Expired film – creative opportunities

Untitled (Gardening for Ordnance) 2018 copyright Douglas Stockdale About four years ago a friend gifted me a couple blocks of expired 120 roll film for my Hasselblad camera; some Ilford Pan F black&white film that expired in June of 1984, Ilford HP5 black&white film that expired in July of 1982 and a 20 pack of... Continue Reading →

Pentax Spotmeter V – User Report

Pentax Spotmeter V 2017 copyright Douglas Stockdale For my analog/film photography, I have been a long time user of spotmeters, my first was made by Soligor and when I dropped that too many times, I replaced it with the Pentax Spotmeter V. The Spotmeter V is an analog spotmeter that has since been replaced by... Continue Reading →

Super Blue Blood Moon Exhibition

The Moon has always had a strange fascination for us. Mysterious powers have been attributed to this ever-present companion of ours (there are many folk tales about it), and science has verified that we definitely need that stellar friend. So this past week we had a convergence of several phenomena that resulted in showing us... Continue Reading →

Drones, Drones, Drones!

For all drone fans and others who appreciate aerial photography, there is a recent award-winning book and associated website you might want to check out. I recently reviewed their book, Dronescapes, in THE PHOTOBOOK JOURNAL; you can read my review there. The website (Dronestagram) accepts submissions from around the world. Particularly interesting about this volume... Continue Reading →

Pentax 645Z Macro Adventures

Recently I have picked up my Pentax 645Z again, to rediscover the world in miniature. The depth of field/focus can be very minimal at close range, seemingly elusive. I have a razor-sharp macro lens that I bought used at reasonable cost (compared to similar Hasselblad and Leica medium format lenses), the Pentax 645 120mm f/4... Continue Reading →

Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens check

Santa Ana, CA, May 13 copyright 2017 Douglas Stockdale This is not meant in any means to be a full technical review of the Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens that I recently purchased, but in the immortal words of the late Garry Winogrand, "I want to see what this looks like". As background I have been using almost... Continue Reading →

The Photographer’s Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion

Maria Piscopo – The Photographer’s Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion Publisher: Allworth Press (NY), Fifth Edition, copyright 2016 While developing my Marketing Your Photo Book workshop for LACP (Note: this one-day workshop has space available, Oct 29th, at LACP) I came across Maria Piscopo’s The Photographer’s Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion. Since this title was in its fifth edition I figured... Continue Reading →

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