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.
  • 08:04 How to Figure out the Best Print Size

    How to Figure out the Best Print Size

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    This week I address how to figure out the best print size for an image. Using math, I examine the relationship between print sizes and format sizes and then explain how to use that to figure out your print size and adjust accordingly based on your crop. M

  • 05:01 Angry Reactions to being Photographed

    Angry Reactions to being Photographed

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    In this episode of Ask David, I field a question from a viewer who had a rough encounter after asking to photograph someone. Most people don't have an issue being photographed, but when someone does and they react with anger, even at a request to take a p

  • 05:11 Nikon FM2 Review and Photos

    Nikon FM2 Review and Photos

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    Nikon's FM2, probably their most robust and reliable camera, introduced the world to mechanical shutters capable of reaching 1/4,000th of a second. The FM2 had three variations through its production run to improve reliability and performance. Each iterat

  • 06:35 Hasselblad 501CM Review and Photos

    Hasselblad 501CM Review and Photos

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    Hasselblad's 501CM ended the Hasselblad film lineage. The camera has a number of features that make it a fantastic user camera and some removed items that make a lot of people prefer the 500CM. Mechanically a brilliant camera and with a very good lens lin

  • 04:03 What makes a Street Photographer?

    What makes a Street Photographer?

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    In this episode of Ask David, I talk about what makes a good street photographer. Dorothea Lange sought to use her work to highlight the plights of people without a voice. She remains one of the most influential street photographers in American history fo

  • 15:45 How to Make a Living with Photography

    How to Make a Living with Photography

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    In this episode of Ask David, the key takeaway is that a photography business is like a stock portfolio. If you aren't diversified in a number of areas, then you're open to financial problems with small market changes. Most photographers cannot eke out a

  • 01:57 What is the Most Important thing a Photographer can Have?

    What is the Most Important thing a Photographer can Have?

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    In this episode of Ask David, we look at what the most important thing a photographer can have is. And no, the answer is not a fancy lens, or fancy camera, light meter, or even a cruddy lens or camera. What a photographer must have, or at least the most i

  • 03:07 What is the Best Camera?

    What is the Best Camera?

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    Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_David_Hancock_ Gear I used for Filming and Editing: Video Capture and Film Digitization- Pentax K-3 (http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-3/) Secondary Capture- Sony CX330 (http://www.sony.com/electr

  • 04:30 How do I Select a Photo to Print?

    How do I Select a Photo to Print?

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    Selecting a photo to print can be a challenge. We see what we intended for all our photos and tend to look past their flaws. Printing in the darkroom has a lot of added complexity as different papers and paper developers deliver different image results, j

  • 08:54 How do I use Film Indoors?

    How do I use Film Indoors?

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    There are a number of complications when using film indoors -- indoor ISO, the way that lighting alters color on color film stocks, and flash use. This video provides a general overview of how to use film indoors and provides some tips on different film s

  • 04:35 What is Slit Scan Photography?

    What is Slit Scan Photography?

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    Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_David_Hancock_ Gear I used for Filming and Editing: Video Capture and Film Digitization- Pentax K-3 (http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-3/) Secondary Capture- Sony CX330 (http://www.sony.com/electr

  • 03:07 Are Third-party Lenses Worth Buying?

    Are Third-party Lenses Worth Buying?

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    In this installment of Ask David, I address third-party lenses and whether they're any good. In short, some are really fantastic and others aren't. In general, right now is a great time to buy third-party lenses, many of which have specifications that OEM

  • 07:27 Should I Buy New or Used Cameras and Lenses?

    Should I Buy New or Used Cameras and Lenses?

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    Pentax Forums Legacy Film Camera Buying Guide https://www.pentaxforums.com/articles/photo-articles/film-camera-buying-guide.html Video detailing how to inspect a film camera https://youtu.be/gP9osK11B9s Playlist of videos showing lens flaws https://www.yo

  • 02:01 What Social Media do you use?

    What Social Media do you use?

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    Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_David_Hancock_ Gear I used for Filming and Editing: Video Capture and Film Digitization- Pentax K-3 (http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-3/) Secondary Capture- Sony CX330 (http://www.sony.com/electr

  • 02:34 Why does the Camera add Ten Pounds?

    Why does the Camera add Ten Pounds?

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    Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_David_Hancock_ Gear I used for Filming and Editing: Video Capture and Film Digitization- Pentax K-3 (http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-3/) Secondary Capture- Sony CX330 (http://www.sony.com/electr

  • 02:40 If you had to Choose One Camera

    If you had to Choose One Camera

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    Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_David_Hancock_ Gear I used for Filming and Editing: Video Capture and Film Digitization- Pentax K-3 (http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-3/) Secondary Capture- Sony CX330 (http://www.sony.com/electr

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