Greetings camera lovers!
Cameraventures is celebrating the holidays and counting down to the New Year with “12 Days of Film: A Look Back at the Analog Photography Scene of 2017”. We’ve spent a lot of time this year gathering information on the state of analog and with your participation have put together many valuable resources for existing and newcomer photographers.
So now we fall upon December, and as the sun begins to set on another year of analog we’d like to invite you to join us in looking back. Together with the help of a few friends you already know, Cameraventures will be counting down to 2018 with daily blog or video posts in a collaborative effort to recall some of the year’s most noteworthy developments. Keep an eye out as we will be sharing links to various other websites on the day they are published.
- Day 1: Cameraventures Introduction
- Day 2: Nico’s Photo News Top 10 2017 by Nico’s Photography Show
- Day 3: 10 New Analog Films Launched in 2017 by One Year With Film Only
- Day 4: Top 10 Analog Instagram Pages of 2017
- Day 5: Top 10 Analog Camera Repair Shops
- Day 6: Top 10 Analog Photography YouTube Channels
- Day 7: Top 10 Analog Photography Facebook Pages
- Day 8: Top 20 Analog Photography Blogs & Websites
- Day 9: Top 10 Analog Photography Twitter Pages
- Day 10: Most Popular Film Camera Reviews of 2017 by Emulsive
- Day 11: Top 10 Most Viewed Cameras on Camerventures 2017
- Day 12: The Future of Film Photography by Kosmo Foto
- Conclusion: Analog Photography in 2018 & Beyond
It began in summer of 2016 where Juho of Cameraventures spent 9 months interviewing over 300 individuals about their thoughts on the future of film. Everything from CEOs critical to the industry’s survival to internet famous analogists, all the way to a group of charismatic Russian chemists, and a 17-year-old teenager in Singapore. The focus was to get a comprehensive global picture of the future of film photography and find out if it is danger and if it can be saved.
In April 2017 we launched our “Save Analog Cameras” campaign, and to date over 7000 photographers from over 110 countries have filled out the questionnaire. Following that, in September Bellamy Hunt AKA JCH came to our home base in Tampere, Finland for a special live broadcast detailing each of our findings and thoughts, as well as an exciting announcement by Bellamy at the end, which we hope to hear more about in 2018!
It’s been an exciting year just behind the Cameraventures curtain alone, and when you add in a few new roll films announced, numerous successful analog related Kickstarter campaigns (for better or worse), and ever-growing analog blog and YouTube channels, it has positively been a great year for film.