Leicavit vs. T-Winder

I’m as much of a Leica fan as anyone but I have to admit, the Japanese reincarnate of Voigtländer seriously one-upped the German Leica gods when they designed their T-Winder. Let’s begin at the beginning. Leica introduced a few rapidwinder devices for it’s screw mount 35mm rangefinder cameras in the 1930’s or 40’s.  The exact history […]

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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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Film Review: Kodak Ektar 100

Ektar has been the name for various products from Kodak since the 1930’s.  Apparently the word is derived from combining “Eastman” with “Tessar,” the famed Zeiss lens. Today, Kodak Ektar film is probably one of the coolest, most ambitious films that has been released in the 21st century. When it hit the streets in 2008, […]

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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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An Inspired/ing Wedding

I have been shooting weddings on film for over 4 years. I started shooting about 15 years ago and in that time frame, when we were attending Villa Julie College, just outside Baltimore, is when I met Joe and his lovely girlfriend (then girlfriend, now wife) Christina. In college, Joe and I were artistic one-uppers […]

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