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© John Coffer

Inspiration – John Coffer – “The tintype Recaptured”

John Coffer is an alternative photographyer – living an alternative lifestyle. He makes his tintype images with a huge and ancient camera.

© John Neel - TTV Image

It takes two to TTV – Two cameras that is

At first you might think that the technique seems a bit strange. It can seem especially odd when considering all of those camera plug-ins and apps that can create so many different kinds of artsy photographic looks. But sometimes, at least for many of us, it is simply a lot more fun…

An Illustration of a magnified Pinhole Aperture - John Neel

Pinhole Photography – How to measure the diameter of a DIY pinhole aperture

Knowing the working aperture allows you to calculate the best shutter speed for exposing under different lighting conditions.……In this post, I will show you a great way to measure the actual pinhole.

Buttermilk Falls - © John Neel  - Pinhole

Pinhole Calculator – How To Use

Pinhole calculators come in a variety of forms. Manufacturers of pinhole cameras sell various analog versions. If you make your own, as I do, you’ll need to find a way to calculate the exposure.

Rethinking Digital Photography - John Neel

Great Photography Gift Idea for the Holiday

If you are looking for a great gift for anyone on your holiday list with an interest in photography, this book just might be the thing.
………Great for both traditional camera users as well as digital photographers.

Teepee - © John Neel  Pinhole

Only months away – April 27, 2014 is WPPD

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day is a single day in April where everyone on the planet is invited to make pinhole photographs. Planning for it and building cameras helps me get through the winter months.

Mushroom - © John neel

My Book – Photo Fun – A Great Gift

  Here are a few clips from my book –  Rethinking Digital Photography     HDR “In photography, capturing details in low light areas of the image scene (the shadows) as…

Oscar Bailey with his Cirkuit Camera Penland NC 1980

I knew Oscar Bailey – He was my teacher

Oscar was the first to open my eyes to photography, the related arts and to many great photographers. He also promoted the idea of play…

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