Common film processing problems
I found this overview of common film processing problems helpful. It's by Ilford, and it's got pictures of negatives and what they will look like for a whole host of common film development issues.
The TSA responds with guidance on flying with large format sheet film
A few days ago, I posted an article about some new CT scanners that are showing up in airports. These new scanners have more powerful X-rays and are more damaging to analog film.
The article mentioned roll film, but I was curious about sheet film.
Don't send your analog film through the carry on baggage scanners!
Kodak wants you to know that the TSA has some new CT scanners for screening carry on luggage that appear to be more destructive to analog film than the earlier X-ray based scanners were. This new article from dpreview has the details:
Concert photography with a broken camera
A week ago I went to a Down and Above concert, and I took a ton of photos, which I am still editing because I'm slow at editing. I think it was a fairly successful concert shot, but it was probably a bit unusual from a photographic gear standpoint, so I figured I'd talk about that.
Put art on your walls!
Look at your walls. If you are like I was, your walls are fairly bare, because when you think of putting something up on them, you feel like, well, what if you make a mistake?
Listen. Don't worry about making a mistake. If you see something you like, buy it, and put it on your wall. You will be a much happier person.
Getty Images re-invents the watermark
Getty Images completely redesigned their watermark, and the new design is amazing. It gives credit to the photographer, in the image itself, and it has a link where you can find out more about the image at any time.
Now, compare this to the old Getty Images watermark:
Instagram for Android
Instagram for Android is out, and I've got it.
I didn't think I would, but I like the square cropping. I've always found square cropping to be hard, its not easy to strike a balance between compositional solidity and fluidity. There is no horizontal space to traverse so its hard to set up tension. Mindlessly putting everything in the rule of thirds spot creates an effect that is simultaneously cramped and boring.