Inspiration and Lifestyle

Inspiration and Lifestyle

I often hear from people that this is better than that.  I should get this this camera or rather than that camera.  For me what I want is something that fits my life style that inspires me to shoot.   Both of these points are very important to me and my photography....Read More
The Epic Trade

The Epic Trade

I woke up this morning trying to decide what I wanted to do with my cameras.   I was thinking last night about upgrading to a Leica MP and a Leica Type 240 and consolidating my camera collection a bit.  The more I thought about it the more a Leica MP sounded like the...Read More
Calming and Blooming

Calming and Blooming

The more I shoot my new Nikon F3 the more I like it.  It is such a simple camera to shoot and affordable.  I picked mine up for $450 with two lenses. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a first film camera.  The one thing I can’t seem to figure out are the...Read More
Around Nakane

Around Nakane

I grabbed my new Nikon F3 this morning and loaded it with a roll of Portra 400 and headed out for a walk around Jiyugaoka and Nakane to see what this camera is like.  My initial reaction is it is super easy to use.  Loading film is a breeze, focusing is simple, and I...Read More
Shooting Film: Portra 800@3200

Shooting Film: Portra 800@3200

I don’t often push color film but I had a roll of Portra 800 and thought I would give it a try.  I was surprised that it pushed very well.  I might need to try to push color film a little more. Today’s configuration:  Leica M6-J with Portra 800@3200 with...Read More
Harajuku

Harajuku

I am catching up on all of my scans of film.  I have a pile of negatives waiting to be scanned, processed and posted.   These are from a photowalk I held back in January for Coming of Age Day. Today’s configuration:  Leica M6-J with Portra 400 with Summilux 35mm f/1.4...Read More