Everyone else is making money from Leica Number 105 so I figured I’d throw my hat in the ring for a few bucks too. Hey! Before you read any further, like and subscribe as they say! 😉 Don’t know what I’m talking about? Last week, it was announced that Leica camera creator, Oskar Barnack’s personal […]Read more "Little Camera, Big Money"
Over the years, many different manufacturers have offered many different types of accessory viewfinders that have taken on numerous forms. I have tried only a handful but am pretty committed to what are known as as “bright-line” accessory viewfinders. Unlike early viewfinders that consist only of wire frames of appropriate sizes or even simple optical […]Read more "Shining a Light on Bright-Line Viewfinders"
Photo work is slow in the winter – it’s a time for me to explore my personal photography and email clients about shoots during warmer, upcoming months. With my free time, I’ve been trying to make a habit of practicing street photography on mornings in downtown Frederick, Maryland. On previous shoots, I used my 1930 […]Read more "Drawing Attention to Street Photography"
Many photographers struggle with focusing rangefinder cameras. Some photographers, unfortunately, tend to shoot only wider/slower lenses or give up on rangefinders entirely for this reason. But I don’t think photography should always be easy and by learning to use simpler cameras, we can internalize concepts and develop instincts and reflexes that apply to any type […]Read more "Seven Recommended Rangefinder Focusing Techniques"
I’ll admit it. As I shuffled around the streets of downtown Frederick, Maryland anticipating the paths of passersby and lifting my little black Leica to my eye, I imagined that this is what it was like for Henry Cartier Bresson before this equipment was legendary, new methods were standard practices and the genre was a […]Read more "Leitz 5cm f3.5 Elmar: The Meaning of Gestalt"
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 […]Read more "Happy Birthday, Kodak Tri-X"
Leica is a funny camera brand. For many reasons. But one of the reasons is the company’s vehement refusal to make significant changes to their products in any conventional amount of time. Often, no matter how much people complain or demand change, Leica model after Leica model remain nearly identical to the previous, sporting only […]Read more "Leica and the Big Shutter Speed Dial Reversal"
I’m not usually one for human interaction. Part of the reason I got into photography was so that I would have something to hide behind at social gatherings. So it’s not often that I meet up with other photographers. But this past Friday night, that’s exactly what I found myself doing when fellow photobloggers Mark […]Read more "Film Photographers, UNITE!"
Choosing Leica mount lenses is always a bit of a struggle for me. I can find things I like and don’t like about them all. And the ones that meet my ideal specs are often out of my price range. So I will end up buying another lens as a reaction to something I did […]Read more "5 LTM 50’s for $500 or Less"
It’s what we call a photograph that appears to be made with little consideration for the tenants of imaging and principles of design. Voigtländer has a lens named after it. It’s usually proceeded by the word “quick.” What is really meant when we call something a “snapshot?” I started thinking about this because, when I […]Read more "What is a Snapshot?"