ON FILM ONLY Needs Your Help !!

Mar 4, 2019
3 min read

Good day fellow readers!

Over the next weeks some major changes will happen here. The blog will be the first to move as times has come to move away from the original One Year With Film Only and finally make the switch toOn Film Only.

It’s been almost three years now that I’ve started this adventure and never thought that it would last so long when I started. Knowing myself, I usually find new hobbies every now and then but film photography has kept me busy forever since and there’s still no much to discover that I’ll have to stick around a little longer 😉

Now, we’ll all agree that it no longer makes sense to use the One Year With Film Onlyappellation since the year is long passed now. That’s why i’m going to transfer everything under www.onfilmonly.com shortly. It’s going to take some time moving all the articles from one place to another but it’s for the best.

Aside from the blog transfer, I’m also working on the biggest update ever made on the Film Dating. Frequent readers most likely know what I’m talking about, but for those of you who’ve never tried it before, it’s basically a quizz that helps finding the best film stock based on ones tastes. You select a few pictures and we get your film soulmate.

The current version was made more than 2 years ago and has already helped +50k photographers finding the best film for them but it’s time for a well deserved refresh and some useful little extra features.

New version will include +130 different film stocks spread between 35mm and 120. It will be a lot more dynamic and accurate to help you discovering new film that you’ve probably never heard of before.

For this tool to work, I need a lot of different pictures from each film in different formats and that’s where I NEED YOUR HELP!

I’m looking for volunteers to help me filling up the pictures database to show how each film looks like with real life examples. The idea is to have film shot at box speed, without filter or extreme editing (understand by “extreme” heavy colour corrections, change in contrast for example, filters added in post, etc…). Pushed film is accepted as long as it’s clearly stated so I can implement those variants in the quizz as well.

Ideally I’m looking at 5-10 pictures per film stock. Please also include your name, film type, format, camera, link for credits and email them at filmdating@onfilmonly.com. Resolution should be 1920×1080 or close to that for other aspect ratios.

Right now I’m looking at all films made by those companies:

  • Adox
  • Agfa
  • Bergger
  • Cinestill
  • DubbleFilm
  • Foma
  • Fujifilm
  • Ilford
  • JCH
  • Kodak
  • KosmoFoto
  • Lomography
  • Revolog
  • StreetCandyFilm
  • Washifilm
  • Yodica

For the most motivated, I’d really appreciate if you could share a minimum 300 words mini reviews about the film itself, camera/lens used, why you picked this film, impression, tips or anything you think is relevant. These reviews will be published on the blog under a new series called “I SHOT A ROLL OF …”and appear in the quizz results as well. For those of you who want to get involved, please also add a brief introduction of yourself.

It would also help me a lot if you could also share this post with anyone you’d think might be interested to participate. Thanks in advance for your help and I’ll see you on the other side ☺

Enough talk for me and time to get back to work as I have plenty left to do!

Talk you soon guys!


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