Monday, December 26, 2011

Pack Film's BIG Brother, Polaroid 8x10!

Mat's Polaroid 8x10

Guest Blog by Mat Marrash

Anybody that's listened to the Film Photography Podcast for more than five minutes knows that founder and host, Michael Raso, has "a thing" for Polaroid instant film. What some folks might not know, however, is that as a co-host, being around Mike one too many podcasts has given me "the bug" as well. So much, however, that I didn't stop at 600 series cameras and pack film, I needed bigger! How big? Big enough to shoot Polaroid on my absolute favorite camera, the Eastman Commercial 8x10!

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Friday, December 23, 2011

FPP Snapshot! The Impossible Project Factory Interviews!

The Impossible Project factory tour

An audio tour of the Impossible Project Factory in Enschede, NL produced by graphic artist, blogger and FPP contributor Viviane Li.

In Dreams - Polaroid OneStep Rainbow

For those of reading who do not know, Polaroid stopped making instant film in 2008, ending their 50+ year reign as the one and only instant photography kings.

Fujifilm in Japan picked up the ball by producing “some” instant film for older Polaroid “pack cameras,” but a huge void was left as no company was producing film for the millions of Polaroid SX-70 and 600 cameras in the world.

Enter The Impossible Project, a group of ambitious entrepreneurs who purchased the Polaroid factory in Enschede, Netherlands and hired some former Polaroid engineers. Their promise - to produce new integral film for existing Polaroid cameras

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

FPP Year 2011 - Internet Radio That Loves Film!

Rockin' on the FPP!

above: FPP Guys John Fedele and Michael Raso "Rock Out" in the 2011 Year-End Closing Episode.

The Film Photography Project Internet Radio Show seeks to inform, engage and inspire amateur and professional photographers working in the traditional film medium. Launched by Film Photography Podcast founder Michael Raso in October of 2009, FPP provides a forum for photographers from around the globe to share their creative output, challenges and product reviews, while promoting the viability of vintage cameras and film through frequent give-aways and exchange programs.

The show went weekly in December 2011 - Four JAM-PACKED episodes! FPP LOVES FILM!!!

Check it out HERE!

Image shot by Dane Johnson on the Polaroid Colorpack II Camera / Fujifilm FP-100c

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Kodak Vest Pocket Camera - Which film?

1915 Kodak Vest Pocket Autographic camera

Dear Michael,

I see you have shot with a Kodak Vest Pocket Autographic. I have one that a friend gave to me after he cleaned out his attic and I want to try using film in it. I'm a bit confused as to how to do it. Which film do you use?

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