Lorraine

Today’s thought provoking post is by my good friend Lorraine Healy. Like most photographers, I always have three or four projects going at the same time—a number of themes/ideas/questions that I want to keep exploring photographically. How do these projects land on my lap? There is no commission or big…

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Holga 2

Holga cameras are great for travel. They are light and there are few decisions to make since you have few options.  You can be instantly creative, and, except for sentimental reasons, you are out very little if they are lost or stolen since they are made of plastic.  You can…

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Good Bye Holga

It is a sad time. One more of our analog photographic tools is gone.  Freestyle Photo – the sole U.S. importer – has recently announced that there will be no more Holgas  The Chinese company that made these inexpensive cameras has closed.  Holgas are all plastic including the lens, have…

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Photogram 1

Photograms or Rayograms as they are sometimes called, have been around since not long after photography was invented.  No camera is involved with photograms.  Rather an object(s) is placed on a piece of light sensitive paper and then exposed to light.  If normal photographic paper (i.e. negative paper) is used…

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Long Things/ Tall Things

  As you may have seen on my website (skipsmithphotography.com), I have tried several different paths with my photography, exploring a variety of techniques and ways of looking.   A very accomplished photographer, Mark Vercammen, shared some of his in camera sequences that I found fascinating. They certainly got me to look at…

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