Select Page

search // results

Hokkaido, by Michael Kenna

[ HOKKAIDO, IMAGES © MICHAEL KENNA ]Michael Kenna's Hokkaido is a visual and emotional journey through Japan's northernmost island's serene and mystical landscapes. Known for his minimalist and contemplative approach to photography, Kenna captures the essence of...

read more

The Art of Pre-Visualization in Landscape Photography

I create my landscape photography with film and digital technical cameras and received a request to share how I compose in the landscape with the gear I use. Learning how to compose images is not a simple topic to cover, nor can that be shared in one article alone. However, sometimes, we can find tidbits of information from other photographers that can add to our technique and save time and expense or make sense of our particular way of looking at things. In this article, I share the previsualization technique that guides me to where I need to set up the camera.

read more

The Custard Castle: A Tale of Time and Memories

The golden hour cast a warm, amber glow over the Custard Castle, its neon signs flickering to life as dusk approached. The Ice Cream Cone, Italian Ice, Soft Pretzels, and the inviting "Open" sign shimmered with a nostalgic allure, beckoning travelers on the Black...

read more

Captured Dreams: A Hasselblad Love Story

In the summer of '85, when my photography business was finding its footing, fate intervened in the form of a chance encounter at KEH Camera Brokers. Back in those days, if you lived in the Atlanta area, you could walk into KEH and go through their bins. My heart...

read more

HASSELBLAD CAMERAS

[ HASSELBLAD CAMERAS: 500C, 500CM, 501CM, 503CX, SWC, FLEXBODY & 907X ]HASSELBLAD [ YES ]EQUIPMENT LIST: MY PERSONAL HASSELBLAD INVENTORY HISTORY HASSELBLAD MANUALS + LITERATURE AVAILABLE DATING HASSELBLAD GEAR ANALOG INTRO THE HASSELBLAD MODULAR SYSTEM HASSELBLAD...

read more

COOKE PS945

[ COOKE PS945 229/4.5 PORTRAIT LENS ]COOKE PS945 [ YES ]The lens I most regret parting with is the Cooke PS945 soft-focus portrait lens. I let it go when I transitioned from 4x5 portraits to medium-format digital, primarily with ALPA cameras and lenses. I needed the...

read more

LIGHT METERS

[ INCIDENT & REFLECTIVE, FLASH & NON-FLASH LIGHT METERS ]Below are the light meters I have owned and/or used: GOSSEN LUNA PRO F MINOLTA AUTO METER IVF MINOLTA SPOTMETER F [ YES ] PENTAX DIGITAL SPOTMETER [ YES ] POCKET SPOT BY METERED LIGHT [ YES ] SEKONIC...

read more

FILM + PROCESS

[ DEVELOPING TANKS + POPULAR FILM SIZES + FILM REELS ]FILM & PROCESS [ YES ]Below are listed most of the film, chemistry, and processing equipment I have experience with, but not all that I have used. KODAK B&W FILM: Tri-X, Technical Pan, T-MAX, Panatomic-X,...

read more

ALPA CAMERAS

[ ALPA CAMERAS: TC + SWA + MAX ]ALPA CAMERAS & GEAR [ YES ]EQUIPMENT LIST: MY PERSONAL ALPA INVENTORY HISTORY ALPA LITERATURE AVAILABLE INTRO BODIES ALPA MODULAR SYSTEM ALPA MAX ALPA STC: COMING SOON! ALPA SWA (SHIFT WIDE-ANGLE) ALPA TC (TRAVEL COMPANION) LENSES...

read more