Nikon Film Shooters, Buy New!

Film photographers love old gear.  But what about NEW gear? As our equipment ages and continues to be used, things are simply going to deteriorate.  When possible, I like to buy NEW photo equipment that’s relevant to what I do.  It provides a better user experience for me than dealing with eBay returns and relentless […]

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A Well Organized Bag is a Good Start

Something that drives me crazy is when I see photographers with disorganized camera bags.  My wife’s is absolutely terrifying.  Film photographers are probably the worst offenders but ironically have the greatest need for an organized bag. If you’re an award-winning, world renowned photographer and keep a messy bag, fine.  Who am I to criticize you? […]

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The Wedding of Lisa & Jason

I first met Lisa when my wife and I were photographing the Maryland Craft Beer Festival in Frederick, MD in 2013.  Steph also did their family portraits that year.  Then in 2016, we photographed her brother’s wedding and learned how talented a make-up artist Lisa is.  So it was my absolute pleasure to photograph Lisa’s […]

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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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Recommended First Film Cameras

Looking to get into 35mm film photography and wondering what camera to choose, from the dizzying array of possibilities?  You’ve come to the right place!  The following four first film camera suggestions are guaranteed to get you addicted to film and help you become a solid, knowledgeable shooter (with lots of practice and reading 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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