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 →

On today’s show, we have the amazing Becca who is the driving force behind the Northern Film Collective. She started shooting back in HS, starting with disposable cameras also dabbled with digital but found film far more fulfilling. Since starting she has focused mainly on 35mm until recently when she started working with medium format. The medium format kit she ended up getting is a Bronica SQ-Ai a solid workhorse camera. And her Canon T90 remains a long time favourite and an interesting beast within the FD system. Back in 2019, she launched an online community, the Northern Film Collective, which was launched to highlightRead More →

It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally reached this amazing milestone of 100 (numbered) episode. In today’s episode, John, Bill, James, and Alex sit down to discuss some of our older pieces of equipment in our collections! Such as James’ Kodak Autographic No. 1a and Alex’s Kodak Hawk-Eye Model C. Bill discusses the awesome and hardly changed in the 100 years it has been around Kodak D-76 developer. Alex also talks about the Lomography Achromat lens, a modern SLR lens based on a lens design from 1839! John also brings us up to speed on a small project to bring modern Rasberry PiRead More →

Alexandria is a local film photographer who is a long time friend of the Toronto Film Shooters community and is a brilliant photographer. After getting her first camera in 2016 Alexandria was sucked into a wonderful artistic vortex. But not for the end results, but the manual process and delayed gratification. She was first drawn in because of her grandfather’s camera which was still owned by her father. It also helped that she grew up around film photography because her father even had a darkroom in the house. Film photography is the perfect medium for Alexandria to embrace as a recovering perfectionist. And has developedRead More →

In today’s episode, Chrissie, Bill, and John are joined by fellow podcaster and film photography enthusiast, Brandy who is one part of the on a break podcast Film Photo Geeks. And is an amazing photographer in her own right. Brandy got her start on the Film Photo Geeks as their house guest that never left and ended up being a guest host when the other host, Alex, could not sit in the chair. And even after Alex ended up getting a teaching job that interfered with recording and Brandy just stayed on with Laura. Brandy got her start in photography when her father purchased anRead More →

We’re back with another long episode! This time around we have Matt from Reveni Labs to talk about his new Kickstarter campaign and the Reveni Labs Spot Meter, followed by prolific photographer Anil Mistry who brings along a large pile of cameras that are among his favourites and talking about his new book based around his photos of Brighton, England. It’s worth the episode length! First up we have an interview with Matt from Reveni Labs about his new Spot meter, which launched on Kickstarter back on Monday. The device, designed to be a small, affordable spot meter to help get these awesome devices intoRead More →

If you’re a member of several Facebook groups connected to the film photography community such as the Toronto Film Shooters, Negative Positives, and Large Format Photography Podcast than you will have seen today’s guest’s excellent work. Jamie Marcellus is a recent addition to the film photography community but has jumped in with both feet shooting 35mm initially but is now getting into experimental large-format work with inexpensive film, direct positive paper and even dry plate. Alex and John sit down with Jamie to discuss his love of photography and his inspiration and what he’s up to next. If you aren’t already following along in hisRead More →

We are kicking off our seventh season with an amazing photographer, Danielle who is on a mission to let the world know that there are some amazing women photographers out there that shoot film and is working towards building a collective of these photographers through the feature Women with Film Wednesday and The Film Sorority who sits down (remotely) with Bill and Chrissie! Danielle is a passionate film photographer from Wisconsin, USA who started her journey with a thrift store find of a Canon AE-1 and quickly grew her collection to a total of forty cameras today. If you’re part of the film photography communityRead More →

Let’s face it, 2020 wasn’t the best year and while we would have loved to have gathered with all our listeners in the GTHA region for our five year anniversary that just couldn’t happen because we’re still in the time of plague. And while we never got into the studio as much as we wanted, we figured in the final episode of our season we should safely gather with three meters between each other to bring you the season finale. And like the holiday season that is upon us, there are lots of leftovers and our team has been busy through this past year andRead More →