Happy Birthday, Kodak Tri-X

Kodak Tri-X, as a concept, has been around since the 1940’s when it was a 200 ISO b&w sheet film. Because it was their first fast film, when Kodak released the 400 ISO roll film version, the Tri-X name was maintained. Just like Kodak TMAX P3200 revolutionized low light photography in 1989, Tri-X was an […]

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The Wedding of Lisa & Jason

I first met Lisa when my wife and I were photographing the Maryland Craft Beer Festival in Frederick, MD in 2013.  Steph also did their family portraits that year.  Then in 2016, we photographed her brother’s wedding and learned how talented a make-up artist Lisa is.  So it was my absolute pleasure to photograph Lisa’s […]

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The Wedding of Arthur & Michael

Recently, I was privileged to photograph Arthur and Michael’s classy, intimate wedding at the Montpelier Mansion in Laurel, MD.  The event would consist of a small ceremony followed by an upscale dinner with only a handful of close friends and family in attendance.  It’s an honor when anyone hires you for a wedding, but particularly […]

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Yashica A, In Use

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my new-to-me, super cheapie antique-store-find Yashica A.  Last week, I burned my first 5 rolls of Kodak Tri-X in it as a test drive and man, what a test drive it was! Every year, my wife hosts a Fall Family Photo session on our friends’ beautifully rustic property in […]

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Photo Booths: Behind the Curtain

The first fully automated, coin-op photo booth appeared in New York City in 1925, predating Polaroid’s first instant film products by more than 2 decades, and paving the way for personal, photographer-free, economic portrait creation. This first photo booth was so popular that within only 6 months over two hundred and eighty thousand people had […]

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Princess of the Forrest

Last weekend, my daughter Harper & I decided to take a walk and do a little portrait session.  I asked her “What should we shoot with?  Instax, digital, or b&w film?”  “B&w film!  B&w film!”  B&w film, it was! Harper chose her own outfit, which was apparently inspired by Disney’s Mal, Maleficent the dark fairy’s […]

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