enfojer-5

Enfojer Smartphone Enlarger

Enfojer is a new darkroom kit that mixes age-old analog photography processes with digital smartphone photography. It’s a simple and portable photographic enlarger that’s designed specifically to turn your smartphone photographs into physical prints created with chemicals. The four creators of the project, Vanda Voloder, Ilija Stjepić, Daniel Bakotić and Leo Gavranić, hope the product will help “preserve the old art of photo development” and allow people to “rediscover the magic that happens in a darkroom.” In addition to being an easy way to learn about darkroom developing, the Enfojer is also economical — creating black-and-white prints using the system Read more »

35mm and the Nikon F3

written by: Ted Forbes

The Art of Photography Podcast, Episode 147: 35 mm and the Nikon F3 In this show we’ll cover 35mm again as I’d like to share my favorite 35mm camera, the Nikon F3. I’ve always had a soft spot for 35mm. It was introduced as an amateur format compared to 120 or 4×5 – the negative size is much smaller than other formats thus the resolution is lower. But what 35mm did was allow for a much more efficient and portable camera design. Photographers were suddenly able to take images that were previously impossible to make because of the size and Read more »

AP_146

Become a Better Photographer

written by: Ted Forbes

The Art of Photography Podcast, Episode 146: Become a Better Photographer This is a subject I like to revisit every once in a while. Getting Better is something we all strive for and we all have to actually learn how to do this if we want it to happen. Its not easy. Getting Better is subjective. Some days we feel like we are making progress and other days we beat ourselves up and don’t like anything we’ve made. That’s how creative things work. I think its important to learn how to measure improvement. Last year we talked about metrics on Read more »

BurkholderiPhone

Photo Manager Pro to the Rescue!

written by: Dan Burkholder

Keeping the right photos on your iPhone can be a challenge when you’re using it as your pocket camera. Dan Burkholder shows you how to use an app called Photo Manager Pro to keep important Albums on your iPhone, keeping your digital portfolio and family photos safe from being downloaded into oblivion! To view more of Dan’s “Tiny Tutorials” visit his website.

Flashesof Light

Flashes of Light- Extended Trailer

A story of Helen Brush, the first female news photographer in the country. In the early 1940′s, Helen Brush paved her way into becoming America’s first successful female news photographer. Not by chance or luck, but by skill and determination. What followed was a life that always stopped short of predictable, and always surpassed, and continues to surpass extraordinary. Preview Trailer – Feature Documentary Coming Soon! Directed by Bryan Carmody, Cinematography by Kimmer Olesak and John Versical, Edited by Christina Smith, and Produced by Genji LeClair, Bryan Carmody and John Versical Flashes of Light – Extended Trailer from Screen Door on Vimeo.

Jasondpage

Jason D. Page, Light Painting Documentary

Photographer and light painter Jason D. Page explains his interests and techniques. To learn more about his process and to view more of his work, visit: http://www.jasondpage.com/  

Psychometry

Carol Golemboski’s Psychometry App

written by: Jeff Curto

Title Screen for the Psychometry iPad app- Carol Golemboski Photographer Carol Golemboski has taken the idea of an electronic book – or any sort of electronic presentation of photography, farther than any I’ve yet seen. Her iPad app Psychometry combines images, text, video, interactive panoramas, extensive background on how the images were produced, a virtual darkroom experience and myriad other amazing details. It is like a book in that it’s a presentation of Carol’s work, but it’s unlike any book you’ve ever seen because it’s so comprehensive, engaging and filled with so many different ways of showing us the photographs and helping Read more »

Italy_2012_-53-Version-21

Monochrome Followup

written by: Jeff Curto

I had lots and lots of great ideas from podcast listeners about Camera Position 125, “Thinking in Monochrome.” Several listeners suggested a digital tool that I’d not thought of before and that was to set the camera for B&W, but to also set “Raw + JPEG” as the file format. Other listeners talked about the great options provided by electronic viewfinders on some cameras that allow you to actually see the framed scene in black and white. And that reminded me of the monochrome viewing filter I recently unearthed as I was packing up my office for a move. For Read more »