In June 2018, along with fellow member Steven Tontic, I gave a presentation on film photography to the Lake County Camera Club (LCCC) . My portion of the presentation covered what film photography is and what it isn’t, while Steven addressed photography lessons learned by shooting film versus digital. It was not intended to engage in the debate of the supposed superiority of film or … Continue reading Film Photography – What It Isn’t & What It Is
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
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?
Here are a couple of recent portraits, both of which I enjoyed working on, but which could not be more different. The first image was taken a couple of years ago at Cantigny Park, in Wheaton, Illinois. Cantigny is the former estate of Col Robert R. McCormick, who was publisher and editor of the Chicago Tribune until his death in 1955. The estate features his … Continue reading Two Very Different Portraits