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.
  • 02:46 David's Camera Wishlist

    David's Camera Wishlist

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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

  • 05:02 How does Macro Image Focus Stacking Work?

    How does Macro Image Focus Stacking Work?

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    Macro stacking is a great technique to add a lot of depth to macro photos, something that was very hard to obtain in the film photography days due to lens physics. This video shares some keys tips on how to perform a successful macro stack. Follow me on T

  • 02:44 Are Super Zooms Worth Buying?

    Are Super Zooms Worth Buying?

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    I'm an unabashed fan of prime lenses. They deliver better image quality, contrast, and sharpness compared to any zoom. Super zooms require far more lens compromises than I'm willing to make and their large zoom range is offset by some significant technica

  • 01:23 Does Fixer Brand Matter like Developer Type Does?

    Does Fixer Brand Matter like Developer Type Does?

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    Does the brand of fix matter like the developer chemistry? No not really. Fresh fix is important as old fix can cause film to lose a good deal of image quality. Beyond that, the specific fixer brand is unimportant. Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.co

  • 05:17 How do I Stay Interested in Photography?

    How do I Stay Interested in Photography?

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    Creativity is like Breathing, by The Oatmeal: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/creativity 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.

  • 01:47 Does my Camera take Color or Black and White Photos?

    Does my Camera take Color or Black and White Photos?

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    Probably my most-asked question, I answer whether or not your camera takes color or black white photos. And with the exception of a select few black and white digital cameras, the answer is that your camera can take both. Follow me on Twitter: https://twi

  • 13:02 Nikon FM2 Video Instruction Manual 2 of 2

    Nikon FM2 Video Instruction Manual 2 of 2

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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

  • 02:25 Why do DSLRS only Record Video for 29:59?

    Why do DSLRS only Record Video for 29:59?

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    This video examines why DSLRs, and other digital cameras, won't record takes longer than half an hour. In short: Thank,s EU! Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_David_Hancock_ Gear I used for Filming and Editing: Video Capture and Film Digitization

  • 01:59 Dark Room Flash Photography

    Dark Room Flash Photography

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    This installment looks at how to use a flash in a dark room. Not a darkroom used for photo printing, but a room with no lights on. This technique offers a lot of creative flexibility for stopping motion or taking striking portraits. Follow me on Twitter:

  • 01:56 Photo Editing Software Options

    Photo Editing Software Options

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    Note: Since uploading this video, Nik was discontinued and will not be supported going forward (https://petapixel.com/2017/05/30/google-abandons-nik-collection-popular-photo-editing-software/). A good, inexpensive, paid option that I've discovered since f

  • 01:27 What is Panchromatic Film?

    What is Panchromatic Film?

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    In this episode of Ask David I talk about panchromatic film. Panchromatic film is what we, in general, use today for black and white photography. Panchromatic means that film can see a wide aray of light. Pan (wide) chroma (color) tic (adjectival suffix.)

  • 31:26 Nikon F4 Video Instruction Manual 2 of 2

    Nikon F4 Video Instruction Manual 2 of 2

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    Nikon's F4 reimagined what a professional camera could -- and causally should -- be. The camera added innovations that Nikon had worked into previous, lower-tier cameras and made them professional-grade. With extensive quality control on each unit, these

  • 10:45 Nikon FM2 Video Instruction Manual 1 of 2

    Nikon FM2 Video Instruction Manual 1 of 2

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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

  • 15:54 Nikon F4 Video Instruction Manual 1 of 2

    Nikon F4 Video Instruction Manual 1 of 2

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    Nikon's F4 reimagined what a professional camera could -- and causally should -- be. The camera added innovations that Nikon had worked into previous, lower-tier cameras and made them professional-grade. With extensive quality control on each unit, these

  • 03:01 What is a Megapixel?

    What is a Megapixel?

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    In this episode of Ask David I answer a question about what a megapixel actually is. I also talk briefly about how image sensors are structured and how they work. I also address how many megapixels are enough, too few, and too many. My Photography Website

  • 05:05 Hasselblad Film Loading, A12 Back, 500 Series Cameras

    Hasselblad Film Loading, A12 Back, 500 Series Cameras

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    Hasselblad cameras have reputation for being very difficult to load. In fact, back in the day, photography programs, the top-tier ones, had days or multiple days dedicated to students learning how to load Hasselblad film backs and develop the muscle memor

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