Yashica A (Developed July 2016) Part 3: Dan and Katie Events

This is a short series I’m going to run here on the blog featuring photos from my most recently developed roll of medium format 120 film taken with my Yashica A twin reflex lens camera. I’m grouping photos together by subject. Between the last post and this one is one photo that didn’t turn out. … Continue reading “Yashica A (Developed July 2016) Part 3: Dan and Katie Events”

Yashica A (Developed July 2016) Part 2: Cherry Blossom Festival

This is a short series I’m going to run here on the blog featuring photos from my most recently developed roll of medium format 120 film taken with my Yashica A twin reflex lens camera. I’m grouping photos together by subject. It’s interesting that after the photos I took at the park, I put the … Continue reading “Yashica A (Developed July 2016) Part 2: Cherry Blossom Festival”

Yashica A (Developed July 2016) Part 1: The Park

This is a short series I’m going to run here on the blog featuring photos from my most recently developed roll of medium format 120 film taken with my Yashica A twin reflex lens camera. I’m grouping photos together by subject. These photos were taken on 30 April 2011 when Danielle and I went to … Continue reading “Yashica A (Developed July 2016) Part 1: The Park”

Results from my First Yashica-A Roll

Last time I wrote about my dabbling in the film world I had had 3 Holga rolls developed. My Yashica and Franka Solida III had arrived after my trip to NYC so I had yet to run any film through them. I shot a few frames with each camera when Danny and Dina came to … Continue reading “Results from my First Yashica-A Roll”

Results of a Plastic Point of View

Thursday (22 Apr) as I drove into work, I knew the first few hours would be unbearable. My photos were waiting to be picked up from L’Imagerie, but they weren’t open until 1000. So I had to wait until my lunch break to go pick them up. The whole day I didn’t know what to … Continue reading “Results of a Plastic Point of View”

Film Use Days 2 and 3, or How To Make Them Understand

At the time that I write this (about two weeks ago), I have run three rolls of film through my Holga, my Yashica A has arrived (unfortunately, too late for the wedding), and I have taken my film to L’Imagerie in Bethesda, MD to be developed. I used the Holga, along with my DSLRs, at … Continue reading “Film Use Days 2 and 3, or How To Make Them Understand”

Is It Really Technological Progress?

As I researched medium format photography in deciding whether or not to participate , I came face-to-face with a trend I’ve seen in other fields. As the technology has “progressed”, users have actually found themselves with worse and worse results. And, just as in other technologies, it is a tale of choosing convenience or cost … Continue reading “Is It Really Technological Progress?”

Analog Strikes Back!

It would seem insane to even consider getting into analog photography in 2010. But, as I wrote in my tet travelogue, I’ve been bitten by the bug. I think, had I been able to take photography classes and develop my own negatives and learn about aperture and shutter speed and all that with analog cameras, … Continue reading “Analog Strikes Back!”

NYC Tet Trip Day 1

After reading Dan’s great Japan travelogue, Super Ichiban Travel Blog, and another source where someone had his children always keep a journal when they travel, I decided I wanted to do this as well.  To practice for when I go to some place that’s foreign to me, I decided to start keeping a journal when … Continue reading “NYC Tet Trip Day 1”

Actually, Size DOES Matter

Recently I’ve been seeing and hearing a lot of people repeating some version of the mantra, “a great photographer can make a great photograph with any camera.”  They’ve then been following this up with, “therefore, why not just use an iPhone or point and shoot.  There’s no reason to buy an SLR anymore.”  Like everything … Continue reading “Actually, Size DOES Matter”

Thinking About Moving Away from Adobe Lightroom

Last Fall I started considering moving away from Lightroom after having used it for nearly a decade. Back then I was making use of the student price to actually be able to afford it. Competition from Apple Aperture and other programs caused it to eventually drop to $150 per version. But Adobe seemed to be … Continue reading “Thinking About Moving Away from Adobe Lightroom”