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My latest adventures in photography

I’ve been getting a bunch of emails with increasingly frequency asking when I’m going to resume writing about tech and startups. 

Even though I have a continued love affair with startups and tech, I just don’t have a passion about writing about them at the moment. Maybe that will change soon. Tomorrow is another day.

My photography explorations continue. Photography seems to be this fascinating blend of art, technology and community for me. And I just can’t shake it. So, here a few things I’ve discovered of late:

1. Hasselblad 503cw. I recently purchased this fascinating camera. I’ve been inspired by the work of Johnny Patience, Chris Ozer, Benjamin Heath and Aaron Durand and their use of film and this particular medium format machine. Along with my Hassy, I’ve picked up a bunch of Kodak Portra 160 and 400 rolls of film. The film shoots 12 exposures per roll. It uses a big, bright waist level viewfinder. You move it left to go right and right to go left. Everything is manual. I had to get an external light meter. I’m learning with film overexposing is better than under exposing. I get the film processed and scanned at a local lab. The prints are delicious.  It’s a whole new experience and I am loving it. 

2. I was out for dinner the other night with my friend Josh. Josh has just started shooting film recently and he suggested I read Film Is Not Dead. I ordered the hardcover (the kindle version didn’t seem appropriate). I can’t wait to read it cover to cover (as they used to say in the old days). 

3. My workflow continues to revolve around Adobe Lightroom. Probably the only piece of software that makes me still value MacOS machines. I recently purchased some beautiful Lightroom presets from Rebecca Lily. They are beautiful and I am enjoying them very much. 

That’s all for now. Thanks.