Weekend Wanderings

If felt good to be out-and-about last weekend after being under the weather for over a week. Most photos were taken with my Apple iPhone X; some were taken with my Sony a6000 using the 30mm Sigma. All photos were edited in Lightroom and VSCO.

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Vamos a La Playa (Del Carmen)

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Real Vegas

Lately I spent quite a bit of time going through photos I’ve taken that I either (a) wasn’t proud of or (b) thought “didn’t fit my mold” at the time.

Comb the Archive

If you’re a photographer, I highly recommend reviewing the images kept in the bottom of the drawer. You might look at them differently in one, three, or six months. And you may find a hidden gem (or more).

The images featured here were lost but found, taken in Las Vegas in December, 2017 with my iPhone 6s Plus. All were edited in Lightroom and VSCO.

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Fall on Fullerton

En route to the Gold Coast, one of my favorite neighborhoods to walk through and make photos, I was struck by an idea as quickly as Chicago’s latest Fall downpour came and went.

Why not explore a new block?

Sure, I’d driven, run, walked and Uber’ed through this Fullerton and Clark area of Lincoln Park hundreds of times before. But never before like this, with a camera and a mindful eye. I’m glad I listened to my hunch.

All photos were taken with my Sony a6000 using a Sigma 30mm lens, and edited in Adobe Lightroom and VSCO mobile.

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All Storms Pass

I was barely able to make it through my lakefront miles last Saturday with all of the rubbernecking. And to think, I almost left the phone in the car. Instead, I find myself with my favorite series of images to date.
All images were taken on my Apple iPhone X and edited in Lightroom mobile.
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Starved Rock

A few friends and I visited Illinois’ Starved Rock State Park earlier this month. We planned for the trip from Chicago weeks in advance, and while we didn’t consider rain we made the best of the experience. Nobody melted and I managed to get some shots I really liked.

All images were taken with the Canon AE-1 using Kodak Portra 400, and edited in Lightroom.

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Portra 400

My friend Mike gifted me his parents’ Canon AE-1 back in August. Before that, I’d never truly shot with a film camera, save for some here-and-there with a “disposable” back in the day.

After a bit of research on film brands and types, and how to use the camera, I purchased five rolls of 35mm Kodak Portra 400. Below are some of my favorite images from the first two.

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Light

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All images taken with the Sony a6000 or iPhone X; edited in Lightroom.

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Summer.

It’s Been a While

I’m ready to post again after a short break. I took a step back to reassess my goals; focus on growing as a photographer.

I discovered Bill Owens, Saul Leiter, Joel Meyerowitz. I studied the works of SebastiĆ£o Salgado and Vivian Maier. I was gifted a used, Canon AE-1 Program (my first film camera!) and just today loaded it with its first roll of film (from me)! I’m excited to see how the photos will turn out.

No Crop

I decided to give “shooting from the hip” a try today. To ice the cake, I decided to forego any cropping (other than some straightening) in post. I took everything below with my Sony a6000 using the Sigma 30mm.

I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoyed taking them!

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