Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dresser in Evening Light

Do you remember back in the film days when you were itching to get a roll developed, but still had a few frames left?  What did you photograph to get to the end of the roll?  I remember my mom always taking pictures of our house with the last few frames.  The more money we put into our house, the more I want to photograph ours!  Ha...the joys of home ownership.

Anyways, back to this photograph.  I'm fascinated by our quartersawn oak furniture, and I just couldn't help photographing it on a July evening.


Friday, August 28, 2015

View From Above

Film Image- July 2015.  Kodak T-MAX 100, Mamiya 645e camera body, Sekor 45 mm F2.8 C S lens

The summer of 2015 has been the year of film for me.  I purchased a medium format Mamiya which produces a 6x4.5 cm negative with 120 roll film.  What do I like the most about film?  With each emulsion, I feel like I'm shooting a totally different camera.  Just think if we could swap sensors in our digital cameras!  So far, my favorite film stock has been Kodak Portra 160 for outside and 400 for inside, but I've also been exploring black and white photography.  I use Dodd Camera to process my film, and scan it with the Epson V600. 

Why all this film use?  Well, it is really fantastic, but I have the folks at the Film Photography Project to blame.  If you haven't listened to their podcast, now is the time to start if you have any interest whatsoever in getting your old film cameras up and running again.


Monday, August 24, 2015

New Driveway - Timelaspe with the Canon 7D Mark II

Timelapse.  It's something that I always want to do, but never really see anything compelling enough to actually take the time to do it.  That was until this morning, when we had our new concrete driveway installed.  This was an all day project.  We love our new driveway!  And I love the built in interval timer of the 7d mark II.  I shot medium JPEGs every two seconds, cropped and color corrected in Lightroom CC, and created the 24 fps HD video using Rich Harrington's workflow he presents at

I stayed home from work, Megan had meetings throughout the day, and the boys went to school. This was a perfect way to show them exactly what happened today. And the driveway looks fantastic.


Saturday, August 15, 2015

New Project- Columbus Town

Evening Convection - August 10, 2015.  8:09 p.m.

It's time for a project.  A photo project.  Do you ever just get that itch to create something?  Well I have it, and it's time for a scratch.  I'm going to be exploring the shapes of the city as I carry out my day to day life. There is so much material around me every day, and it's time to start taking that material and make something with it.