[tweetmeme]OK, so this thing has been in the works for many months now. I’m pleased to announce the launch of a new blog aimed at film photographersFEELINGNEGATIVE.COM

As many of you know, I’ve been heavy into film photography for the last few years. I post a few film-related things here on Epic Edits from time to time, but I never felt really comfortable pushing a ton of it because we have a mixed audience.

This new blog will give me a chance to write about film photography uninhibited. And the best part of this new blog… I’m not doing it alone. My good friend Tomas Webb will be joining me as an equal partner/mastermind. We’ve been brewing ideas and organizing this thing for several months and I’m confident that we’ll be able to provide outstanding content in this particular niche of photography.

WHAT DO WE HAVE IN STORE?

I assure you, we have a bunch of great topics and themes that we’ll be talking about over there. The site is organized into five main sections: Camera Bag, Darkroom, Digital Darkside, Community, and Other Stuff. Each main category has several sub-categories yet to be announced, and they’ll roll out as we publish more articles. At launch, we have one article per main category to get you started.

In the first few weeks, we’ll also be talking about the various ways you can get involved with the new website. One of our main goals is to create a thriving community of film enthusiasts, and we’ll have plenty of ways for you to get in there and take part. Right now, you can join the Feeling Negative Flickr Group and contribute photos that will be exhibited on the site.

You might also notice that the site design is somewhat mild… we’ll work on that eventually. Our thought was to get the content rolling and focus on the frilly stuff later.

WHO IS THIS SITE FOR?

This one is pretty simple: anybody that is already or wants to be involved with film photography. That includes everyone from beginners with a small interest, way out to the seasoned pros with tons of experience.

For the beginners, we’ll be covering the basics of shooting, developing, printing, scanning, etc. For the ol’ timers, we’ll be digging into alternative techniques, various pieces of equipment and film stocks, DIY stuff, and new ways of working with an old process. I’m hoping we can keep a wide variety of photographers engaged in the discussion.

LAST THOUGHTS…

I don’t want to run on for too long about this thing, so get over there and check it out. I would encourage anybody interested in film photography to give it a chance and watch how it “develops” over the next few weeks and months. We have a lot of stuff to talk about over there and it’s going to take some time to get everything up and running.

Again, if you have any inclination toward film photography whatsoever, please check out the site and/or subscribe to the RSS feed:

FEELINGNEGATIVE.COM WEBSITE

FEELINGNEGATIVE.COM RSS FEED

What do you guys think? Is this a good idea worth the effort, or are we just wasting our time in a diminishing medium?

Also feel free to leave any comments, questions, concerns, etc, right here on this post. And have no fear, Epic Edits will continue on as it always has.

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Finally! A home on teh internet for film!

February 22, 2010 11:50 pm

Yay! I’m excited and will definitely get the word out to the film people that I know.

February 23, 2010 5:04 am

Thanks for putting this site together Brian: Now this gives a reason to work up and even take some new film photos. Its now time to dust off those museum pieces and make them work again.

Niels Henriksen

February 23, 2010 7:22 am


This is a great idea, especially with your more modern take.

My personal interest is in making the most of the negs I already have, mainly using the scanner and inkjet printer I am trying to use. I have loads of older images I love, but am finding it hard work to get the most out of them. I am finding that digital images so much easier to manipulate and print well than scans.

If I get the scan to inkjet workflow going well then, you may breathe life back in to my M7 and 4×5!

February 24, 2010 3:33 pm


I must say I do miss my old Canon EOS SLR and the use of real film. Digital is so convenient but it will never be quite the same for us old hands.

April 11, 2011 12:00 am

@ Dave C

“My personal interest is in making the most of the negs I already have, mainly using the scanner and inkjet printer I am trying to use.”

I’m in the same boat here… I’m just a “little guy” trying to do the best I can and learn with my scanner and inkjet. I’m hoping to get my old negative images coming out looking good.

April 11, 2011 9:36 am

@ Roy:
Exactly! I love the digital technology we’re having right now, but nonetheless, the traditional always stays in our hearts. It’s even more special, at times. Less effort as technology brings it in. But a feeling of pure and simple happiness is what technology can’t bring all along.

daniel

April 19, 2011 1:02 am

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