Metering the Meterless

Unless you’re a studio photographer, the first time that most film shooters begin considering purchasing a light meter is when they fall in love with some beautiful vintage camera that does not feature a built-in light meter. When I was younger, I naively clung to cameras with built-in meters, not fully appreciating bodies such as […]

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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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Fall Family Photos

Okay, so by the strictest definition, Fall began a few days after our photo shoot, but hey, I didn’t have my & Harper’s work processed & scanned until it was officially fall.  So, Fall Family Photos it is! Last weekend, my talented wife Stephanie was scheduled to shoot her bi-annual family photos with one of […]

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35mm, the Art of the Frame Burn

With film shooters moving to larger formats and digital shooters using face-palm-inducing software to emulate the look of film, a 35mm shooter begins to wonder “What cool characteristic can 35mm film provide that no other format can?” Enter the frame burn.     Unexposed 35mm film comes to us in a metal canister with a […]

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Chronicle of a Second Shooter

In October of last year, my best friend Laurie was still pregnant with her, as we now know, beautiful little girl Clara.  Laurie had scheduled a maternity session with my fabulously talented wife and partner photographer Stephanie Lee.  Few people hire me for posed portraits and certainly not maternity photos but it was my best friend, […]

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