Film photography blogs you should follow

It’s time for my annual list of film photography blogs! One of the best things about film photography today is the community of people who enjoy everything about it: gear, films, shooting, photographs. Lots of us share our adventures on our blogs.

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I was sad to remove 23 blogs from this list this year. A few of them no longer exist, and most of the rest have gone fallow. But I added 26 new or new-to-me blogs this year, bringing the list to 104 total blogs. That’s three more than last year, and the first time in three years this list has grown.

In this list’s first several years, most of the blogs were about vintage film gear. But over the last few years more and more new blogs are about making film photographs. I like this shift toward writing about film photography and not just gear. I think this shows that film photography has become far more alive and well than any of us could have imagined even ten years ago!

If you don’t see your blog here, I hope you won’t feel put out. Maybe I just don’t know about it. Let me know which blogs I’m missing in the comments!

If you do see your blog here but think my description misses the mark, go to my About page and send me a message on the contact form. I’ll take what you send me, edit it for length, and update this post with it.

Here’s what it takes for a blog to make this list:

  • Film photography and/or film gear has to be one of the blog’s subjects, or the blog features primarily film photographs to illustrate the blog’s subject(s).
  • The author has posted recently, and posts regularly.
  • It has an RSS feed so people can follow you with a feed reader.
  • New for 2022: It accepts comments, which helps build this community. (A few blogs fell off the list this year because of this.)

And now, the list! You’ll see πŸ’₯ next to blogs that are new on this year’s list, or have returned after being inactive.

  • 127 Film Photography β€” A blog dedicated to 127 film and cameras, and the major proponent of 127 Day, held annually on July 12th.
  • 35 millimetre β€” Film photographs by Charlotte Davis in the UK.
  • 35mm Chronicle β€” Rob Lowe does some lovely work in black and white.
  • 35mm Shootist β€” Black and whites from Martin Smith’s Leica.
  • 35mmc β€” Hamish Gill and his crew write about cameras and films and photographic skills
  • 6×6 Portraits β€” Kenneth Wajda shares his excellent work and writes essays about photography.
  • πŸ’₯ A Commuter’s Travelogue β€” Leah brings us along on her travels around Sydney, shooting film all the way.
  • πŸ’₯ A Life in Photography β€” Dave is a longtime professional photographer who reflects on his career and on photography. He shoots digital now, but frequently shares his film work.
  • πŸ’₯ Alex Burke Photography β€” Alex likes to see the world through the lens of a large-format camera. He does stunning work.
  • Alex Luyckx β€” A dedicated film photographer shares his work. His film reviews are the most useful on the Internet.
  • All My Cameras β€” Christoph in Germany and his growing collection. In German and in English.
  • Aly’s Vintage Camera Alley β€” Alyssa loves obscure old cameras, and shoots as many as she finds.
  • πŸ’₯ Analogue Archivist β€” Lisa in Dublin is an archivist by profession. She shares her gear, her photographs, and how she archives her work.
  • Analogue Wonderland β€” The blog of Analogue Wonderland, a film store in the UK.
  • Andrew Bartram β€” Film landscapes of the Cambridgeshire Fenlands in eastern England.
  • Aragon’s Eye β€” Chris shares photographs and film-camera reviews.
  • arhphotographic β€” arh shares his work and gear reviews.
  • πŸ’₯ Austin Newell β€” Austin shares his film photographs and the experience he’s built as a film photographer.
  • Barnaby Nutt β€” Barnaby documents his life with his film camera.
  • πŸ’₯ Bikes and FIlm Cameras Club β€” Shawn is an artist and film photographer and a dedicated three-speed bicycle rider who seeks ways to combine his two loves.
  • Bill Smith’s Photography β€” Bill shoots 35mm and medium format, and shares in a visual diary format.
  • Broken Camera . Club β€” Mostly reviews of mostly obscure gear.
  • Camera Go Camera β€” Peggy reviews lots and lots of gear, some of it off-the-wall stuff she bought while living in Japan.
  • Camera Legend β€” Sam collects legendary cameras and writes about using them.
  • Canny Cameras β€” Gear reviews and photographs by Alan D. This site explained why the Lomography 110 film I use sometimes leaves light spots on some images. A tip of the hat for that.
  • Casual Photophile β€” This site written by James and his crew sets the Internet standard for vintage gear reviews. Excellent writing, excellent images, great cameras. I read every post, from beginning to end.
  • Chasing Classic Cameras with Chris and Carol β€” Photos of gear from their extensive collection, mostly Yashicas.
  • Christopher May β€” Christopher shoots both film and digital, but film keeps calling him back.
  • πŸ’₯ Coronet66 β€” Film and digital photography, vintage cameras, travel, music.
  • πŸ’₯ Dusty Negatives β€” Jeremy talks about cameras, film, gear, and techniques, and tells stories that shed insight into the art of film photography.
  • Earth Sun Film β€” An exploration of gardening and photography, by Jerome Carter.
  • EMULSIVE β€” A place for film photographers of all backgrounds to share their knowledge, experience, and thoughts about everything related to film photography.
  • πŸ’₯ Exit 272 β€” David shares film gear reviews and his work.
  • Film Advance β€” Gary shares images from his eclectic collection of film cameras.
  • πŸ’₯ Film Musings β€” Sammi is a Web developer by trade, and a film photographer for fun. She shares what she’s learned about photography in general and about film photography in particular.
  • Film Photography Project β€” You gotta include the blog of the FPP gang.
  • πŸ’₯ Fine Film Days β€” A young woman who travels with her film cameras.
  • Fireside Five β€” Gretchen shares her photos from her vintage cameras as she lives her life.
  • Fogdog Blog β€” John takes his Nikons and his Pentaxes (and sometimes his Leicas) along the northern California coast.
  • fourohoh β€” Film photographs from the Hawaiian coast.
  • πŸ’₯ Fup Duck Photography β€” A fellow who shares his experience shooting film, with occasional gear reviews.
  • Going Lomo β€” Dan likes alternative film looks as he photographs the places he visits around the world.
  • GQGlasgow β€” Film photographs of a life in Glasgow.
  • πŸ’₯ Histoires de Photos β€” A professional film photographer in Lille, France, shares his work. In French, but Google Translate can solve that for you tout de suite.
  • πŸ’₯ Island in the Net β€” KhΓΌrt shoots both film and digital and shares his work.
  • Japan Camera Hunter β€” Bellamy lives in Tokyo and finds lovely old cameras for you. And writes about film photography.
  • Joe Van Cleave’s Blog β€” Experimental film photography, and typewriters, by Joe Van Cleeve.
  • John’s Old Camera Collection β€” If it can make an image, John Margetts will give it a try and share his experience here.
  • Johnny Martyr β€” Photographing portraits and live music on film.
  • Journeys in Film β€” Matt publishes lovely film photographs, and tells stories about the places they represent.
  • Katie Shoots Film β€” Katie shoots film all over the world, using a small stable of cameras.
  • πŸ’₯ Keith Cartmell Photography β€” Keith picked up his first film camera in 2016 and shares his experiences as he keeps shooting.
  • πŸ’₯ kevinthephotographer β€” Kevin is an amateur photographer from Newcastle upon Tyne who shares location guides to places I’ve photographed, hints and tips for beginners, and other stuff.
  • Kosmo Foto β€” Stephen dispels the myths about film: that it’s too hard and too expensive, and breaks film-photography news.
  • Marcus Peddle β€” Marcus shoots film all over Korea, where he lives.
  • Mere Film Photography β€” Shooting film, printing digitally, thinking and writing about the craft.
  • mike eckman dot com β€” Long form histories and reviews, from common cameras to wacky stuff you’ve never heard of.
  • πŸ’₯ Mostly Film Photography β€” Film and digital photography, technology, travel, and other things that interest Christian.
  • Mostly Monochrome β€” A photo-a-day blog with a surprising number of color photos given its title.
  • My Favourite Lens β€” Lee shoots vintage lenses on his mirrorless digital cameras as well as his film cameras.
  • πŸ’₯ My Journey Into Photography β€” Jim shares his images and thoughts on the cameras he has come to know and enjoy, and maybe one or two he didn’t get along with.
  • myvintagecamerasblog β€” Kathleen experiments with cameras and film.
  • North East Liberties β€” Michael shares scenes from the region of Northern Ireland his blog is named after. His specialty is printing.
  • Now Developing β€” Dylan is a hobbyist photographer who aims to feature good work from the film photography community.
  • Old Nikons and Other Photographic Items β€” Wes writes primarily about Nikon rangefinder cameras.
  • Outside the Shot β€” Nathaniel writes about classic gear.
  • Photo Thinking β€” Theo Panagopoulos writes a friendly and informative blog on photography, photo processes and the wonderful and varied cameras used to create pictures.
  • Photo-Analogue β€” Nicholas shares photos from his 20 film cameras and discusses tech and technique.
  • πŸ’₯ Photographer’s log β€” Viktor, native to Ukraine, writes about his experience with photography, especially film, and shares his photographs.
  • Photography and Vintage Cameras β€” Mike does great work with his old cameras, especially in black and white. He can make an old folder or box camera really sing.
  • Rambling Polymath β€” Tobias tells stories, regardless of whether they are told with a camera, a pen, a blog or in the newspaper.
  • Random Camera Blog β€” Mark shoots frequently with his old cameras and shares the results here.
  • reCap β€” Gear and photographs. A German blog in English.
  • Richard Haw’s Classic Nikon Repair and Review β€” What it says on the tin. Extremely informative.
  • πŸ’₯ Rick on Film β€” Rick chronicles his film photography journey. No reviews, critiques, or product news, just his photographs.
  • S.H.O.U.T. β€” Andy in the UK shares his analog adventures.
  • Sasha Krasnov Sasha reviews gear and writes about artists.
  • Seeing Wide β€” Photo walks and street photography, on film, by Monette.
  • πŸ’₯ Shoot With Personality β€” A pro photographer shares any aspect of his life that was captured on film.
  • πŸ’₯ Sigg Photography β€” Daniel writes a general photography blog that is more about the craft of photography, but many of the images are on film.
  • Steel City Snapper β€” Medium format and 35mm photography from Sheffield, UK.
  • Steven Lawrence Pictures β€” Steve makes film photographs mostsly around Seattle, where he lives.
  • Street Dances β€” Simon shoots the street, mostly on film.
  • Studio C-41 β€” A group blog about film photography, including breaking film news.
  • TeGieeR β€” Michael Sikorski is a Polish photographer who favors 35mm film.
  • the carrot room β€” Nigel and his film cameras, mostly VoigtlΓ€nders.
  • πŸ’₯ The Daily Lumenbox β€” Sonny loves lo-fi imagery, and shoots a lot of film in his Lumenbox camera. He also shoots more traditional film cameras.
  • The Glass Aerie β€” Nicole shares her film photographs.
  • πŸ’₯ The Lonerist Photo Blog β€” David shares his film photographs.
  • The Resurrected Camera β€” Joe proves that film photography doesn’t have to be expensive.
  • πŸ’₯ The Silver Skeleton β€” Mike in the UK shares his passion for black-and-white film photography and darkroom printing.
  • The View from the End of the World β€” New Zealander Steve Mitchell shares his film photographs.
  • The Vintage Lens β€” Tim Jeffers makes photos with cameras at least 50 years old.
  • thegashaus β€” Mark has collected about 500 film cameras. He shows them off and puts film through them.
  • Tim Dobbs Photography β€” This Welshman shoots film.
  • Toivonen Photography β€” Henri in Sweden likes old gear and unusual films. He shares what he’s learned about printing and scanning, too.
  • ULTRAsomething β€” Gregory Simpson has returned to film, and wants to share his work.
  • Uncle Jonesey’s Cameras β€” Gear reviews, stories, and images, all about vintage film cameras and the darkroom.
  • Urban Adventure League β€” Bicycling, geography, history, and film photography.
  • Urban Decay β€” Andrew shoots dilapidation he finds in Mississippi and surrounding states, mostly on film.
  • Utah Film Photography β€” Shaun Nelson with vintage gear photographs and reviews.
  • πŸ’₯ Victoria’s Light β€” A general photography blog with a slant towards film.

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Comments

48 responses to “Film photography blogs you should follow”

  1. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    A great “rainy day” exploration!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It ought to keep you off the streets for a while!

  2. leah de la cruz Avatar

    thank you for the feature and also for putting all this together! I’ll sit myself down this week and go through them one by one. Cheers Jim!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Enjoy!

  3. bodegabayf2 Avatar

    I am always humbled that you mention my little corner of the blog-o-sphere here.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It’s my pleasure to include your blog!

  4. Kosmo Foto Avatar

    Always good to see this again. Down The Road’s finest service to the film-shooting community!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks my friend!

  5. Austin Newell Avatar
    Austin Newell

    It’s an absolute joy to make the list this year Jim! Thank you. This was the original list I found that helped me find many other blogs to follow and add to my reader when I was getting started. I can’t wait to look through the new blogs added.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You’re most welcome!

  6. sonny rosenberg Avatar

    Thanks so much for including The Daily Lumenbox in you list Jim! I’m looking forward to checking out a bunch of blogs I didn’t know about!
    best,
    sonny

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      My pleasure!

  7. Greg Clawson Avatar
    Greg Clawson

    Thanks Jim, More blogs to explore! Thanks for screening them for us.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You’re welcome!

  8. brandib1977 Avatar

    I had no idea there were so many film photography blogs out there!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      And I’m sure I’m missing some.

  9. Jerome (EarthSunFilm) Avatar

    Thanks Jim! I have no idea how you find so many new film blogs.

    I’ve tried twice in the last few months and came away with nothing.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I just come upon them. Frequently, first-time commenters here have their own blogs – I make it a habit to go look.

  10. adventurepdx Avatar

    Jim, thank you for including two of my blogs this year!

    And I do like the increased focus on film photography vs. vintage cameras. I do like learning about all these old camera, it’s been quite the education for me. But it’s hard to avoid the tendency to immediately go to eBay after reading yet another “cool old film camera” blogpost and think about buying another one. I really don’t need to buy any more cameras right now. What I do need to do is make more good photos with what I already have.

    1. Mike Skelton Avatar

      Thanks Jim! It’s truly an honour to have my blog on this list and I look forward to continuing to enjoy your posts.
      Mike

    2. Marcus Peddle Avatar
      Marcus Peddle

      Thanks for including me on the list again. I have a few weeks of film photos coming up! I’m in Seoul on holiday at the moment, but I’m looking forward to checking out everyone’s websites when I get home.

      1. Jim Grey Avatar

        You’re welcome, Marcus!

  11. arhphotographic Avatar

    What can I say that hasn’t already been said? May all your photo’s be good ones!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you!

  12. Mike Skelton Avatar

    Thanks Jim! It’s truly an honour to have my blog on this list and I look forward to continuing to enjoy your posts.
    Mike

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks Mike!

  13. fishyfisharcade Avatar

    Thanks for the mention again Jim. Looking forward to checking out the newly added blogs too.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You’re welcome!

  14. KhΓΌrt Williams Avatar

    First, thanks for including my blog on the list. I’m honoured. Second, this list is overwhelming!!! I have so many to add to my RSS reader.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      This ought to keep you off the streets for a while!

  15. Dan Avatar

    Thanks Jim! I’m always thrilled to have my blog included. I think this list plays an important role in supporting our film photography community and we’d be a little less richer without it. I look forward to exploring the new blogs to make the list!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks Dan – and you put your finger right on why I do this.

  16. […] Hey folks! Jim Grey over at the Down The Road blog has posted his annual list of film photography blogs. Both this blog plus our sister blog Urban Adventure League is listed, yay! You should check out the full list for other cool blogs here. […]

  17. dionyb Avatar

    More sites to explore thank you for doing this!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      My pleasure!

  18. NigelH Avatar
    NigelH

    Thanks Jim; despite my few months of dormancy I still (just I suspect) made the list. :)
    Now to check out some that I may not have seen…

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You just cleared the “recency” bar. It’s all good!

  19. Joe shoots resurrected cameras Avatar

    Jim as always it’s an honor to be included. I’m always flattered that you enjoy what I do! :)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Happy to do it Joe!

  20. Steve Mitchell Avatar

    Thanks again Jim – I have one just for you coming up this week!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I look forward to it!

  21. JORDAN RAMAY PHOTOGRAPHY Avatar

    This blog is very helpful.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’m glad you think so!

  22. […] to get in on the game. (Honestly, I’m sure many people who come here thinking I’m a “photo blog” (thanks, Jim!) get confused about my talk on bikes and stuff. […]

  23. sonny rosenberg Avatar

    Hi Jim,
    Could I ask a favor? My blog site has recently changed domains from thedailylumenbox.blog to thedailylumenbox.com

    If you’re not to busy with other stuff, would you mind updating the listing for my blog? I’m trying to get it changed on Analog News too, but not having much luck with that.

    thanks!
    sonny

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Changed!

      1. sonny rosenberg Avatar

        Wow! That was quick, thank you!

        1. Jim Grey Avatar

          10 second change. Easy peasy.

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