I met musician/photographer/blogger Hana Kahn through my friend/photographer Kathleen Frank who recently moved to NH from Florida. We’ve been itching to get together and mess around and spend the afternoon making photographs, and, finally one lovely August afternoon we made it happen. CONTINUE READING…
I used to frequent local meetups as much as I could in the past but over the years they fell off my radar. This year they have started to sprout up again locally so I figured it was time to dust off my meetup status and hit one up. And bring the Petzval along.
I believe I’m obsessed with wet plate and tin type photography. I think that is a safe thing to say. I love it. LOVE it. I’m constantly daydreaming about the day when I’ll be able to mix my own wet plate chemicals and build a large format camera to use specifically for wet plate and tin type photography. It’s true alchemy. It’s being a Wizard; concocting a magical potion that can freeze moments and do it with such style and clarity and contrast. Beautiful.
Sara and I had our wedding portraits done as large, 20×24″ tin types by Yige Wang. I love that man. I love our portraits. They are amazing. So when my friend Edith Weiler started concentrating on wet plate photography, I started getting really anxious to watch her. To help her. To sit for her.
Edith is working on a body of wet plate portraits that will be part of an exhibition in November. She asked Sara and I (and Dave Seah) if we would want portraits taken of us by her.
Excuse me? Abso-freaking-lutely.
The Portable Portrait workshop has always been about learning how to use your camera and affordable lighting gear to help improve your photography. It’s about learning to use flash and not be scared of it. It’s about learning to use your camera manually and to start taking control of your images rather than letting your camera do them for you.
And, during the June 21st 2014 workshop, it became about marriage proposals, and love, and tears and happiness.
A new post at DEDPXL just went up.