First Roll Challenge: Nuances of the tones
Mastin Labs #FirstRollChallenge Words and photos by Giuseppe Pagnoni Having shot film last time twenty years ago (on a beloved Minox 35 GL, "lost" in a trip to Cuba), I was nostalgically enthused by Kirk's suggestion to load up a 400 ISO neg and shoot away... Read More »
Our Favorite Social Media Tools for Photographers
Photo by Mel Defazio with Filmborn
Being a successful photographer requires more than just taking great photos. Even some of the most talented photographers never get their big break because their work is simply not seen. One of the best business decisions a photographer can make is to maximize their... Read More »
First Roll Challenge: Make every frame count
Mastin Labs #FirstRollChallenge Words and photos by Mauricio Rojas of Morris & Sue Man, where do I start. Shooting film for the first time in god knows how many years was awesome! Granted, it was not my first roll of film ever, but these frames truly represent... Read More »
Why you matter as a photographer
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Images by Ryan Flynn,
I’m half tempted to just let the words, “you matter” be the only words in this entire post. Simplicity is everything, right? Straight and to the point. Just, “you matter”, and that’s it. Because honestly, that’s the truth of it. That’s the truth I wish... Read More »
Habits Are Greater Than Goals: The #myphotohabit Contest
Photo by Nikki Barron using Delta 3200 on Filmborn
I love New Year Resolutions. I'm a sucker for a good goal, and I love the neat box a New Year Resolution comes packaged in. I would classify myself as a high performer which, for me, means I ring in every year by making a lot of resolutions. One of my resolutions last... Read More »
7 reasons why you should stop using watermarks NOW
Recently, we held a roundtable on the topic of social media. One thing that came up was the use of watermarks (putting your logo or name on your photo.) My verdict, from over 20 years in the photography industry, was clear.  “NO! Do not use watermarks.” I... Read More »
First Roll Challenge: Really look at the world!
Mastin Labs #FirstRollChallenge Words and photos by Corinne Wilson I have a few reasons I picked up a film camera to do this First Roll Challenge.  Most of it revolved around the question of "why not?"  A majority of the photographers that have been an... Read More »
First Roll Challenge: There is no instant gratification
Mastin Labs #FirstRollChallenge Words and photos by Mauricio Rojas of Morris & Sue A couple of months ago I stumbled upon this great-looking vintage camera at an estate sale in Dallas and decided to purchase it for like $35. Mainly I got it because of the... Read More »
Stay humble, hustle hard: An interview with hybrid photographer Christina Blanarovich
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Black and white image shot on Portra 160 film and converted to black and white using Mastin Labs Pan F.
Mastin Labs/Kathryn Stevens: Tell us the story of how you came to be a photographer… Christina Blanarovich: After my first son was born my husband bought me a “nice” camera so I could take photos of him. It was a Canon rebel T1i or something like that. Being... Read More »
First Roll Challenge: The struggle is real
Mastin Labs #FirstRollChallenge Words and photos by Barclay Lallatin I chose to shoot with film because I used to about 10 years ago and I absolutely loved it (though my pictures were awful).  Lately I have been struggling with really bad anxiety and I read an... Read More »