Okay, I fully admit to being in a blogging lull right now. And what do people do when they’re in a lull, they release their greatest hits! Below are my blogs from each year for the past five years which had the highest number of views. It’s funny how sometimes the the topics/photos/articles that I […]Read more "The Very Best of Johnny Martyr"
My family recently visited Disney World in Orlando Florida. We took plenty of 35mm, DSLR and iPhone photos but some of my daughter’s favorite photos were taken with her Fuji Instax Mini 8. While it’s her camera, and she’s very proficient with it, I took the photos so that Princess Harper could focus on more […]Read more "Photographing Disney with the Fuji Instax Mini 8"
Fact. I have owned a copy of every SMC-M 50mm lens that Pentax ever made.Read more "Pentax SMC 50mm 1.2"
This is not a Polaroid. In art school, we were taught about the important distinction between words, images and objects by Magritte’s Treachery of Images. Just as photojournalists commit themselves to accurate depictions of events, in discussing photography, accurate vocabulary is also critical. Just as edited images can convey falsehoods, incorrect and inaccurate words can […]Read more "Ceci n’est pas une Polaroid."
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"
On the heels of their discontinuation of all peel apart instant pack film, in September, Fujifilm announced that Instax Mini film would become available in b&w and I was quick to buy some as soon as it hit the market last week! For the younger kids shooting Instax, Fuji Instax Monochrome, removing color & increasing […]Read more "Fuji’s Latest Innovation; No Color!"
At what point do we become photographers? If it’s when we take the first shots we’re proud of then my daughter Harper is well on her way! After years of playing with Mom and Dad’s cameras, Last week I finally purchased our four year old her first camera. I have always allowed Harper to handle our cameras […]Read more "A Four Year Old Photographer"
Trying something a bit different for this small project. I gathered an Underwood portable typewriter, a Zeiss Ikon folding camera, Bell rotary telephone and a General Electric electric fan. I set them out on a wood floor in my home and photographed these objects using three integral instant film cameras, a very new Fuji Instax Mini […]Read more "Camera. Typewriter. Telephone. Fan."
In a world plastered with sleek, sterile advertising imagery, where even point and shoot cameras are over-complicated and printing/storing photos requires some amount of computer skill and file management, instant film cameras are a refreshing way to get back to TRUE POINT AND SHOOT PHOTOGRAPHY. We were all convinced that digital cameras had finally satisfied […]Read more "An Instant Wedding Photo Hit"