Fuji X100 | 1/60th sec f/5.6 ISO200 On the heels of my last post, another film-related adventure! The camera above is an Ansco Cadet, a nifty little 127 format camera that was made in the late 1950s. I dug this camera out of my parents’ basement, and learned that they purchased it back in 1960 to […]Read More This Ain’t Your Father’s Film Camera. Wait, Yes It Is.
Nikon D800 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G | 1/200 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 (19 image stitch) Wait, what? The thought of stitching several photos together to make a portrait, a technique developed and made popular by Ryan Brenizer, seemed like an odd idea to me at first. But the kind of look you can achieve by doing so is really unique. […]Read More Panoramic Portraiture
I have yet to visit San Francisco’s Academy of Sciences during the daytime. Instead, we always end up there during Night Life, a 21+ only event where the big kids get to enjoy the Academy’s exhibits with the added benefit of cocktails and music thrown into the mix. .and no little kids. During the daytime, the […]Read More The Academy of Sciences: Monochrome Edition
This amazing tintype portrait of my wife was taken by Michael Shindler over at Photobooth SF on Valencia. The folks there were nice enough to send me a digital copy of it (pictured right). The original, of course, is a beautiful photograph forged on a metal plate using early 19th century tech. You can see […]Read More Coffee, Chocolate, Tintypes and Lomo Gear
Fuji X100 | 1/250 sec, f/4, ISO 400 -2/3EV The most common questions I get in my inbox and in comments on the blog lately go something like this: Is there a post processing trick you use to give your images that dimensional look? What camera settings do you use to get your images to look the way they […]Read More When the Light is Beautiful
Browsing through my image catalogs last night, I discovered lots of random frames I’ve taken lately that I never posted anywhere. Just for the fun of it, I slapped them all together and made a couple spreads. These are all taken with my Oly E-PL2, which I still feel great about even though an X100 found […]Read More Life in Color, Life in Black and White
Nikon FM + Nikkor 50mm f/2 AIS | Ilford HP5+ After more than two weeks of carrying my Nikon FM around, I finally finished a roll of Ilford HP5+ black and white film. 36 frames took two weeks?! Indeed it did. In my experience with film, that limit of 36 frames in a roll just […]Read More Two Weeks with a Roll of Black and White Film