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The Nikon S2 Rangefinder

The Nikon S2 was released in December 1954 at a time when Nikon was struggling to keep up with the Leica M3 Rangefinder. They didn't catch up with Leica until 1957 when they released the SP and then surpassed them with their first SLR the Nikon F. Even with this lag, the Nikon S2 was… Continue reading The Nikon S2 Rangefinder

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Photography as Therapy

I decided to write this article because I mentioned on my instagram that I often took my cameras with me to appointments as a therapy camera. Kind of like a companion dog. I received many messages from people saying that they suffer from anxiety as well and they were going to give this a try.

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One Shot with Aly : Shopping in the Time of Covid

I took this photo while I was in my wheelchair at the grocery store. I hate that I still have to use it, but walking for more than a few minutes causes me too much pain and the tingling in my legs gets worse. So for now it is what it is. One advantage that… Continue reading One Shot with Aly : Shopping in the Time of Covid

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A Snapshot of the Film Community: A Conversation with Danielle Wrobleski

Today I am going to chat with my friend Danielle about film photography. I am excited to get the chance to bend her ear. We became friends on instagram because we have a lot in common, and I don’t just mean our love of felines. I think like myself, she has an eye for all… Continue reading A Snapshot of the Film Community: A Conversation with Danielle Wrobleski

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One Shot With Aly – these Boots are made for Walkin’

This picture was taken with my Nikon F or I should say one of my Nikon F’s. I had the waist level finder attached for some shots I took in the grocery store. I’ll talk about that in another blog, but I wanted to talk about this shot because I found that the waist level… Continue reading One Shot With Aly – these Boots are made for Walkin’

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One Shot with Aly – the Abandoned Hotel

Nikon F Fujicolor Pro 400H This beautiful hotel was built in Stuart, Florida in the 1970s. It is one of the few old buildings left in the area. It is located on the water next to a boat store, and I pass it every week when I go to the chiropractor. Every-time I pass it… Continue reading One Shot with Aly – the Abandoned Hotel

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One Shot with Aly – Pride Month

Think about having to come out to family, which is essentially announcing the way you chose to love another person. I would just like you to imagine having to fear holding hands in public, or to be told that God considers you to be evil.

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One Shot with Aly

Being a Floridian, the heat and humidity become so unbearable this time of year, not to mention the incessant downpours, that I will have to become really creative if I want to scratch that itch of taking photos daily. So I set up a black velvet sheet, with two light boxes, a tripod, and took many shots with some sunflowers.

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The Mamiya 645 Pro – Finding the right medium format camera

you can't count out the equipment you use to get the picture you want. Sure, if you know what you're doing and you have the eye, you can get a picture with a box camera or a digital camera. It doesn't matter. But you also have to remember that if you're going to be doing this for more than a couple days on a whim, you want a camera that suits your style, is comfortable for you to work with, and that gives you the features you need to achieve that style.