David Hancock


I write and I photograph and that's pretty much enough. You can check out my photography website (linked below) or buy my novel (it's really good) for your Amazon Kindle.
  • 03:16 New Do Colored Filters Work with DSLRs

    Do Colored Filters Work with DSLRs

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    Film and digital media perform much differently. Film sees light in a much different way that digital sensors do. This video discusses using colored filters on digital, a good digital workaround that replaces colored filters, and what types of filters are

  • 04:56 What is the Hardest Photography to do?

    What is the Hardest Photography to do?

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    The hardest type of photography isn't one specific type. It varies for all people and photographers. The hardest photography is one that has challenges that the photographer can't surmount.. My Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/DavidHancock Follow me

  • 24:31 All About Film: Ultrafine Red Dragon (and Redscale in General)

    All About Film: Ultrafine Red Dragon (and Redscale in General)

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    Ultrafine Film is a fairly well known budget film supplier here in the U.S. They provide bulk stocks, likely from other makers' excess runs, at affordable prices. This video looks specifically at Ultrafine Red Dragon. The principles, editing techniques, a

  • 04:14 Do I Need an Entry or Professional DSLR?

    Do I Need an Entry or Professional DSLR?

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    Getting the best camera for your needs will make you the happiest photographer you can be. Last week we talked about the interface differences between various camera tiers. This week we build on that discussion to evaluate how to decide what you actually

  • 03:00 How do Entry, Mid-range, Advanced, and Professional Cameras Differ?

    How do Entry, Mid-range, Advanced, and Professional Cameras Differ?

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    Various camera tiers differ. They should. Not everyone wants, or needs, a gonzo professional camera. Understanding how they differ, and the key and most important way in which they differ, is important in understanding what type, or level, of camera is th

  • 10:09 What is your Rarest Camera?

    What is your Rarest Camera?

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    In this Ask David, I answer a question that a lot of camera collectors and other people who really love gear ask me: What is my rarest camera. Instead of jumping right into it, I take a few minutes to show some of the gems in the collection. Rollei video:

  • 04:55 What is Chromatic Aberration (Color Fringing)?

    What is Chromatic Aberration (Color Fringing)?

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    Chromatic aberrations come in a number of varieties. This video looks at color fringing, explains why it happens, how to ascertain if the color fringing from your lens can be prevented or minimized, and how to minimize color fringing. My Patreon Page: htt

  • 02:27 What is Lens Coma?

    What is Lens Coma?

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    Lens coma results from an imperfection in the way that a lens renders light around the periphery. Lenses like the Petzval, which is the poster child of poorly corrected lenses, typify this My Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/DavidHancock Follow me on

  • 16:19 All About Film: Rollei Vario Chrome

    All About Film: Rollei Vario Chrome

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    Rollei Vario Chrome was a limited edition film that, honestly, fell away from the Rollei brand as I understand it. The film was good for atmospheric images for photographers who are willing to take a chance that their images might not turn out as hoped, b

  • 12:10 All About Film: My Heart 200

    All About Film: My Heart 200

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    Film re-packs have been around almost as long as film. Manufacturers use re-packs to sell off unsold near- or past-code film or as stock for low-cost production runs to keep production lines running. Most re-packs are of lower quality than the maker-badge

  • 02:11 Why are Aspherical Lenses Important?

    Why are Aspherical Lenses Important?

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    In today's episode of Ask David I address why aspherical lenses are important, namely their ability to help correct lens issues related to field curvature. When aspherical lenses arrived, they made an immediate and significant difference in image quality.

  • 03:02 What is Lens Astigmatism?

    What is Lens Astigmatism?

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    In this week's Ask David, I address lens astigmatism and what it looks like. Astigmatism, a lens flaw that causes different image sections to have different focus AND magnification, is one of the more significant flaws that a lens can have. My Patreon Pag

  • 06:16 Are you in an MCN or Sponsored by a Manufacturer?

    Are you in an MCN or Sponsored by a Manufacturer?

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    In this video I clarify that I am not part of an MCN, am not affiliated with a manufacturer, and that all my videos are independent, based on my experience, and made using materials I've purchased (unless stated otherwise in a video.) My Patreon Page: htt

  • 07:32 What are Circles of Confusion? (Hint: not Bokeh)

    What are Circles of Confusion? (Hint: not Bokeh)

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    Circles of Confusion and bokeh are not the same thing. Bokeh is the shape taken by an out of focus point due to the shape of the aperture. A circle of confusion is a point of light. The size of a circle of confusion varies by format, print size, and viewi

  • 09:40 Is it Cheaper to Shoot Film or Digital?

    Is it Cheaper to Shoot Film or Digital?

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    This video examines how, from a cost per click standpoint, digital will always be cheaper than digital. That makes digital a cost-economical option and also makes it well suited for hobby photographers or infrequent photographers. This video explores the

  • 04:50 How Accurate are Old Camera Light Meters?

    How Accurate are Old Camera Light Meters?

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    In this Ask David, I address old camera light meters, their accuracy, and how to ascertain their accuracy. I also talk about more important considerations than light meter accuracy. Pentax Forums Article: https://www.pentaxforums.com/reviews/evaluating-te

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