We all know the rule - use higher ISO films in less light and lower ISO films in more light. But aren't rules made to be broken? If you want a film that offers a huge range of color and flexibility in varied lighting situations despite its low ISO - then Kodak Ektar is it!
Kodak Ektar is made for experimenting. I’ve shot with this film in my Holga and have been very pleased with the results. On a cloudy morning, the fine grain of the film will give you muted colors and highlights that are odd yet delightful. With full sun, Ektar gives you amazing punch and color that sizzles. I’ve even tried setting the Holga to Bulb and doing some longer exposures in cloudy weather to play up colors and textures in my pictures using Ektar.
I find that this film reproduces blues, greens, and yellows very truthfully. Thanks to the low ISO, Ektar is great for double and triple exposures. If you’re unsure about experimenting with it, think about what the painter Bob Ross said, “We don’t make mistakes, we just have happy little accidents”. With Ektar loaded in your camera – you and your pictures will be very, very happy!
We all know about 35mm and 120 film, right? And since Lomography re-introduced 110 film, we have another film format to play with. But in the years past, many more film formats were in use. Let me introduce you to a few golden oldies and tell you about my experiences with them. I'll start with Rapid film.
After a fully booked 2015, photographer Chloé Vollmer-Lo found time to test the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens. She brought it to the Natural History Museum and the Paris business district, an endeavor that resulted in quite a few stunning, bokeh-rich images.
Ella Lama is a letterer and illustrator based in Manila, Philippines. Her work is a perfect mix of good cheer and unfeigned creativity. Recently, she designed a Lomo'Instant White camera with cute and playful illustrations inspired by her Japan trip.
Aside from photography, newcomer Dmitri Berenger enjoys a multitude of hobbies including gardening, watching movies, and discovering music. In this interview, he talks about his photographic style, his inspirations, choosing film cameras over digital gear, and many more.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
London based photographer Cat Stevens uses the softer, more subtle aesthetics of film photography throughout her work. Her shoots consist of the familiar light leaks and washed out tones that most film shooters will be familiar with. She has photographed artists such as Deerhunter, PJ Harvey and recently took a series of sun drenched beach shots which adorned The Charlatans' last album cover titled "Modern Nature."
'Snapshot' was our Tumblr keyword this week. We spent the past few days looking at troves of fresh samples from all corners of the globe. We got lured to the most effortless variety, everyday captures upgraded to showcase compositions. We invite you to look at the ones we bookmarked for future visits.