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AVCA’s Third Birthday

August 24th marked the 3 year anniversary of the first video on my YouTube channel and the 29th marked the 3rd year since my first post on this website. Screenshot from first video At that point of 2019 I had been freshly out of the hospital and trying to recover from another really bad flare… Continue reading AVCA’s Third Birthday

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Riding in Cars with Film – May 18, 2022

As I have mentioned before, the photos taken for Riding in Cars with Film are the majority taken on my way to and from a doctors appointment. I have a lot of doctors appointments all in different places from my own town down to the city south of us. This makes for a lot of… Continue reading Riding in Cars with Film – May 18, 2022

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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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A Photo-Walk Around the Block

Something all photographers feel from time to time, especially when first starting out, is a lack of inspiring compositions in their own town. "My neighborhood is boring. There's nothing interesting to photograph." Sound familiar? I think the reason we feel this way is because we assume good photography is scenes of poverty, or beautiful landscapes.… Continue reading A Photo-Walk Around the Block

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A Doctors Visit on Ilford XP2 400

Previous articles explain why I like to take a camera with me on a doctors visit, so I thought I would share a roll from one of those trips. This particular visit was shot on Ilford XP2 Super 400 through the 35mm Voigtlander lens on my Leica M2. I had intended on pushing this roll… Continue reading A Doctors Visit on Ilford XP2 400

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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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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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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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Testing Cameras on Location: Canon 7, Nikon F, & Kodak Premo No. 2

I’ve been feeling extremely tired lately I think from the medication I am on for Crohn’s Disease, and just from the disease in general. It’s been really challenging for me to go out in the summer heat to take photos. I can’t really explain the type of fatigue that comes with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It’s… Continue reading Testing Cameras on Location: Canon 7, Nikon F, & Kodak Premo No. 2

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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’