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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

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The Leica IIIF – Final Chapter?

The Leica IIIF RD has been the subject of a lot of my articles lately, and for good reason. It has been quite the ride. I first purchased a IIIF RD from KEH last year when I discovered it had pinholes in the shutter curtain. You can read about that here. I was happy to… Continue reading The Leica IIIF – Final Chapter?

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A Tribute to Betty White – Kodak Ultramax 400 at 200

Betty White died on December 31, 2021. I really feel that she was one of the last unifying elements we had in this country. Who doesn't love Betty White? On that day, I had a roll of Kodak Ultramax 400 loaded in my Leica M6 and decided to kind of dedicate it to her memory… Continue reading A Tribute to Betty White – Kodak Ultramax 400 at 200

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Expired Film: Kodak Panatomic-X

My good friend Mike Eckman sent me a roll of expired Kodak Panatomic-X black and white film to shoot, with a small warning that I was going to hate him for it because I would love this film and would not be able to find anymore to shoot with. Knowing this, I held on to… Continue reading Expired Film: Kodak Panatomic-X

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Developing Adventures – Kodak Tri-X with Kodak HC-110 and Ilford DD-X

I purchased Ilford's Ilfotec DD-X on a recommendation to use when I was pushing film, such as the time I pushed Fomapan 400 to 800. I've also purchased Kodak's HC-110 to develop Kodak films such as Kodak Tri-x and TMax. I just like the look these pairings give me. However, I wanted to see if… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Kodak Tri-X with Kodak HC-110 and Ilford DD-X

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Developing Adventures – A Roll of Expired Kodak Gold 200

In this Developing Adventure, I wanted to share my results with developing my first roll of expired Kodak Gold 200. If you've been following me from the beginning, you may remember that Gold was my go-to film because of its affordable price tag. Developing Expired Kodak Gold I received a 4 pack of Kodak Gold… Continue reading Developing Adventures – A Roll of Expired Kodak Gold 200

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At Home Photography

Seeing without judgement and with compassion is what makes a good photographer. I would argue it is also what makes a good person.

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The Rolleiflex Automat and a Roll of Portra 400

I am continuously amazed by my Rolleiflex Automat. Not just because it is more than 70 years old, but also because it is an under appreciated model that, despite not having the coveted f/2.8 lens, still produces consistently sharp images. Rolleiflex Automat with Kodak Portra 400 My Automat was the first film camera I purchased… Continue reading The Rolleiflex Automat and a Roll of Portra 400

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The Pentax 67 – My First Thoughts

I've chosen the Pentax 67 camera for a photo book I'm currently working on. I hope to document what is left of my hometown that existed from my childhood. This project will include mostly buildings and landscapes. This fact quickly made me realize that the 35mm format wasn't going to cut it for what I'm… Continue reading The Pentax 67 – My First Thoughts

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Still Life on Kodak Portra 400 – A Good Practice for Beginners

Since Covid hit I started to realize I needed to get more creative with my compositions if I was going to be able to continue to shoot film while I was stuck at home. Exakta VX1000 Kodak TX 400 I have done still life photos here and there, usually on black and white film. This… Continue reading Still Life on Kodak Portra 400 – A Good Practice for Beginners