Articles from Got film

My Beloved OM-1

Periodically, I pull out an old camera and shoot a couple rolls of film with it – just for fun. Today, I pulled out an OM-1 body with 50mm f1.8 lens, which is the same camera and lens I shot with in college. It brings back fond memories. Memories not only of college, but of why I liked this camera when I first picked one up. It’s a solid little camera. It’s not just heavy, but it feels solid in your hands. Maybe it’s just me, but it’s different than any other SLR I’ve held.

Sigma 24mm f1.4 Art

Any lens with a maximum aperture of f1.4 catches my attention, and the Sigma 24mm f1.4 ART is no exception. I was looking for a lens that would be good for all around street or landscape photography, as well as night shooting. I’ve read both good and bad reviews of this lens, so I decided to try it myself. Here’s some of my initial thoughts.

Traveling with Film

Last week, I travelled to Hawaii for a holiday. I was torn about what film camera to bring – so I decided I can’t just bring one. Besides, how could I leave home without some toys?

I decided to take 2 film cameras – my Olympus OM-4T with 24mm f2.8 lens, and my Nikon FM2 with 50mm f1.4 lens. This will make my days fun – and I can alternate days to see which one I enjoy shooting with more. I will probably shoot a combination of Portra 400 and 160, since I mostly use my film cameras in daylight.

Deep Freeze

This week, I had the privilege of traveling to Chicago while they were having some of their coldest weather of the year. I didn’t plan to go because of the cold, but it just worked out that we were there at the same time.

While I was there, I saw and felt some things that I hadn’t seen or felt for quite some time. Things like my toes and fingers being numb from the cold. The feeling of sub-zero degree air going into my lungs, the sound of cars on frozen snow covered roads, and the crunch of the snow under my feet.

A Walk in the Wild

Ok, so it’s not that wild, but today is a holiday for me so I decided to take a walk with my family. Our dog recently had some surgery, so he hasn’t been out much – in fact we just removed his cone collar and we’ve been trying to get him outdoors for some activity. We all had a great walk today. Here’s some photos from our “wild”. Enjoying a beautiful January day in Texas!

Canon EOS R Low Light Photography

One of the features that stood out to me when looking at the EOS R was it’s low light capabilities. The 5D and 6D bodies are all great in low light – but the mirrorless technology gives this camera a couple things that DSLRs just don’t have – you view your image as it will appear when captured. Also, the light in your scene can be electronically magnified for focusing in very dim conditions.