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How to Develop Black and White Film at Home – Part Two: Developing The Negative + Video Guide

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We’re back with the second installment in our continuing feature on developing black-and-white film at home, and it’s time to get down to business. Are you ready? Let’s make sure.

You’ve read Part One, yes? You’ve gone through the list of of what you’ll need and gathered everything into a nice, tidy kit? You’ve hit the town with camera in hand, shot some film, and now you’re just wondering what’s next?

Good! Great work. Now the fun can begin.

We’re about to guide you through your first run of what will undoubtedly become a fantastic obsession and an unmatched creative outlet. So set aside an hour of your evening, gather up those glorious canisters of exposed possibility, and let’s get to work bringing some images to life.

We’ve written a full article here with step-by-step instructions, but we’ve also included a video at the bottom of the page for those of you who might need some supplementary visuals. Take a look, and have fun.

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Canon AE-1 – Video Review

After much filming, lots of trial and error, and countless hours of editing, we’ve finally finished our very first video review. We’ve started with a camera that’s among the most popular film cameras of all time, Canon’s AE-1. Take a look, and let us know what you think. And while you’re at it, why not […]

DIY Photo Frame Using Polaroid Film Cartridges

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Looking for a hip and inexpensive way to frame and showcase some of your best photos? If so, watch our latest video. In it we show how to take old, empty Polaroid film cartridges and turn them into slick and stylish photo frames.

In less than three minutes you’ll have a unique accent ready to hang. The more you’ve got, the better they look. So why not get ambitious and fill an entire wall with these easy-to-make photo frames?

For our “How to” video, what you’ll need, and product shots, read on.

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Leica M2 Vulcanite / Leather Replacement (How To Video)

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We’ve had a Leica M2 with cracked and missing vulcanite sitting on a shelf for over two months. It was sad, ugly, and wasting away. So this weekend we decided to do something about it.

Replacing the vulcanite with original material is pretty impractical for the average guy, so instead we opted to use a high quality leather from a well-known online shop, Aki-Asahi.

We’re pretty casual about our cameras and thought mixing things up a bit wouldn’t hurt, so we decided to go with navy blue leather instead of the traditional black, and the final result is nothing short of gorgeous.

But rather than selfishly enjoying our Leica in isolation, we’ve gone through the trouble of making a short video to show how you too can re-skin your aged bauhaus masterpiece, and turn it into something clean and new.

For our video tutorial and shameless camera porn, read on.

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How to Load 120 Film – Minolta Autocord Medium Format Camera

Minolta Autocord

Over the weekend I went out with a Minolta Autocord, a fantastic medium format camera, and shot a few rolls of 120 film. The experience was wonderful, and the camera deserves a full review. For now, I’ve uploaded a brief video demonstrating how to load film into a medium format camera. The steps illustrated here should be applicable with any number of medium format cameras, though small variations in camera design will call for deviation. Still, this should help introduce the operation of these ancient looking cameras to people who may be unfamiliar with medium format and 120 film.

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