Saturday, January 31, 2015

Portraits and Snapshots on CineStill 800T & 50D by Marina Koslow

CineStill 50D (left) window light, CineStill 800T (right) mixed tungsten and window light

"As a photographer who loves shooting film I am saddened to see many film stocks disappear. Its like being squeezed into a box with less and less room each year - while the film look is loved by so many wedding publications and clients alike the room to experiment and learn as an artist gets diminished with the absence of tools. When Cinestill came into the picture I was more than excited.

"The thing I love most about Cinestill is first of all the element of surprise, the feeling of novelty and experiment. It makes personal work an adventure. The colors I get from it are not like the other films I am used to shooting. Being a huge fan of Tarantino and his work I get really stoked on getting to be a small part of the cine-world, even with just stills. The 50D is probably my favorite - its flexible enough to allow for some exposure latitude and the speed is perfect for some outdoor/natural light situations that I usually shoot in.

 "My tools of choice are: Nikon F100, Sigma 35 mm & 85 mm.

"I feel that the small investment into a few rolls of new-to-me film are so worth the personal growth and excitement to take out the camera even on ordinary days." -Marina Koslow

Marina Koslow is a professional photographer from Bend, Oregon specializing in fine art wedding and family lifestyle photography. Check out more of Marina's work at:

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Amateur Photographer Interview - "Film Makers on a Roll"

 "People are now discovering that all important things in reality have an analogue beginning and end..."
-Brian Wright, co-creator of CineStill Film, on the relevance of analog media in the world today

Near the end of last year, we had the opportunity to take five minutes to discuss what CineStill is currently doing and the future of analog photography across the world. The result was a great article that you can find in the latest issue of Amateur Photographer. Hope you enjoy the read!

"Brandon and Brian Wright of CineStill Film have high hopes for a new film that gets great effects under continuous artificial light, as Tom Smallwood discovers"
(View full article as PDF here)
Digital is now the default technology for most amateur photographers and pros, so it’s easy to forget that there are people out there still making innovative photographic film. Brandon and Brian Wright are great examples. The Hollywood- based twins have developed CineStill 800T – a stock that claims to be the only high-speed (ISO 800) colour film currently made that is compatible with incandescent/ tungsten light.
‘This opens up a whole new world of possibilities for photographers,’ says Brandon. ‘You can shoot with the film cameras you love in limited available light, or in the studio with continuous hot lights, similar to those used on the set of a movie.’ 
Brandon and his brother started delving into photography about 15 years ago, after they found their dad’s Olympus OM-1. ‘We asked him a few questions, and kind of figured it out ourselves from there,’ adds Brandon. ‘We started shooting photos of each other skateboarding, trying to reverse-engineer the creative photography skateboarding magazines, by hacking together our own lighting. 
‘We have collaborated together our whole lives, and that transitioned into photography as well. Our main interest is photographing people. We have also shot many weddings on film, mostly stills but some Super 8 and 16mm video. That’s what got us interested in using cinema films to do colour film photography in low light.’

See the full article! Click here

Currently, CineStill is working on many new things, including our tireless effort to bring CineStill in 120 to the masses. This will take some time still but it is very possible, we are making progress and believe that CineStill medium format film will be a reality!

Meanwhile, we continue to support and expand our current CineStill line of products. The recent release of our CineStill 50Daylight emulsion was received with overwhelming excitement and sold out almost instantly. We have more 50D in production and you should be seeing more on the shelves of your local CineStill dealer very soon!

If your local shop does not carry CineStill yet, feel free to request that they do. They can contact us directly through our web site. We are comitted to continue making cinema films for still photography more accessible and affordable for you!

Thank you for all your support and eagerness to see new cinema films for still photography!