Grain is a word used in film photography to describe the fineness of detail a film or paper is capable of capturing. Landscape photographers typically want the finest detail possible, which comes from fine grained films. Documentary photographers and journalists may need faster speeds (higher ISO’s) and will compromise detail for speedier films that have […]

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It is not very long, but this video walks through the history of cinema while inspiring the watcher with quotes from famous films. You need not be a filmmaker to be inspired; just a storyteller. Thanks to David Anderson for making this short film and Cinephilia and Beyond for posting it for me to discover […]

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Photo Credit: Kat Gatti

This post is the first in a series that takes our readers behind the scenes of Bokeh, an independent feature film. To get us started, I think it best to explain my role in the production, as it should provide you, the reader, some perspective on the posts to follow. As is often the case […]

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Copyright 2014 Doug Daulton

Where to start? “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” Hmmm. Like New Zealand, parts of Iceland certainly feel like Middle Earth; more on that in a future post. I suppose, like Bilbo, it is best that I start at the beginning. Some months ago, my friend Geoffrey Orthwein told me he […]

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I was having just this conversation the other day.  I think this video captures the experience of shooting film with zero snark and just a touch of nostalgia.

It seems like it wasn’t that long ago when 72 pictures in a day was a big deal.


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The other day we posted about a nifty plug-in from Digital Film Tools that emulates film. The reaction was amusing. All 12 of the remaining film shooters in our audience felt the need to subject me to the appropriate amount of faux outrage. Their responses were predictable and I think come from the same general […]

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Make sure you don’t miss a single Photofocus post – point your feed reader to the free Photofocus RSS Feed here and subscribe. Post & Photo by Joe Farace – Follow Joe on Twitter These days I don’t shoot much film but I still have a few film cameras that I don’t plan on getting […]

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