Updated June 15, 2020
Offered here are links to various resources that might be of interest to ESF readers. Links are provided for information only; no endorsements are intended for any businesses or services listed. This page will be updated monthly.
Possibly the best writing of any blog I have encountered
Great source of film news and information
Shoot It with Film
Nice design and helpful tutorials
Eclectic mix of images and information.
Down the Road
Jim Grey’s blog is full of great stories. It’s like visiting a friend.
Good site for film and gear reviews
Earlier posts are film, more recent digital-focused
Composition – New
20 Composition Techniques That Will Improve Your Photos, Barry Carroll (PetaPixel)
35 Photography Composition Rules, (Photlemur)
Emulsions – New
An Ultimate Guide to Every B&W ISO 400 35mm Film on the Market, (PetaPixel)
Find Your Film: Stock and Exposure Comparisons (Color) (Richard Photo Lab)
Tresidder J (ed). Print Your Own Pictures, Kodak Library of Creative Photography, 1985 – New
I took a darkroom course, and learned basic printing techniques. Every time since that course, I have taken this book into the darkroom with me. I am now in the early stages of planning for a home darkroom. Wonderful book!
Bavister S. Lighting for Sill Life, 2001 – New
The book is the BEST guide to lighting for still life photography I have encountered. It provides, detailed, step-by-step examples for multiple scenarios. If you want to do studio still lifes, buy this book!
Marquardt C, Andra M. The Film Photography Handbook, 2nd Edition, 2019 – New
It’s nice to have a recent book written specifically for film. This book covers camera types, film emulsions, exposure basics, development and scanning. A great resource for someone new to film.
London B, Upton J. Photography, Sixth Edition, 1998.
Love this book. It is a great blend of theory and practical advice. It covers everything from the finer points of film emulsions to developing film and making prints. I have read it cover to cover and will do so again.