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hard Reset and Surrendering to my Love of Film

If you’ve read my last few posts, you know I’ve been incredibly indecisive about whether or not stick with digital or go back to film. You might even be wondering why not do both? The fact is, I want to maintain a consistency in my photographic work. Shooting both digital AND film will not accomplish

Digital or film?

In my last post, I talked about the decision I had to make concerning whether or not to keep my Fujifilm X-H1 and continue shooting digital, or return the X-H1 and go completely 35mm film. The Fujifilm X-H1 is gone. As great as the Fujifilm was, and as much as I love the Fujifilm mirrorless

No means no

I recently watched a few YouTube videos from a London-based street photographer. When he encounters people on the street who say “No” to being photographed, he argues with them and tries to pull out every trick in the book in order to get the shot, including photographing them anyway, citing the legal permissibility of photography

Color vs monochrome

I had originally drafted a post that referenced a particular well-known street photographer and that individual’s comments concerning why monochrome photography is no longer appropriate for street photography due to modern digital cameras’ color capabilities. I decided, after some thought, to change this post to a more subdued commentary on the debate concerning color versus


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About Me

John was previously a portrait photographer for a few years before taking an extended break from photography. He now practices what is known as candid public photography.

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