Personal projects are one of the most important cornerstones in being a photographer today. They can give you the structure, the guidence, the deadlines and the results that can continue to stimulate you as a photographer and perhaps put the meaning into your work that you've been looking … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 28 – Personal Projects, W. Eugene Smith and Event Photography
I've been thinking about this topic for a while now, and recently started noticing other photographers talk about this topic on their podcasts and videos, so I thought I would throw my thoughts into the mix. I'm also interested in hearing your thoughts and stories. Saul Leiter If you're not … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 27 – Why Do We Shoot?
Everyone, no matter what level you are at, can have something they can help others with. The nice surprise is, being a resource to others is actually one of the best gifts you can give to yourself. … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 26 – Be a Resource to Others
I don't generally talk that much about manufacturers and companies on the podcast, but in this episode I want to share information about a company that manufactures products I really love. Artisan Obscura Visit ArtisanObscura.com … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 25 – Artisan Obscura
Simplicity can be applied to so many areas of photography, and in most cases I feel that if you apply simplicity with intention, you can actually improve your overall approach to photography. Again... in most cases. … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 24 – Strength in Simplicity
Although the content of this episode is rather subjective and directly applies to me and how I approach creativity, I'm hoping you'll be able to see how it can apply to help you with your approach to your photography. This is just part of my ongoing path in finding ways to stay inspired and … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 23 – My Parallels Between Jazz and Photography
In this episode of Photography Matters I want to share with you a unique film that I had a chance to shoot with this week. Of the four film stocks I've shot in the past weeks, this one easily comes closest to the look of our beloved Acros. Does this mean the search is over? A few shots Adox … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 22 – The Search to Replace ACROS – Part III – Search Over?
Kodak Tri-X, wow, probably the most classic popular black and white film around. I've found this is really a love/hate film. Either people are passionate about, and love this film, or others just really can't stand it and can't bring themselves to shoot a roll. This week I took a break from my … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 21 – This Was a Nice Surprise – Kodak Tri-X 400
Still looking for a film that I would be happy to shoot with once my stock of ACROS runs out, I shot a couple rolls of Ilford FP4 Plus. It's rated at 125 but I had been hearing from many who liked it when pushed to 200, so I shot both rolls at 200. Anyway, I'm happy to share my thoughts on how this … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 20 – The Search to Replace ACROS – Part II – Ilford FP4 Plus
I'm always looking for ways to stay motivated with my photography. Burn out seems pretty common these days among photographers, including myself. I really have to mix things up now and then to keep from ending up in a creative rut. Maybe I might try shooting with a different camera; shooting … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 19 – Road Trips, Ghost Towns and Instant Film
Portland, Oregon... probably my favorite city I've ever lived in... in spite of the rain. I got a chance to fly up to Portland for a few days last week. Before the trip I kind of went back and forth, trying to decide on if I should take a film camera or just make things easier and shoot digital on … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 18 – Portland, Oregon and Traveling with Film
With Fujifilm adding Neopan ACROS 100 in both 35mm and 120 formats to their list of film to discontinue this year, I'm starting a search to find a film I will love as much as I do, ACROS. Maybe I won't find it, but I will try, and I'll share my results with you as I check out different types of … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 17 – The Search to Replace ACROS – Part I