and the picture were not the same thing, although they would afterwards seem so.  It was the photographer’s problem to see not simply the reality before him but the still invisibleRead more

Photography | George Eastman Museum

The photography collection at the George Eastman Museum, among the oldest and best in the world, comprises more than 400,000 photographic objects dating from the introduction of the medium in 1839 through to the present day. It encompasses works made in all major photographic processes, from daguerreotype to digital, for a wide range of purposes, from amateur pursuit to artistic enterprise, from scientific inquiry to documentary record. The collection includes work by more than eight thousand photographers, and it continuesRead more

EKTACHROME is back | Graphic Communications

Kodak bringing back Ektachrome film is really good news!  It’s a transparency/slide film with a distinctive look with vivid color, great tone and contrast.  I’m very excited to see this new film offering since I’ve been shooting a lot of transparency for color work because its much easier to “scan” and keep the color and tonality right (at least in my opinion). Source: EKTACHROME is back | Graphic CommunicationsRead more

Pixar in a box Tutorials on Kahn Academy

I spent part of the day reviewing color science and other really excellent tutorials put together by Pixar staff for the Khan Academy.  These were really well done and even though I know color science fairly well, I still felt that there were one or two things to pick up.  Perhaps this is because these tutorials are taught from the perspective of making movies which involve of course the science behind it, but also desired emotive effects as well asRead more


I learned about the Billboard Creative Show today – and it’s really cool!   The Billboard Creative is a non-profit that exhibits an annual open show on bill boards.  It’s brilliant!    Read more about it here: thebillboardcreative PUBLIC ART GALLERY Source: The Billboard Creative THE BILLBOARD CREATIVERead more

The battle between Pictorialism vs Straight Photography or rather Ansel Adams vs William Mortensen

William Mortensen could perhaps have been one of the most talented but little known photographers in the entire history of photography. Not only did he have incredible imagination and creativity, but he also had insane technical skills.   Even if you’ve been living under a rock, you would know who Ansel Adams was and be able to list off a few of his most famous photos. Both were some of Photography’s greats,   but why isn’t Mortensen as well known?Read more