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Avocado Season – an Update

I wrote an article a while back for my One Shot series called an Avocado Baby where I talked about the avocado tree that I am growing from a pit of an Avocado from the tree I grew more than 15 years ago. You can read about that in my other article, Avocado Season. The… Continue reading Avocado Season – an Update

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A Snapshot of the Film Community – Lee Dudley and How the Nikon F Took Him from Hell to Heaven During the Vietnam War

Today's Snapshot of the Film Community is going to be a little different. It is not going to be an interview like usual. In fact, I am not even going to ask this person questions. I will simply let him tell his story. Let me explain. One of the first videos I created on my… Continue reading A Snapshot of the Film Community – Lee Dudley and How the Nikon F Took Him from Hell to Heaven During the Vietnam War

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Developing Adventures – Pushing Kentmere Pan 400 to 800

In continuing my quest with pushing and pulling different black and white films, I have started to explore the more affordable film stocks for this endeavor as Jeremy Zorns on Facebook recommended. I don't know why I didn't even think to do that, but that's why I love this community because I tend to be… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Kentmere Pan 400 to 800

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The End of 2020 – My Favorite Photos of the Year and What I’ve Learned

The infamous year of 2020 is now drawing to a close and while a new year will be coming, a lot of things are going to bleed over into 2021. Unfortunately, a lot of it are things we cannot control. I try to stick to the things I can, otherwise my anxiety gets out of… Continue reading The End of 2020 – My Favorite Photos of the Year and What I’ve Learned

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My First Try with Fujicolor 100

Fujicolor 100 film, otherwise known as Fujicolor Industrial, is a color film with an ISO of 100. It is used for outdoors mostly and portraits because it is said to be good for skin tones compared to Fuji Superia Xtra for example, which can be very saturated. I didn't get to take any portraits to… Continue reading My First Try with Fujicolor 100

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One Shot with Aly – Election 2020

This election season was nuts. I think we can all agree on that, but that may be the only thing we all can seem to agree on. I have mentioned in the past that I grew up in a certain religion that didn't allow a lot of things, and one of those things was involvement… Continue reading One Shot with Aly – Election 2020

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One Shot with Aly – Halloween

I have only one neighbor who puts up halloween decor on her lawn. I didn't grow up celebrating holidays so I guess you could say I am kind of drawn to them now. Not so much their meaning, but more so the traditions and celebrations they include. Nikon FIlford HP5 400 I have taken pictures… Continue reading One Shot with Aly – Halloween

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One Shot with Aly – Remnants of my Father

When someone you love passes away and is suddenly no longer in your life, you're left with remnants of their life. Remnants of who they once were. Its strange to think of this irony that when you die you can't take things with you, but you do leave them behind, and sometimes they live on for you taking on a whole different value.

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Catching the Light – Still Life with my Hasselblad

I haven't done a review of my Hasselblad 500 C/M yet, but I want to use it and get to know it well before I do. The main thing I have done with it is still life. I just got the negatives back from the lab of a roll of Kodak Portra 800 I shot… Continue reading Catching the Light – Still Life with my Hasselblad

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Developing Adventures – Getting Agitated

I don't consider this a complete disaster, but it was an experiment gone wrong so I thought I'd share. I brought along my Yashica Electro on a long distance doctors appointment as my "emotional support camera" loaded with Kentmere Pan 400 film. I have used and developed this film before with no issues. Here's a… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Getting Agitated