What’s in my Bag? #2

1) Cartoon Bag 2) Photos of my Artwork 3) Chocolate Milk 35mm Camera 4) Fujifilm Instax/Polaroid of a memory 5) Halloween Cookies 6) iPad 7) Portfolio 8) All-Star Superman by Grant Morrisson and Frank Quitely, hands down the best story about the Last Son of Krypton p.s. You can’t tell, but I’m wearing my “vintage” […]

Pocket Cinema Camera and Resolve / More Random Grades

Notes: More random color grades from recent shoots.  Testing with the blending Nodes, which can act like layers in Photoshop.  So with BMPCC video, it’s possible to make your own soft focus screen effects.  One other thing I’ve been doing is really pushing the hues and saturations of the sky at sunset.  Not realistic, but sure […]

36 Frames

Just my thoughts on life, this year, and film…

D600 and Steadicam Merlin

It took me a few days, but I managed to balance the D600 and 17-55mm combo on another Steadicam Merlin (borrowed from a friend to be used as a test mule).  Anyone who has tried to setup one of these things with any camera will tell you it’s a lesson in trial and error and […]

Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 DX on D600 FX

Trying out my “free” lens on the D600. The 17-55mm 2.8 DX is a lens for the smaller sensor cameras, but I thought I would use it without enabling the crop mode.

ImagingUSA Expo

The ImagingUSA Expo was in our backyard earlier this week in Atlanta.  I went to see the gear of course, and to get some inspiration for new things we could possibly make for photography.  I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I’ve always known that you can’t make an easy living taking pictures, […]

Olympus + Leica

Technical Notes: Olympus E-PL1 and the 80 year old German Leica 50mm f/2 Summar I took off the Russian Zorki 4.  Since the lens lacks any coating whatsoever, the flaring is way over the top when I shoot towards any light source.  It took a lot of post processing in Capture NX 2 to get the […]

Zorki 4

Notes:  Went on another treasure hunt and added this to the mix for a very good price.  The Zorki (spelled in Cyrillic) was Russia’s attempt at making a Leica clone.  This particular model is the Zorki 4, using the M39 Leica Thread Mount lenses.  The Summar 50mm f/2 collapsible lens wasn’t in the best of […]

Kodak DC 210 vs Nikon vs Canon vs — Does it even matter anymore?

The first digital cameras I used were the school’s Sony Mavicas that stored images on floppy discs and the Apple Quicktakes.  It wasn’t until the affordable Kodaks came out that I finally got one of my own. My dad bought me that Kodak DC 210.  It was on discount for about $400+.  I was in […]

Polaroid Spectra

I’ve had this Polaroid Spectra sitting on the shelf for a while. It also came with a pack of expired film.

Fujifilm X100

After acquiring new gear, I like to take my own “product shots.” This is the latest addition to the fleet, the Fujifilm X100. Even I get tired of all the clackety clacking that my various cameras make. It’s refreshing to use a large sensor camera with a good lens, and whisper quiet shutter.

Nikon F100

Notes: Latest addition to the fleet (although about 10 years late to the party!), the Nikon F100.  Will shoot black and white film for the upcoming gigs this month.


Notes: Found this Ampex Vidicon 25mm f/1.4 on another treasure hunt.  The other 25mm I have focuses, but you can’t change the aperture.  This one, you can change the aperture, but the focusing seems to have been set to infinity by the factory.  A workaround is to “focus” by not threading it all the way […]