Evolution of Photography: A Real-Time Glimpse Instead of a Memory

I'm very well read on the history and trends in photography starting with its discovery in 1839. (Really not that long ago in the grand scheme of things.) The original photographers were few in number, you had to be a scientist and tinkerer to make a photograph. The introduction of the Kodak Brownie camera by... Continue Reading →

Born in the 1960s–The Best Years for Growing Up and Being a Photographer

I was born in 1964. That means the Nikon F2 was out when I was 10, the FM2 when I was 20 and I grew up in the era of Kodachrome film, Fuji Velvia, Ilford HP5 and Kodak Tri-x black and white films, and plenty of wonderful photographers working in those days like Garry Winogrand,... Continue Reading →

Happy Holidays: Buy Film, Make Art!

Happy Holidays to all my friends and family who let me photograph them (it's not an unusual occurrence!), sometimes in good light and sometimes in good shadows. To all my readers, viewers, listeners and subscribers on my various channels--here, YouTube, and my podcast--I'm thankful for all of you. Cheers to a great 2021 and as... Continue Reading →

Inspiring Photo Talks

If you like a daily affirmative talks about photography, take a look at my Inspiring Photo Talks Web Page with just that, photo talks.  Short, positive, fun talks about all things (mostly analog) photography.

Lovely Patina

Just like I don't buy Leica cameras to put them on a display shelf, I also don't purposefully beat them up.  But I do strive to carry them uncased, take them everywhere, and use them, even to the point of perhaps someday, used up.  I think film cameras are beautiful in all stages of their... Continue Reading →

New Film Camera Buying Tips on YouTube

I'm starting a series of videos on buying older 35mm and 120 film cameras, going through my collection or else cameras I have access to, to discuss.  It's here: Buying Used Film SLR and TLR Cameras - Let me know of your requests, and I'll post them soon.

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