I prefer using Capture One Pro for editing images. I like the flexible export options allowing variables in filenames and the way I can run a bunch of different “recipes” at once. I like the fancy color editor. I like layers. I like the way it tethers. I like the “professional” connotations that come with […]
I feel like the only reason I take digital photos is to have something to do at the computer.
Finally, I’ve gotten my beloved Leica M4 out of storage. It’s been in a case in my basement since last year’s move and that’s a shame. The camera was made in 1966 and I bought it in 2009. It’s seen regular, if sporadic, use since then. I think it’s beautiful, and I especially like […]
Leicaphilia: So, next time you smug technological sophisticates begin to fell[sic] all superior to us film era Luddites, take a step back and consider that some of us may have articulable philosophical and creative reasons for rejecting the more outre aspects of digital technologies, and those reasons may be grounded in legitimate concerns based on […]
My daughter really loves playing Keno. Whenever we’re together, I’m forced to play too. Sometimes we win, but mostly we don’t.
Here’s a fun one from our wedding celebration cruise. I love unposed groups of people with various expressions.
I shoot RAW with my digital cameras, and edit in Lightroom CC. Non-destructive RAW editing is awesome, but the only good way to actually see the edits is by using Lightroom (or whichever app was used to do the editing). What happens if one day I stop using it? Historically, I’ve exported each processed jpg […]
Scanning negatives is hard. I have yet to find a workflow that doesn’t involve cursing and disappointment. To that end, I’ve backed the MK1 Kickstarter. The MK1 is a “35mm Roll Film Holder for Camera Scanning” from the folks at Negative Supply. I’ve never tried scanning negatives using a digital camera, but it feels like […]
Well now this is interesting. I would love a digital back for my 500C/M. I don’t even want to guess at the price. If it was $5000 I’d start selling things to get one. More likely it’ll be > $10,000. ?. Can you imagine being able to swap backs between, say, a roll of HP5+ […]
View this post on Instagram I’m feeling like maybe posting to Instagram again, so here’s a selfie with the #nikonf3 shot on the new T-Max #p3200 A post shared by Jack Baty (@mrjackbaty) on Jun 22, 2019 at 9:16am PDT Sometimes I just want to play where everyone else is playing. I lost all my […]
Walked around the MSU campus during Family Orientation. It was raining most of the time. I had the X-Pro2 and 23mm with me but the weather wasn’t helping. This shot of a tree reflected in water was the only remotely interesting photo to come of it. I like the yellow dash in the foreground
I’m testing the Mastin Labs Portra presets with a few new snapshots. When shooting color film, Portra 400 is my default, so I thought it would be appropriate to match them somewhat with digital images. They’ll be more shortly.
I haven’t made a deliberate photo in weeks. Most of the time I haven’t even been carrying a camera. When I do have a camera it’s digital. Shooting film has felt like too much work. I’m sure it’ll swing back around. The sooner the better. I look around and see all of the wonderful camera […]
I’ve been feeling lazy lately and so have been preferring cameras with some form of automatic exposure. This has left my beloved Hasselblads in a lurch.
Aeon: Just a decade after the first surviving photograph was taken, photography became widespread enough that, today, the Canadian film archivist and YouTuber Guy Jones could assemble this parade of streets worldwide – one photograph for each year from 1838 to 2019 What an amazing progression of images.
I love making these little square photos with the Fuji Instax Square camera. I own and use a classic Polaroid SX-70. Cool and retro as that is, the Polaroids are a bit of a pain to use and the film, frankly, isn’t very good. The new Polaroid film has its own look, but unless you’re […]
Thomas Fitzgerald: It should also be noted too that this was never just Adobe doubling the price in the first place. They were offering a different plan altogether. The $9.99 plan only offered 20GB of storage, which is basically useless. The $20 plan that was being trialled offered 1TB of storage. Considering Apple charges €10 […]
As a new Leica user in the mid-2000s, I did what many of us do and began fancying myself a capital-S Street Photographer. Leica and Street seemed to go hand in hand, so I walked around and tried it. This lasted until I realized that all I was actually doing was taking random snapshots outdoors. […]