Content having to do with good old-fashioned analog film.

Quick Guide to Developing Film at Home

Added today is the Quick Guide to Developing Film at Home article.

Everything you need to know to get started developing your own black and white film at home, from supplies needed to procedures and considerations. It's not as hard as it might sound and you can do it right in your kitchen or spare bathroom without needing a dedicated darkroom...

Process Negatives with Your Brain

Okay, here's one that'll really blow your mind. Read the full blog post for the best effect (and a larger image). Stare at the RGB dots on the girl's nose for about 30 seconds or so, then quickly look at something all-white (like an empty browser window on another tab) and blink rapidly...

via (Rob Sheridan)

Tip of the Week (#015) - Grasp & Support

Holding a Leica is no different from other cameras - you're taught to support the bottom of the camera with your left hand, cradling the lens (which is preferred) but in the picture above you see an alternative method which allows rapid portrait or landscape orientations. You also want to brace yourself as much as possible; arms tucked in, knees relaxed with feet spread a bit. If you have to, don't be afraid to use anything and everything around you for additional support; lean against a wall, etc. You can also lay your camera atop a bag or jacket and use the self timer to your advantage, even without a tripod or cable release.

Overview of the M System

Added today is the Overview of the M System article.

Covering all major bodies from the M3 to the M9-P, this article gives a brief, historical (and visual) timeline of the M system's evolution.

Leica M3 Mural in Sarasota, FL by Anat Ronen

Anat Ronen created this 15'x20' mural of a Leica M3 camera on a wall in Sarasota, Florida. Read more below for additional photos!

This was created during the Sarasota Chalk Festival – November 1-7, 2011. For the first time, it had a “going vertical” addition – meaning murals and graffiti art. The wall belongs to a photography studio, and the owner took the reference picture that was the basis for the mural. I came up with the idea, and him being a photographer, took a picture of his own favorite camera. I work with brushes – the main mural measures 15’x20’ and was completed in 3 full days.

M System Accessories

Added today is the M System Accessories article.

Like any camera system that's even mildly popular, the M system enjoys a wide variety of accessories to customize the user experience. In this article, we'll delve into some of the options available.