Katie and I headed to Shreveport, LA and Caddo Lake in Uncertain, TX for the Fourth of July. Had a blast checking out some antique stores, the small towns, and the lake was beautiful.
While we were down there, brought the Mamiya M645 1000S and shot a couple rolls of film. In addition, Katie and I did a short travel blog combined with a small review of the Mamiya M645 1000S. At some point I might go and do a more in depth review on it, as well as on some other cameras. This was essentially just a kind of test run. Check out the video below, as well as some of the photos of the area!
Here are some of my favorite shots from the trip.
As far as film equipment goes, I brought along the Mamiya M645 1000S, the Mamiya-Sekor 45mm f/2.8, the Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/1.9, and the Mamiya-Sekor 210mm f/4.0. Shot 3 rolls of film. One roll of Kodak Portra 400, one roll of Fujifilm Pro 400H, and one roll of Kodak Ektar 100. Out of the films, Portra is my favorite for it's warm tones. Ektar is my second favorite because of its very unique color rendering. The Fuji Pro 400H is nice, but is fairy flat in color compared to the other film stocks.
Overall, it was a really great trip. The small towns are really quite lovely, and Caddo Lake was very beautiful. I plan on doing some more video reviews at some point covering the Hasselblad 1000F, and a 1933 Rolleiflex TLR.
I had the pleasure of taking one of my colleagues daughter's graduation photos. Here are some of my favorites from the day!
I had a wonderful time photographing Rebecca & Jeff's wedding last month at White Rock United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Here are some of my favorite photos from their day.
As some of you may know, I have a thing for unique cameras. About a year ago, I wrote a blog post on the Epson R-D1, the worlds first digital rangefinder camera released in 2004. I don't get the chance to use it as often as I'd like, but when a friend of mine asked me to do some street photography in Dallas, I knew which camera I was taking.
For those of you who don't remember, this camera is pretty ridiculous. 6 megapixels, limited ISO range, terrible dynamic range, 2 frame buffer, manual focus, manual shutter advance, etc... It seems like a pretty terrible camera. However, the experience of shooting one of these cameras is quite unique, as it feels and handles like a film camera. Even with all the "limitations", this camera still produces wonderful photos. Here are some of my favorites, all taken with the Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 Aspherical on the Epson R-D1s. (One of these days, I'll write a full review on this amazing lens)
I had a blast in Sterling, VA last month shooting Claire and Jon's wedding. The ceremony was at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, and the reception at the beautiful Hidden Creek Country Club in Reston, VA. Here are some of my favorite photos from the day.