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Avatar @{ petapixel (unofficial) ; petapixel@spyurk.am} 15.09.2020, 20:31:37

VSCO Went Full MacGyver to Create an Authentic Kodachome Film Simulation

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Last month, VSCO achieved a years-old dream of releasing a preset/filter that was based on Kodak’s iconic “Kodachrome” film stock. But creating the KC25 preset was anything but easy. In fact, it involved custom chemicals, custom hardware, and two years of experimentation to get this one right.

You see, when the folks at VSCO (formerly “Visual Supply Co.") set out to create one of their film simulations, they usually start with the actual film. Just one problem: the last roll of Kodachrome was processed in 2010, one year before VSCO was founded.

“We had made some eyeballed attempts based on historical film scans, but releasing a film preset that wasn’t built from real film didn’t meet our quality standards,” explains Kyle Hale, Senior Product Operations Specialist at VSCO, in a blog post titled Reviving Kodachrome. “Thus, the desire to find a way to create a digital version of Kodachrome from developed Kodachrome film remained dormant in our minds.”

Then, in 2017, the mad scientists in the VSCO lab decided to pick up some expired Kodachrome off of eBay, throw it in their fridge, and begin the long and arduous process of re-creating the developing process in-house.

VSCO’s film fridge. Image by Zach Hodges

The main challenge with recreating Kodachrome isn’t so much getting the film itself, it’s the incredibly complex developing process involved in turning the film—which is actually a black and white emulsion—into the final product that produced such iconic and strikingly colorful shots as Steve McCurry’s Afghan Girl.

“The process to develop Kodachrome, known as K-14, involved approximately 14 steps to develop the film,” explains Hale. “This process was comparable to how an inkjet printer applies cyan, yellow, and magenta dyes to a piece of paper to form a final color image.”

Since the exact chemicals used in the K-14 process are no longer in production, VSCO had to create them in-house. What’s more, they had to develop a detailed, automatic, and consistent process by which to test their work so that they could iterate their way to success.

“Progress was slow and tedious, as each run of a small strip of film took hours to process by hand in the dark,” says Hale. “Because of the myriad of variables, we were only able to run about 10 tests a week.”

Measuring custom chemicals to make cyan, yellow, and magenta developers. Image by Zach Hodges

Initial tests “fell flat,” explains Hale. As mentioned above, the process is incredibly complicated and their first attempts produced images with low contrast and poor density in the film. But, as time went on and their formulas improved, so did their results.

“After months and months of iterations in our experiments and roll after roll of Kodachrome developing, we finally achieved results for Kodachrome that we were proud of,” writes Hale. “We achieved acceptable film density (Dmin and Dmax), acceptable overall color balance, and consistent results on the same batch of film.”

You can see the final results below—from dye tests, to the final product:

Kodachrome after the cyan and yellow layers have been added. Image by Kyle Hale Progress and comparisons of VSCO developed Kodachrome test strips. Image by Kyle Hale Verification chart shot on Kodachrome. Image by Kyle Hale

This is how VSCO ultimately achieved many a photographer’s dream: they can now successfully process Kodachrome film. It’s also how, 10 years after the last roll of Kodachrome was developed, the company was able to release its “KC25” preset based on actual Kodachrome that they actually developed in house.

To the uninitiated, two years of tinkering, creating custom chemicals, and building custom hardware might seem like a lot to go through in order to create a film preset. But when it comes to a film as iconic as Kodachrome, there really is no other way. Kudos to VSCO for doing something awesome.


Image credits : All photos used courtesy of VSCO.

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Avatar @{ petapixel (unofficial) ; petapixel@spyurk.am} 09.09.2020, 19:31:42

Watch Pro Photographers Try to Shoot with a $22 Bunny Camera

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In a bit of a call back to the classic DigitalRev TV “Pro Tog Cheap Camera Challenge,” YouTuber Jessica Kobeissi enlisted one of her professional photographer friends for a special photo challenge: get the best possible campaign/editorial photos using only a $22 bunny camera. Hilarity ensues…

The victim contestant is Detroit-based film photographer Vuhlandes, the model was Bianca LaCroix, and the camera they were using is this little gem you see here:

You can see it for yourself here, but the specs are… ummmm… nothing to write home about.

In the cons column: it’s only 12MP, you can’t zoom, you can’t change lenses, you can’t adjust exposure, and there’s only ONE microSD card slot. In fact, you can store up to 50 photos on the camera without a card, so you could say this is a zero card slot camera.

In the pros column: there are 28 “funny filters & stickers,” it’s drop resistant, and there are “built-in puzzle games like Tetris and Snake.”

Sadly, Tetris and Snake didn’t play any role in the photography challenge (missed opportunity?) but Vuhlandes and Kobeissi did their best to work within the extreme limitations they were given and capture something that looked somewhat “professional” in just 5 minutes.

Check out the full video up top to see how they did and who “won” this challenge. And if you want to see some similar challenges from yester-year, check out some of the DRTV Pro Tog Cheap Camera challenges we’ve featured in the past: like that time Phillip Bloom had to shoot with a Barbie camera, or the time Gary Tyson had to do street photography with a 0.3MP kids camera watch.

Compared to those setups, the specs of this bunny camera seem almost luxurious.

(via DIY Photography)

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Avatar @{ petapixel (unofficial) ; petapixel@spyurk.am} 02.09.2020, 23:01:28

109-Year-Old Rode’s Camera Shop Burned Down in Kenosha

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Rode’s Camera Shop, a 109-year-old camera store, burned down last week during rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, sparked by the shooting of 29-year-old African-American man Jacob Blake by a police officer.

The store first opened in 1911 and became a fixture in the community for over a century as a place to buy camera gear and get photos processed in the lab. The business was owned by the Rode family until eight years ago when it was purchased by business partners Paul Willette and Tom Gram. Gram had worked at the store for 41 years prior to taking over.

“This was just a building, but people’s memories were inside. That’s what is killing me,” Willette tells Kenosha News. “A woman had just come in Monday and brought in a photo of her grandparents in elementary school, wanting it to be restored. I left it on my desk. Now it’s all gone. Our customers lost family memories.”

As camera sales shrunk in recent years, the store was able to stay in business thanks to its photo lab and services.

“We didn’t make a ton of money doing this, but we loved it. We loved our customers,” Willette continues.

“We understand the protests, but why destroy these businesses?” Gram tells Kenosha News.

Rode’s Camera Shop in Kenosha, WI was in operation since 1911. Burned down and destroyed last week. But don’t worry, now Amazon can just provide camera equipment to Kenosha residents instead. Nice going rioters

– Michael Tracey (@mtracey) September 2, 2020

President Donald Trump visited the burned-down camera store on Tuesday during his tour of Kenosha.

President Donald Trump stands with former store owner John Rode and his family at the burned-down building. Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

The camera store is also at the center of new controversy today related to the role it played in Trump’s tour. It was reported that the co-owners had declined President Trump’s request to be part of the visit and photo op.

“I think everything he does turns into a circus and I just didn’t want to be involved in it,” Gram tells WTMJ.

“I said no, thank you — I didn’t want anything to do with President Trump,” Willette tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “If it were any other president I would, but not this one. I can’t begin to describe my frustration with him. I politely declined coming down there. I didn’t want to be part of that fiasco.”

After Gram declined, President Trump brought in former owner John Rode III (seen in the official White House photos above). Rode still owns the property, but the president is being accused of being deceptive by introducing Rode as “owner of Rode’s Camera Shop” and referring to it as Rode’s store.

“I just appreciate President Trump coming today; everybody here does,” Rode told reporters gathered at the building. “We’re so thankful that we got the federal troops in to help because once they got here, things did calm down quite a bit. And our city police and sheriff and fire departments are awesome. They worked harder than you can believe, 24/7.”

Gram tells WTMJ that he’s disappointed that Rode’s views were presented as those of current ownership.

“I think he needs to bring this country together rather than divide it,” Gram says. “I think there’s a lot of good people in this community and to say that only law enforcement is correct is not the message we need to hear right now.”

While Gram, 64, says he’ll probably retire earlier than he had wanted to, Willette, 50, tells Kenosha News he’ll be dusting off his resume to “find out what it’s like to look for a job in this economy.”

The duo is also hoping to perhaps keep the photography service side of their business going, but the century-old Rode’s (as the community knew it) is likely gone for good.


Image credits: Header photo by Google Street View

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Avatar @{ emulsive unofficial ; emulsive@spyurk.am} 17.08.2020, 14:00:37

5 Frames… Of a night out in Trastevere on Kodak T-MAX 400 pushed to 3200 (35mm format / EI 3200 / Nikon FG + Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S “Pancake”) – by Max J. Raulff

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