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The Human Eye Vs. The Camera

The Human Eye Vs. The Camera

One of my biggest frustrations with photography is the simple fact that the camera cannot match the human eye in what it can see and capture. Even the most advanced modern camera is incapable of recording images that accurately match what you can see with your own two eyes. Pretty much every camera manufacturer seems…

Living in Tornado Alley? Be proactive on safety.

Living in Tornado Alley? Be proactive on safety.

If you spend any time in Oklahoma, you quickly get accustomed to two things: tornadoes and the sound of the tornado sirens. And if you are in Tulsa around noon on a Wednesday, you’ll be very quickly aware of the sirens as they are put through their weekly test. Yet what many people may not…

My Return to Traditional Film Photography

My Return to Traditional Film Photography

It may seem strange to some that, in this age of digital photography, I am spending more and more time shooting film. But to me, it’s more of a return to my roots, as I started my photographic journey shooting film. In fact, if I actually stop and count my cameras for image type, there…

Film vs. Digital

Film vs. Digital

Despite digital photography making continual leaps and bounds, film has never truly died off. In fact, it seems to be making a resurgence lately. Plus, there are a large number of photographers that never left film behind. I started my journey in photography shooting film, 35mm film as it happens. At the time, film was…

More Contrast

More Contrast

For those who want to explore the world of black and white photography, there comes a time that you want to do more than just “normal” images. This is where contrast filters come into play. What contrast filters do is modify the way the camera (and film) sees the scene. They do this by changing…

Finding “Your” Film

Finding “Your” Film

One of the biggest recommendations when shooting with film (rather than digital) is to stick with one film stock until you get to know its characteristics and matches your personal aesthetics. Doing so allows you to know(pre-visualize) how your images are likely to turn out in various scenarios. Of course, this may be a simpler…

Film Best Before Date

Film Best Before Date

If you shoot with film, you may have noticed that there is a date stamped on the packaging the film comes in. This is the “Best Before” date, and just like any other use, it indicates when the film is in its optimal state for best results. But it is not a hard and fast…

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