Musings

Wabi-Sabi of Photography and Why I Stopped Chasing Perfection

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James contemplates Wabi-sabi, the Japanese concept of beauty in imperfection, and how discovery of this concept has changed the way he photographs.

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Quarantined? Here Are Five Photography Projects You Can Do From Home!

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James is sick and quarantined at home. Here are five photography-related projects for when we’re all stuck in the house. Stay healthy, have fun!

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How I Got Into Large Format Film Photography and How You Can Too

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A friend of the site tells us how he got into large format film photography, and lays a path for you to take your first steps, too.

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My Hunt for the Surprisingly Elusive “Leica M of SLRs”

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James muses over his search for the perfect camera, what he calls the “Leica M of SLRs.”

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Fast Cars on Slow Film – Justin Westbrook Shoots Daytona

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Justin Westbrook, staff writer for Jalopnik and film photography enthusiast, tells us about his experience shooting film at the Rolex 24 in Daytona.

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We Should All Be Shooting Dorky AF SLRs and Here’s Why

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Save money, save time, and improve your photography shooting one of these unpopular, ugly and amazingly capable autofocus film SLR cameras.

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Four Lessons Learned Through the Photography of Jazz Bassist Milt Hinton

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Josh, Casual Photophile’s resident photo nerd and pro musician, explores the personally inspirational work of jazz bassist and photographer Milt Hinton.

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Our Photographic New Year’s Resolutions for 2020 (and We Want to Hear Yours)

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The writers have decided on their photographic New Year’s Resolutions, and we want to hear yours too! Happy New Year to you all!

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Choosing Your Kid’s First Camera

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If you’re a parent and a photo geek, you should buy your kid a camera. Here are some of the best cameras for kids of various age groups as chosen by our writers.

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How I Fought My Way Through Photographic Burnout, and How You Can Too

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Losing interest in photography? Getting overwhelmed? Here’s how James fought his way through photographic burnout, and how you could too.

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My Three Half Frame Cameras – Canon Demi, Konica EYE, Olympus Pen EES

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Thoughts on the half frame film camera from Craig, and his experiences with the Canon Demi, the Konica EYE, and the Olympus Pen.

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Funeral for a Friend – an Obituary for My Dead Nikon L35AF

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An obituary for Jeb’s dead Nikon L35AF, and musings on the importance of memories and having a decent camera to make them.

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I’ve Got a Fever and the Only Cure is Konica VX200 and a Canon T90

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I shot a roll of Konica VX200 on a blisteringly hot and exceptionally windy beach. I had a virus-induced sickness. I nearly died. Here are some photos from that roll.

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A Day in the Life, as Seen Through a Yashica 35 MF

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Craig offers some thoughts on photography as a document of life, as seen through the Yashica 35 MF 35mm film camera.

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