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Why I Switched: Kodak to Ilford Black-and-White Negative Films

Despite our increasingly digitized culture, interest in analog processes is still on the rise. At a time when most of what surrounds us are ephemeral computations of zeros and ones, there is an indisputable appeal to photographs shot on black-and-white analog film.

For photojournalist Peter DaSilva, this appeal is rooted in having something tangible, “having an archive that’s not going to evaporate because the medium has changed or due to the incompatibility of files and systems.”

CES 2017: Kodak Brings Back Ektachrome Color Reversal Film

Pleasing film photographers everywhere, Kodak Alaris has announced its re-entrance into the color-reversal film market with the re-introduction of Ektachrome (E100). After exiting the transparency film market in 2012, Kodak focused its attention solely on color negative films, leaving color slide film lovers with no choice other than to switch brands or transition to working with negative film. Luckily, due to growing demand and attention to film photography again, Kodak is planning to bring back the beloved color positive film by the fourth quarter of 2017.

15 Last-Minute Photography-Related Gift Ideas

Hey, it is the 11th hour! Are you like me (and many others) who cannot figure out what to get for all but your closest friends, family members, and romantic partners?

Well, here are a few ideas for those with the dreaded gift-giving block—some from my colleagues at B&H who told me what was on their last-minute wish lists!

Gear Recommendations from the B&H Sales Staff

Nothing beats a spirited chat with a B&H sales associate to awaken your inner gear hound and make you feel like a kid in a candy store. With a depth and breadth of knowledge extending to every facet of our product offerings, B&H sales pros are equally valued for their passion for practical solutions that help you get the most from your purchase.

We interviewed several staff members about their top gear picks while sourcing quotes for the inside front cover of our popular catalog. Included below are some of their favorite products.

Video Gift Ideas for Less Than $100

No matter what time of year, there always seems to be a party, occasion, get-together, or something that calls for some kind of gift. Last-minute panic gift-getting often leads to questionable choices that may cause you to be excluded from the next party or two—hey, the drug store was closing and all they had left was a combination manicure/toe-nail fungus kit and I didn’t want to show up empty handed. So, don’t let this happen to you. Read on for a guide to some of the best video-related gifts for less than $100, suitable for most any occasion.

Top 10 Photographic Items for Non Photographers

With so much gear to choose from, it’s not easy for the non-photographer or beginning photographer to know where to start. And as hard as it is for the non-photographer, it’s even harder for the person buying them a holiday gift. So, to make this holiday chore more fun, we’ve compiled 10 photographic items that should be as joyful to give as to receive.

Eight Timeless Tools for Photographers

Sometimes you can’t beat a classic, even in the fast-paced, ever-changing world we live in today. Despite rapid and continuous evolution in the digital camera world, or constant improvements to optical design, new high-tech fabrics in bags, lightweight carbon fiber tripods, and so on, there are some photographic items out there that defy the need to evolve. They were simply perfected years ago, and are still available today to perform the same tasks they did back when they were cutting edge.

Develop Film at Home! A Step-by-Step Guide

One of the most intimidating aspects of working with film today is accessibility and availability of resources for processing. With professional labs becoming rarer and rarer in most parts of the world, except for major urban centers, one of the remaining options for the photographer pining to shoot film is to develop one’s own. The good news is, however, that developing film at home is incredibly easy, requires few tools and little space, and gives you superior results and control over what many labs could ever offer.

Back to School:17 Needs and 18 Wants for Film School

Whether you are starting a four-year undergraduate program, a two-year graduate school, or a single film-production class, you probably know or will soon realize that studying film production is different from other fields of study.

Being in a film production class is like being in a trade school; you develop tangible skills and learn best work practices that are just as valuable as the classroom theories. Film school is not just an intellectual challenge—you are making films, and to make films, you need equipment, tools, and supplies.

Classic Cameras: the 1936 Kodak Bullet and Walter Teague

Over the past few years, many cameras have been marketed as fashion accessories. Many point-and-shoots, not to mention high-end compacts and consumer DSLRs, have been available in a choice of colors—designed to match one’s wardrobe. Novel and bold as this might appear, the concept is far from new.

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