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Analog Photography Auto Rap

I couldn’t resist doing a little analog photography ditty with the Auto Rap app 🙂 :

I Got Two Images in Lightbox Photographic’s MobilMagic XVIII Exhibit


Snap! I got two images accepted into Lightbox Phhotographic’s Mobil Magic XVIII exhibition! It’s a regular exhibition of camera phone art. It’s juried and comprised of the top 25. While it’s $10 per entry the Juror’s top choice is awarded $50 and EVERY submission is printed and mailed to you. For $10 that’s really read more

Manfrotto Monopod Clearance Deal at Walmart!


Last night I had to make a quick run to Walmart and took a quick look through their clearance isle. That’s when I happened upon this super deal. It’s a Manfrotto MMC3-01M monopod. They had it marked down to $10, Amazon has it listed for $24.75! It’s small, and I mean really small (I included and iPhone 3gs for size comparison). Fifteen and change inches long when collapsed read more

Lensbaby 1.0 Lens

The Lensbaby 1.0 Lens



I mentioned The Lensbaby Lens in a HiFi and LoFi approaches to film photography. The Lensbaby is a unique tool that can give your images a distinct look, but it’s also a bit of a double edged sword.

The Lensbaby is a take on plunger cam A lens mounted to some flexible tubing that you can get tilt, shift, and soft focus effects. Lensbaby took this concept and paired it with the single element soft read more

In depth explanation of how film works from the 1940 Society of Cinematographers

Film photography: HiFi or LoFi?

Which is your shooting style?

In the middle of the 20th century major advancements were made in the ability to record and playback audio, from vinyl LPs, to reel-to-reel tape, to FM radio and better amplifier design. Collectively this better sounding audio was marketed as High Fidelity or HiFi (which is also the nickname that wifi is a spin off of).

By the time I came along in the mid 1970s pretty much everything was HiFi. In the 1990s cassette based 4-track studio-in-a-box type of devices read more

Saginaw Potter Street Station

Potter Street Station Panoramic


Officially named the Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad East Saginaw Depot most locals call it the Potter Street Station or just the train depot. Built in 1881, this structure was designed by the architectural genius Bradford Lee Gilbert. That’s not tongue in cheek, the man boasted a phenomenal career that included the first sky scraper in New York City, the first expansion of Grand Central Station, the first flat iron building in the country in Atlanta, and numerous train stations read more