Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/50 ZE: A review of a favorite lens
When I started taking pictures of grasses and leaves, I realized how important bokeh is in this genre. I chose the lens with what I thought was the most expressive background blur, the Carl Zeiss
How to buy a lens and not be disappointed
Henri Cartier-Bresson photographed his entire life with one lens, a normal focal length fix. The average wedding photographer brings at least three lenses for five hours of shooting: 35mm, 85mm and 70-200mm. And who knows
What is the “right” exposure?
Exposure is a key concept in photography. Especially in film photography, where you can’t see your images until you develop the film. Let’s talk about proper exposure: what it means for the final result and
Why shoot on film in 2023?
We live in a time when most photographers were born in the era of digital photography. Why would they want to take pictures on film now? Here’s a typical reaction to my film ad (a
ILFORD HP5+ Film Review
The ILFORD HP5+ is one of the best known and longest lived films. The first HP (short for “supersensitive panchromatic”) was introduced in 1931. Today it is available in rolls and sheets from 35mm to
Kodak Ektachrome E100 film review
The Kodak Ektachrome E100 is a modern slide film developed by Kodak in 2017! I’ve been meaning to write this review for two years and now the moment has arrived! I take photos with Kodak
A guide to finding the perfect pocket camera in 2023
Are you currently in search of the finest pocket camera that the market has to offer? With an array of cameras available, determining which one is best suited to your needs can prove to be
How to Choose the Best Photo Film for Your Photography Needs
Information for aspiring analog photographers. You’ve got a film camera and now you’re wondering what kind of film to buy? In this guide, we tell you which color film to buy for your particular application.
The Ultimate ILFORD Film Guide
ILFORD makes several black and white films. It’s not easy to make sense of all of them. This article will help you get acquainted with the different ILFORD films and choose your own. Ilford films
What is the allure of film photography?
While some photographers think of film as the prerogative of hipsters trying to look cool, for most film photographers film is a more organic method of photography. It allows you to slow down, focus on
Understanding the Differences Between Amateur and Professional Photo Film
Before we dive into exploring test photography, let’s agree on a few terms. All kinds of people take photos with film these days. From schoolchildren to pensioners. Each has a different motivation and a different
2023 Mirrorless Camera Reviews: Our Favorite Picks
In 2023 a mirrorless camera is an easy and affordable option to join the advanced photography. In essence, the basic principle of such a camera is no different from the camera in your phone. Except