On The Street: Crisis

We all go through a photographic crisis at some point or another. When we start taking pictures, we might be focused on Street Photography or Landscape or portraits. But at some point our interest in what we are photographing dwindles, and we need to explore new avenues to keep motivated and inspired by our work. Have a listen to the latest Leica Travelogue and feel free to share your thoughts. If you like the show please rate it on iTunes

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It’s Cloudy in 2014… Wait… What?

The way the new Leica 35mm Summicron-M f/2 ASPH renders the out of focus areas, is incredible. I just love it. Even more so in the latest version of the lens which has eleven aperture blades versus the eight that were present in the last couple versions. The last ASPH version I never really enjoyed the bokeh. It was too harsh for my tastes. But the soft, swirly look of the new 35mm Summicron is something incredible. I may decide

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The Leica Travelogues: Update

I wanted to give an update as to where “The Leica Travelogues” are going. I also have been struggling with gear and the general quality of the episodes I’ve produced. The audio has sounded quiet, muffled and “amateur” in my opinion. The Blue Yeti, which I use, may be a good microphone for some applications but it just isn’t a good mic for me. I feel the tone of my voice gets muffled and my words lost at times. Maybe

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Leica 18mm Super-Elmar-M Filter Hack

The Leica 18mm Super-Elmar-M ASPH is one odd-ball lens. Built when the Leica M8 was the latest and greatest digital Rangefinder, it served to fill the void of a 24mm lens that Leica was lacking in their crop sensor line-up. When the M9 came out the lens became popular with some individuals as it offered a very odd but pleasing image. Some people dislike it and go for the 21mm Super-Elmar while others love the look it gives them. I,

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Migrating From Soundcloud to TapeWrite

So as some of you may have seen, I’ve recently migrated my Travelogue and Audiolog casts to TapeWrite. Soundcloud is a great service and I think it’s done it’s part to help upcoming podcasters, musicians and documentary photographers tell their stories. I enjoyed using it. But I felt the service was lacking something specifically that I required. That was the ability to show slides, images, etc or how TapeWrite put’s it “Cards”. TW I follow a lot of podcasts online.

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Rant: Don’t let others influence your lens purchases

I’ve been seeing to many articles published recently that are suggesting what lenses individuals should purchase. It’s more than likely click bate. Maybe it’s to get Amazon or B&H affiliate links. But don’t fall for the trap. Those of us shooting for a while now have gone through this bullshit. ‘Wow there’s this new ‘enter brand name here’ lens. It’s so much better and sharper than the lens from two years ago’. Of course we fall for it. And end

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Rant: There is no such thing as a perfect lens for Street Photography

I don’t know if it’s a trend to write about “the best lens…” right now, but for some reason my RSS feed is filled with them. There’s no such thing as the best lens for street photography, or any photography for that matter. There “IS” such a thing as the best lens for “YOU“. And only YOU can figure out what focal length speaks to the type of work you’re trying to create. A lot of street photographers will say

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Kodak 5222 B&W Cinema Film

Recently I picked up some spools of Cinema film and Kodak 5222 was one of them. I’ve been eyeballing this film for a while but all my “sources” didn’t seem to stock it. I finally managed to luck out when I purchased some film from Reel Good Film in California. Thanks Guys!! I have to say I’m quite impressed. It’s exactly what I hoped for. It’s essentially Tri-X 400, but with it’s own unique contrast and highlight ratio. This leaves

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Another Purge

A while ago I wrote about purging some social media accounts. Titled “Goodbye Tumblr”. I got rid of, obviously Tumblr, Facebook, Eyeem and at the time I was debating getting rid of Ello. Remember that social network? It’s been a bit of a weird year, since I thought at one point that going back to Flickr and Eyeem might be a good idea. But honestly, it’s just making me worry about posting on it. I keep forgetting. Then I have

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