Tips for Taking Candid Portraits

I firmly believe that people are the most compelling photographic subjects. As much as I love taking pictures of flowers and interesting objects, nothing can communicate as much information as a human being. Each of these pictures tells you a whole lot about the person in it. And, at least according to my interpretation of each picture, the messages are pretty darn accurate. I can understand why some people believe photographs steal a part of the soul, because I definitely … Continue reading

Living in Color

You already know how much I love black and white film photography, but I really love shooting in color too. One good thing about color film is that it’s much easier to find local places that do in-house processing. Still, I’ve had some serious hits and misses with color film. My biggest miss happened when I forgot to take the yellow lens off of my camera after I switched from a black and white to a color roll. HUGE mistake…I … Continue reading

I’ll Never Let Go, Film Photography. I’ll Never Let Go.

Why, oh why, oh why is film photography dying? I just can’t take it. It’s even going faster than newspapers. WHY?!?!?!?! For me, nothing in the world compares to a hand-developed┬áblack and white photograph that is full of grain and character. No amount of airbrushing could possibly make the subject of such a photo look any more beautiful. I’ll even settle for commercially developed prints, but those services are getting harder and harder to find. Many of the pharmacies and … Continue reading