The whole team is on board for this one! Together we have enough kit to open up a small camera shop or a museum at least, but one of the hardest things many photographers face is when faced with all that gear; what do you bring along? Well, it does all depend on the situation at hand. So in today’s episode, join Bill, James, Jess, Chris, and Alex as they hash out what they would bring into some familiar, strange and downright weird photographic situations. The team discusses their choices for the following conditions: cameras to lenses and film to developers. Photo Walks Landscape CampingRead More →

While we have given cameras like the F, F2, and F3 their own separate episodes, the final three “Big F’s” in Nikon’s lineup were more evolutions of each other and were a radical departure from the previous manual cameras of the group. So on today’s episode, we dig into the F4, F5, and the F6 to wrap this series up (finally). Like the original F, the F4 did not come out of a vacuum but rather from a combination of other cameras that acted as proof of concepts. The first is the Nikon FG which gave Nikon their first complete AE SLR, then the NikonRead More →

In today’s episode, we are happy to welcome Kelsey Smith to the podcast. If you haven’t been paying attention to Social Media, Kelsey is a relative newcomer to the Internet and is busy outputting a tonne of online and physical content. Kelsey’s work is beautiful, bordering on nostalgic, and he even recently released a new book on his hometown. So please tune in and hear about Kelsey’s journey and his application of Psychology & Sociology in their photography. You can pick up a copy their book through the website! Web: kelseysmithphotography.net Instagram: instagram.com/kelseysmithphotography Facebook: facebook.com/KelseySmithPhotos YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UChw7eVEUtSgLaL0VpXR_niA Twitter: twitter.com/NotKelseySmith Want a subscription to SilverGrain ClassicsRead More →

Joining Bill, James, and Alex is the dynamic duo, Jeff and Gabe, the folks behind the I Dream of Cameras podcast. Together they talk about all things gear, from the X-Pan to the rare Ilford Witness. Other head-turning cameras, even the simple Canon EF-Mount, and Nikon F-Mount. And a rant against electronic cameras. Life in Northern Ontario from Muskoka to the far north. You can follow along IDC at the following spots. Web: idreamofcameras.com Instagram: instagram.com/idreamofcameras YouTube: youtube.com/@IDreamofCameras Twitter: twitter.com/idreamofcameras Want a subscription to SilverGrain Classics and are a fan of Classic Camera Revival? Visit their shop online and buy a magazine or a subscription?Read More →

It has been a while since we last visited the topic of film developers. So in today’s episode Alex sits down to talk about some of the more exoctic developers that have poured their way through his chemistry kit recently. These include a lovely elevated general purpose developer in Fotospeed FD10, a couple of high-contrast developers with Kodak D-19 and Fomadon LQR. Then Rodinal’s cousin, R09 Spezial, and even a colour developing kit, the FPP Super Colour Negative ECN-2 kit. Alex also digs into how he tests and reviews film developers, and it isn’t that scientific, and you know that’s okay! FPP Super Color NegativeRead More →

When it comes to photography, there’s always something extra you can get, and often these accessories are also the key to getting you things from here to there, getting the shot how you visualise it, nailing that exposure, keeping camera shake down, and all that other jazz. So the whole gang is here today to discuss everything from filters to camera bags, backpacks, straps, light meters and cable releases. Today’s show discusses Think Tank, Peak Design, Domke, Lowepro, MEC, Sekonic, Tiffen, Reveni Labs, Lasolite, and many more. Want a subscription to SilverGrain Classics and are a fan of Classic Camera Revival? Visit their shop onlineRead More →

Today Jess and Chris sit down with renowned mid-west large format photographer Sarah Stellino. Topics include portraiture, farm work, parenthood, and being queer within the wider photography community. And, of course, a deep dive into working with large format cameras and portrait work. And a special thanks to Taylor (IG: instagram.com/taylarlar) for taking the stunning portrait of Sarah used in the banner image for the episode. Find Sarah’s work at: Instagram: instagram.com/sarahstellinophoto Website: sarahstellinophoto.com Want a SilverGrain Classics subscription and a fan of Classic Camera Revival? Visit their shop online and buy a magazine or a subscription? Looking for a good spot to get yourRead More →

Bill and Alex sit down with Molly Kate, better known online as Eclectachrome! We discuss science fiction, accounting, professional photography, film, and cameras. Also, discussing travel, pizza, the Frugal Film Project, and more. It was a lot of fun to sit down with Molly (finally) and talk about so many different things! Facebook: facebook.com/profile.php?id=100091648621268 Instagram: instagram.com/eclectachrome YouTube: youtube.com/@Eclectachrome Website: eclectachrome.com Twitter: twitter.com/eclectachrome Substack: eclectachrome.substack.com Want a SilverGrain Classics subscription and a fan of Classic Camera Revival? Visit their shop online and buy a magazine or a subscription? Looking for a good spot to get your gear and material fix? Check out Burlington Camera (Burlington, ON),Read More →

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a show where we shouted into the void, so we’re shouting again and going on about some of the stranger decisions of the photographic industry has taken throughout their histories. We will avoid some of the more recent news coming out of Kodak Alaris, but we will dig into some of the more interesting historical choices of companies. Join John, Bill, Jess, Alex & James as we cover things from 620 Film, 828 Film, the Mamiya Universal, strange lenses, and early tech that didn’t work out or last as long as people thought! This episode also marksRead More →

In this episode, Alex sits down with James Lane, the high-priest of 510-Pyro. They discuss the starting of Zone Imaging and where 510-Pyro comes from. Dealing with Internet trolling and what’s next for Zone Imaging in taking film chemistry into the 21st Century. If you are looking for Sources for 510-Pyro and Zone Imaging Products, you can purchase them through the following retailers. UK: Analogue Wonderland Firstcall Photographic Parallax Photographic Process Supplies Silverprint Speed Graphic EU: Analog Space Fotoimpex Retrocamera Sagrada Pelicula USA: CatLabs of JP Freestyle Northeast Photographic Middle East: Analogtheroom Vietnam: Thuong Xanh Not ready to jump onto the self-development and 510-Pyro bandwagon?Read More →