Leica M6 • Summicron 50mm • Kodak Tri-X EI 1600 I hope this episode finds everyone healthy and safe. Such a different time right now. I want to talk about that a little bit. Also, that old conversation regarding 50mm vs 35mm primes, and for the shots I love the most, it usually comes from … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 88 – Weird Times – Why 50mm? – Monopoly
Latest book - Portland inside the cover A couple shots of the Steel Bridge back cover Projects - it's my favorite form of photography these days. I haven't been doing much random photography these days. I shoot with the project in mind. But… sometimes that means I'm not shooting as much. … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 87 – Projects
This week's episode is kind of mixed bag. Have you shot any ACROS II yet? I ordered a couple rolls from Freestyle. Haven't shot it yet, but have some thoughts on this i'll share with you. Also the topic of how using gear that maybe you've kind of forgotten about can kind of make things interesting … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 86 – ACROS II, Using Old Gear, Leica JPEGs
If you were to make a photo book (and I really hope you do), what would it be about? In this episode I'll talk more about things I've been doing with MagCloud and the books I'm working on. I'll let you know some things I've learned along the way. My hope is that if you aren't printing books … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 85 – What Would You Make Your Photo Book About?
I hope everyone has been doing good and enjoying the holiday season. In this episode I want to catch you up on how things are going with using MagCloud for publishing my book. Also, I've had some lens issues I've been dealing with lately. I'll share my story on that and see if you guys have any … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 84 – Update on MagCloud, Lens Issues and Other Stuff
Well, good news - Fujifilm ACROS II has an official shipping date! This has been announced for a while now, but that's okay. Anytime is a good time to talk about ACROS. What do you guys and gals think about Instagram's plan to remove the "Likes"? I'll share my 2 cents. Shooting something … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 83 – Fujifilm ACROS II, Instagram & MagCloud
I recently was involved in a project for a client that ended up being one of the most meaning peaces of work I've done in a long time. I'll talk about that. Also, took another day trip out with my friend, Garrett last week. More cool stuff. I'll share my thoughts on why I really love the shots I … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 82 – Meaningful Work (and other stuff)
Leica M6 • Summicron 35mm • Fujifilm ACROS EI 400 Many of us as photographers have certain genres where we tend to spend a lot of our time; certain subjects that we're more passionate about shooting. That's a good thing because the more we shoot those subjects we're most passionate about, the … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 81 – The Power of Doing Something Different
Jonny • Fujifilm X-Pro2 • XF 56mm f1.2 • ACROS+G film simulation It's been a while since I've recorded an episode of INSPIRED, but I was reading through Jay Maisel's book, "It's Not About the F-Stop" this morning and found a lesson that I thought would make a good topic for one of the shorter … [Read more...] about INSPIRED – Episode 41 – Stop Searching
Fred Herzog • Modern Color On September 9, we lost photographer, Fred Herzog. I've admired Fred's work for sometime, but as I'm generally more obsessed with black and white photography I wasn't necessarily looking at Mr. Herzog's work as much as I should've been. With his recent passing, I … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 80 – Fred Herzog
The Importance of Goals Unless you're a professional photographer with clients and paid assignments, it can be easy to leave the camera alone for long periods of time. You're not pushed to keep shooting consistently and so maybe you don't. If this is you, don't feel bad, you've got lots of … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 79 – Improve Your Photography by Setting Goals
I've loved beeing a creative person ever since I can remember. I think all kids start out that way. Some of us strive to continue to maintain that level of creativity in our lives. I was thinking about it today and decided to put the question out there…. does being active in other creative fields … [Read more...] about Photography Matters Ep 78 – Can Other Creative Fields Fuel Your Photography?