This is an introduction to using a candle flame to manipulate and distort your negatives. This process results in melted, stretched, and twisted images with colour shifts. Proceed with caution there is no going back.
Think vinyl records are cool? Well, yeah, but you might find yourself singing a different tune once you've seen where Russians pressed their bootleg records during the '50s. Pictures after the cut!
You know those toys that make you think someone gave you drugs when you look into them? Why not recreate the psychedelic patterns on your photos?
Have you ever wanted the prestige of working as a full-fledged photographer for the National Geographic magazine? Watch this short albeit very informative clip featuring the magazine’s very own Senior Photography Editor Susan Welchman and find out if you have what it takes!
In today's digital age, it's quite hard to imagine still having an analogue photo studio. Lumiere Tintype Photobooth however, is an exception as its a mobile photo studio that caters exclusively to tintypes using traditional 19th century methods!
"Shutter-Speed" is an iPhone-App that allows you to measure the shutter speed of a camera. With this app you can check whether your camera is exposing the film correctly, or if there are any deviations. If there are, then the App tells you how to correct it !
Edwin Land looking cool while proudly holding an instant photo of himself in one hand and an SX-70 Land Camera in the other
Iconic American inventor Edwin Land was making those awesome instant selfies ages before Instagram. How cool is that?
They are totally judging you.
The concept of home and how people relate to it keeps reappearing in the work of Eleonora Flammini. She believes her Italian origins are part of the reason for that. As a professional photographer she also enjoys analogue photography and the limitations that are part of its system. Read all about her interesting opinions on photography right here!
Ali looks serious, George thinks the boxer is fooling around, Ringo looks stunned, John appears in ecstasy, and Paul looks hurt. Whatever was happening that moment, it sure made an interesting photo of these popular people hanging out together!
Personally I am a huge fan of redscaling. It allows you to get some color in your photos, even on the grayest of days. But what if you just want to add the redscale effect to just some of your photos rather than shooting an entire roll this way? Easy enough: use a red filter! And while you're at it, why not throw in some other colors as well?! Read on to find out how you can turn your LC-A+ in to a rainbow camera!
Just goes to show that behind all those layers of makeup, Gene Simmons, the bassist and vocalist for the iconic rock band KISS, is a big old softie.
Are you a bibliophile so ardent about your love for books that your eyes light up and your heart skips a beat upon hearing the words "rare books?" Well, there's an interesting retro-designed vending machine in a Toronto bookstore that allows you to get your rare book fix without the exorbitant price! Find out more in this installment of The Analogue Reader!
If you've ever been curious about the early technology and equipment that led man to develop photography as we know it today, you might want to catch a ride aboard Camper Obscura, a camera obscura on wheels travelling across Britain. We couldn't resist wanting to know more about it, so we got in touch with the guys behind this super cool project. Hop on board the Camper Obscura with us and learn something about the simple yet fascinating photographic technology!
I love my LC-A+ but one of its flaws is you can’t get really close to your subject. Luckily there is an easy fix that involves an LC-A splitzer, the right close up filters, and two minutes of your time.
Currently on view in London's Atlas Gallery are these never-before-seen photos by surrealist artist Man Ray, saved by darkroom printer Pierre Gassman from contact sheets he had left behind. The acquisition of this collection clues us in on the often overlooked role developers play in a photographer's creative process.
The idea of film soup, is to allow the film to have chemical interaction with the 'soup', and produce the unexpectedly extraordinary effect for your Lomographs. Since the first film soup ever been 'served', every Lomographer has eagerly recorded down their own recipe and review. In this article, I would like to share my experience with my own secret recipe!
Yasuhiro Ishimoto (石元 泰博) was a Japanese-American photographer and began his path behind the camera under depressing circumstances. His early studies in Architecture influenced his works, as did existentialism. After the jump, we'll reveal more about this influential master.
The Commons is an archiving project by photo sharing website Flickr which aims to increase public access to photography collections without known copyright restrictions. Since its launch in 2008, it has become a treasure trove of countless rare images provided by institutions like NASA, The Library of Congress, and more. Here are some of its most popular discoveries.
Kodak? Fuji? Whatever film you use, save those empty film boxes my fellow lomographers and I'll show you how to can make your very own pinhole camera with them!
Ian Ruhter, Wet Plate photographer and "Alchemist", has done it again! This time, it's not huge metal sheets he's working with in his camera truck but the much lighter Holga camera! After the jump check out this latest feat in his Silver & Light project.
I have recently completed my first film destroy mission and have been amazed at the beautiful warped colours it has produced! The best way to play with colours is to use the unexpected. So why not add a bit of excitement to your pictures and take a risk? Read on to find our more about my film destroyer which produced psychedelic results!
Instead of looking for existing urban decay to photograph, an American photographer creates her own post-apocalyptic scenes to capture in full detail on film. Find out how these amazing worlds of Lori Nix make her a non-traditional photographer after the jump!
If you haven’t heard of Paulina Otylie Surys yet, then we’re here to remedy the situation.
Hot off the press, check out Vsauce's video aptly titled How Many Photos Have Been Taken, where the team tries to calculate the total number of photographs taken since the invention of the camera (analogue and digital) and also give us some perspective of what these numbers mean.
Check out the newest vintage (oh, the irony!) website on the block! Assez Vu, translating to "seen enough" in French, is a treasure trove of black-and-white "odd and inspiring pictures from the past." Have a looksee here!
Self-portraits. Robert Cornelius did it before it was cool. Strike that -- he even did that before photography was cool.
Want to improve your light painting? Do you dream of defined glowing figures in your photos? Follow these steps and you can create bright Lomographs.
Cyanotype is, as you may have already guessed it, a photographic printing process that results in a cyan-blue print. It's really quite easy to do them yourself at home as well. Read on to see what this process is all about!
Some people turn their bathrooms into darkrooms to have the chance to do film developing themselves. Some even sacrifice their clothes and use their walk-in closets as a darkroom. But what if you don't have enough space to have a darkroom in your tiny apartment? Consider the portable darkroom!
Dress up your La Sardina DIY camera to look as if it has not been covered at all! A step-by-step guide to creating a see-through optical illusion for your do-it-yourself sardine cam.
"And now, children, your Uncle Shelby is going to tell you a story…" On this day in 1930, American singer-songwriter and children’s book author, Shel Silverstein, was born. Let us take a look back at his life after the jump!