The Darkroom https://thedarkroom.com Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:52:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 “Black & White” Film Photography Contest! https://thedarkroom.com/blackandwhite-contest/ Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:54:40 +0000 https://thedarkroom.com/?p=182098 There's something awesome about black & white film. It's classic, it's beautiful - we could probably write a novel about our love for it. But we're not writers, so we won't do that. Instead, we're dedicating our next contest to black & white photography - portraiture, street photography, landscapes, architecture, all of it. If it's black & white film, it qualifies. Join us and share your favorite shots...

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35mm and Medium Format Film Comparison https://thedarkroom.com/35mm-vs-medium-format-film-comparison/ Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:11:09 +0000 https://thedarkroom.com/?p=155515 The biggest and obvious difference in 35mm and Medium Format is size. With about 4 times the surface of a 35mm film, medium format (which actually comprises a number of possible sizes) can be enlarged significantly without losing quality. Artists...

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Rangefinder vs SLR https://thedarkroom.com/rangefinder-vs-slr/ Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:33:00 +0000 https://thedarkroom.com/?p=155399 Rangefinder and SLR (single-lens reflex) are the two most common types of film cameras. We detail the differences in each camera style with photo examples. ..

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“Unique Perspective” Film Photography Contest https://thedarkroom.com/unique-perspective/ Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:47:36 +0000 https://thedarkroom.com/?p=154439 With the beginning of the new year comes new perspective and we would love to see your unique perspective on life captured on film - show us your creative side! We want to see your double exposures, crazy angles, abstract views, and so on!..

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“Togetherness” Film Photography Contest https://thedarkroom.com/togetherness-filmcontest/ Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:30:32 +0000 https://thedarkroom.com/?p=118291 The holiday season is quickly approaching which often brings people together. We'd love to see your film photography that captures "togetherness" , from; candid shots of friends and family, snapshots that capture the warmth holidays - pretty much any film photos that capture people coming together!..

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Why Shoot Film? https://thedarkroom.com/why-shoot-film/ https://thedarkroom.com/why-shoot-film/#comments Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:45:39 +0000 https://thedarkroom.com/?p=106886 To say I was intimidated the first time I put my hands on a film camera would be a generous understatement. I’m not a photographer by any standard. ..

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Slide Film vs Color Negative Film https://thedarkroom.com/slide-film-vs-color-negative-film/ Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:09:43 +0000 https://thedarkroom.com/?p=103085 In short, slide film produces a positive image on a transparent base, while color negatives the lightest areas of the photographed subject appear darkest and the darkest areas appear lightest. The color negative film is then reversed during scanning. Slide film is commonly referred...

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Changing Seasons Film Photography Contest https://thedarkroom.com/changingseasons-filmcontest/ Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:21:02 +0000 https://thedarkroom.com/?p=96277 Autumn will be here before we know it and with the changing seasons comes beautiful scenes just waiting to be captured on film.  We’d love to see your “Changing Seasons” film photography, from; colorful autumn leaves, foggy fall mornings, the...

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Tips for storing photographic film… and it is not always the refrigerator. https://thedarkroom.com/tips-for-storing-photography-film/ https://thedarkroom.com/tips-for-storing-photography-film/#comments Wed, 31 Aug 2016 03:04:26 +0000 https://thedarkroom.com/?p=88683 Most everyone knows about storing film in the refrigerator, but there's more to know...

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How does a cheap roll of Fujicolor 200 film compare the professional grade Ektar 100? https://thedarkroom.com/ektar-100-vs-fujicolor-200/ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:31:47 +0000 https://thedarkroom.com/?p=89612 We decided to head down to our local beach and compare an inexpensive roll of $3 Fujicolor 200 and the professional grade $7 roll of Ektar 100 film. Both are lower iso color negative film, but Ektar 100 with it’s 36 frames and super fine grain...

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