Liking a “Twelver” Over a 36-Exposure Roll

I like rolls of 12. For photography, a dozen frames is a manageable number these days when I'm shooting film. Because I tend to have film loaded in multiple cameras. (As William Eggleston says, "I take the camera I feel like using on any given day.") Just today I processed a roll of 36-exposure Tri-X... Continue Reading →

With Her Parents: Savoring Scenes from the Movie of a Life

It's a feeling.  I suppose, you either feel it or you don't.  I certainly do.  There's a magic in that silver, I tell you.  Now there's a Tri-X negative in a sleeve that exists with that image.  And there is a print of each photograph in a frame, to savor those moments. Because photography wasn't... Continue Reading →

Subject Matter: The Subject Matters

If you want more interesting photos, shoot more interesting subjects.  (And shoot on film.) There's a special beauty to having a special beauty in your life to have to photograph.  This is mine. Having willing family members and friends makes all the difference, much more than camera equipment. The first two were made with a... Continue Reading →

Photographers Make Photographs

An observation: Photography hobbyists make lens analyses, compare versions of bodies, features and lenses, read DXO scores, look to get the next best thing, discuss purchases, workshops, latest tricks and techniques.  They do a lot more than make photographs. Photographers make photographs.

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