Add a Focus Knob to Any Lens!

Early Leica rangefinders were so small that focusing their tiny lenses with the conventional thumb and forefinger method was cumbersome.  So Leica came up with a simple, elegant solution, as Leica often does; a focus knob.   Many classic rangefinder lenses have a focus knob to aid in speedy, accurate focusing. The focus knob allows […]

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Matt & Kim & Steph & Johnny – or – Damn, Flying Dog Brewery Sure Knows How to Provide Hurricane Relief!

Matt & Kim are an awesome indie-pop duo out of Brooklyn. Steph & Johnny are an awesome photography duo out of Frederick. Are you feelin’ the synergy?! Nobody was sure if Saturday’s sold out Matt & Kim show at Flying Dog Brewery was going to be possible with the threat of Hurricane Florence looming.  Amazingly, not only were […]

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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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How to Photograph Christian Zombie Vampyres or TKK in NYC with an M6 TTL

  My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult are Kooler Than Jesus an industrial disco band from Chicago who are known for soundtrack contributions to cult classic films such as The Crow,  Cool World and Showgirls. In my 20’s, I was a maverick Babylon drifter and TKK videographer with subKulture TV.  Our videos were awful but somehow we managed […]

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