Samtian Photo Light Box Review | PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

The Samtian 16″ Light Box The 16″ Samtian Light Box is a highly portable unit that offers great value for its price. It  comes with two bi-color LED light strips that adjust from 3200K to 5500K; six backgrounds (white, black, gray, blue, red, and peach/gold). The box features a textured silver interior and folds flat […]

Film Swap With The Old Camera Guy!

What Is A Film Swap? It’s my first ever film swap, and I crossed state lines to do it!  The Old Camera Guy and I joined forces to create a series of unorchestrated images by running the same roll of film through our cameras! This was originally planned as “A Tale of Two Cities,” as we each […]

An Analog Man In The Digital World

Introduction After nearly two years of producing content for YouTube, I thought it was time to share my background in photography, and life. The analog man in our digital world. This video details my initial spark of photography, how that spark grew into a warming blaze, how that blaze grew brighter until it was nearly […]

I thought I lost my Photo-Mojo!

Have you ever lost your photo-mojo? After an amazing trip to the Gulf coast of Florida (Sunset Photography in Naples and Sunrise Seascape in Venice), I needed a creative reset. Going back to my YouTube roots, I visited the Fort Gratiot Light Station for a photo reconnaissance and to test of the Venus Optics Laowa […]

Sunrise Photography in Venice Florida

Early Morning Photoshoot at Venice Beach… Michelle and I arrived 6:25 AM at Venice Beach to capture some sunrise images of the fishing pier. It was a glorious morning and the pastel colors of the sky were absolutely beautiful. The image to the left was the first one captured of the day. Using the Fujifilm […]

Sunset Photography in Naples Florida with Paul Cook of PC3 Photos

Michelle and I left snowy Michigan and travelled to Florida. On this trip, we planned to do some seascape photography and meet fellow photographer and YouTuber, Paul Cook of PC3 Photos. We left from Bishop Airport in Flint Michigan and had a great and uneventful flight (those are the best kind, right?) to Saint Petersburg, […]

Night Photography with Washi F Film

Shots in The Dark… Photographing with this unique fluorographic black & white film originally used for lung x-rays in Eastern Europe. Washi Film “F” is a special X-ray film used for mass lung disease diagnose. Being coated without anti-halation layer, this unique film offers a high diffusion effect and beautiful grain. I had demonstrated Washi […]

Redscale Photography: It’s a Stranger Thing

A Journey to the Upside Down… Film photography. Trying some “Stranger Things” this Film February, I Redscale a roll of Kodak Portra 160. Redscaling is where the film is reversed, or turned upside down, and exposed on the film base rather than the film emulsion. This gives the resulting images an odd color shift toward […]

International Brownie Camera Days!

Brownie Camera Days 2022! It’s International Brownie Camera Days, 2022! With Fomapan 200 black and white film re-spooled onto a Kodak 620 spool and loaded into the 1952 Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, we head out on an adventure. Discussion about crashing drones, lighthouses, and the 1913 Storm that was the largest single day of deaths on […]

Winter FILM Photography With The Mamiya C220 and Washi F Film

My Favorite Video of 2022 (so far…) A snowy day provided an opportunity to create some images with Washi F Film. This film was originally created as a fluorographic black & white X-ray film. It has a unique rendering with higher contrast, strong grain and a captivating highlight bloom. The Washi F film was developed […]

UNOFFICIAL Kodachrome Developing Technique – 2022

The Third Time Is NOT The Charm! Yes, you CAN develop KODACHROME film at home… as black and white negatives. Is the third time the charm? For the third time on this channel, I develop a roll of Kodachrome film 30+ years expired. The previous efforts can be seen HERE: https://youtu.be/CBD82wj1xSU And HERE: https://youtu.be/rkqxmMJ1MGY Link […]

How to use a LIGHT METER and the myLightMeter Pro App

The 18% Solution! A review and walkthrough of the myLightMeter app by David Quiles, available for iPhone and Android. This app is great for film photography, and anyone wanting to better understand photography film exposure and how light meters work. I also demonstrate how to use the app as both a reflective and as an […]

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY – Mamiya C220 medium format FILM camera and Washi F 120 film

I’ve Got A Ticket To Ride… Riding the Amtrak Blue Water train from Port Huron to Michigan State University in East Lansing to do medium format film street photography. Using Washi F film and Kodak Plus-X Pan 120 film in the Mamiya C220 Professional, I photographed graffiti, statues, people, street scenes, and the classic moving bicycles. […]

DIY Negative Film Scanner! How to use a digital camera to copy negatives

Woodworking AND Photography! Showing and demonstrating my homemade DIY film negative “scanner” for copying negatives. I’ve been copying my film negatives with a plywood box I made to hold the negatives and then using my Fujifilm X-E3 mirrorless camera and Mieke extension tubes to copy. Whilst not as good as a dedicated film scanner, this […]