Posts Tagged: photography

Mamiya C3

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Episode #4 of Flirting with Film: “Mamiya C3.” I give an overview of the Mamiya C3 Twin Lens Reflex medium format camera. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you can be updated when new videos come out.

Close-up Photography Backgrounds

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One of the interesting things about close-up photography is how it allows you to take advantage of the narrow field of view in a typical shot.  In close-up work, your subject and setup are on a much smaller scale, which includes the visible background appearing beyond the subject area.  This means you can use “mini-backgrounds,”… Read more »

Video Interview: Neil van Niekerk

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  Check out this new interview with Neil van Niekerk, NJ/NYC-based photographer, author, and educator.  Great advice in this Q&A. Neil dropped by the studio and answered a few questions about his work, what aspiring photographers should know, and how to move forward with your photography;  never stop learning.

What Would You Add to Your Kit? What Would You Switch Out?

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  I asked our Facebook group members what camera, format, lighting, etc. they’d most love to add to their kit, or switch to?  Many of us think alike.  I was surprised to see so many interested in medium format.  There’s also plenty of interest in the new mirrorless systems from the likes of Fuji and… Read more »

HPRC and Pelican Cases: A Comparison

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I give you my personal take on HPRC vs. Pelican cases for everyday use.  This is not a compilation of scientific impact resistance tests or a review of how well these withstand the most brutal conditions.  Instead, I talk about what I like about these cases and how they’ve worked for me on the punishing… Read more »

Sony A7 and Sony A7R Full-Frame Mirrorless Digital Cameras

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B&H Photo just sent out the announcement about the new FULL-FRAME Sony digital cameras.  Check them out for yourself here: Sony A7 Digital Camera (24MP) $1,698 Available for Pre-Order   Sony A7R Digital Camera (36MP) $2,298 Available for Pre-Order       Sony A7 Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens $1,998 Available for Pre-Order    … Read more »

Austin Punk Rock 1982

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So, yeah, Punk was alive and well in Austin, Texas in 1982.  I was 16 when I left home on my own little adventure and one of the first things I did was head to 6th Street’s Ritz theater to embed myself into the gritty scene.  My camera was my ticket to any kind of… Read more »

Shooting to a Personal Theme

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Le Carrousel at Bryant Park Do you find yourself frequently taking photos, even simple snapshots, of a certain type of subject?  Maybe you’re doing it and not even aware of a pattern.  For whatever reason, I started creating my own collection of vending machine and arcade ride images some time ago.  Here in New York,… Read more »

Photoshop Patch Tool Demo

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I’ve seen a few questions lately, about fixing tan lines.  I guess that’s going to happen during the summer months.  So, I decided to show you a quick and easy way to fix tan lines and other skin/color issues using Photoshop’s Patch tool.  There are other ways to do this, of course, but this is… Read more »