A week ago, I returned from Montana where I had attended a black & white photography workshop, “The Art of Black & White Photography,” June 9-14, sponsored by Photographer’s Formulary, in Condon, Montana, and taught by Nathan McCreery. Nathan has been a professional photographer since his college days, with work encompassing wedding, portrait, commercial and product photography; he is primarily focused today on fine art … Continue reading The Art of Black & White Photography – Workshop Review
I attend the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) annual convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin every year. The EAA calls it AirVenture, but most pilots still just call it “Oshkosh.” For pilots and flying fanatics, it is the ultimate destination venue to appease the aviation addiction. Regardless of your specific interest in aviation or aircraft in particular, Oshkosh is also a unique opportunity for photography, with first class … Continue reading Oshkosh, July 2018
Following up with more images from earlier in the year. The first, from February 2018, is a black & white conversion of the Hancock Building in downtown Chicago, taken with the Ricoh GR. These next few are from a visit to the Illinois Railway Museum (claimed to be the largest railway museum in the U.S.) in Union, Illinois. Instead of getting traditional locomotive images I … Continue reading Rusty Abstracts & the Hancock
It has been a while since I have uploaded any images, so I will be catching up with a few digital selects from this year. I will start with these three taken in Jan 2018 in my neighborhood with my dog in the snow and my wife skiing. All were taken with the Fuji X-100F. Continue reading Snow Moments
All of my recent photography activities have not been exclusively film-oriented, despite the implication of the last post. Something that I have been exploring lately is still-life photography in my makeshift studio in my home’s attic. Still-life photography takes two primary forms – the found still-life and the created or constructed still-life. The found still-life consists of a scene or tableau as it exists in … Continue reading Still-Life Photography
There has been a lot of movement in my photography pursuits over the past several months; I hesitate to call it progress too quickly where it may be just manifestations of G.A.S. (gear acquisition syndrome). Nonetheless, I have made several acquisitions in support of furthering my wet darkroom capabilities, expanding my digital scanning capabilities, and may have fallen down the analog rangefinder rabbit hole. This … Continue reading Do Analog Photographers Dream of Celluloid Sheep?