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Oct

19

In Images: Matchbox Pinhole tutorial

  Thanks Kelly John Gough and Fernando Badiali for the awesome images and for giving us our own one to play with!            

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Oct

02

Thomas Pepler – not the Totems.

We asked Cape Town based Photographer and Designer Thomas Pepler what makes film so special to him: ‘My love for film started during my days at college where we would spend hours in the darkroom learning how to churn up our own images. What captured my interest the most was the magic of developing and printing [...]

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Sep

27

Multiple exposure photography: Wisdom through error by Dylan Culhane

For some years now, multiple exposure photography has been the focus of my work. It all started quite by chance, through a series of ‘mistakes’ made on a Holga camera. On a few occasions I forgot to wind on the film to the next negative, and accidentally made two exposures on the same frame. The [...]

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Sep

25

Using Found Objects as Cameras

As part of the Cape Town Month of Photography (MOP5) we are running a pinhole workshop on the 13th of October. We will show you how to create a pinhole camera, shoot, make test prints and develop your final image. Come spend the day with us in the darkroom surrounded by the familiar scent of chemicals. Space [...]

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Sep

25

Win a LOMO LC-A Kit

What does Film mean film to you?  We are firm believers that film is not dead, but why are we fighting so hard to prove that this Art form is still alive and kicking? Upload your images to our Facebook page and tag This Is Film or post to twitter with #ThisIsFilm and lets try discover [...]

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Sep

20

Mark Kalkwarf discusses Pushing FIlm

Shooting in low light situations with no flash can be a tricky thing, you end up shooting at shutter speeds that are too slow and the result is a blurry image. By pushing your film ISO 1 or 2 stops you can overcome this problem, here is how. Film sensitivity to light is rated using [...]

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