Tag Archives: mid-century

Chicago Skyline at Sunset – River Cruise (Architectural Photography)

Last week, I checked off a bucket list item: taking a sunset architectural boat cruise through downtown Chicago. We launched as the sun began to set, just after a rain shower. The boat deck and chairs were wet, so most … Continue reading

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Before-and-After: Mid-Century Phoenix Ranch Remodel (Architectural Photographer)

While we were renovating Nathan’s bachelor pad (a 100-year old bungalow), we were also renovating and selling my bachelorette pad, a pint-sized 1957 ranch in my beloved Sunnyslope neighborhood of Phoenix. This is the picture-story of that house. Its story is also my story, for in and … Continue reading

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Part 6: Is A Camera’s Aspect Ratio Important? (Tower Theatre / Retro Oklahoma City)

Does aspect ratio really matter? I mean, you can just crop images to any aspect you’d like in post-production, right? I mentioned previously that I used three different cameras in this personal photography project. One of the reasons why I … Continue reading

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Part 5: Dynamic Range Tutorial + Camera Comparison: Hi-Lo Club (Oklahoma City Signage Project)

Since explaining my methodology for this personal fine art project in Part 1 of this series, I’ve considered which type of camera makes the best final image (Part 2) the best raw image (Part 3) Now, for Part 4: Which camera has the best dynamic … Continue reading

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Part 4: Vintage Restaurant Signs in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma City Signage Project)

Without commentary…enjoy these images, both captured on 120 film with my Rolleicord.

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Part 3: Before and After Images, Ritz Theatre (Retro Oklahoma City)

Everyone loves to debate whether a “good camera” is required in order to take “good pictures.” (If photographers had a dime for every time we’ve heard “you take such great photos; you must have a really good camera” we wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Part 2: iPhone vs. Instagram vs. Full-Frame DSLR vs. Medium Format (Retro Oklahoma City)

Recently I explained the goals, equipment, and process behind my most recent personal photography project, images of retro signage around Oklahoma City. One of my intents was to study the differences in quality among various camera formats. So,  – here we … Continue reading

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