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Eclipse 2017, Memphis

Lunch Break

It’s been a while, so I thought I’d catch up while on lunch break. I have actually been shooting, just not as much as I’d like. Downtown Memphis…

Lomography – The Simple Pleasure of Kitsch Photography

There is something to be said for simple plastic cameras, the kind that have basic controls, one speed, auto-focus. They were really popular in the 80s and 90s,…

Happy Camera Day, 2017!

Heck yeah! It’s June 29th, 2017, Camera Day. Get out and snap some photos! What You Need on Camera Day Well, you’ll need a camera.  I have several…

My Canon 7 Rangefinder with custom red leatherette

My Idea of a Perfect Camera

Recently, the Leica M10 came out, along with the Sony A9. Both are freaking amazing cameras. Both are pricey. I’ve been unable to quench my insatiable appetite for…

Dark Skies over Downtown Memphis

Removing Clutter and Refocusing on Photography

  As you might know, I started collecting cameras a few years ago, and I’ve been sinking money into this new hobby ever since. It’s gotten to the…

Fuji Superia Xtra 400 processed in Kodak D76

No Trespassing – C41 in D76

  This weekend I got a wild hare and decided to cross-process some of my color film. I had originally loaded the Leica M3 with some Fujifilm Superia…

Cheap Cameras for Beginners - KSX Super

5 Reasonably Priced Film Cameras for Beginners

I see these “Best Cameras for Beginners” posts all the time, but the more I read them, the less they seem grounded in reality. I really think it…

Canon F1

Camera Review – Canon F1 (circa 1971)

Last year, a neighbor gifted me a really nice camera, and I’ve now had a chance to use it with both the Tamron 28-70mm kit lens and a…

Developing Color Film With Reckless Abandon

Color film (C41) has a reputation for being needy when developed, due to its precise time and temperature requirements. One pass over the instructions and you’ll see that…

FrankenHolga

FrankenHolga on a Sunday Afternoon

It was gloomy today. By lunchtime I was a bit grumpy, and listening to the kids fight and holler and run through the house was bordering on torture…