Yashica A, In Use

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my new-to-me, super cheapie antique-store-find Yashica A.  Last week, I burned my first 5 rolls of Kodak Tri-X in it as a test drive and man, what a test drive it was! Every year, my wife hosts a Fall Family Photo session on our friends’ beautifully rustic property in […]

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Grain is Not a Dirty Word

Photographers typically call an image “grainy” or “too grainy” like these words are inherently negative.  Just like they will say something is “tack sharp” as if this is an inherently positive attribute.  Is blue a bad color?  Is a line better than a circle?  Is “quality” only “low” and “high”? These associations of traits with […]

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My Favourite Photos of Tricia

Tricia is one my wife Stephanie’s best friends and today is her birthday. Tricia was one of the first people to whom Stephanie introduced me when we first started dating.  And Tricia is one of the people who’s been most consistently THERE in Stephanie’s and my life to see us through our various stages, always […]

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Hillary in Harrisburg; The First Rally of the First Female Presidential Nominee of a Major Party

Friday evening I arrived in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, just one day after Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine accepted the Democratic nomination for President and Vice President of the United States.  This is the first rally of the first female presidential nominee of a major political party in the U.S.  Every move from now forward will become history. […]

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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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