Pinhole Day Intermission

In anticipation of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day some of the Pdexposures family gathered to record the first official Pinhole Podcast intermission. We were especially thrilled to have Simon participate in the discussion and bring his special dynamic to the recording.

Herschel started things off by introducing his Next Best Thing Project, a year-long endeavor to connect pinhole photographers…

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Pdexposures Podcast Episode 30 - Portraits, Pictorialism and Terry Richardson

Pdexposures Podcast Episode 30 – Portraits, Pictorialism and Terry Richardson

People tell us that life begins at 30, but we’re not so sure; at least one of the Pdexposures team is tired as hell and another one is crankier than usual. But this won’t hold us back! Professional as ever, we soldier on to explore the ins and outs of portraiture (with a few stops along the way). Expect to finish the podcast with a battle plan to get started with portraits, tips to improve and a…

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Plastic Imagery Episode 6 - Jake on Film

Plastic Imagery Episode 6 - Jake on Film #believeinfilm

This month on Plastic Imagery we decided to focus on labs. How do you find a good lab, what questions should you ask before dropping off film with your hard work on it? Joining us in the discussion is Jake Bouchard. Jake has worked at many labs over the years and gave us the best information he knows on a wide range of topics.

We started with choosing the right lab  and how to develop a…

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Pdexposures Podcast Episode 29 - Nate’s Awkward Mounting Methods

Here at Pdexposures we’ve covered printing, darkrooms and instant photography, but we’ve never fully dealt with how to handle the printed material these topics create, so here goes: an episode all about presentation. Yes, we’ve talked about zines and books before, but this time round we’re also dealing with cropping, mounting (and how not to do it) and framing. Cue such discussions as to whether…

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The Pinhole Podcast Episode 3 - Obscura Book in Berlin

We’ve got a special episode of the Pinhole Podcast for you! Episode 3 takes us all the way to Berlin for the Obscura Book show. Herschel, Alex, and Jeff all have photography featured in the book, and we are quite proud of our guys.

From their website, “‘OBSCURA – 121 Views’ is a community project. The book reflects the diverse spectrum of modern pinhole photography.” To…

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New55 has launched a Kickstarter

New55 has launched a Kickstarter

Four years ago, a group of intrepid photographers decided to try and recreate 4×5 instant film, and after much trial and error they have now launched a Kickstarter to raise the necessary funds to launch their new film into the world.

According to their kickstarter, they first began researching patents, papers and started researching people with knowledge on how to develop these pieces in addition…

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Pdexposures Podcast Episode 28 - An Impossible Visitor

Pdexposures Podcast Episode 28 – An Impossible Visitor

None of us know quite how we’ve been allowed to do this, but this week we have a very special guest on the Pdexposures podcast: Alex Holbrook, Marketing Communications Manager for the Impossible Project. Join us for a meandering discussion of what exactly Impossible are doing with their film line, what we can expect from the fabled Impossible-produced cameras and how many chemicals actually make…

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Holga Talk with HolgaJen

This week we bring you a special episode, in which we sit down with HolgaJen to discuss her favorite toy camera. Can you hazard a guess as to what that might be?

HolgaJen has been shooting with Holga’s for a number of years and has one really big super fan on this podcast team in Simon; who proceeds to ask her a million questions about her workflow, projects, and how the Holga became her favorite…

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Indisposable Concept Goes to Crowdfunding for First Book

Indisposable Concept Goes to Crowdfunding for First Book

Australian based Indisposable Concept, a community based photographic project centered around the idea of spending one week shooting with a disposable camera, and sharing your results of what can be captured with a simple tool and medium. Pdexposures Podcast host Nate Matos submitted a roll from his trip down the West coast in August of 2013 and wrote about his thoughts here. But as The…

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Soviet Rangefinder Lenses, Redux

Soviet Rangefinder Lenses, Redux

Some of you may remember that last year I wrote a post detailing how Soviet LTM/M39 lenses (i.e. lenses built for the Fed and Zorki rangefinders) do not work correctly on Leica cameras.

Well, I was never particularly happy with that post. Why? Because it was reliant on film scans, and I don’t trust them. Or, more to the point, I don’t trust my scanner. It produces an image suitable for the…

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