While I have a pretty tight camera system and methods for shooting paid work, when shooting freely and creatively, I like to try a variety of cameras and lenses. I find that doing this can offer a fresh vision and shakes up my personal conventions, allowing me to take things in new directions. Every day […]Read more "Three Interpretations of Conduit"
A few weeks ago, I picked up a Yashica A TLR and was eager to test it. I bought a fresh 5- roll-box of Kodak Tri-X 120. When I opened the film, I was surprised to see that the backing paper design was different and had a waxy sheen to it. I found that, in […]Read more "New Kodak Backing Paper"
A big thanks to Petapixel for republishing Rockin Out with Kodak TMAX P3200 and getting the word out that P3200 is BACK! But wait… There’s more! I burned through 3 rolls of film on Vinyl Rhino so as you might imagine, I still have more photos! I didn’t want to overwhelm my first post with too […]Read more "Kodak TMAX P3200, an Encore Performance"
Lead by spunky frontgirl Ashley Miles, Vinyl Rhino is my favorite cover band in Frederick, Maryland. For years, they’ve rocked our bars with high energy hits from the 80’s to what’s current. Saturday night they stopped by Champions and blew the roof off the place. I was there to capture it on the newly re-released […]Read more "Rockin’ Out with Kodak TMAX P3200"
UPDATE: THIS BLOG WAS PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN AND WAS SET TO AUTO PUBLISH IN OCTOBER OF THIS YEAR. HOWEVER, KODAK HAS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THEY ARE BRINGING BACK KODAK TMAX P3200!!!! I HOPE YOU’LL FIND MY WRITE-UP INTERESTING IN LIGHT OF RECENT EVENTS! Exactly 6 years ago, on October 3rd, 2012, international photography news […]Read more "6 Years Without Kodak TMAX P3200 (ALMOST!)"
Shortly before I returned to processing all my own b&w film, I shot Ilford XP2 and Kodak BW400CN when I wanted monochromatic images. These were the only two chromogenic C41 process films ever on the market to my knowledge. What this means is that these films created a b&w image but were made up of […]Read more "Reminiscing: Kodak BW400CN"
Volumes have written about the much maligned and despised Leitz 5cm 1.5 Summarit. But, it’s one of my favorite lenses and I can tell you why in just two photos! Shot One, taken at approximately 5 feet away from the subject at f4 with Kodak Tri-X 35mm film rated at 1600 ISO, processed in Kodak […]Read more "My Summary of the Leitz 5cm 1.5 Summarit… in Two Shots!"
I have to begin with a confession; I have never been much of a TLR guy. I bought a Yashica 12 TLR while I was still in college and only had half a dozen cameras to my name. I enjoy the camera well enough but the reverse viewing nature of a twin lens just […]Read more "MiNT Instantflex TL70"
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 […]Read more "Princess of the Forrest"
Yesterday, Thursday April 21st, 2016, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz and his entourage made a stop along their campaign trail at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in downtown Frederick, Maryland. I arrived at about 7:30am and TV crews I spoke to reported being on scene as early as 4:30am who shot live cut-in’s intermittently […]Read more "A Turbulent Cruz in Frederick"