Category Archives: Gear

Leigha & Tim’s Guest Book

So last week I posted a few photos from Leigha & Tim’s engagement session and now I want to share their guest book with you too! My favorite thing about these guest books are that they lie completely flat: Makes it so much easier for guests to write in it when it opens so nicely. […]

A New Old Camera

I had a big score this past weekend at a thrift store up in Lynnwood. I found a 1961 Canon “Canonet” rangefinder. Although I already have more than enough cameras, at $4.99 I couldn’t resist it. I just shot my first roll of film with it and I love how light and small it is.  […]


This past weekend I rented a tilt-shift lens. These lenses are meant for perspective correction in architectural photography, but I was really curious to try one out just to play with focal plane a little. Using a lens like this allows you to have a tiny little slice of a photo in focus: You can […]

The High Price of Photo Gear

Here are two items I recently came across that blew my mind. The first one is clip from a Canadian TV program showing how camera lenses are made. I had no idea what an involved and painstaking process is required to make fine optics. I guess that explains why nice lenses cost so much. And […]