Camera Therapy

I Love Ann Arbor

I Love Ann Arbor

I’ve been stepping outside of Downtown Detroit lately, mostly because I no longer live near the area, but ultimately because I’m quite bored with it. Detroit is the most talked about city and rightfully so, especially with it reemerging, but it hasn’t quite reemerged yet… It’s pretty dead in terms of foot traffic. It kind of reminds me of Chicago, not the foot traffic aspect, Chicago is booming, but if you want to photograph the locals, you have to kind of step outside of the Downtown area.

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Creating Cinematic Street Photographs With The Mitakon 0.95

Creating Cinematic Street Photographs With The Mitakon 0.95

If I have to recommend one thing to you guys… it’s to try something new. As street photographers it’s easy for us to get caught up in our same old routine. We shoot with the same camera, the same lens at the same place… typically at the same time. Switch it up, have some fun. No one is going to revoke your “street card”.

What I’ve been doing lately is shooting with manual lenses. They make street photography more challenging (even though at times it’s difficult af) and it allows you to have some fun that you can’t really exercise with modern lenses today. For example, the ability to shoot wide open at f/0.95, that’s exactly what I did in my most recent session.

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Cheap Lens Review: 7artisans 25mm f/1.8

Cheap Lens Review: 7artisans 25mm f/1.8

Okay… So this isn’t really a lens review, “Testing out a cheap lens for the day” is probably a better title, but it doesn’t have the same ring to it, so I decided not to go with it. First impression might have made the cut as well, but that’s what I call my actual lens reviews, so yeah, that was also out of the question.

Anyway, this is a new series you guys will start seeing on my YouTube channel I’ll be taking cheap lenses, mainly vintage lenses as well as modern units manufactured in China and testing them for a few hours on the streets.

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My First Time Shooting CineStill 800T

My First Time Shooting CineStill 800T

Yes folks, I have switched to the dark side. I’m officially made the switch to film photography! Okay, I’m just kidding, I haven’t 100% made the switch, but I did buy a few rolls of CineStill 800T and I invested about $15 into a point & shoot camera, the Olympus Stylus Zoom 140. I was turned on by a YouTube video that I saw BigHeadTaco post. His images were so cinematic and honestly, they just blew me away.

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30 Minutes With The Fujifilm XF10

30 Minutes With The Fujifilm XF10

Took the Fujifilm XF10 out for a little spin. I only had 30-45 minutes to shoot as I had an upcoming gig, on top of that it was negative something outside… It’s getting so cold. I know you guys are waiting for a review, for this camera as well as some other bodies/lenses I’ve shot with. Thanks for being patient, it’s all coming soon, In the meantime, check out this video and don’t forget to subscribe!!!

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Camera Therapy: Street Photography After Dark

Camera Therapy: Street Photography After Dark

I used to photograph at night simply to get out of a funk… But now I’m starting to actually enjoy it. It’s a completely different scene out there. My typical photo process is to take close up images of subjects that I think are interesting. In that image I either capture them looking at me or I try to capture an expression that tells a story (angry, sad, happy). At night, I simply can’t do that. No one is going to let me come with in a few of inches o them, it’s just to sketchy, thus I have to tell stories from a far, which isn’t my area of expertise.

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Point & Shoots Are The Best Cameras For Street Photography

Point & Shoots Are The Best Cameras For Street Photography

You know what the best camera for street photography is? A point & shoot camera. We live in an era will you can get a full-frame camera (Sony a7iii) for under $2000 and that’s considered a steal, but what we forget is that all this innovation has caused consumer friendly cameras to have professional specs. Entry level cameras that are releasing today are right on par with high-end prosumer camera’s that released a few years ago.

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