My Trip to New Orleans with the Holga 120, Leica M2 and M8

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Hello everyone!

Not long ago I was fortunate enough to have saved enough $$$ for something I’ve been planning on doing for a long while.

A trip down to the “Big Easy” New Orleans, Louisiana!!

Once I felt comfortable with funds 🙂 I went forward and made reservations for the flight and hotel stay

Now, this trip was not just for vacation, but also to spend some time solely dedicated to photography.

During my planning for the trip, a couple things went through my mind..

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Film Stand Development

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Recently during my studies on film photography and development techniques, i came across the technique of “stand development

Apparently, doing this allows you to push your film (depending on which you use) much more easily and increases the sharpness and shadow details of the images taken.

So of course, i sought more info on this subject and came across a video done by Chuck Jines who runs a YouTube channel i frequent from time to time called Chuck Jines Photography

He calls his style “Grit Street Photography” and using his stand development technique, he gets the gritty look and feel of his film photography.

I love the type of photographers and photography that instantly make you get up and want to elevate yourself.

To me, this is what it’s all about

Keep seeking the knowledge where you can find it, and put it to practice.

You’ll find your way with hard work and dedication

Sony A7R and Low Light Testing

Digital

Hey Folks,

Hope all is well.

For those that have been paying attention to some of my blog posts, you know that alongside my time as a photographer i also moonlight as a musician 😉

I’m also a huge fan of some of my friend’s musical projects, i often ask them to let me be a “fly on the wall” and take pics and videos to document the process of their creations.

Recently, i took a trip to the studio and met up with my good friend/family Raul aka “Just Putt” and my boy, Felix, who also heads Z3Music

I decided to take along my Sony A7R with Canon FD 50mm F1.8 (used with adapter) and chill with the crew

Choosing between shooting Color or B/W Film

The Streets

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So you got your camera ready, you feel inspired and you’re ready to hit the streets and get some really great shots of the city and its people…

All of a sudden, a sudden conundrum appears in your head..am i shooting Color or Black and White today?..Let’s say you’re lucky enough to have a bunch of each and really want to make the right decision!

How much the Leica M2 Means to Me

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It’s hard to even begin to type out the feelings i developed when I first laid my hands on this camera lol

The Leica M2 is very important to me as it taught me so much about photography and just plain ole figuring out what kind of photographer i wanted to be.

I had always had friends and family who did studio photo work and also within club/dance scenes but i knew i was into something entirely different right away when I chose to pursue photography more..i longed for the type of photography that felt more free and in a way rebellious of what most people think photo taking is about.