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Which Giz UK Readers Won Those Nine Lomography Cameras?

Over 1,000 people entered our two competitions during Film Week last week, proving it's not the end of the line for companies such as Kodak and Fujifilm. But who's walking away with one of nine Lomography cameras to keep film developers in business? These talented sods, that's who: Read More >>

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Kodak Just Wants Everyone to Move On From Kodachrome Already

Fox is making a film about it. Someone paid over £10,000 to get 1,580 rolls of train photos developed before the last of the chemicals were lost forever. Heck, Paul Simon once sang about it. It's fair to say that the photography world is besotted with Kodak's Kodachrome film, but in an interview with Giz UK this film week, Kodak told us they've got better things up their sleeve. Read More >>

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What Would Photographers Pick as Their Desert Island Camera and Film?

Thanks to Desert Island Discs, we have a pretty decent idea of what music the nation would be listening to if it were marooned on a desert island. But what would you choose as your camera and film of choice? I asked several note-worthy film photographers for their tropical paradise picks... Read More >>

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Who Wants to be Next in the Disposable Memory Project?

A couple of weeks ago, a disposable Kodak camera thunked onto my desk. I'd instantly joined the Disposable Memory Project, which aims to track 390 disposable cameras on their journeys around the world. The idea is that you take one photo, then pass it on or leave it in a public place for someone else to stumble across. Read More >>

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So Why Are So Many People Discovering Film -- Or Rediscovering It?

With some stores reporting up to a 15 per cent increase on film processing in the last year, there's no doubting there's a growing market for film photography. I caught up with Lomography's art director and co-founder Sally Bibawy to find out why they think people are flocking back to film (or giving it a go for the very first time.) Read More >>

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The Gizmodo UK Shindig, Caught on Film

To prove to you how beautiful film photography can be this Film Week, the guys from Lomography shot a bunch of rolls at the Giz UK party on Wednesday night; the results of which are up in our gallery here. And if you like the crazy colour-shifts and vignetted effects, you can try and win one of nine cameras right here on Giz. Read More >>

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The Case Against Film Photography, If You Needed More Proof

It may be Film Week here on Gizmodo UK, but here's Haje's argument against it... Most photographers have made the leap to digital, but there are a few pockets of resistance that stubbornly clutch on to their cellulose-backed ways. Archaeology is a great example. On dig sites all over the country, people are still scratching their heads about threading film and swearing like a docker about why it has to take a week before you get to see whether any of your photos came out. Read More >>

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Tate Modern's Turbine Hall Pays Tribute to Photography Film

The ever-changing Turbine Hall at London's Tate Modern has been taken over by photographer Tacita Dean, who's used it as a platform to pay last respects to "this beautiful medium, which we invented 125 years ago." Read More >>

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How to Shoot Photos at Night

When doing night photography, it is essential to know some tips and techniques that will help you attain beautiful pictures. Here are some tips that you can follow when doing night photography: Read More >>

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What Is Wet Plate Photography?

As a true film aficionado it's interesting to dig deeper into the history of photography, and give wet-plate photography a shot. If you manage to avoid poisoning yourself or blowing up half your city, it can give awesome results! Read More >>

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Lomography's Manchester Store Opens 16th December

Just in case you hadn't got the message yet, film photography is far from dead -- in fact, Lomography is about to open its first UK store outside of London, in Manchester. Located at 20 Oldham Street in the northern quarter, they're throwing an opening party for fans of the brand on the 16th of December from 6pm. Read More >>

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The Impossible Project: No Plans to Revive the Dead Kodachrome

The idea of pressing a button and seeing a photo pop out and develop in front of your eyes may be an old idea, but it's recently been introduced to a new crowd thanks to The Impossible Project, which began three years ago after Polaroid announced it was ceasing instant film production. I caught up with their founder Dr. Florian Kaps this film week to discuss future products, and to find out why their film isn't as expensive as everyone thinks it is. Read More >>

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Top Tips For Buying Second-Hand Film Cameras

There are more things to check in a camera besides the aesthetics. Buying a used product comes with many risks: malfunctions, scratches or hidden flaws that the seller might not say about the camera. Many of these can be prevented, especially if you’re buying online. Here are a few guidelines to follow and see if you’re buying a working camera or not: Read More >>

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Kodak Is a Walking Corpse of a Company and That Makes Us Sad

Oh, Kodak, once the acme of all things camera, now a stark lesson in Darwinism in technology. You adapt and evolve, or you die. It was revealed today that Kodak is shedding more than £45 million a month. Let's hold hands. Read More >>

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How to Make a Pinhole Camera From an Egg

Since I started pinhole-ing the world, I've had the strongest desire to make a special camera, with the purpose of shooting just one photograph. The purpose was to sacrifice the camera in the process of photo creation – I wanted the camera to become the photograph. To help you understand, the process from the camera to the photograph is the same that ties the baby bird to the egg: the bird grows protected from the shell and when it's ready, it breaks the egg and comes out. Read More >>

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30 Ways to Hack Your Next Roll of Film

The glory of good ol’ fashioned film photography is that you never know exactly what results you’re going to get. There’s no handy LCD screen on which to review your shots, so you’re completely at the mercy of your film -- though half the fun is that any mistakes can be passed off as intentionally-arty effects. Here are some top tips to get you started... Read More >>

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