Do People Still Send Postcards?

I have to admit I love postcards, those wonderful quarter-dollar mailers that at one time were a staple of any trip. I didn't go anywhere without picking up a handful of postcards and spending an evening back at my motel, usually on the last night of the trip, addressing cards to family and friends, stamping... Continue Reading →

Getting a Better Camera Won’t Change a Thing (Maybe Get a Worse Camera!)

I have friends who keep upgrading to newer cameras, better cameras, bigger sensors, faster more expensive lenses, and their new photos look exactly the same as their older photos. All cameras are quite capable nowadays. It's the 12" behind the camera that matters most when it comes to great cameras and their ability to make... Continue Reading →

The Photo I Missed (and Miss!)

I had a fun night with friends last night. We had steak with sauteed mushrooms, roasted potatoes and veggies with some cold keg IPAs. Then afterwards we played a few games of backgammon and cribbage. Lots of laughs when one of us won the game. There's no photo though. I usually bring a Fuji X100... Continue Reading →

Ralph Gibson’s Leica

I was driving along today and listening to a podcast and there was an interview with Ralph Gibson. That is one of the great things about the web, the ability to have high-quality podcast interviews with legendary photographers at our fingertips. Two things stood out from his interview. How important it was to commit to... Continue Reading →

When Tack Sharp Isn’t Best

I love a sharp negative and photographic print as much as the next guy. I strive for proper focus. Who doesn't? But there are times when it's not about the tack sharp focus, but about the moment. When the shutter can't quite still what's happening, but it still captures it. Like these two photos of... Continue Reading →

Ah, The Difference a Print Makes

The photographic print defines today's photographer. That's it right there. Doesn't matter if you originate on film or a digital sensor, it's the print that defines the photographer. What have you made lately? Show me your work, let's see your photographs? I'd go so far as to say that those making photographic prints are the... Continue Reading →

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