People of a certain age can no doubt remember the traditional camera’s heyday, when folks dutifully loaded film into such a device, waded through 12 or 24 or 36 exposures, drove the roll to a drugstore or photo kiosk and then waited several days, hoping against hope that their shots from the shore were in focus or that Aunt Thelma kept her eyes open when
Everyone finds a forgotten roll of film at least once in their lifetime-- in the back of a drawer, a box labeled “souvenirs, Niagara Falls,” or even in an old camera. What to do? Can it be developed? How can you tell, and do you need some sort of specialist or just any local place that has a dark room and can develop the film?
Call it nostalgia, or maybe it’s just a new awareness of the wonders of physicality, but despite this being the digital age the world of photography was pretty print-focused this past few years. First, there’s the resurgence of Polaroid and other instant film formats. Once considered photographs relegated to albums from the seventies, or shoe boxes from the same era, instant film prints are making
“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough – there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.” – Robert Frank Street photography, which is generally defined as photography that features subjects in candid situations in unmanipulated public places, is an art like no
Learning About Photography is a Lifelong Journey As a self-taught photographer, I know the importance of studying this art and craft that I love. Even as a child I took photography seriously, saving up for months to buy my first SLR camera and reading every photography magazine I could get my hands on. With the shuttering of Popular Photography in March, professional and amateur
Last winter I took advantage of an amazing opportunity to journey to the Arctic and photograph the astonishing wonders of this unique place on our planet. For six days I trained my cameras on the fauna, clouds, and landscape that are like no other. Primarily I found myself drawn to the wildlife, especially the polar bears! There are photography opportunities and challenges in the Arctic