The Pentax 67 gets a lot of attention from the film photography community, especially for the 105mm f2.4 lens. It mostly gets attention for portraits, but that isn't really my forte. I tend to shoot the life around me, and that includes the plant life growing in the lot next to my home. I shot… Continue reading Abstract Nature on Cinestill 400D pushed 1 Stop
Kodak Gold 200 in Medium Format
I've always been a fan of Kodak Gold, sharing a lot of my early work with this film because it had been so affordable at the time. Like many of you, I was really excited when Kodak announced they were releasing Kodak Gold 200 in Medium Format. It's been very rainy and gloomy, but we… Continue reading Kodak Gold 200 in Medium Format
Auto Micro Nikkor 55mm f3.5 – A Macro Prime?
The first close focus Nikkor for the Nikon F was the 5.5cm f3.5 lens produced in 1961. It did not have an automatic diaphragm, meaning it did not automatically stop down the aperture when taking the photo. The lens I am reviewing is the Auto Micro Nikkor 55mm f3.5 introduced in 1963. This is an… Continue reading Auto Micro Nikkor 55mm f3.5 – A Macro Prime?
Still Life and Expelling Grief
Many times over the years I've shared my need to express myself through photography. I often do this to alleviate anxiety, but also to deal with feelings of grief. Very often, I express this through still life photography. I'm not sure exactly what it is about this form of the medium that helps me to… Continue reading Still Life and Expelling Grief
In my last article I gave an update on myself and my photography where I mentioned that I have injured my neck causing a lot of pain thats kept me from shooting much lately. I have had a doctors appointment almost every day due to other issues going on as well, so to say the… Continue reading Digital Flowers
5 Shots – Hasselblad 500 CM and 150mm lens
In this Shots article I wanted to share 5 frames from a roll of Lomography CN 400 shot with my Hasselblad 500 CM and 150mm f/4 lens. I haven't yet done a review for my Hasselblad or the 150mm lens because I'd like to use it more before I do that. So far though, this… Continue reading 5 Shots – Hasselblad 500 CM and 150mm lens
Alstroemeria’s on Portra – A Still Life
As mentioned in previous articles, Kelsey often buys me a bouquet of flowers with our groceries that I use in still life shoots. In particular, she likes to buy Alstroemerias because they last a really long time and come in different colors. This particular bouquet was red and white, so I thought Alstroemeria's on Portra… Continue reading Alstroemeria’s on Portra – A Still Life
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