Guides to analog photography - from vintage camera to dark-room
Guide to philosophy
Analog photography could be excentric epispde, could be the way you do photography job. Could also teach you a lesson. There is a long excited jurney between pressing the shutter and seeing the picture.
How to get analog photography prints?
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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.
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?
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.
How to get analog dark room equipment?
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 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
How to get working analog camera that fits you?
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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 filmGolden 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?
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
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
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.
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
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