Join Alex and Bill as they sit Jess Hobbs in the hot seat. While Jess has been a regular guest host on many shows in the past, it’s time to get to know her better! The trio sits down to talk photography, travel, BBQ Chicken, life in the Eastern Townships, and so much more! We are also pleased to welcome Jess aboard as part of the hosting team for 2022, as Alex will be taking a short break for part of next year. You can find Jess’ work on… Instagram: instagram.com/jesshobbsphoto YouTube: youtube.com/c/JessHobbs Want a subscription to SilverGrain Classics and are a fan of ClassicRead More →

It’s been a long hot summer, and Alex sits down for a rare CCR Solo show to talk about his experiences with Adox. If you haven’t heard of Adox, then prepare to have your introduction made to the oldest name in film photography chemistry and supplies! While the original 1860s Adox is long gone their name and experience live on with the modern form of the company started by Fotoimpex as a way to preserve not only the intellectual properties of Adox but also Agfa! You can order Adox products and other film photography projects through Fotoimpex. Also, make sure to follow them on FacebookRead More →

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 →

Ontario is blessed with a tonne of amazing rural communities that have stood the test of time. They never undertook vast urban renewal plans through the 20th Century and have stayed close to their roots in the mid to late 19th Century. And one such community is Elora, not only with natural wonders of the Gorge and the Falls but also with architectural splendour. Back on the Canada Day long weekend, I went into Elora to shoot some video work and to meet up with two fellow hosts of the Classic Camera Revival for a quick jaunt around the village. I went simple going withRead 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 →