If there is one day I look forward to each year, it is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day! Artists from around the world are encouraged to use a pinhole camera (either purchased or homemade) and take lens-less photos. I've participated almost every year for the last several years, and try and come up with something new... Continue Reading →
Justin Vozzo is a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has a few short days left before graduating from college and moving on from college life. Justin has been a member of VAMP; Vintage Analog Manual Photography, since he was a freshman at the UofI. After taking a couple of photography classes... Continue Reading →
Paul Stevens of Tucson, AZ develops old and outdated film. His passion for developing film started after his father Edward passed away. "He had camera equipment and negatives from traveling the world" Paul Said. "It was a chance to see a side of my father I never really had a chance to see." "I started... Continue Reading →
I participated in this year's Expired Film Day. It is a fun event that encourages photographers to scour the planet for expired film, load it in a camera and shoot with it. I purchase used camera equipment and sometimes run across darkroom accessories, film, paper and other photographic items. From two different photographic lots, I... Continue Reading →
There is nothing worse than losing your photographs. Either from a business perspective or from an irreplaceable family photo perspective. I have heard horror stories from people that uploaded their images to some social media platform, and then deleted the original images from their phone or camera, never saving the original file. Note to self:... Continue Reading →
While picking through a pile of analog cameras at a sale a few weeks ago, I found a little digital camera among the film brethren. What I found is this nice little silver Nikon Coolpix L5.
I have had a busy summer and fall catching up Retro Snapper and gathering cameras and accessories for the shop. I traveled out of state for two fantastic camera collections and will be listing these great finds on my shop in the coming weeks. I also met a great gentleman that was selling equipment from a... Continue Reading →
So.... I'm sure someone has asked you this question, especially if you have been shooting for a while: what is your favorite camera?
So you are sitting there thinking of all the things you could be photographing. Maybe you are thumbing your way through photos on Pinterest or Instagram
Break out your film gear. Here are 10 reasons to shoot with a film camera in 2017:
Memorial Day is a special day for many of us. We all know a loved one that served in the military, we may also know someone that didn't make it back.
I participated Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, using a camera I built in November of 1997. Yes, that was a long time ago, and it was one of my first pinhole cameras ever built. It is a wooden pinhole camera with a "pop can" pinhole, made from strips of wood purchased at the local lumber store, cut and glued together.