Beginning The Testing Process With Kodak Ektascan B/RA X-Ray Film & D-23 Split Bath Dev

I have been testing Kodak Ektascan B/RA X-Ray film over the last couple of years with a variety of developers (Rodinal, Pyrocat HD, D-76) for the purpose of finding a dev...
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Get Connected To Nature - It May Save Your Life

In a new article by Dan Buettner (National Geographic researcher of Blue Zones), Dan lays out some very compelling evidence that modern people need more physical activity...
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Getting Geared Up For Some New Floral Still Life Platinum Prints - Part 1

I am getting ready to work on a special project for a collector where I will be making some fine art platinum prints of some rare flowers. While the details are getting...
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Why Photographing What Matters Unleashes Your Full Creative Potential

I have been going through an interesting time in my creative journey, and I thought sharing some of my personal thoughts with you may help you too and provide an opportun...
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Smoky Mountains Newfound Gap Photography & Travel Guide

The 33-mile scenic drive along Newfound Gap Road (US-441) in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from Gatlinburg to Cherokee North Carolina is the only route that com...
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Scouting Trip Update For Eden Falls in the Arkansas Ozark's - Part 2

In the first article, I discussed the location and hiking information for Eden Falls and my plans to expose some large format color films. Today, I share my experiences p...
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Scouting Fall Color at Eden Falls in the Arkansas Ozark's - Part 1

It is hard to believe that is mid-August already and time to start doing some scouting for fall colors in the Ozark Mountains. On the trip today, I am headed to the Buffa...
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Darkroom Digest: Stop Baths - Water vs. Acid

In this article, I thought it might be helpful to compare water versus acid-based stop baths and open up the conversation with other photographers. I should first cover...
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Darkroom Digest: Understanding Silver Halides for Darkroom Photographers

It feels impossible for me to think about darkroom photography without at least being curious about the role of silver halides. While it isn't necessary to know the scie...
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The Value of Continuing to Create - A Photographers Perspective

I was talking to a young and energetic photographer recently and he asked me if I had one piece of advice for new photographers, what would it be? After thinking about i...
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