Roll your own Kodachrome?

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Fujifilm’s firmware updates with the “Classic Chrome” filter got me thinking. What are the key characteristics that I like about that look, and can I recreate it without buying their camera? Although I haven’t shot a roll of Kodachrome in many … Continue reading

VSCOol

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After realizing that it is a bit pricey to keep shooting slide film, I wanted to do a straight up comparison of what I can get from the equivalent VSCO presets. Some of these are Velvia 100 scans with a … Continue reading

Using Velvia to break out of a slump

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I’ve been feeling stuck on a plateau in my creative work lately. With photography, my initial reaction to this always seems to be to buy an awesome new camera – as if that will solve the issue. This time, after a bit of … Continue reading

San Pablo Colors

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After taking some time to get good OOC B&W images from the OMD EM5 with Zeiss C Sonnar 50/1.5, I’m now taking a closer look at the color profile of this lens/sensor combo. So far, so good, but JPEGs aren’t quite as … Continue reading

New school street photography

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Watching a video of Alex Webb shooting a project in the street markets of Korea was an eye opener for me. In the past, I’ve looked to classics like Winogrand, Cartier-Bresson and Erwitt to learn about expressing ideas and feelings … Continue reading

White & Black (take 5)

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I usually revisit a visually rich place and try to come up with unique views rather than repeating previous pictures. Other times I try to get closer to what I want to represent in a particular subject. Looking back over … Continue reading

To HDR or not to HDR, … aye there’s the rub

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Although High Dynamic Range imaging tools are easily accessible these days, the techniques for using them effectively do not seem to be talked about that widely. I hesitated to print any of my own HDR images for a long time … Continue reading