The Vintage Look: How Content Creators Are Taking Us Back In Time
In with the old and out with the new. Whether it’s vintage fashion, rustic culinary creations, or classic soundtracks, this generation is reminiscing on the past. We’ve now seen this trend make its way into the media industry and it has become more apparent than ever.
Shooting On Film
One way that vintage footage and photography has reemerged into the industry is through the age old art of shooting with analog cameras. Unlike shooting with digital cameras, shots taken on analog cameras require a lot of manual adjusting and editing. The manual aspect is actually an advantage, especially when you’re going for that retro look, due to the imperfections that are produced when shooting with film. A majority of the new digital cameras have automatic features that are there to get rid of any defects, but when looking for that vintage look, you are actually looking for defects, such as graininess or blurriness, to give your shot that old school feel.
Use Filters Instead
For those who want that vintage look, but like to shoot on digital cameras or smartphones, filters have become the norm. Creators are looking to add grainy, VHS, or film filters to their content nowadays and it is becoming increasingly prominent. This trend has become especially popular on social media platforms like Instagram and VSCO, with the latter having their own filter to achieve the sought after retro feel.
We are also just as obsessed with the trend, which is why we created our own grains for anyone to use. If you want to join us on a trip back in time, check out both of our 8mm grains and 16mm grains available for free on our Goodies page.
Shooting Stock on your iPhone: Basic Tips for Better Photos
In this day and age, everyone and their grandmother owns a smartphone with a built-in camera. Ironically, as our devices get smaller their associated cameras only get better. Gone are the days where you need to haul around a bulky DSLR or be well-versed in all of the techniques behind aperture and ISO in order […] Read more
How To Start Your Photography Career In College
Starting a photography career while you are in college is a great idea. First, you are young, full of energy and enthusiasm. This is what we need on this thorny creative path. Secondly, the possibilities of the Internet and social media will be enough both for your training as a photographer and for the promotion […] Read more
Quick Guide On Nailing The Perfect Spot For A Photo Op
In this guide you will find 7 tips to help you find the perfect location for your photoshoot – these will cover topics from knowing your style to taking advantage of your surroundings like trees, rocks, leaves, and many more. By the end of this guide, you will be able to take stunning photos by […] Read more