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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Our first visit to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, we were quite hopefully for the cherry blossoms. However, we were either a week or two earlier, or maybe […]

The Reduction Print

Reduction printing is a method for creating a multi-color print. Compared to using multiple blocks, one for each color; the reduction method uses the same block carving […]

Mission Santa Clara de Asís

My recent linocut block print is of the Santa Clara Mission, here is a look at the entire process for creating the print. Tricky to measure how […]

MLK Dream Print

As mentioned in my previous post, I've started working on block prints, specifically linoleum cuts, or linocuts for short. Here is a look at the process I […]

A New Old Medium

Once a month a parent leads an art lesson for my daughter's first grade class. We trade off who runs the lessons with other parents assisting, in […]

Fuji-X Film Simulations

One of the great things about using Fujifilm X-Series cameras is the wonderful film simulations, they are also one of the worst things. There are a handful […]

Instagram and Image Size

My most recent series of photos were a set of black and white shots I took from my trip to Barcelona. Reviewing and selecting the photos I […]

Export direct from Lightroom to WordPress

A new plugin released today adds to Lightroom the ability to export straight to your WordPress Media Library. A handy feature which saves the hassle of exporting […]

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Tips

Here are a couple of tips for using the Fuji X-Pro2, the tips might apply to your camera even if not the XP2. Hand Grip Base Plate […]

The Label of Art & Artists

In his book Orbiting the Giant Hairball, Gordon MacKenzie tells the following story when he goes around to schools to teach and what happens when he asks […]

Does the camera make a difference?

I love gear, old cameras are great. They are beautiful objects by themselves, there is something about the high precision and craftsmanship. Its like old watches or […]

The Open Road by David Campany

A review of the photography book The Open Road by David Campany. The book is gorgeous, a beautiful red color, plus the titles and design throughout is […]

Olympus Trip 35, a fun camera

The Olympus Trip 35 is a fixed lens 35mm rangefinder camera, it is a fun little camera. The camera was made in the 60’s as a travel […]

Own Your Domain, Own Your Content

It’s never been easier to publish photos online, that’s what makes it so hard. Believe it or not, at one point finding a place to upload and […]

Cameras, Art, and the History of Photography

A bit of a rambling essay on photography, art, enthusiasts, history, and what the hell is going on with digital; and yes it’s probably all just justification […]

Yashica FR-1 – Dad’s Camera

My Dad was cleaning out some of his old camera gear and gave me his Yashica FR-1, a camera from the late 70’s; our family camera he […]

Calculating an Exposure

No light meter? No problem! Announcing, Light WTF, a mobile web app used to calculate your exposure. The site includes a general exposure calculator, as well as […]

Consistency in Photography

As I was putting together a second set of photos for my El Camino Real series, I noticed lots of minor variances and inconsistencies comparing newer photos […]

What camera should I buy?

“What camera should I buy?” is by far the most common question I get asked. So to gather my thoughts together, here is my definitive and opinionated […]

Bronica ETRSi 645

The Bronica ETRSi 645 is a great budget friendly medium format camera system, a great deal in the film world. The Bronica is a high quality camera […]

South of Market, Janet Delaney

South of Market is a photography book focusing on a San Francisco neighborhood during a time of urban renewal during the 1970’s and 80’s. This review covers […]

Nikon F6: A camera of great substance

The Nikon F6 just might be the greatest film camera ever made, practically perfect for a primary film camera and here’s my reasons why. The F6 is […]

Manufactured Landscapes, Edward Burtynsky

Manufactured Landscapes is the first major retrospective of Edward Burtynsky’s work, published in 2003. The book is a beautiful collection of several series that he has created, […]

Color Film Tests

The results of testing out various film stocks to see what they look like and how they shoot. I tried to shot all photos consistently, all taken […]

Uncommon Places, Stephen Shore

Uncommon Places is a book by Stephen Shore, originally published in 1982 from a series of photos he shot during multiple road trips across North America. He […]

Interval Shooting at Night

There are numerous ways to do photography at night, for the majority of my night photography I’ve simply done single long exposure shots. So all the light […]

Exif Data for Analog Film

One of the great benefits of using Lightroom is the ability to sort photos based off exif data. I can filter by camera or lens pretty easily […]

The Tripod Ballhead and Mirrorless Camera

The oft given benefit of mirrorless cameras like my Fuji X-T1 is the size and weight of the camera. It delivers great performance and image quality while being much […]

Composition, Elements and Framing

The above photo looks like an interesting story. Why is she hiding from her upset father? Is that really her father, how much trouble is she going […]

Photography Fundamentals

Getting into photography can be intimidating with all the jargon and technical terms. Your camera itself is pretty intimidating with the dials, menus and buttons galore. This […]

Tripod Not Required

Night photography usually means bringing a tripod and setting up for long exposures. This doesn’t have to always be the case, here are two ideas on taking […]

Film Mistakes

I mentioned yesterday my desire for a panorama film back for the Bronica ETRSi. I actually purchased a 35mm back which I thought was this back I […]