Here are some questions that may occur to the first time visitor to this site.
I just tried the View Photo Data button and the formatting is broken
Unfortunately that is because the browser you are using has cached the old copy of the style sheet and it isn’t reading the new version. If you clear the cache on your browser it should fix that by re-reading the new version.
How do I find photos I might like?
The easiest way to find photos on a particular subject is to use the search box in the top right hand corner and just type a phrase you are interested in. Once you press Enter, thumbnails of any pictures which match your phrase will be shown along with a brief description of it and a set of picture classifications which apply. If you click on any of the pictures you can then view it in full size.
Another way to browse the pictures is to use the Browse Pictures link in the main menu and the pictures will be presented in a grid ordered by the date they have been posted. Just click any picture to see it in full size.
When you view any picture you will see it is categorised, and the categories are displayed above the picture in the full size view. Each of these categories is a clickable link which will show you other pictures which are also categorised in the same way. The most popular picture categories are also available as a drop down menu in the main site menu above.
Finally, each picture has a set of other terms applied to them such as film type, film make etc and these are selectable from the main menus at the top of the screen.
How often is the site updated?
The site is updated with new pictures every week – normally every day, but sometimes it’s a couple of days between updates. If you want to be kept up to date with new content the easiest way is to follow the site on twitter because new content is tweeted when it’s added. To follow Found Film on twitter just click on the Follow button at the top right of the site.
New content can be new photos, which are added to the image database, or new articles about interesting sets of pictures that have turned up.
Where do you get the images from?
I started Found Film as a home for pictures I’d found on unexposed film left in vintage cameras (which I collect). However, I got the collecting bug and started to buy old 35mm colour slides and they are now the biggest source of the pictures on the site.