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  1. How to Be Alpha: My Minolta XE-7 Goes to a Sony Event

    05 Jun 2019

    I attended the Sony “Be Alpha” event back in February 2019. It was my second time attending one these events, so I knew what to expect: panel discussions, free food and drinks, some cool shooting stations and the opportunity to try out lots of Sony cameras and lenses I learned…


  2. Film Photography: Even When It Goes Wrong It Looks Alright

    23 Mar 2019

    This is sort of an addendum to my previous post about my Minolta XE-7’s dead light seals. My Minolta XD5 is suffering a similar scourge, yet I remain unmoved to do anything about it. So, here I am again sharing shots that turned out all wrong…but I love them so much…


  3. Let The Sunshine In: Light Leaks & My Minolta XE-7

    15 Mar 2019

    The Minolta XE-7 is one of my favorite cameras. When it comes to film cameras, I have a soft spot for Minolta for some reason and the XE-7 sits near the top of the heap. It’s amazingly sturdy and it’s heavy. And that shutter is oh so satisfying to click Mine…


  4. Kodak Gold Is Gold

    13 Mar 2019

    I don’t really do reviews. If I like something, I’ll tell someone why I like it. If I don’t like something…same thing. I don’t know why that should take 6 pages or a 35 minute video. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the people who are good at providing exhaustive…


  5. This Is How We Do It: My NYC Urban Portrait Shoots

    07 Mar 2019

    I don’t spend a lot of time talking about camera gear. I’m not saying I never talk about it. I enjoy looking at and discussing awesome camera gear, but I enjoy shooting even more. So that’s what I spend most of my time doing. I get the gear that gets…


  6. Living My Best Life: My Week As A TruLife Acrylic Feature Photographer

    28 Feb 2018

    Way back in 2016 I wrote an article for LightStalking that addressed a few options that are available for people who want to make fine art prints – you know, metal, canvas, acrylic. It was a relatively popular article, but it lived its life, served its purpose, and everyone moved on…


  7. Kodak Portra 400: Tried and True

    29 Jul 2017

    Kodak Portra 400 is a tried and true film. Whether you shoot it in 35mm, medium format or something bigger, you’re not going to be disappointed with the look of this legendary film – unless, of course, you’re expecting something particularly vibrant. Portra 400 is known for producing muted colors…


  8. 5 Ways to Enhance Your Creative Vision

    14 Jul 2017

    Repost of a piece I originally wrote for Lightstalking.com Commenting on the Hungarian-French photographer known as Brassai (Gyula Halasz), Henry Miller proclaimed that he was a man “equipped with no ordinary eyes.” According to Miller, Brassai’s “sharpness of vision and depth of insight are revealed in” his “photographic exploration” of…


  9. One for the Money: Agfa Vista Plus 200

    08 Apr 2017

    Kodak gets all the love: Portra 160 and 400, Ektar 100, Tri-X 400. And if it’s not Kodak, it’s Ilford and Fujifilm that get to bask in the warm glow of film emulsion prestige. Those are indeed big names and they have unquestionably earned their reputations as great film manufacturers, but…


  10. Ode to the Olympus XA

    06 Apr 2017

    The Olympus XA is a classic. It is a marvel of minimalist design and, short of a flash sync port or hot shoe, is equipped with everything you need for a day of shooting. Keep in mind that the XA is a 35mm camera first introduced in 1979; that context…


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