Posts Tagged ‘film photography’

Kodak Can’t Make Enough 35mm Film

October 20, 2022

Kodak Can't Make Enough 35mm Film
Kodak, which filed for bankrupcy a decade ago, can’t keep up with a new surge in demand for 35mm film. The firm needs to hire more technicians. The growing popularity of analog photograpy and a shortage of silver for emulsions is driving up film prices.


“Kodak is Hiring Film Technicians: ‘We Cannot Keep Up with Demand,’” Matt Growcoot, PetaPixel

“Film photography’s resurgence is leading to huge price increases,” Zachery Eanes, Axios

“Does This Chart Reveal Kodak Self-imploding Again? Are Other Film Manufacturers Following Their Lead?”  James Madison, Fstoppers



Image (“Exposure”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

Comments are welcome if they are on-topic, substantive, concise, and not boring or obscene. Comments may be edited for clarity and length.

Kodachrome: Color it Gone

December 27, 2010

Kodachrome: Color it Gone

Eastman Kodak introduced Kodachrome photographic film in 1935, and ceased production in July 2009. The beloved color reversal film was a mainstay of magazine photojournalism and family snapshots (confidentially, some of us preferred Ektachrome and Fujicolor). The Kodachrome development process is complicated and requires professional handling and proprietary chemicals.

Now that the stock of film and chemicals is exhausted, the last Kodak-certified processor, Dwayne’s Photo of Parsons, Kansas, will stop developing Kodachrome film at the end of this month. National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry bought the last roll of Kodachrome ever produced; Dwayne’s Photo developed it in July.

That’s not the end of the story, though. The last decades of the 20th century will always look like Kodachrome.