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Large-scale Scarlet Camera Oscura Photgraphs by Motohiro Takeda

As if using a camera obscura isn’t cool enough, photographer Motohiro Takeda ups the ante by adding the human figure and other objects as photographic subjects in this series of fiery-red analogue photographs.

Negative Burning – Film Manipulation

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.

Soviet-era Russia's 'Bone Music'

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!

Wide Angle Photography Tips: A Kaleidoscope Makes Your Fisheye Crazy

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?

NatGeo Photo Editor Susan Welchman on What It Takes to Be a NatGeo Photographer

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!

Lumiere Tintype Photobooth: The Mobile Tintype Portrait Studio

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-Tester for your iPhone!

"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?

Meet the Pros: Eleonora Flammini Enjoys Analogue's Thought-Provoking Limitations

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!

Muhammad Ali towering over, glaring at, and punching The Beatles

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!

Camera Modification: Turn your LC-A+ into a Rainbow Camera!

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!

Gene Simmons Hanging Out with Miniature Kiss Fans

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.

The Analogue Reader: Get Your Rare Books from a Vending Machine for Just $2!

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!

Camper Obscura Lets You Hop Onboard a Different World of Photography

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!

霧氷の森 -winter blooms

Up Close with your LC-A+

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.

Rare Photos Archived by Man Ray's Printer

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.

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Let's 'Cook' the Film: The Recipe of Film Soup!

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!

Asian Photography Masters: Yasuhiro Ishimoto

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.

Flickr Commons Celebrates Five Years of Publicizing Rare Photos

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.

Pinholes & Sprockets - Making a Film Box Pinhole Camera!

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 Ruther Converts a Holga into a Wet Plate Camera

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.

Destroying Film to Play with Color

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!

The Cities That Lori Nix Builds

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!

Paulina Otylie Surys: The Marriage of the Dreamy and the Macabre

If you haven’t heard of Paulina Otylie Surys yet, then we’re here to remedy the situation.

Lumen Faces 2012

Insane Photography Numbers and Other Interesting Facts

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.

Have You Seen Assez Vu?

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!

The First Documented Self-Portrait

Self-portraits. Robert Cornelius did it before it was cool. Strike that -- he even did that before photography was cool.

Light Painting: Dancing in the Dark

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.

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Introduction to Cyanotype

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!

The Portable Darkroom

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!

See Through your La Sardina DIY Using this Easy to Make Trompe l’œil Cover

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.