I met up with Andrew and Craig last fall some time — I’m not even sure when — and made a few pictures with my FM2 while we scouted Briggsdale, Colo. Don’t worry, there are more and better pictures from our trip on larger film, but they’ll have to wait.
About the same time I tested the Nikkormat FTn, a Nikkormat FT-2 dropped in my lap. While it’s very similar, it is set apart by several big improvements.
With every press of the shutter release photographers make choices about what they are presenting and how they will present it; what story they are telling and how it’s told.
Built in large part by prisoners with hand tools between 1913 and 1917, the Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park offers stunning views.
As the Nikon F dominated the professional market, the company brought the same level of quality to the advanced amateur with Nikkormats.
Another brainchild of the inventive and fleet-footed EMULSIVE, #FP4Party is a monthly group effort to showcase the possibilities with Ilford’s ASA 125 film.
The Sears Tower Model 055 is a very, very small 35mm viewfinder camera with a few manual controls and little else.
I got the idea to test my Olympus PEN camera by making pseudo-panoramic multi-frame images when the first Half Baked Half Frame Tour kicked off.
By now it’s clear I like to share things, such a my writing and photographs on this blog, and I believe you should share, too.
Mamiya, known for making a variety of excellent professional medium format cameras, once made budget 35mm SLRs, too. The 500TL is one of them.
A lot of people have commented on the ambitiousness of my plan to shoot nearly a dozen rolls of film on Expired Film Day last year. Here’s how I did it.
The Yashica Lynx 1000 offers excellent optics and easy handling in a well-built package for a bargain-basement price.
The most important tool of the landscape photographer, aside from the camera itself, is the tripod. But sometimes, one leg is better than three.
The Miranda Sensorex hit the scene in 1967 and brought with it a host of forward-thinking features that set it apart, but also made it feel just a bit off.
It’s that time of year and everyone is making their resolutions for the new year. I’m not really one to resolve much, exactly, but I have goals in mind.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to abandon all I’ve done on this site; just make a slow pivot. And it’s not about my photography, just how I share it.
After the success of the December 2016 Out Shooting Film shirt, I’m back with another design that answers the question before it’s even been asked.
For the third year, I look back at my last twelve months of images and growth as a photographer. These may not be my best, but they are some of my favorite.
Story-based and film-centric, Physical Grain is a breath of fresh air in the landscape of the online photography community.
In 2015 I made a big push to publish more on this blog, and succeeded in publishing nearly four times as often as I had in 2014. 2016 continued the trend strongly.
I haven’t been able to test these, but I wanted to share a little bit about how cool these Lilliputian light boxes can be.
Deciding on a hotel to stay in, you’re likely to look for a gym, a business center, a continental breakfast or a pool. But a darkroom for guests?
A quick hit on the Pentax MX, the company’s all-manual pro SLR from 1976 to 1985.
A quick hit here to announce, late as it comes, that I’ll be selling prints at The Denver Post Holiday Craft Fair all day tomorrow, Dec. 7.
The Agfa Isolette V yielded terrible test photos. The B-2 Speedex had advance problems and a Swiss cheese-like bellows. So I decided to try a mashup.