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.
  • 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

  • 05:11 How to Test Optimum Film ISO

    How to Test Optimum Film ISO

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    In this video I look at techniques for testing film ISO. This approach can also help you determine what developers work best for your film and what image characteristics you'd like to use in your photography. My Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/David

  • 07:56 How are Kodak TMAX and Tri-X Different?

    How are Kodak TMAX and Tri-X Different?

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    In this episode of Ask David, I address the technical and aesthetic differences between TMAX and Tri-X and discuss how those differences can inform and improve your photography and film selection. My Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/DavidHancock Foll

  • 04:37 Seeing Double after a Photo Shoot

    Seeing Double after a Photo Shoot

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    I had to reach out to my opthamologist to answer this one. In this installment of Ask David, I look at why we sometimes see double after a long photo shoot. My Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/DavidHancock Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_D

  • 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

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