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.
  • 06:21 All About Film: Series Intro

    All About Film: Series Intro

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    This video kicks off and outlines my new video series All About Film. This series will look at different films and discuss their use, characteristics, and technical details. I'll provide sample photos and input from my own experience. Here's a list of the

  • 15:14 Photoshop Fakery: Lighthouse Light Rays

    Photoshop Fakery: Lighthouse Light Rays

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    This video shows the process I used to fake lighthouse light rays. Using photoshop, some shapes, and a lot of 20% eraser movements, I managed some passable and mostly convincing light rays. For the record, my take on Photoshopping fake elements into an im

  • 01:24 Q1 2015 Teaser Channel Trailer

    Q1 2015 Teaser Channel Trailer

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    Here's what's coming soon (insofar as I'm capable of doing anything "soon") (these aren't in order): Ten Questions with Dan and David All About Film: Fuji Acros Video Manual: Miranda Sensorex Video Manual: Pentax MG What is the Zone System? How to use the

  • 18:26 Pentax Spotmatic F Video Manual 1 of 2

    Pentax Spotmatic F Video Manual 1 of 2

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    Pentax's Spotmatic F, along with the ESII, represented the end of the Spotmatic line. The Spotmatics left production on a high note with the F being the best of the lineage. In fact, the F was so good that in large the camera's DNA remained in the Pentax

  • 08:58 Pentax Spotmatic F Video Manual 2 of 2

    Pentax Spotmatic F Video Manual 2 of 2

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    Pentax's Spotmatic F, along with the ESII, represented the end of the Spotmatic line. The Spotmatics left production on a high note with the F being the best of the lineage. In fact, the F was so good that in large the camera's DNA remained in the Pentax

  • 00:29 The Water Tower

    The Water Tower

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    In October I said thank you to all my subscribers for helping me break 3,000 subscribers. To show my appreciation, I shared part of a project I've been working on for more than a year now. Here's another part of that same project. My Photography Website:

  • 03:32 Miranda Sensorex II Review

    Miranda Sensorex II Review

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    Miranda ended their manually metered lineup with the Sensorex II. Sister to the EE, the II has proven to be one of the more reliable, desirable Miranda bodies with good ergonomics, a lighter frame than older bodies, and the ability to use and properly met

  • 05:06 Ask David: What is the Best First Film Camera?

    Ask David: What is the Best First Film Camera?

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    In this episode of Ask David, I weigh in on the endless debate on the best first film camera. In my mind, the best first film camera is one that is simple to understand, easy to use, and that lets the photographer make mistakes. I have some specific examp

  • 02:47 Ask David: The Snow in my Photos is Gray?

    Ask David: The Snow in my Photos is Gray?

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    In this episode of Ask David, I explain why photos of snow can result in the snow looking gray. I'll explain what happens, why, and describe three different ways to avoid the issue. My Photography Website: http://www.5119photography.com/ Follow me on Goog

  • 07:49 Ask David: What is the Zone System?

    Ask David: What is the Zone System?

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    In this episode of Ask David, I address the zone system. We look at what it is, I share a photo that uses all of the zones to illustrate how they create image range, and then we discuss how to understand and control the zone system to control the final re

  • 04:24 Ask David: Ho do Light Meters Work?

    Ask David: Ho do Light Meters Work?

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    In this episode of Ask David, I answer a question about how light meters function. Not in terms of the interface, but how they see the world. The answer might surprise you: they all have really flat world views. The answer here is a general conceptual und

  • 04:25 Ask David: Is my Camera is Exposing Properly?

    Ask David: Is my Camera is Exposing Properly?

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    In this episode of Ask David, I answer a question about camera function. We look at how to read different, generic types of light meters (thought we definitely don't cover every SLR light meter interface ever made) and I provide a quick tip on how to veri

  • 01:55 Ask David: How are C-41 Films Pushed and Pulled?

    Ask David: How are C-41 Films Pushed and Pulled?

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    In this episode of Ask David, I answer the questions: How are C-41 films pushed and pulled? I had to get the answer for this from Steve at www.OldSchoolPhotoLab.com. Old School Photo Lab processes all my color and slide film and they do a great job at a g

  • 16:28 Kodak Duaflex II Video Manual

    Kodak Duaflex II Video Manual

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    Kodak's Duaflex camera were the prototypical toy camera. They were simple to use, fun, and could still take images worth sharing and enjoying. Great for taking photos of scenery and learning basic photographic principles, the Duaflex II and its limited fu

  • 26:21 Seagull 4B Video Manual

    Seagull 4B Video Manual

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    The Seagull 4B, the most common of the Chinese TLRs, is a basic, user-friendly, entry-level camera designed for the masses. It takes good images with reliable quality. The lenses perform differently and have different image characteristics at different fo

  • 31:27 Rolleicord I, Model 2 Video Manual

    Rolleicord I, Model 2 Video Manual

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    The Rolleicord I began a long lineage of high-end Rollei TLR cameras. The 'cord' series represented the entry-level offering from Rollei, but their ability to capture fantastic photos hit well above their weight class. The Rolleicord I, Model 2 was the se

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