World Photography Day

by Christopher Osborne World Photography Day pays homage to the date the French government released the daguerreotype patent making that photographic process "free to the world". Today, it has evolved into an opportunity to encourage and promote photography across the...

Electro-Magic for Non Wizards: How to Scan whole rolls with your Nikon Coolscan 5000ED

Electro-Magic for Non Wizards:How to Scan whole rolls with your Nikon Coolscan 5000ED by Ludwig HagelsteinNot too far in the past, I acquired a new in box Nikon Super Coolscan 5000ED. Immediately after trying it out for the first time on my Windows 10 PC with the...

The DOCUPAN Project

The DOCUPAN Project is a community driven, analog documentary photography initiative to showcase your look at the Pandemic, in order to inspire, inform and interest others with a photographic documentary.

The United Art Gallery

The "Why hasn’t anybody thought of that before" thing you’ll likely like. When on April 18th 2020, amidst global lockdowns in place, critically acclaimed wetplate photographer Markus Hofstätter saw the live-streamed concert "One World: Together at Home" he was so...

Photographic Art Brought to Your Home

Photographic Art Brought to Your HomeDue to COVID -19 a lot of cultural institutions have had to shut down for an unknown length of time. Fortunately, museums, galleries, and exhibitors are beginning to use digital technologies to bring their art to your home. Even...

The Art of Recycling Polaroid Cartridges (Part Two)

The Art of Recycling Polaroid Cartridges (Part Two)  Moving on from my previous article about finding a use for empty Polaroid cartridges here are some more ideas to bring these little black boxes back to life.Storage  A great use is to store your developed...

The Art of Recycling Polaroid Cartridges (Part One)

The Art of Recycling Polaroid Cartridges (Part One)   As with many of you, I am trying to make the best of the time I have due to social distancing. I’ve been cleaning, organising paperwork, doing admin and catching up on all the things I’d been too busy to...

Social Distancing? Photo Projects to Do at Home!

Social Distancing? Photo Projects to Do at Home!   These days are crazy. It seems like the world is on hold! But you don’t have to put your camera on hold. Some people are overwhelmed with new expectations – how to manage the kids’ i-learning platforms on top of...

Choosing the Winners of the SGC International Women’s Day Giveaway!

Team member Amy van Veen recently suggested that we do something to celebrate International Women’s Day, something fun— maybe a giveaway? What a fantastic idea, we thought! So, we posted on our FaceBook and Instagram accounts, looking for women film shooters who could...

Expolaroid 2020 is Calling for Entries

Expolaroid 2020 is Calling for EntriesBy Amy van VeenWith the aim of supporting instant photography, the French association, “Expolaroid,” is calling for your participation in April!Since 2013, the association has organized an annual event called "Expolaroid: The...
Friday Focus – Jed Bacason

Friday Focus – Jed Bacason

Friday Focus: Jed Bacason and "The lives of fish" By Christopher Osborne This week's Friday Focus looks at the conceptual photography of Filipino photographer Jed Bacason. Photography has always been a part of Jed Bacason’s life. “My family are prolific takers of...

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Friday focus: Ahsan Ali

Friday focus: Ahsan Ali

Friday focus: Ahsan Ali by Christopher Osborne "Heartbreak precedes Love". This week Friday Focus looks at Pakistani photographer Ahsan Ali's experience with the Widelux camera.Ahsan Ali - self portraitAhsan Ali’s interest in photography was piqued in 2018 when a...

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Friday focus: Susan Koruth

Friday focus: Susan Koruth

Friday focus: Susan Koruth by Christopher Osborne “I always knew when I was in the zone because I could feel my skin tingling, butterflies in my tummy and my heart beating rapidly  it was euphoric” says Dubai based photographer Susan Karouth. “I am a photographer,...

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Time Capsule

Time Capsule

Time Capsule by Christopher Osborne. It has taken sixteen and a half hours of flying, crossing nine time zones to see my parents. I’ve just woken from a post flight quick two hour nap, and I am presented with a stack of photography magazines dated 1980-4. “What do you...

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World Photography Day

World Photography Day

by Christopher Osborne World Photography Day pays homage to the date the French government released the daguerreotype patent making that photographic process "free to the world". Today, it has evolved into an opportunity to encourage and promote photography across the...

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How To: Shooting Expired Film

How To: Shooting Expired Film

How To: Shooting Expired Film by Ludwig HagelsteinGetting Started   While some photographers would not shoot expired, perhaps even badly stored decades old film in their wildest dreams, others indulge in exactly that. Shooting expired film can be an interesting...

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Heiland Splitgrade Controller

Heiland Splitgrade Controller

Heiland Splitgrade Controller   by Christopher Osborne   The world of analogue photography has a mismatch. The introduction to the 2019 Ilford Photo Darkroom Printing Survey could not put it better. “We have seen sustained and continuous growth in film for a...

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