Here are “some” of my top must see documentaries/movies ; about photography and/or photographers.

1. IN YOUR FACE: The Neil Zlozower Story.  Tells the Story of Legendary Music Photographer Neil Zlozower 

2. SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock: The Story of Legendary Photographer Mick Rock.

3. The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography, First Woman to shoot With The 20x24 Polaroid Camera.

4. Smash His Camera: The Story of Notorious, Reviled Photographer, Ron Galella

5. Hondros: Documentary of War Photographer Chris Hondros, Killed Photographing The Civil War in Libya. 

6. The Photographer of Mauthausen: The Film Tells the Story of Photographer Francisco Boix and His Life in The Mauthausen Concentration Camp. 

7. Kodachrome:  

8. Salvador: A 1986 Drama about the Salvadoran Civil War, Starring James Wood. 

9. Photographer Albert Watson: Presented By The Smithsonian Art Museum and The ASMP. 

10. Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens


Test: Pocket Light Meter App For iPhone X Pt 1 of 2


So recently I purchased another photography app for my Apple iPhone X; The Pocket Light Meter Nuwaste studios ($10.99). Since I always have my phone with me, I thought it would be a great companion for my gear since I have been known to forget my traditional light meter at home from time to time, 

Right out of the gate I noticed setting the ISO, shutter speed and aperture were a breeze on this app. it handled much like my old Minolta spot meter, the downside of the app version is it can’t take 2 separate readings for a combined exposure as in the Minolta spot meter had done. The other thing I noticed was comparing light readings between the app and my traditional light meter fell between a 3rd of a stop for the most part, not a deal breaker, but noted throughout these tests.

I am running some test paired with my Sekonic L-358 meter. Part 2 of this blog will have the final images from these test. As for the gear I will be using;  Mamiya RZ67 Pro camera with a Mamiya RZ67 Pro II 6x7 film back, Mamiya Sekor C 50mm f/4.5 lens and Ilford HP5 + 120 film.

I hope to have my film ready to process in the next week or so, and part 2 of this blog written shortly there.


A New Year; No Excuses.


Hard to believe how I allowed time to slip away (again) from me, I had not blogged in about 3 months. A lot has happened since then, mostly with the new house; Acquiring some needed essentials for both my office and Barbara'a quilting room, bookshelves, desk, picture frames etc.

I have a few edits on the table from personal favors I had photographed for friends and family, still, I plan for a few self-assignments of my own that need to be more on the forefront than I have allowed.

lastly, my year ended with the passing of a friend from back home, celebrity and portrait photographer, the legendary Marc Hauser. I am thankful that he and I were able to reconnect through social media over the past 8 years. Marc had been and still is a huge influence on what I had done and plan to do in photography.

Hopefully, January will be the springboard I so desperately need to launch my medium format portrait sessions on film, luckily I still have people still wanting to participate in these projects.



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