Social Media Reform

This is a very important video to watch… I have it starting at 21:21 which is where it gets into the negative effects of social media on critical thought and discourse.

The ending is great and after watching this and reading about this issue for several months now and having many, many discussions with my brilliant wife Eve I decided today to remove all social media apps from my iPhone… only apps essential for business are left- no more distractions. I also turned off almost all notifications and have to admit today has been a lot quieter and nicer. I still have access on my laptop to FB and Twitter but I am going to limit that as much as possible… too much noise and not enough time to think.

Viva la Revolution- Steve

Net Neutrality

This is very important… yes the message is delivered with humor- but if Net Neutrality ends so will the internet as we know it…

Call your representative and get involved… the internet is perhaps the greatest gift the American people have given to the world so let’s not fuck it up now…

https://www.battleforthenet.com/

Viva la Revolution- Stephen

Pinhole Film Tests With ORTHOTOPOSCOPE SS Camera

Running a test with my new ORTHOTOPOSCOPE SS camera (6×12) and a non optimized pinhole of around F70 (optimized is around F130 for the 25mm focal length). I am looking at the following films with EI from approx 100-1600 all in developers I have found that works best for maximum compensation and best overall tonality with each specific film. Reciprocity corrections were kept to just a gerous doubling to time— with this type of camera and work I like to keep it simple if possible. Exposures ranged from 1 second to 30 seconds all handheld as that is my standard way of shooting with a pinhole system.

  • 400TX • Diafine
  • 400Tmax • 510 Pyro
  • Delta 3200 • 510 Pyro
  • Fuji 400CN • C41
  • Portra 400 • C41
  • CineStill 800T • C41

All test results will be converted to B&W as that is my current need with these materials.

UPDATE: So I’ve looked at the film and I am very drawn to the Porta 400 and VERY drawn to the Cinestill 800T when both are converted to B&W. The regular B&W film was amazing but due to the pinhole capture I had a lot more range of possibilities in the conversion process that really helped to bring out crazy tonal separation in the two color negative materials.

Schaub Artworks at the Kent Museum

Very excited about this upcoming show at the Kent Museum…. for more information click on the image: 



If you have never been to the KENT Museum it is an amazing space in one of the most beautiful settings… it’s a must visit! — at The Kent Museum.