Getting Started In Studio Photography — Interview with Daniel Francisco Robles

Shooting film in a studio setting can be intimidating to many, especially if you are just starting out. Over the week, we got to catch up with Daniel Robles, founder of Inkeeper Studios, to break down some of the FAQs about getting started in studio photography...on film! Read on below for some great insights by Daniel and more about the community-centred studio space he is currently building at the end of this post! 1. Firstly, tell us a little about who you are and how did you get started with film photography? I’m a queer filipinx portrait photographer who focuses on doco...

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First Roll With: Canon Epoca 135 by Kevin Dao

Camera: Canon Epoca 135 Film: Expired Fuji 200 Dev+Scan: Rewind Photo Lab   Hello readers. I am Kevin, a photography enthusiast and occasional writer currently employed in the banking sector. I previously wrote a “First Roll With” about the Nikon F3. In this blog I’ll be covering the Epoca 135.  When you ask people- “Hey what’s a good point and shoot film camera?”- most will sensibly direct you towards the various Olympus, Contax, Yashica, Minolta and Nikons offerings. Almost no one will say- “Canon Epoca 135 with or without the dedicated close up attachment”- except for, well, maybe me. And...

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First Roll With: Leica Mini Zoom by Anith Mukherjee

Gear: Leica Mini Zoom Film: Ilford HP5 Plus Dev + Scan:  Rewind Photo Lab My name is Anith Mukherjee and I'm a filmmaker at AFTRS! After coming from a background of writing I decided to try and work with images to tell stories in a different way. Making films appealed to me because it seemed like the coalescence of my three favourite art forms, photography, music and writing, in one medium. Going to a film school I felt obliged to pick up 35mm film photography for the first time. So I bought a second hand Leica Mini Zoom and just took it...

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First Roll With: Pentax K1000 by Julienne Pancho

Gear: Pentax K1000 with a SMC Pentax-A 50mm F2 lens Film: Kodak 200  Dev + Scan:  Racquet Film Processing Studio Location:  Inner Brisbane Howdy howdy! My name is Julienne and I am a final-year film student studying in Brisbane. I started shooting film when I was 13 – which must have been 2012, after my dad gifted me a Lomo La Sardina. Throughout high school, I shot film using my Lomography cameras so it wasn’t until late 2018 that I finally picked up a proper SLR, my beloved Pentax K1000. I think it’s safe to say that I’ve fully fallen in love with her since...

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First Roll With: Canon A-1 by Marco Serventi

Gear: Canon A-1 Program with Canon 50mm f1.4 lens Film:  Kodak Ultramax 400 Dev + Scan: Rewind Photo Lab Location:  Maroubra, Sydney Hi! My name is Marco, and I'm a freelance photographer based in Sydney. I have been taking photos for a long time but I've took the leap into film photography a few months ago (spoiler alert: I love it). When I was looking to buy my first film camera, I knew I had some specific requirements: it had to be a 35mm (so that it's compact enough to take it on my travels). I also wanted a camera with a light meter;...

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First Roll With: Pentax ME Super by Jeremy Robinson

Gear: Pentax ME Super With the SMC Pentax-M 50mm 1.7 lens Film: Expired Agfa vista 200 Dev + Scan: Bat City Film Bendigo I’m Jeremy Robinson an 18 year old freelance photo from a small town in Australia called Bendigo. I have only just started to enjoy and appreciate the true value of film. I shoot a fair bit for a few local brands for their advertising purposes, they send the garments to me and I take out my mates for a fun day of shooting. I was mainly shooting on my canon 6d mark 2 until I got intrigued at...

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