Written by Christian Hopewell
Over the last 9 months Camera Ventures has been researching the current state of analog photography around the world, interviewing hundreds of people from CEOs integral to the industry, to upcoming young enthusiasts. We have gone on to undertake a survey of over 7500 analog enthusiasts from around the globe so that we can see how vibrant, varied and ultimately how healthy the analog camera scene is. This all with the hope that we can answer whether analog photography has what it takes to survive and be appreciated by the generations to come. If you’ve already taken part in our survey then we’d like to thank you for helping with this project, and if you’re yet to do so you can still take part here.
Today we’re looking at the top 10 Facebook pages for analog photographers, as recommended by Camera Ventures survey participants. Whether you love it or hate it, Facebook has become an integral part of modern life for many people. It allows users from around the world to connect, chat… or just share funny pictures. There are pages and groups dedicated to all kinds of hobbies and interests and therefore it’s no surprise that there are scores dedicated purely to analog photography. With so many pages and groups available we wanted to get the help of our survey participants to rank the top 10. Here are our results:
Large Format Photography
Film Photo Gear
Japan Camera Hunter
Vintage Camera Collectors
We can see our very own Camera Ventures Facebook page is in good company! The above list is just a selection of the groups and pages available on Facebook. Some of them you’ve perhaps come across before – you may have even voted for them in our survey! – while others may present a new group for you to explore.
Even from this small selection we can see vibrant online communities within them, making them great resources for new and seasoned photographers alike. Whether you’re looking for gear or technique discussion, a photo critique or just a chat, you’ll find your fix in one of our recommended links. Online pages like these can certainly be considered to be beneficial to the global analog community. While analog photography becomes more specialist, communication and access to information has never been easier.