New Year Inspiration

By Paul McKay

Welcome to the weeks after Christmas when the weather is poor, the light is low, and photographic inspiration can often seem a little out of reach... but do not fear! 😅 There are many ways to recharge your creative batteries and learn from others in the community to spark your imagination.

Today I'm going to run through three different ideas - hopefully at least one of them resonates for you!

1 - Magazines 📚

There are some fantastic publications that continue to specialise in film photography. One of my personal favourites is SilverGrain Classics: a spin-off from the famous German-language PhotoKlassik and now into it's fourth year of existence.

We still have copies from the last two issues - packed full of gorgeous imagery, interviews with famous names, and gear reviews. A wonderful evening read!

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2 - Wall of Inspiration 💬

We have a page on our site that pulls together the >6,000 independent reviews that our community has submitted - with example photos shot on the film, descriptions of their experience, and Instagram/Flickr handles to see more of the reviewer's work 🎞

And honestly if you can scroll for 5 minutes and NOT find a photograph that makes your jaw drop then I'll be surprised!!

A wonderful way to see what your fellow film togs have been up to, and I guarantee it'll provoke some thoughts on what to shoot next.

3 - New films 🎞

And if all else fails, you can check out the latest arrivals to our store! 🤩

We keep a page that refreshes with all items that have arrived in the past few months (What's New In Film) and that includes the following emulsions:

Happy Shooting!

- Paul and the AW team

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