“Kodak Tri-X is the most famous film of all time, it has a look in it that is easily recognizable.”
“I started use Tri-X three years ago, and I literally fell in love with that beautiful grain.”
F8 and be there! Well…sort of.
Pushing and pulling Kodak Tri-x, exposing, studio lights and a whole lot more are covered here.
“Connection. Connection and depression.” is what Nick Nemphos says about what inspires him to create photographs.
For many years, photographers everywhere trusted Kodak Tri-x not only for its reliability, but also because it was simply just an incredible black and white film emulsion. Over the years it evolved and these days only the ISO 400 variant still remains. It’s a high speed film that is still in use with street photographers, documentary photographers, and well honestly a lot more than that. It’s prized for its look combined with it’s price point.
“When a photograph is captured on film, you are freezing a moment in time that would otherwise only live in your memory.”
There was a period of time in the evolution of photography from film to digital where it was inevitable that perhaps every single film emulsion would disappear: but the one that stood out as impossible to disappear in everyone’s mind arguably was Kodak Tri-X 400. For years, this film has been on the front lines…
“…documentary photo projects have had the potential to change the world; exposing atrocities and ending wars.”
Sometimes the best camera is the one you have one you. But these are better I’m sure.
Remember: All anyone sees are the images.
These are some incredible resources for documentary photographers to check out.
“When trouble forms the very heart of a story, journalist must seek out subjects who are most likely to see it again, and allow us to witness it though their eyes.”
These documentary style photographers are bound to get you excited to go out there and shoot.
Documentary Photography’s effectiveness is still there; but the way people consume media has changed.
The good thing about digital cameras dominating in popularity over film these days is, many photographers have ditched their film equipment, therefore all the items needed can be found for pretty cheap from thrift stores, eBay, Craigslist, and local photo schools.
I began analog photography very shortly after I took interest in photography as a hobby. It was a really beneficial way to learn the fundamentals, and depend on my knowledge rather than the “digital safety net.”
We also need to talk about loading 120 film, because even if you have experience with 35mm film, 120 is a totally different beast in terms of how you load it. You see, 120 film comes on rolls, so it’s just one long roll of film.
The pinhole camera has been a classic DIY project for students discovering photography for many decades. If you want to get a deeper appreciation for the basic DNA of a camera, build a pinhole camera. Pinhole cameras are bare-bones cameras; they consist of a black box, a place to put photo-sensitive material, and a pinhole-sized opening that projects a faint image on light-sensitive material. Stripped of the bells and whistles, all cameras—film and digital—follow this design. Some (OK, almost all) cameras are more advanced. But DIY is making a comeback, especially among millennials, so, let’s make a pinhole camera!
“Since typical street shooters need to capture fast-changing moments, the faster the film the better.”