After the last TFS meetup I did in November 2021, it’s hard to believe I was able to get back to one so soon, especially one that’s in the city where the group takes its name. Since the birth of my son, I’ve been delegating some of my work out to trusted friends. The photo walks were given over to John Meadows and Bill Smith, who welcomed a couple of additional group members. As much as I enjoy planning out these events, it’s always nice to attend as an attendee. I don’t often drive in the city, relying on public transit to get around. ButRead More →

When it comes to the wider world of the film photography community, there has been an extraordinary explosion in content, especially within the realm of user-generated content, from wonderful groups on Flickr and Facebook to a vast collection of amazing blogs and podcasts. There is also an extensive collection of film photography content on YouTube. And a couple of years back, I ventured into this forum and found the format refreshing and a valued extension to my written content. But I have many channels as my favourites where I go to seek out inspiration, entertainment, and, of course, learning. So today, I wanted to shareRead More →

You can never have too many D-76/ID-11 clones. And while there are tonnes already on the market, plus the capacity to mix one up yourself at home. I want to introduce the latest clone on the market, Flic Film Classic MQ. Flic Film is a new Canadian film lab based in Alberta, Canada. While they focus on re-rolling motion picture film stock, they have a healthy film chemistry group. In addition to their brilliant Black/White & Green, among their offerings is a D-76 clone, Classic MQ (Metol/Hydroquinone). But it is available in the smaller 1L volume rather than mixing up a whole gallon of stockRead More →

Join the crew from Classic Camera Revival as we sit down to a round table episode to discuss anything and everything. We welcome Bill from Studio C-41, Gabe and Jeff from I Dream of Cameras and Andre from Negative Positives for this episode. Buckle up for an alcohol-fuelled marathon episode! We at Classic Camera Revival are horrified about the ongoing illegal and brutal invasion of Ukraine by forces directed and ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Know that we at CCR stand with the brave defenders of Ukraine, those fleeing the conflict and those in Russia who are being arrested, suppressed from speaking out againstRead More →

Despite being far more niche these days, film photography still hangs on. And while there are plenty of options out there for getting your films lab developed and colour film developed, both C-41 and E-6 is fairly uniform no matter what chemical you buy. Except for E-6, Cinestill has a unique E-6 kit, but that’s a whole other thing. When it comes to Black & White, there is a tonne of options available to you for development. It can seem a bit overwhelming at times. But I have spent close to a decade developing my own Black & White at home and have tried aRead 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →