Photography Archive

My DJI Mavic Pro Drone Fleet

I crashed one, got another and the the first one has been replaced (thanks to DJI Refresh insurance) and now there are two. Not a bad problem to have but two drones? I guess I should take some comfort in knowing that I’ve learned a lot from my first crash. I’ve continued to learn

I’m About that #Dronelife: The DJI Mavic Pro I and II

I waited for the longest time and resisted purchasing a drone. I thought they were way too complicated to learn how to fly, too expensive, and far too big to be that practical for everyday use. That was before DJI introduced the Mavic Pro and even then, it was so in demand and pricey

Polaroid Perfection & Tools of the Trade: Impossible Instant Lab, Fujifilm SP1 and SP2

Given my current inventory of 12 integral film compatible Polaroid cameras and 4 Instax mini compatible Fujifilm cameras, I’ve had my share of hits and misses in my efforts to capture the moment on film. Sometimes I’ve achieved fantastic results and other times I wish I had taken a set of backup pictures with

X-Pro 2 Marks the Spot

I’ve returned to Team Fuji. No, I haven’t abandoned Olympus–I remain firmly in the micro-four thirds camp with Oly as my preferred addiction but I had to take a look at the Fujifilm X-Pro 2 as another option in my digital arsenal and I’m having fun with it as I become reacquainted with the Fuji

My Polaroid Civil War

I have too many Polaroid cameras. And I need to get rid of some. It’s not that I don’t like any of the cameras that I have, it’s just a matter of having more than I can practically shoot with at any point in time and the film that I purchase at considerable expense

What I’ve Learned After a Year of Taking a Polaroid a Day

When I opened a Polaroid SX70 as a Christmas gift from my wife last year and began my 365 day challenge last year to take one Polaroid picture a day, I didn’t realize how quickly time would pass nor did I have a true appreciation of the task at hand. It’s been a great

The Doctor Is In: HoldFast Roamagrapher

Papa’s got a brand new bag. This is the HoldFast Roamagrapher; this smaller version of the larger original bag is also made from American Bison leather by an excellent company led by Matthew Swaggart in Oklahoma. This is my go to carrrying case for my favorite instant film gear. It has become home to my Instantflex TL70 2.0,

A Hard Head Makes for Soft Pictures

As I have continued my Polaroid-a-day project for the last 325 days with a success rate 30 to 50% (meaning out of every three to four pictures I take, I might get one or two that I really like with the others being way too soft or under/over exposed) the thing that has led

My Instant Photography Traveling Studio: Fuji X70 and SP-2

With the firmware update for the Fuji Instax SP-2 printer allowing direct printing from the Fuji X70 digital camera to the printer, these brand mates have become my instant photography traveling studio because they are the perfect partners in crime. The X70 is small and stealthy while offering photo quality equivalent to and surpassing