Three Ways Digital and Film Photography are Alike

Obviously, film and digital photography have the same purpose: to capture a great image. But beyond that, how are these two technologies, which are vastly different in terms of their physicality, similar? Lighting Counts While both film camera bodies and digital camera bodies can take lenses that boast the ability to “shoot a black cat in a cave” no lens is going to fix the

Found Film: Now What?

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?

When Gear Goes Boom

I admit I’ve run into unnecessary camera gear trouble. Let’s not talk about the time I flooded Canon DLSR because of a poor seal on my underwater housing. Equipment failures—or clumsiness—can lead to panic. Here’s what you can do to prevent such issues from ruining your photography excursion. First, come prepared Before you even leave your house (or studio) ask yourself: Do I have enough

What Street Photographers Can Teach All Photographers

“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

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