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PONF at IFA Global Markets Berlin

29 Aug

Raffaello Palandri Photography

I will be at IFA Berlin Global Markets, , at STATION-Berlin, Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th September, to meet our suppliers, institutional authorities and partners and of course to create new connections for the PONF Multiback Open Camera Project www.ponfcamera.com

If you are interested in the project, if you want to discuss about your involvement in the project, or if you simply want to come and meet me, I will be happy to have a chat!

A camera that lets you shoot in digital and film- PONF multiback

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Film photography 101

27 Oct

I want to start a series of blog posts about photography.

I will cover 5 different areas:

  • Photography at large
  • Film Photography
  • Developing and Printing
  • Digital Photography
  • Tech & specs

For the first post I want to start to talk about my very first passion: film photography.

Film photography, a definition

Film photography is photography that uses, as a recording medium, a light reacting film, covered by silver halide crystals. This film can be developed, after being exposed, to fix the sensitive layers so they are no more affected by light and also revealing the latent image shot.

Film photography has been the only one existing for more than one hundred year, and is still used today, by an increasing number of photographers and enthusiasts.

When using film, you have the choice between Black and White and Colour film. The difference between the two types is quite obvious: a Black and White film, which can be an orthochromatic or a panchromatic one, reacts to light creating natively an images in shades of grey, while a Colour film reacts creating a full colour image.

In the next post about film photography I will explain in detail how a film is made, so don’t worry about new terms and concepts now: you will find everything you need to master the concept following this series of posts.

Film photography is fun

Film photography is both challenging and fun: you need to take your time before shooting, you need to think about to set your camera, check for light and composition, and then press the shutter button. Also, a 35mm film canister has 24 or 36 exposures, so you cannot “waste” them in a lot of test shots.

You need to carefully select your subject, think about the desidered result of your image, so you improve your planning skills as you try to anticipate the scene you are going to photograph.

Also, after shooting a photo, you have to wait for it to be developed to see the result, so this another part of the fun. With the developed film you can go and print it (at home, too, and I will teach you how to do that) or scan it to check it on a computer.

Film photography is reliable

Also, film photography is a technology almost fully developed, so it’s stable, reliable, and will not change that much in the next year, so that once you learn how to be proficient in it, you will remain proficient.

Once you learn the differences between the different films, and how to exploit them to get the result you want, every roll of film will be consistently giving you the same results.

So, welcome to film photography, follow this blog for more and more things about it.


You can find more about me and my hybrid camera project at: www.randtglobalservices.com




Looking for a photographic enlarger

5 Feb

Hi !

I’m looking for a photographic enlarger and darkroom equipment, possibly for free (I will happily pay for shipping fees, of course).

I’d like to start againg devoping and printing my film photographs and I’m thinking about some projects to preserve this skill.

Thank you !

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