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Took a disreputably long photography walk one day last week, and ended up, as so often happens, at the cafe. Beside buying a coffee and a cinnamon scone and photographing my cameras* (“cafe cameras” is an ongoing series on my … Continue reading
My Polaraid Cube toy camera hadn’t been charged up in a long time, so while it was plugged into the computer I took the opportunity to download the images off its tiny micro SD card. I seem to use this … Continue reading
My pocket camera (the very secondhand Fuji X-M1) is a photographic superhero. Most of the time it is a mild mannered prime lens compact, fitted with Fuji’s modest but very good small sized normal prime*. But sometimes it goes super, … Continue reading
I was trying out a new lens on one of my favorite models and produced this demonstration of one of the classic photographic problems of dog portraiture– depth of field so narrow that the dog’s eyes are in focus but … Continue reading
A couple of weekends ago, I went to a local street festival and took a bunch of portraits of other people’s dogs. Here are a few of them. Photographic geekery: the Pentax K-5iis and the DA*55 mm f/1.4, … Continue reading
Splash some water on the wooden floor of the front porch. Add a phone camera, and a large black coffee, a full pint of it, with a handful of ice, and a photo editing app with all kinds of silly … Continue reading
A phone camera can make a decent black and white image, particularly when used with a specialized app like Lenka. But I’m pretty sure this medium format SLR can do a somewhat better job when loaded with monochrome film. The … Continue reading
One of the big attractions of our local street festival is a chance to meet celebrities in an informal setting. Here, some tween girls enjoy an unexpected encounter with a noted superhero. (Batman is played by a French bulldog named … Continue reading
I drew the Man in the Moon. This is probably my favorite drawing in the Lost Sketchbook* and so it’s a good one to post at the end of the retrospective and promise you that the Best of the Drawing … Continue reading