Vintage Cameras Meetup

This is what I saw one day walking on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, and I had to get a photo of her.  And the camera operator, too! Carrying my Rolleiflex, I asked if I could take her portrait.  She immediately recognized the coolness of my picture machine, and said yes. That's a vintage... Continue Reading →

The Power of a Rolleiflex to Start Conversations and Meet Strangers

Carrying a Rolleiflex around, people come up to you to talk about it.  And you can approach people with the line, "Can I take your photo, I have this old camera I'm shooting," which is the 100% complete truth, and people will let you.  It's a great ice breaker.  That's how the image at right... Continue Reading →

Past Tense: Film’s Special Quality

Here's an interesting perspective about film vs digital imaging. Film looks like past tense, and digital looks like present tense. Here's an example that everyone will instantly understand. If I switch on the TV and the movie The Natural or Angels In the Outfield, or Bull Durham or any other baseball movie is on, in... Continue Reading →

Portrait of a Father

When some people go to the hospital to visit a family member, they bring their phone and snap a few pics.  When I go, I use the daylight window light and create a portrait.  And use my Rolleiflex. This was shot with a Rolleiflex 3.5E with a Xenotar lens.  I enjoy composing with two eyes... Continue Reading →

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