Pinhole Intermission: A Chat with Amanda

Pinhole Intermission: A Chat with Amanda

This episode brings together all of the women of (Jana, Shelly, and Amanda) in one grand intermission, where we discuss…well, we discussed a LOT of things. This episode definitely has a more lo-fi flow – the audio might not be up to our normal standard, but we didn’t want to prevent your enjoying our chat with Amanda!

We start off talking about the pinhole cameras in our arsenals,…

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Pdexposures Podcast Episode 37 - A Photographic Library, PT 2

Pdexposures Podcast Episode 37 – A Photographic Library, PT 2

Exactly ten episodes ago, we did our first episode dedicated entirely to photobooks. Now, for episode 37, we bring you seven more titles that we think should be on your shelves, ranging from the well-known to the obscure. Will episode 47 be the glorious return to this subject? Only time will tell.

Simon also wants to show you one that you shouldn’t even go near because he feels it’s important to…

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Camera review: The Canon 7

Camera review: The Canon 7

As I’m sure anyone who listens to the Pdexposures Podcast will know, I am somewhat infatuated with my Leica IIIf. The reasons are many – compact size, high-magnification rangefinder, the way it fits into my hand – but whenever there is talk of rangefinders on Twitter, I appear to be in the minority. Most people go straight to the Leica M range, many opt for the Voigtlander Bessa series and a few…

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Red Light District 05: Dave Kirby

Red Light District 05: Dave Kirby

We have made it to the fifth edition of the Red Light District. In much the same vein as our first featured Darkroom, Dave has turned an outdoor shed into a darkroom. He even sees some of the same issues Nate does – though whether he uses a bucket to move water around was unfortunately not addressed.

What started off as a 8 x 6 shed was transformed into a fully functional darkroom, complete with…

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Another one bites the dust; RIP, Kodak BW400CN.

Another one bites the dust; RIP, Kodak BW400CN.

Last week, Kodak posted a notice stating that BW400CN, their C41 processed black and white film, was being discontinued.

Regarding the decision, Kodak wrote that they “empathize with the Pro photographers and consumers who use and love this film, but given the significant minimum order quantity necessary to coat more product combined with the very small customer demand, it is a decision [they]…

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Pdexposures Podcast Episode 36 - On Gender and the Naked Self

Pdexposures Podcast Episode 36 – On Gender and the Naked Self

This week we foolishly wade into possibly the most controversial of all controversial photography subjects: the position of women in photography, both in front of and behind the camera. Do female photographers garner the respect they deserve? Why does the vast majority of nude photography involve a female subject? And are three men really qualified to be having this discussion?

Luckily, we have…

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The Audience Speaks: Beginner’s Cameras

The Audience Speaks: Beginner’s Cameras

Just over a week ago, we released Episode 35 of the Pdexposures Podcast, with stories of our first cameras and our suggestions and recommendations for new film shooters. We also asked for listeners to send in their experiences and recommendations; what follows is some of our favourite responses.

Jim Clinefelter:
Personal opinion (from someone who’s been a photographer for nearly 40 years, and has…

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Pdexposures Podcast Episode 35 - Recommendations for Beginners

Pdexposures Podcast Episode 35 – Recommendations for Beginners

Another audience request this week at Pdexposures! Kevin Montgomery, a fan of the show who’s never shot film before, wanted to know what we’d suggest for a beginner film user.

As such, we spent an hour talking about the mistakes beginners often make, the different pedagogical approaches to teaching someone about film photography, and why the Pentax K1000 really isn’t the best option for a…

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Heads up: Copyright violation on a massive scale

Heads up: Copyright violation on a massive scale

By now, many of you will have heard about a website called “Gallery of Today” which is scraping and posting free downloads of many photographer’s images. If you search for your name, blog title, or various other unique strings at, you’ll probably find some of your own.

Obviously, this is a violation of various international copyright laws, most notably the Digital Millenium…

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The Pinhole Podcast - Episode 5: Pinhole Heroes

The Pinhole Podcast – Episode 5: Pinhole Heroes

It’s Episode 5 of the Pinhole Podcast! We took a break from talking about ourselves (and notebooks and cable releases and stuff) and had a chat about some of our pinhole heroes.

What is a pinhole hero, you ask? We had lots of opinions (surprise), but pretty much agreed that a hero is someone who inspires us. They really know how to use their cameras and are always learning new ways to see with…

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