Lookout! Camera Condensation!

I spent last week on vacation in North Carolina.  I’m still working my way through this summer’s wedding photos so it will be some time before I process my personal vacation photos.  But in the meantime, I wanted to share a rather unusual experience I had. We had the air conditioning of our beach house […]

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Tempered Indulgence, the Leica IIIc

Between the years of 1940 and 1951, the skilled craftspeople at the Leica factory in Wetzlar, Germany painstakingly hand-crafted and hand-assembled one hundred and thirty one thousand Model IIIc 35mm rangefinder type camera bodies. The vast majority of which featured no unusual markings, no rare customization.  Just many thousands of perfectly mass produced, boringly precise […]

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Good Riddance to the VW Beetle

Volkswagen has announced that the last Beetles will roll off the assembly line in July of this year.  Articles and social media are lit up with nostalgic tributes to this iconic automobile.  After all, the world has been driving the Volkswagen Beetle since 1938. Well, not really. The revolutionary Porsche-designed 1938 Type 1 sedan differs […]

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Battling Copyright Infringement

My photographs, and probably your work too, are routinely stolen and republished all over the internet. I find it interesting to track my photos down through simple keyword and reverse image searches as well as with Pixsy.com.  A neat plugin for Chrome allows you to simply left click an image and search for it across […]

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Standing Up for Squeegees

I have a very controversial little tool to thank for the cleanliness of my negatives; the Dot Line DL-6121, more commonly known as a rubber squeegee. Many shooters will tell you that squeegees scratch negatives and to avoid them at all costs.  I followed this advice for years but then came to firmly disagree with […]

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A Thumbs Up for a Knob Wind

Nobody would argue that knob-wind Leicas are fine cameras that look as beautiful as they perform.  With use of more modern designs, however, it doesn’t take long to realise that these cameras are a bit slippery in the hand, due to the symmetrical rounded sides and lack of front or rear grip. A neat accessory […]

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