What exactly is “pushing” film, and when do you do it? If this is the first time you’ve heard of this technique, you should check out this helpful short clip by Chicago-based street photographer Chuck Jines!
I’m sure most of us have already heard of the technique of “pushing” film numerous times now, but what exactly is it? As someone who’s just beginning to learn the ropes of film photography, I simply assumed from the term itself that this simply means underexposing the film a stop or two. But as I’ve learned now, I was only half right because “pushing” doesn’t stop there. As explained by street photographer *Chuck Jines*, who runs the GritStreet Photography channel on YouTube, the actual pushing happens in the darkroom, where the developing time is extended to make up for underexposing the film. Jines, armed with his Nikon F2 loaded with Kodak Tri-X 400 ISO, explains pushing film and the reason you should do it in the context of street photography, but I think his tips are applicable in other situations as well!
For vintage portraitists, no one can ever go wrong with Edward Curtis, the American photographer, and ethnologist whose coverage of the American West and Native American peoples continue to be one of the most significant works and oeuvre of an artist in American history.
As part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Diana F+ we interviewed Denise Grays, a US based film photography fanatic who recently set up #dianaday on twitter. She shared some of her favourite shots and talked about her passion for this dreamy, soft focus camera.
Hans Eijkelboom was an artist of the 70's whose lifetime was concerned over identity. Through his works of art and photography, we joined him of his never-ending searches of faces, people, relationships, similarities of casual passers-by.
You might get sick of New York being in the media reels all the time, but this city has rightfully earned its reputation, and it's inarguable. A favorite among photographers, street shooter Daniel Arnold is one of them.
If the daydreamy Diana F+ isn't surreal enough for you, you might want to try out pinhole photography with its pinhole counterpart, the Diana Multi-Pinhole Operator. Tack it on a corner as this fashionable camera turns into a serious spectator.
In this summertime showcase, photographer Jesse Burke shares his latest adventures with his daughters, the inspiration behind his ongoing work "Wild and Precious". Working with instant cameras and the Neptune lens, sharing why these worked in his quest and fascination with nature.