Welcome to Parallax
Welcome to Parallax, the blog of Calumet Photographic.
Parallax is a problem we haven’t really had to worry about in photography for a while: compensating for the slight difference between the perspective in a viewfinder and in a lens when you’re using a point and shoot, rangefinder, or TLR. It’s mostly obsolete jargon, but it also has a more general meaning: looking at the same scene with multiple perspectives.
I’ve worked here at Calumet for just over five years. At first I was intimidated by how many products we had and how much I would need to learn to be good at the job. I very quickly realized, though, that Calumet is a team of experts. Customers might ask questions I couldn’t answer myself, but I knew where to find the answers. Darkroom chemistry? Let’s go ask Aaron. Lighting? Doug can help us with that. Printers? I’ll be happy to help you, what were you wondering?
I’ve learned a ton from my coworkers and I can’t thank them enough. This gets to the other meaning of “parallax”: by combining all of our unique perspectives we can create a comprehensive view of the photo world. This blog will give all of our voices a home and be a place to share our knowledge and passion for photography with you.
[Photo: From our 1970 catalog, when Calumet's headquarters were at the intersection of Chase Street and Touhy Avenue in Elk Grove, Illinois.]