Drones, Drones, Drones!

For all drone fans and others who appreciate aerial photography, there is a recent award-winning book and associated website you might want to check out. I recently reviewed their book, Dronescapes, in THE PHOTOBOOK JOURNAL; you can read my review there. The website (Dronestagram) accepts submissions from around the world. Particularly interesting about this volume... Continue Reading →

Palm Springs Photo Festival, May 6-11, Workshops Filling Up

The Palm Springs Photo Festival is where you can learn from celebrated master photographers, present your work to our remarkable faculty of industry influencers, attend important seminars, symposiums, evening presentations & enjoy our networking events! QUICK LINK:      PSPF Website Having participated in the Palm Springs Photo Festival several times, enjoying workshops with Ralph Gibson... Continue Reading →

Pentax 645Z Macro Adventures

Recently I have picked up my Pentax 645Z again, to rediscover the world in miniature. The depth of field/focus can be very minimal at close range, seemingly elusive. I have a razor-sharp macro lens that I bought used at reasonable cost (compared to similar Hasselblad and Leica medium format lenses), the Pentax 645 120mm f/4... Continue Reading →

Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens check

Santa Ana, CA, May 13 copyright 2017 Douglas Stockdale This is not meant in any means to be a full technical review of the Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens that I recently purchased, but in the immortal words of the late Garry Winogrand, "I want to see what this looks like". As background I have been using almost... Continue Reading →

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