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Film, Kodak Portra, Large Format, Leica, Wista 8x10

Chasing An Eclipse

On August 21st, 2017, North America went crazy trying to watch a total solar eclipse. I admit I got caught up in it too.

My fellow photographer friend, John, and I got this brilliant idea we’d head up to Wyoming to try and watch it ourselves. John wanted to take photos, but I was more interested in seeing it happen. Naturally we decided this only a few months before the eclipse so finding lodging was a nightmare! Eventually we found a place near the Montana border and set about making our plans. Continue Reading

Large Format, Tintype

Tintype Portraiture

Today I finally fulfilled a dream I’ve had since I first learned about the beginnings of photography. I had my portrait taken on a tintype! Todd, at Shutter + Light in Santa Ana, California was nice enough to let me watch the whole process as he shot my photo. Continue Reading

Large Format, Omega-View

Large Format Photography Musings

As I’ve been designing this site, I’ve been researching many different types of analog photography.

I started learning about photography almost a decade before the first consumer digital cameras became available. I worked my way up from 35mm to medium format, and eventually on to large format cameras. Using a view camera was always one of my favorite things, but other than a Speed Graphic I had for a few months, I’d never really owned and used one consistently. Continue Reading