Nikon vs. Leica

I am both a Nikon and Leica shooter.  I shoot film and digital with both brands and the other day I sat down at my Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter--that's where I do my best thinking on paper--and I wrote out what each camera type is good for. For shooting street photography, Leica may be classic,... Continue Reading →

A Challenge To Shoot Film

I keep running into people who see my old Leica IIIf over my shoulder and marvel that they still make film.  And that it is readily available.  I assure them it is. I have a standard response to their "I have a great old camera that I never use."  I tell them to just put... Continue Reading →

Portrait of a Beauty

She was sitting alone on the park bench.  I saw her immediately, sitting alone, looking very content.  Two people came up to me to ask me about the Hasselblad 500c/m I was carrying.  I enjoyed talking to them, but was keeping an eye out on her.  When they finally said goodbye, I turned to see... Continue Reading →

Victor and Reinhold For Inspiration

Victor Hasselblad and Reinhold Heidecke in Sweden, 1955.  I am a big fan of these two, for working so hard to make such beautiful, even artistic pieces of machinery.  Their cameras still inspire to this day.While I've never shot a Hassy, I suspect I will one day.  I have quite the love affair with my... Continue Reading →

Loving Film

What is it about 6x6 film portraits that make me like them more than any other type of portrait?  I shoot with a Rolleiflex and a Bronica SQ-A and it's pure joy to work with film and create legacy images. My name is Kenneth Wajda, and I'm a professional photographer in Lyons, Colorado.  Been shooting... Continue Reading →

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