Tag: film

The Velvia Dissonance

The Velvia Dissonance

| July 29, 2012 | 21 Replies

Fujifilm’s recent announcement about the discontinuation of Velvia signifies an end to an interesting era in photography. In its own way, the film was responsible for some of the most striking imagery of the 1990s. Yes, it really was that recent. I was working in Israel when Velvia was introduced. I remember the salesperson at […]

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What Have We Learned In 130 Years?

What Have We Learned In 130 Years?

| January 19, 2010 | 18 Replies

Apparently not much, at least as it pertains to the goal of photographic technology. It seems comical that modern day film aficionados tout the benefits of a product that was really just meant to make life simpler and easier in the days of glass plates. Film ads of the 1800s and early 1900s boasted such […]

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Subjective Observations on Print Size

Subjective Observations on Print Size

| December 19, 2009 | 11 Replies

The last thing I want is to start another useless film vs. digital debate. I did, however, want to share the results of a recent experiment that may be of interest to many of you who struggle with the issue of “how large can I print?” This seems of special concern to those coming into […]

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Eat Your Crow and Be Done With It

Eat Your Crow and Be Done With It

| November 4, 2009 | 17 Replies

The Internet seemingly never forgets. Out of curiosity, I pulled up some of my older postings on various photography forums. Some of them made me cringe. I said some pretty foolish things over the years. At times I was inexplicably loyal to one brand or another, I’ve been a Large Format snob, an ignorant film […]

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