Guides to analog photography - from vintage camera to dark-room

  • Guide to expired films

    Old analog film, expired years ago? Don't know how has been stored and where? What to do? How to expose it, how to develop it? READ MORE if you are you ready for unrepeatable experience and totally unknown results. Amazing lottery that can be predicted. 

    Guide to analog film

    How to get working vintage analog film? 

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  • Guide to vintage photo papers

    Is it worth to use old expired analog paper? Sure it does! Does forty (or more!) years old analog paper works? Sure it does! READ MORE how to expose it, how to develop and which one to choose? 

    Guide to vintage photo papers  How to get working vintage paper? 
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  • Guide to dark room

    Analog enlarger with mask and timer, three litter boxes, developing tank, some water, red lamp and chemistry. READ MORE for beginning of new magic journey in analog photography. 

    Dark room equipment

     How to get analog dark room equipment? 

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  • Guide to value

    Value of analog photography - for me - is not about merchandise. Each object - analog camera, vintage paper, expired analog film, dark room equipment, ect - was treated with respect to its soul. Each has a feeling associated with, and a history behind it. Not only mine, but all those years in the past.

  • Guide to philosophy

    Patience and calm. Repeating to the perfection. Mistakes that teach you. Action that you can't undo. Sequences to remember. Analog automatism. Welcome to philosophy behind analog photography. 

  • Guide to analog cameras

    A lot of various types of analog camera has been created.. TLRs, SLRs, rangefinders, bellows, different format, frames, different purpose..... what is the best for you? READ MORE to get a little bit of hint

     

    Guide to cameras

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  • Kodak D166 developer, solution for smoky vintage analog photographic papers

    You can do some magic yourself! Wouldn't be satisfying to create your own developer? Plus the one that will help you to work with old smoky vintage photography papers? Ingredients are easy to obtain in chemistry shop and formula is even more easy to follow. READ MORE how to do it and good luck! It works! 

  • How to test vintage analog film - by example ORWO MA 8

    Step by step guide how I test analog vintage expired film (OWRO MA8 in this example). Every film in my collection is tested that way. check here for real life guide with examples.

  • how to reduce smoke on vintage analog photographic paper?

    What to do? First, try manipulate exposing and developing time. I have found that some of vintage analog photographic papers (especially documenti...
  • What is the problem with vintage photographic papers?

    Overexposed Can't do anything with idiots that have found a box of old papers in a basement, don't know completely what is it, didn't read en...
  • Why use vintage expired photographic papers?

    Because they have a soul. If you remember golden era of analog photography, do I need to explain? If you are child of digital revolution, but you ...
  • How to develop old vintage expired analog film

    Golden Rule: 1h @ Rodinal 1+100 + KBr 1g / 1 litre If you never developed a film by yourself - please go to my Guide to dark room, but assuming d...
  • How to expose old vintage expired analog film?

    Golden Rule: +1eV per 10 years Each of film from my collection of vintage analog films have an information about suggested exposition adjustment. ...
  • What is a problem with expired analog film?

    Old expired films indulge very often. How it will work depends on few aspects: Temperature. Humidity. Time. 
  • Is there a sense to use old, expired films?

    At the end: it is up to you, and how you thread analog photography and why you are doing it?   Obviously, old expired film does not behave like ne...
  • What do I needed in dark room?

    For analog printing in dark room, minimum you need to have is Enlarger with cłock  Red light, few clips and string Photographic paper, negative fi...

So you want to be analog photographer? Or are you?

Is it worth to use old expired firms?

Sure it does!

Does forty years old film works? How to expose it? What will be the effect of using it in camera? How to develop it then?

guide to expired films

Surprise in a box - old photo papiers found in granpa basement

You never know what you will get once you found it. The best way is to check it yourself, and this is what I love to do: give old, vintage photographic paper another life

guide to vintage photo papers

Hitchhiker's guide to analog cameras

"What camera I should buy" is the common question asked on all analog groups and forums. What is best camera for new starters?

Simple answer in simple quiz

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Building your own dark room.

Develop yourself, lab is bad. Don't scan for Instagram sharing. Don't do half way. Be positive and galatin-print positive on photographic paper. Be yourself by yourself. In your own dark-room. Just a few steps and you there. From film to print.

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Those are not a cheap thing

Seeing dolphins during your first ever yacht sail on Adriatic See is priceless. Printing your vintage camera shot, using home made developer and 80 years old paper is not a cheap thing. But still it is not a trickery, but cold calculation based on facts

GUIDE TO VALUE

One more box to make it fit

Blah blah blah but there is a word to say about philosophy behind analog photography. RGB pixel has changed photography and made it common and available. Great! Analog is still a magic trick that need respect, so sit back, relax and enjoy the ride

GUIDE TO PHILOSOPHY