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Grainery – The Story of a New Social App for Film Photographers – By Molly Kate

A new social app has launched, but this one is specifically for film photographers. The user funded app, called Grainery, looks and functions much like Instagram but with features tailored to the analogue community. The best part? No ads.

The developer is Kyle Johnston, a native New Yorker turned Greenville, South Carolina, USA resident and cycle enthusiast.

My First Forays in Stereoscopic (3D) Photography – by Sroyon

Rebecca wrote a great introduction to stereoscopic (3D) photography which was published on 35mmc yesterday, and which some of you have probably read already. I only got into stereo photography last month, so I’m just a beginner, and as such, this is more of a personal account. I thought it would be fun to document my initial impressions of what I suspect will become a long-term interest. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, I would like to share three important realisations – all quite recent – which really drew me into stereo photography.

Exif Notes app on a smartphone together with an analog camera.

Bridging Analog Photography and Digital Metadata with Exif Notes – By Babak Farshchian

Some people enter analog photography to escape the digital. Some see added value and pleasure in analog photography but don’t quite want to leave the digital world. I belong to the latter. I shoot with 60 years old analog and 6 years old digital cameras, and I shoot classic lenses on digital cameras. I use several modern tools to bridge the gap between my analog and digital worlds. I want to talk about one of them in this post. It is an app called Exif Notes. Exif Notes allows me to bring modern metadata into my analog photography.

Analog Memo – Creating a Digital Notebook App for Android – By Barry Carr

Sometime in 2018, my friend, Rob Kent, downloaded an Android app that would help him record analogue exposure information. The app would let you enter the aperture, shutter speed, ISO and a subject so you could refer to it later. He tried to use this app during a couple of our of regular lunchtime photowalks, but it was a pain to use. The app wasn’t very user-friendly, it never “remembered” any of the settings from previous entries requiring all exposure data to be re-entered for each shot. This meant that recording a shot took way longer than necessary and, in my view, put you off using it. At the time, I was using a pen-and-paper approach to record my shots and was finding that to be equally slow and cumbersome. After trying the above app myself I thought: “I can do better than this”.

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