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2017 in review - September and October: Toronto International Film Festival, Catalonia Independence Rallies, Las Vegas Massacre, Emmy Awards, New York Terror Attack and more

July and August brought us Game Of Thrones season 7, Tour de France, Hurricane Harvey, Solar Eclipse and much moreso let's take a look at what September and October had in store around the world through the eyes of our contributors.Hollywood legend, Arnold Schwarzenegger, was never only famous for his movies or political career. Before all that he was a world class athlete being crowned Mr. Olympia in 1970. Fitness and bodybuilding enthusiasts and professionals have looked up to him... continue reading

Instant Love

Someone recently asked me what's the most direct, organic, personal thing that I can put into words in two seconds, knowing my weak spot for film photography.In about one, my mind stalled so I could deliver the answer to a question I've been actually asking myself for so long that I forgot the A's and Z's of it.INSTANT!Yes, INSTANT, that tiny thing, both a photo and object, usually known as Polaroid.I can't think of anything more personal than this. (There are... continue reading

Light in the Darkroom

I love the smell of coffee in the morning, the smell of freshly baked bread, the smell of citrus, the smell of the ocean. Same as most of us, I guess.I also love the smell of fixer and whenever I get that pungent vinegarish pinch in my nose, I feel like I'm time-travelling back to my early days as a photographer, some twenty years ago, straight into the magic red room, the mysterious darkroom, a special place full of wonderful memories.      The feeling I get when I develop a... continue reading

The Most Insane Film Sets of All Time

Film sets are a health and safety inspector’s nightmare. They are often built as quickly as possible, with potentially dangerous stunts going on and lots of things happening in the area constantly, leading to unpredictable situations. However, the examples we have chosen took this specialized insanity to the next level, though to be fair to some of them the problems were not always of their own making. From flash floods destroying sets to locals attacking the crew with bows and arrows, we have created... continue reading

Transparency Film

I am a great fan of transparency films even today. I was shooting images in transparency film even after I acquired a dslr camera. The images are so vibrant and brilliant. Then came a time these film were scarce and the processing houses were shut down one by one.Though I used to do E6 processing at home, I was not able to get the chemicals for that.Even the drum scan centers also diverted their business to something else.I was stuck with a good collection of transparencies shot from early... continue reading

Wow factor - Film lenses with adapters on digital cameras

I got my first film lens to digital camera adapter in 2012, when I received a Minolta lens as a gift. I work with a Canon 7D. My daughter, a wedding photographer, told me about using an adapter. They aren’t expensive, so I gave it a try. The adaptor fits between your camera and the film lens.Cottonwood leavesI’m glad I decided to take the risk and invest in an adapter - which sell for $30-$50 on Amazon.com.Fotodiox adapterSince that time, I picked up a Canon A1 at a garage sale,... continue reading

Camera, slow-motion, frame rates, flickering

When shooting high speed over 100fps with tungsten lamps we sometimes have problems with flickering light in the shot. The solution is to use more powerful lamps for slow motion. For example use a 5Kw lamp instead of a pair or three 1Kw lamps.   continue reading

Happy Shot at Tsing Ba Bridge with film camera

I have take a short trip to Tsing Ma Bridge where located at Hong Kong Ma Wan. I use my lovely Hasselblad 500CM camera to take a set photo of Tsing Ma Bridge. The high resolution of medium format film camera let me produce a beautiful and high quality photo. Nowadays many people use the digital camera to take a photo because it is high efficiency. However I am not like digital one. Film photography giving me the strong feeling of photography. Moreover the special tone or the film photography is unique.... continue reading

Growing up in Newport Beach, CA

I grew up in Newport Beach California graduated Corona Del Mar High School in 1984. I miss it - the energy the beaches the business the beauty. Back then we had film only, we waited at least 2 weeks for our pictures after paying $20.00 we would sit on the curb outside the little Kodak House and look at them slowly. Many were bad or you missed the shot or you forgot what you wanted to take a picture of because it was 2 or 3 weeks ago!I took this image while on a visit down south with film at sunset... continue reading

Christmas movies list

Christmas and New Year movies are always very emotional and beautiful, so they may be great source of inspiration for photographers, videographers and illustrators in the field of composition, colors, details, portraits, reactions and plot topics, of course. So, I suggest you some of my short lists of holiday movies.     A borrowed family for Christmas is one of the most popular plot bases:Borrowed Hearts (1997)Surviving Christmas (2004)The Family Holiday (2007)Total Christmas... continue reading

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