Film Photography Blog
News, reviews, and thoughts - all about camera film and the joys of creating images with chemicals and light!
Posted on July 11 2019
Posted on July 01 2019
We have a special treat today! To celebrate the launch of Kosmo Foto Mono 120 we sat down with the man, the architect, the Kosmonaut behind the brand - Mr Stephen Dowling - to talk analogue photography, the fun of packing boxes, and the Soviet inspiration behind it all.
Read on here!
Posted on June 23 2019
Posted on June 19 2019
You may have noticed a buzz in some corners of the Internet about an impending ‘Solarcan Day’ accompanied with pretty pictures of the clouds, the Sun and unusual looking photographs. So we asked Sam, the man behind the can, to explain what it's all about.
NOTE: if you buy your Solarcan from us before 3pm Thursday 20th (tomorrow!) then we will upgrade your shipping for FREE to ensure that it arrives on Solarcan Day itself!
Posted on June 09 2019
Posted on June 08 2019
Posted on May 17 2019
Posted on May 16 2019
Carrying on the birthday festivities, today we have three pieces of news all landing at once: there's something for everyone!
Catlabs X80 medium format B&W, Fukkatsu 110 film in B&W and colour AND a whole range of bulk films from Ilford, Kodak and Washi.
Posted on May 10 2019
On the 18th May we will celebrate our first year of trading!
So we have pulled together a full week of festivities. We will have the launch of NEW films and NEW brands; we will have FREEBIES and DISCOUNTS; and we will have a mammoth GIVEAWAY...where one lucky analogue photographer will win a year's supply of film! Click here to find out how to enter
Posted on April 15 2019
Posted on April 06 2019
Posted on March 22 2019
Today is a massive moment: we announce the WINNERS of the Low Light Magic Competition in partnership with Kodak Alaris and with extra prizes donated by our friends at Digitalab! We want to thank everyone who submitted: over 500 images landed in our inbox over the month of the competition and they were exceptional.
Excitingly, Andy Church from Kodak Alaris was so impressed by the quality of the entries that he is offering TEN prizes in total! Adding eight 'Notable Mentions' to the original two Grand Prizes. Check out all the winning photos right here!
Posted on March 19 2019
Posted on March 12 2019
Posted on March 07 2019
Thank you to everyone who follows us on Instagram: there are now an incredible 10,000 of you and we wanted to do something a bit special to celebrate.
So we have set up a SAVE 30% discount code for the first ten people who redeem it at checkout!!
We expect the ten uses to go fast (NB: only one use per customer account) so don't wait to try and use!
Posted on February 28 2019
Posted on February 19 2019
Posted on February 07 2019
Posted on February 02 2019
Posted on January 27 2019
Analogue Wonderland are exceptionally proud to work with a lab that has a decades-long legacy in photography, and who have been recognised at such a high level for their commitment, craft and customer service.
And you can try their award-winning service with an exclusive discount! Simply enter "AW10" at the checkout page on their simple online system to get 10% off film processing, scanning and printing. Don't wait: try now!
Posted on January 16 2019
Today's blog post comes from the virtual pen of a fantastic documentary photographer who - after spending a couple of years focused solely on making a career from digital images - picks up his old film cameras and rediscovers the joy of an analogue shutter.
A thoughtful and reflective piece on an individual photographer's journey.
Posted on January 11 2019
Posted on January 05 2019
Posted on December 17 2018
Thank you so much for 2018! We have loved every minute of the Analogue Wonderland journey so far, and are very excited to take our support for the community to the next level in 2019.
To ensure we re-open full of energy we are taking time over Christmas to recoup, rejuvenate, and take lots of film photographs!
This means that all current orders are guaranteed for Christmas delivery, BUT new orders won't be fulfilled until we return on the 3rd Jan. We will continue to reply to customer service queries until Christmas Eve, after which we will shut the office - also to the 3rd Jan.
We hope you have a wonderful festive season full of family, friends and film. See you in the new year and - as always - Happy Shooting!
Posted on December 10 2018
Posted on December 06 2018
Posted on December 02 2018
Posted on November 28 2018
Posted on November 22 2018
A couple of weeks ago we asked the community what they'd like us to do for Black Friday 2018 and the answers fell into two broad camps:
- Mystery box! With rare/expired/random films as a bit of fun to try new things
- Bulk deals for people who frequently buy the same stocks to get consistent results and would appreciate some help in making that more affordable in the build-up to Christmas
Rather than choose between these two great ideas, we've decided to do both! Learn more by reading the full blog.
Posted on November 15 2018
Posted on November 05 2018
Posted on October 31 2018
Posted on October 30 2018
The final regular interview covering Dubble's current (!) range, we talk to Adam about Bubblegum. This film was introduced to the world in March 2018, at the same time as Monsoon and 6 months into the Dubble journey. A very different look and feel to all of the emulsions that went before, let's understand what inspired these sweet tints and colours.
Posted on October 29 2018
Posted on October 28 2018
Posted on October 27 2018
Posted on October 27 2018
We have been working hard to pull together a comprehensive guide to help your family, friends and St Nick navigate the world of ISO, formats and accessories and ensure the minimum of tears on Christmas morning.
We will update this guide frequently as the Christmas season continues and we add to our festive range so please check back in regularly to see what we've been up to!
Posted on October 16 2018
Posted on September 28 2018
Posted on September 25 2018
Firstly another HUGE THANK YOU from Analogue Wonderland and Kodak Alaris to all of you who took part in this summer's competition. There were over 450 entrants across the 'Beginner' and 'Proficient' categories and the quality of the photography has been exceptionally high.
We have thoroughly enjoyed looking through each and everyone one of your photos (and sharing as many as possible on Instagram!) and we have now come to a decision on the winners. We have also produced a short video where Andrew from Kodak and Paul from Analogue Wonderland discuss the entries, what they liked most about their favourites, and what made the overall winners stand out. As well as some exciting news about Ektachrome!
Posted on September 20 2018
Finding the right film and developing process combination for you is like finding the ideal girl/boyfriend, it may take a lot of tries and you will have some frustration and tears, but you will succeed if you understand what went wrong last time, and learn from it.
Howard of Devizes Darkroom takes us through the background and equipment needed to develop your own films at home.
Posted on September 14 2018
Posted on September 09 2018
Posted on September 02 2018
For our next article in the series with Howard from Devizes Darkroom we ask him to explain how to use analogue light meters - and why you would need one if your camera has an inbuilt sensor. With the resurgence of interest in film photography, people are now discovering that taking manual control of the camera exposure settings is an enjoyable part of the process. Even if you have bought a super-expensive point and shoot with fully automatic exposure, you still might pick up something useful, so read on!
Posted on August 22 2018
Posted on August 01 2018
Posted on July 24 2018
Posted on July 23 2018
Posted on July 19 2018
Posted on July 13 2018
From today you can buy film from Analogue Wonderland for delivery in the USA or Canada!
So whether you are looking to pick up some European rarities like KONO!, Yodica or Dubble - or the London classic Kosmo Foto Mono - it can now all be done from the comfort of your North American sofas (sorry: couches)
Deliveries will be sent Signed and Tracked for peace of mind, for just £10 (which at the time of writing is $13.31 USD and $17.42 CAD). Typically this should arrive with you within 7-10 working days from receiving your dispatch email - and you will have the tracking number sent to you so you can see it's progress from Analogue Wonderland HQ straight to your home.