We’re back on the interview circuit as Bill and Alex sit down with John Roberts a photographic retail expert at Kerrisdale Cameras on the unceded territories of the Kwikwetlem & Coast Salish nations in Coquitlam, British Columbia. John, Bill & Alex discuss the retail aspects of photography, the amazing company that is Kerrisdale Cameras and how it kept Henry’s out of British Columbia. Along with SLRs versus Rangefinders, seeking inspiration, capturing family moments, family, and lenses with character. You can find John on the following Social Media Platforms. Instagram – instagram.com/jrphotographybc Flickr – flickr.com/photos/jrphotographybc Twitter – twitter.com/jrphotographybc YouTube – youtube.com/user/highlander200107 Want a subscription to SilverGrainRead More →

Representation Matters, so on today’s show Chris is taking the lead and bringing around the table today are six amazing photographers whom we at CCR love to see their work and are always happy to interact share and celebrate their work. But what draws all these photographers together, well they’re all women and they have an amazing talent that certainly needs to be celebrated, shared, and their voices…heard. Over the course of the episode, our hosts mentioned a bunch of amazing photographers that you totally should follow. Here’s the list and links! Jess (FBVisualss) – www.instagram.com/fbvisualss CoThePhotographer – www.instagram.com/cothephotographer Roxanna (Roxannlog) – www.instagram.com/roxannalog Chingonas ConRead More →

In this episode, the gang sits down to discuss the art of Bulk Loading 35mm film. From the equipment to the techniques and the pros and cons, James, Bill, and John all share their own experiences and knowledge on the subject while Alex who has tried and disliked the process sits down and learns where he went wrong and the causes of his own frustrations. Types of Bulk Loaders To bulk load film, you need bulk loaders if you want to make your job an easy one, all three loaders can be found easily online, or at your local camera store‚Äôs darkroom section. Lloyds IfRead More →

While we are all unabashedly Nikon fans here at CCR, that doesn’t mean we don’t shoot other camera systems. And while we’ve done a bunch of deep dives on the Nikon F series, what about the other F? We’re of course talking about the Canon F-1, F-1n and New F-1 because all are different, two are close, one of a radically different name. So stay tuned and join, Bill, John, Ori, and Jess as they dig into Canon’s answer to the Nikon F! Nikon changed the face of professional SLRs in 1959 with the release of the Nikon F, a true system camera. Canon hadRead More →

If you’ve been around the photography community long enough certain names pop up again and again. Among them is Bill Manning, photographer, podcaster, and a great dude who is joining Alex and Bill today in the hot seat. We’ve been wanting to have Bill on the show since last December when Bill and Alex joining the end of year roundtable over on the Studio C-41 Video Podcast. The trio sit down to discuss photography, travel, podcasting, constant learning, and much more! You can find Bill Manning & Studio C-41 at the following links. Instagram (Bill Manning): instagram.com/billmanningphoto Instagram (Studio C-41): instagram.com/studio.c41 Website (Bill Manning): billmanningphotography.comRead More →

Today Bill, James, and Alex sit down with Gary Clennan from Alberta. Gary is a long time photographer, a good dude who also is a self-taught camera technician under the name LensMedic YYC. Gary has worked on a few of our cameras and provides a valuable service to Canada as the number of techs who are willing to work with film cameras is fluctuating. Gary talks about gear, repair, teaching, training, travel, and beer! You can find Gary on Social Media… Instagram: instagram.com/calgary_street Instagram: instagram.com/lensmedicyyc Want a subscription to SilverGrain Classics and are a fan of Classic Camera Revival? Visit their shop online and buyRead More →

The whole gang is back together around the round table (virtually)! Back earlier in the year John was clearing out some of his boxes of strange M42 lenses and came across four ‘fourth party’ lenses and decided that they would make excellent fodder for a future CCR episode and handed them out through random draw to everyone. And today the episode finally hits the air! But we’re not only talking about bad (but not all so bad) lenses, we’re also digging into our photography book library to talk about some of our favourite books on our shelves. From the Junk Drawer The cusp of theRead More →

James Lee sits down with former East Coaster, turned West Coast Portrait Photographer, Justen Rosenberg! Justin is primarily a portrait photographer, who also shoots corporate and commercial work with a bit of landscape thrown in for good measure. Ten Year’s Sober, but he doesn’t see that as a crutch but rather helps show duality within his photography, that he can be both happy and sad at the same times. But it is not only in his photography that it helps; it helps him as a human also. It isn’t embarrassing, and he is open with this to help his own healing and help others whoRead More →

No matter how you describe him, Merlin is a film photographer that gets around, he is in touch with all different aspects of the community as a whole, kind of like Kevin Bacon and today he’s joining Bill, James, and Chrissie on today’s episode! While he doesn’t describe himself as a photographer, he feels more like an archivist, he loves using film to archive the people and places that are important to him. While traditional film is a medium he uses, his film of choice is instant and it is the community that he feels the most connected to, especially the Instant Film Society. MerlinRead More →

These cameras go by many names, Alpha, Dynax and of course we in North American call them Maxxum. They are the first commercially successful autofocus SLRs, they changed the came, they set the trend. Today James and Alex are again joined by Marwan of Silvergrain Classics who isn’t only a Leica user, he also uses Minolta Dynax (in his case) and joins us to share his wealth of knowledge as we go from the 7000 to the 7 and almost everything in between. Plus with the return of Marwan, Silvergrain Classics has a special offer for all our listeners, if you order a subscription orRead More →