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Tag: retro

  • Destroying Film to Play with Color

    written by crevans27 on 2012-07-23 #gear #tutorials
    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!

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  • Tipster of the Week: Tastes Like a Decaf

    written by satomi on 2009-11-29 #gear #tutorials
    Tipster of the Week: Tastes Like a Decaf

    Most of us use a variety of cameras and different films in order to actualise whatever that is we have perceived or, at most times, to surprise ourselves. Intentional or not, either way, it doesn’t matter because there is love in analogue! – And this is what our Tipster has to share with us this week!

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  • 10 Weird Yet Awesome Vintage Halloween Costumes

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-10-26
    10 Weird Yet Awesome Vintage Halloween Costumes

    If you haven't decided yet on a crazy costume to wear for that upcoming Halloween party, we have some interesting stuff you might draw inspiration from. Find out what some quirky people from many decades past decided to wear for Halloween after the jump!

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  • Bunny Yeager's Darkroom X Lomography Pin-up Competition Winners Announcement!

    written by smurano on 2013-04-22 #news
    Bunny Yeager's Darkroom X Lomography Pin-up Competition Winners Announcement!

    We partnered up with Petra Mason, author of Bunny Yeager's Darkroom, and Rizzoli publishing to bring you this sexy retro contest. Your sultry entries have transported us all back in time to the height of pin-up photography. We are happy to announce the prize winners and show off their fantastic work!

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  • Rollei Retro (120, 400 iso) user-review

    written by adamscott on 2009-02-12 #gear
    Rollei Retro (120, 400 iso) user-review

    The ONLY film worth using during classic tweed cycling events: I went on a quick hunt for flat caps and tweed jackets and realised that my old Yashica Twin Lens would really fit the Look! and what better film to use than the Rollei Retro 400!

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  • Maco TS Eagle 400 AQS: A Graphic Novel

    written by wil6ka on 2012-01-13 #gear
    Maco TS Eagle 400 AQS: A Graphic Novel

    This must be one of the craziest monochromatic emulsions I came across with. Not only the title is a promise of an adventure, but the pictures are as well. In most black and white films that I have used, objects in the distance become darker. With the Eagle, the darkness flies away. In fact, it's the other way around. The further the object is away from the lens, the brighter it is.

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  • Vintage Diana: A Yard Sale Celebrity

    written by robotmonkey1996 on 2011-12-08 #gear
    Vintage Diana: A Yard Sale Celebrity

    I picked up a vintage Diana 151 at a flea market. It was the best $0.00 I ever spent.

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  • Fifty Fabulous Vintage Film Adverts

    written by sandergroen on 2013-04-17
    Fifty Fabulous Vintage Film Adverts

    Once upon a time, when film photography was not some obscure hobby reserved for a bunch of hipsters, everyone did it: pros and amateurs alike, housewives, children and grannies – secret agents even. Take a trip down memory lane with these nostalgic vintage ads.

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  • Is The Paper Ruined Or Flavored?

    written by sugiyamasatomi on 2010-01-14 #gear #tutorials
    Is The Paper Ruined Or Flavored?

    Very easy tip on experimental printing at home!

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  • The Meopta Stereo 35 aka The View-Master Camera

    written by michelle-asci on 2013-05-15 #gear
    The Meopta Stereo 35 aka The View-Master Camera

    In my junior year of college, I had a crazy idea for a project for my directed study class. I wanted to create my own view-master reels, and to my surprise a view-master camera not only existed, but was available for purchase. Everything about this camera was a difficult trial and error challenge, but the end results are a one of a kind gem.

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  • The Lomography Time Machine Exhibition Rumble

    written by sumsi on 2011-04-19 #news
    The Lomography Time Machine Exhibition Rumble

    Let's beam us to the Lomography Time Machine exhibition at a beautiful small gallery in the heart of Athens! But before, travel through your photos and select your best shots on this topic to submit to this rumble.

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  • The Days When There Was No Alternative To Lomography

    written by twizzer88 on 2012-01-05
    The Days When There Was No Alternative To Lomography

    My enthusiasm for analogue photography has lead me dig through my mum's, dad's and grandparent's old photos to see their family and holiday snaps from the '30s to the '70s. The good ol' days when digital was just an adjective associated with fingers.

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  • Kodak Ektachrome 320T - A Survivor

    written by wil6ka on 2013-05-02 #gear
    Kodak Ektachrome 320T - A Survivor

    There was a range of ultra-low iso slidefilms for artificial Tungsten light from Kodak that delivers all kinds of color-nuances and shades. These films were quite durable and stable, so they were actually quite suitable for many kinds of weather conditions and photojournalists, that always had to be sure that they can deliver results whenever it's needed. One of my favourites in this row must be the Kodak Ektachrome 320ET - a true survivor.

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  • Scotch Super Chrome 100 - Repeating History

    written by wil6ka on 2013-04-29 #gear
    Scotch Super Chrome 100 - Repeating History

    The history of film production must be as confusing and incestuous as the web of royal relationships of the European kingdoms in the 17th century up to the 19th. Back in the days, a German noble becomes the Russian Czaress, French lords became kings of Spain, and even the Danish were ruling all of Scandinavia. A marriage here, a war elsewhere, a coup d'etat everywhere - such a mess. Nothing was like it seemed and you could never trust what you were told. And with the Scotch Super Chrome 100 it’s history repeating itself.

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  • The Golden Age of Style Winners Gallery

    written by kazarareta on 2009-03-07 #news

    It's time to give a throwback to those strikingly dapper and pin-up worthy photos, both vintage and recreated with the Diana+!

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  • Revue Dia CR 100 - Flower-Power-Hippie-Film

    written by wil6ka on 2011-03-14 #gear
    Revue Dia CR 100 - Flower-Power-Hippie-Film

    A film from the past and a troubled history within two worlds. And all ends up in a romantic flower-power-hippie wave of an expired gem!

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  • Elitechrome 400 EL: Absolutely Retro

    written by wil6ka on 2014-03-14 #gear
    Elitechrome 400 EL: Absolutely Retro

    The entire Kodak Elitechrome series belong to my favorite films. From the EB, to the EBX, ED, and EL; they all have great features once you know how to use them well. The EL with its 400 ISO hardly gets any attention, which is also because of the fact that it is more uncommon. But that is about to change with this. Here's some e-love.

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  • Rodenstock View Master Stereo Color (*1962)

    written by shoujoai on 2010-11-04 #gear
    Rodenstock View Master Stereo Color (*1962)

    When you were a child, did you ever had a view master in the hand? Descend into the magical world of 3D pictures with one of the most beautiful cameras you have ever seen...

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  • Mefag Handy-Box

    written by anarchy on 2009-02-11 #gear
    Mefag Handy-Box

    Imagine the soft focus of the Diana, the magic touch of the Holga and the awesome sharpness of the Lubitel (creds to Vicuna)... The Mefag Handy-Box is capable of producing astonishingly beautiful, dreamy yet sharp, captures of our world!

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  • Bring it all Back! Rumble Winners

    written by kazarareta on 2008-10-10 #news
    Bring it all Back! Rumble Winners

    There were a lot of really good photos that take us back into a familiar yet distant era. Everyone really put into heart the notion of bringing it all back - resulting for this competition to be one of the most-participated round-the-clock rumbles yet!

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  • Vintage Glamour: The Kodak Girl

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-09-08
    Vintage Glamour: The Kodak Girl

    In 1888, photography pioneer and Kodak creator George Eastman perfected the inexpensive and easy to use Kodak camera, aimed towards those who are likeliest to use it--ladies. He supported this with a marketing campaign featuring the young, stylish, and vibrant Kodak Girl.

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  • Vintage Photography Finds in an Abandoned Area

    written by domyblue on 2011-10-03
    Vintage Photography Finds in an Abandoned Area

    Last month in a demolished area in the North of Kunming City, the capital of Yunnan Province, I found some abandoned vintage black and white negatives in 120mm and 35mm.

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  • The Ferrania Ibis 66 – A Low Fidelity Camera from the Fifties

    written by netsrik on 2010-06-27 #gear
    The Ferrania Ibis 66 – A Low Fidelity Camera from the Fifties

    This camera is hardcore lo-fi. The only choice you have is to use or don't use the bulb setting. Fire away and wait anxiously for the negatives to be developed!

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  • Arcosanti: High Concept Architecture in the Low Desert

    written by bcartwright on 2010-11-27 #places
    Arcosanti: High Concept Architecture in the Low Desert

    Arcosanti is a colony in Central Arizona devoted to building and testing the concept of "arcology". The worthiness and success of arcology is a matter for debate. What is beyond debate however, is that it is an awesome opportunity to shoot a few rolls when you're in the southwest. Take a look at this futuristic throwback and tell me what you think.

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  • Perfect Combination: Smena 8M, Redscale Film, and the Seaside



    written by lomofrue on 2013-02-20
    Perfect Combination: Smena 8M, Redscale Film, and the Seaside



    I admit it, me and my Smena 8M haven't always been best friends. I tried a couple of Smenas, each one with a different problem. But then, one decisive moment came. I went surfing to Basque country and the rest is history.



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  • Exakta Varex

    written by fish300 on 2011-05-18 #gear
    Exakta Varex

    Delayed action. Focal-plane speeded: 1/1000, 1/500, 1/250, 1/150, 1/100, 1/50, 1/25 (1/5, ½, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12 additionally) and by hand. Lens: Carl Zeiss Biotar 58mm f/2-f/16; two Replaceable view-finders, “prism” and “mine”.

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  • Stunning Snaps of California Arcades from the 80's

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-01-15
    Stunning Snaps of California Arcades from the 80's

    A California university managed to obtain a collection of beautiful monochrome photographs taken by Ira Nowinski of the arcade game scene around Bay Area during the early 1980s. We're all video game fans in one way or another, so we bet you'd like to have a sneak peak of these stunning snaps of retro arcades!

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  • Vintage Camera Ads Part II: The Single Lens Reflex Cameras

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-09-19
    Vintage Camera Ads Part II: The Single Lens Reflex Cameras

    In the first set of vintage camera ads, we showed you a hodgepodge of analogue goodies featured in magazines, posters, and other print materials. Now, we're putting Single Lens Reflex cameras on the spotlight in this next set of vintage camera ads!

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  • Once Upon a Christmastime

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-12-15
    Once Upon a Christmastime

    Every country, town, and family who celebrates the Yuletide season have one or two photos that tell something interesting about Christmastime around a certain period. Let's take a look at some vintage Christmas photos and see how they compare with today's modern holiday scenes!

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  • Ilford HP5 Plus 400: The King Of Grain

    written by analogmonolog on 2011-12-11 #gear
    Ilford HP5 Plus 400: The King Of Grain

    Looking for wonderful black and white film? Here comes the king of grain, Ilford HP5 Plus 400. Producing excellent color, noticeable grain and high color contrast, it just provide anything you can ask for from a black and white film!

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