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Friday
Jun012012

Lomography Puts the Fun Back Into Film Cameras

A recent NY Times article came out, and it's got us all talking. Click here to read Just When You Got Digital Technology, Film Is Back.

We looked up the Lomography product line as a result of reading this article, and after we interviewed award-winning teen photographer Chase Guttman at NYIP recently, he also confirmed that many "hipster" friends of his are really getting into using film cameras. Welcome back, film!

One reason for the surge in popularity is the relative simplicity of the Lomography camera line, and their innovative bodies. Their Sprocket Rocket line already caught our attention (see our NYIP article on 7 New Cameras - Which Is Your Favorite?).

Some cameras, like the Actionsampler Clear Multilens Camera (top photo), have unique functions - this camera lets you take a series of 4 images on a single 35mm print. This video shows users how easy it is to get started.

At the same time, Lomography has gone crazy with colorful camera bodies that also make users feel that they're handling something chic, retro, and fashionable. Case in point, the La Sardina & Flash Camera (below).

Your Comments

So, what do you think? Is a Lomography product something that's appealing to you? Is film photography back in the mainstream, or is this just a fashionable blip?

 



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Wednesday
May092012

Movies for Photographers - Side By Side


Still photography has made the transition from film to digital, but many of us still use film in our craft. The new documentary Side By Side, which debuted at the 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival (an 11-day event that featured an astounding 149 films), is the moviemaker's parallel universe.

Host Keanu Reeves interviewed an impressive array of directors - like George Lucas, David Lynch, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Richard Linklater, Jill Bogdanowicz, and Greta Gerwig - to discuss the evolving role of traditional film and the digital camera revolution in the film industry ... not to mention new technologies that are coming into play (Peter Jackson's use of 48-frames-per-second footage versus the traditional 24 to give ultra-clear, startling images for his upcoming The Hobbit comes to mind). The following trailer gives you a good introduction to this indie of interest to all filmmakers and photographers.





We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]

 

Friday
May272011

So Where Will Polaroid Be Five Years from Now?

Lady Gaga/Twitter

We can't help but nod our heads in approval as Polaroid, an old imaging company, continues to reinvent itself. Focusing on the immediacy of Polaroid's products and social media mania, the company is unleashing a new website look, new Grey Label products, and relationships like their new long-term collaboration with photographer/director Chase Jarvis. It helps that iconic performer Lady Gaga, the queen of all social media, is the company's new Creative Director - and we're looking forward to seeing what more's in store as Polaroid gets us backstage at New York City's fashion runways, shares fan images from top pop concerts, and pursues other of-the-moment, artistic directions.

 

 

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