Grainery is a New Instagram-Inspired App for Film Photographers

Grainery is a new photography app for film shooters to share their work

Grainery is a new photo-sharing app designed for film photography enthusiasts. The beta version of the app is available now, and it will soon launch on Android and iOS.

The app’s layout is familiar to Instagram users. It displays photos similar to Meta’s main photo-sharing website. The layout of the app is strikingly identical to Instagram’s elements, including follower suggestions and direct messaging.

But unlike Instagram, details relevant to film photography are present such as the type of film used, the analog camera body, and the lens model.

Grainery is a new photography app for film shooters to share their work

Grainery is a new photography app for film shooters to share their work

“Grainery is a place to share, learn, and collaborate for film photographers. Grainery says that while everything should feel familiar, there are some specific analog features you can use to make the experience more memorable.

Users will be prompted to fill out the gear section on their profile page and won’t be able to post until they’ve added at least one camera, one lens, and one film stock to their profile.

Grainery is a new photography app for film shooters to share their work

Grainery is a new photography app for film shooters to share their work

When posting an image the user can add standard details such as the caption, location, and hashtags. You can also indicate the exposure value and whether or not the film was pulled at any point during the development process. You can also change the film the user has in their camera if they have a different one than the one listed in their profile.

Once a photo has been uploaded, the app allows users to search for specific cameras, lenses, and films. For example, if someone wanted to see pictures taken with a Hasselblad 500C/M, then they can search it by first typing an exclamation mark followed by Hasselblad 500C/M where all posts tagged with that camera will be shown.

Grainery is a new photography app for film shooters to share their work

The App is at a Very Early Stage

Grainery appears to have been developed by just one person, who yesterday wrote on the app’s Instagram account that the “mobile apps might be done by the end of next week. I launched this project three weeks ago, crazy to think.”

Despite the app being in a nascent stage, it already has users posting film photos on the app from all over the world. Film photography is showing something of a resurgence with film manufacturers releasing new 35mm rolls and a general uptick in interest.

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