may 16, 2011 09:07am

Darkroom Rat T-Shirts

0511dr_rat_white_tee.jpg Check out our new Darkroom Rat T-Shirts:

march 03, 2011 07:08am

Rollei Creative Bird Films

0311Crossbird_35.jpg Four new and unique films from Rollei are now available: Blackbird, Redbird, Nightbird, Crossbird.

Blackbird is a traditional medium-speed black and white emulsion with strong contrast, deep midtones and rich blacks and aims to provide rich images

Redbird is specially manufactured to shoot backwards through the film, creating a beautiful redscale tone. 400 ASA C-41 processing.

Nightbird is similar to Redbird, but works in darker conditions at 500-800 ASA. Different results can be achieved by varying exposure.

Crossbird is designed specifically for cross-processing techniques. This film can be used as a normal slide film when developed in E-6 chemicals, or for cross-processing effects when developed in C-41.

For more info and purchasing:

february 14, 2011 06:45am

Ilford Multigrade Art 300

0211ilfordmultigradeART300.jpg A new B&W silver gelatine paper from Ilford is due for release this Spring. Featuring a near-matt fine art surface and cool base with a neutral-warm image tone, Ilford Multigrade Art 300 is produced by Harman technology in co-operation with Hahnemühle FineArt GmbH.

The new paper has an acid-free 100% cotton rag paper base, similar to those found in other Hahnemühle FineArt inkjet papers, and is coated with a traditional Ilford Multigrade emulsion.

With fine art paper surfaces increasingly rare in traditional papers, this new product from Ilford looks like it might provide many darkroom users with a genuinely exciting new printing choice.

Ilford Press Release:

december 21, 2010 10:27am

Massive Dev Chart App

1210mdc_ipod_218px.png The Massive Dev Chart for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad has now been updated and is available to download from the App Store. Version 1.7 includes the latest film development times and now features a Japanese translation. If you are using an older iOS device, this latest version is now fully backward-compatible with iOS 3.1 or above.

Gift It! If you want to send the app to someone as a present, click here for full instructions

More information:

Click here to download via iTunes

november 04, 2010 08:55am

New Holga 35mm B&W Film

1110holgafilm.jpg New product officially approved by the Holga factory, this black and white negative film emulates the ambiance of the Holga experience.

The image quality, grain structure, contrast and spectral sensitivity are all perfectly suited for the surrealistic effects the Holga camera is known for.

october 01, 2010 09:26am

Fuji FinePix X100

1010FujiFinePixX100.jpg Announced at Photokina last week, Fuji's new FinePix X100 Digital Camera aims to be the perfect compact-sized professional camera.

Styled like a rangefinder, it features a hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder. If you are searching for a high-end digital compact that offers a true fusion of analog and digital technology, then look out for the X100 when it goes on sale in early 2011.

More info: Fuji Press Release

september 16, 2010 07:51am

Color Infrared Film

0910dean_fotografie.jpg Looking for color infrared film? Dean Bennici sources aerochrome color IR film which he cuts down into 120 rolls and sheets, and has occasional batches for sale. There is very limited stock, and it is expected to be completely unavailable worldwide within the next year.

For more information you can contact Dean directly via his web site:

august 16, 2010 10:23am

Herman Leonard, Jazz Photographer, RIP

0810hermanleonard_sonnystitt.jpg Herman Leonard, a celebrated photographer whose iconic images of Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Frank Sinatra documented one of the most creative eras of jazz from the late 1940's through the 1960's, has died. He was 87.

Leonard was best known for his smoky, backlit portraits of jazz artists in New York, Paris and London. His images graced the covers of numerous albums and helped to form the visual archetype of the jazz musician.

Leonard's photographs have been exhibited worldwide and are in the permanent collections of many major institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution. His body of work is a historical treasure and stunning document of the evolution of modern Jazz.

Herman Leonard Official Web Site

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