The last week of October found me in Arkansas (and Oklahoma) for a brief visit with Mom, some photography, and some introspection. I’ve been slow in getting the film processed, so look forward to more photographs from this trip in coming weeks. For now, it’s all about Cinestill films in the Yashica Mat-124, a party, […]
I’m awful at remembering to check settings on cameras before I start shooting. I’ve gotten a little bit better over the years, maybe, but I still lose it from time to time. For this year’s summer vacation, I took along some Bergger Pancro 400 in 35mm and 120. I managed to set the Olympus XA […]
For our annual late-summer vacation,* my darling, adorable wife and I took a 1000 mile driving tour of central and south Texas. We had a great time, Alhamdulillah. I didn’t shoot much, for once, just 4 full rolls and 2 partials, so rather than whacking this up by day or film stock or city or […]
I usually stay away from people when I shoot. If I catch someone’s eye, maybe I smile, but I usually try avoid eye contact, if I can help it, and I almost never think to ask for a portrait on the rare occasions that I interact with strangers on the street.
I’m not sure what it was I read, maybe this post on the MastinLabs blog, but I decided to shoot a roll of Porta 160 at 320… I’m not sure I see a huge amount of difference between 160 and 320, and I didn’t a/b it or anything, and I haven’t shot a huge amount […]
When using the sports finder on your TLR, remember that, much like the viewing lens, it doesn’t show you what the taking lens sees, and so you need to make sure things aren’t protruding into the frame, like the strap did here. :facepalm:
Today, I’m thankful for quality craftsmanship, for people and businesses that take time to do things right, to make things that last, to produce things they can be proud of, that don’t waste the precious resources we’ve been blessed with. May Allah guide us to return to a time where we cared about what we […]