Leicaflex SL2 MOT – Top Gun

The Leicaflex SL2 MOT - Top Gun by Marwan El Mozayen During our visit to Leica in Wetzlar for a future article, we saw the Leicaflex SL2 MOT in a display case in the entrance hall of the building and placed our beloved Leicaflex next to it.  In 1981, the Leitz press...

“We’ll take Mainhattan” workshop – in the style of Bailey’s New York Vogue shoot with Jean Shrimpton

We’ll take Mainhattan The team at SilvergrainClassics have announced another themed photo shoot workshop. "We'll Take Mainhattan" is the German version of Bailey's famous photoshoot with & Jean Shrimpton that inspired the film "We'll take Manhattan". By Marwan El...

Kodak Gold 120 Announced – Available Now

On March 21st, 2pm CET, Kodak Alaris has announced the immediate release of its popular consumer film Kodak Gold 200 in 120 medium format pro packs at an average 25% lower price than Portra and Ektar films in 120 format. We have had the opportunity to test it ahead of time, and here are a few first impressions.

SilvergrainClassics Analogue Awards

SilvergrainClassics Analogue Awards   by Christopher Osborne. The year is drawing to a close, and now this is the time to think back about changes in the world of analogue photography. Here are the SilvergrainClassics Annual Awards. The elite group of judges from...

Celebrating Three Years of SilvergrainClassics…

… with a 30% discount for our readers! It’s hard to believe, but we are celebrating three years of magazine publication and 1230 pages of film photography content.
Editor-in-Chief Marwan El Mozayen and Developmental Editor Charys Schuler look back at the roads that brought them here and share their personal experiences and highlights.

Film Prices Analyzed: Is Film Too Expensive?

Film price increases have made film more expensive. But how much have prices gone up, and is film really becoming too expensive? A look at film prices in perspective, and why film costs what it does.

Meyer Optik Görlitz Videos: Factory Visit and Primoplan Lenses Unboxing & Test

Marwan El Mozayen had the rare opportunity to visit the Meyer Optik Görlitz factory in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, and test two of their new line of Primoplan lenses. We have made this experience available to you in two videos, which you can view here!

SilvergrainConnection Podcast Episode 6: Dreamlike Visions and Life lessons from Susan Burnstine

We were blown away by Susan Burnstine’s distinct style and images, so much so that we put one on the cover of Issue 11 of SilvergrainClassics! Our podcast this week brings more of Susan’s story to the film community. She shared why she makes her own cameras, why her work is so often described as “dreamlike,” and a lot more.

Pinholing for the Planless – Or: How to Make a Camera from Your Desk Junk. An Addendum.

Making a pinhole camera was a top priority on my imaginary “things I definitely want to do, but keep procrastinating indefinitely” list. That is, until I interviewed Coloradian Photographer Heather Oelklaus for the current issue of SilvergrainClassics. A few days later, when I sat at my more or less cluttered desk to write up the article, I had an idea: Why not build a pinhole camera from only the junk and office supplies scattered around my desk?

SilvergrainConnection Podcast Episode 5: Carmencita – The Original European Film Lab!

Albert Roig, one of the founders of Carmencita Film Lab, spoke with us about the concepts that have made the business such a success and how they are growing and adapting.

Think Big, Film Big

Think Big, Film Big

A 25-year-old German filmmaker is about to start a special project — not only will he shoot film, he will use the biggest negative format available, 65mm! As far as we know, he is the only student to attempt this. Chris Peschken, himself a filmmaker with many years’ experience, interviewed young cinematographer Joshua Ewert.

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The Arriflex 35 BL at work

The Arriflex 35 BL at work

The Arriflex 35 BL at work "The (Arriflex 35 BL) camera is a real blast. It's as quiet as a church mouse and extremely flexible with its light weight". John S. Priestley By Marwan el Mozayen.  The Arriflex 35 BL equipment auctioned from the Russ Meyer's estate ​Like...

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10 reasons to use GIMP

10 reasons to use GIMP

10 reasons to use GIMP. GIMP is primarily designed for digital images, there are a number of reasons why it is useful for film photographers. By Marwan el Mozayen.  The GIMP splash screen appears on loading. ​The Light & Shade adjustment is found under the Filters...

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