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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Grain is Not a Dirty Word

Photographers typically call an image “grainy” or “too grainy” like these words are inherently negative.  Just like they will say something is “tack sharp” as if this is an inherently positive attribute.  Is blue a bad color?  Is a line better than a circle?  Is “quality” only “low” and “high”? These associations of traits with […]

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Happy Birthday Kodak Tri-X!

Kodak Tri-X was originally introduced sometime in 1940 but November 1st, 1954 is the date to remember.  On November 1st, 1954, Kodak released Tri-X in 120 and 35mm formats.  Tri-X was considered a very high-speed film during this time and allowed for quality push processing as well.  Photographers were now free to shoot dim scenes […]

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My Favourite Photos of Tricia

Tricia is one my wife Stephanie’s best friends and today is her birthday. Tricia was one of the first people to whom Stephanie introduced me when we first started dating.  And Tricia is one of the people who’s been most consistently THERE in Stephanie’s and my life to see us through our various stages, always […]

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