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.
  • 02:39 What is Chiaroscuro?

    What is Chiaroscuro?

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    In this episode of Ask David, I answer a question about controlling light and how controlling light well, or poorly, can make or break an image. My Photography Website: http://www.5119photography.com/ Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DavidHa

  • 12:10 Minolta Alpha (Maxxum, Dynax) 9 Video Manual 1 of 3

    Minolta Alpha (Maxxum, Dynax) 9 Video Manual 1 of 3

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    The 9, Minolta's last professional film camera, represented an amazing achievement in camera design, engineering, and construction. Using the 9 presents a photographer with an opportunity to experience a camera like no other. The 9 was the finest 35mm cam

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 10:48 Minolta Maxxum 5 (Dynax 5, Alpha Sweet II) Review and Photos

    Minolta Maxxum 5 (Dynax 5, Alpha Sweet II) Review and Photos

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    Is the Five the best thing to come out of the 1990s at all? Well, not quite, but whether you call it the Five or the Alpha Sweet II; this is the best 90’s entry-to-mid-level camera. Period. End of story. The Five so far out paces the comparable cameras, a

  • 17:39 16mm Home Movie, 1940s, Lake Tahoe in Color, SF Zoo, Bears

    16mm Home Movie, 1940s, Lake Tahoe in Color, SF Zoo, Bears

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    Buy Posters and Prints of my work here: http://www.artistrising.com/galleries/DavidMHancock My Photography Website: http://www.5119photography.com/ My Blog: http://beyondbokeh.blogspot.com/ http://feeds.feedburner.com/BeyondBokeh (reader link) Follow me o

  • 19:38 Pentax LX Video Manual 1 of 2

    Pentax LX Video Manual 1 of 2

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    Pentax's LX was, for most people, the gold-standard in professional, system camera for manual focus bodies. With a 21-year production life, the LX remained in production as long or longer than other venerable cameras like the Nikon F3 and Pentax K1000. Th

  • 05:08 Ask David: Most Important Thing about a Lens?

    Ask David: Most Important Thing about a Lens?

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    In this episode of Ask David I answer the questions 'what is the most important feature in a lens?' The answer may surprise you as it's not a common key lens characteristic. Ultimately, the most important thing about a lens is how well it can be used to d

  • 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:

  • 07:13 Image Composition: Triangle Framing

    Image Composition: Triangle Framing

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    The PDF download link will be provided when the PDFs are uploaded. Triangle framing presents a radical and wild way to frame and structure images. Triangularly framed images lend themselves to a sense of viewer ease and comfort while also creating intense

  • 34:07 Pentax K-S2 Video Manual 3 Part B -- Menu System

    Pentax K-S2 Video Manual 3 Part B -- Menu System

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    Pentax's K-S2 is their latest entry-level body. Like Pentax's older (think back to the 1950s and 1960s) bodies, their entry-level offering is just as capable as their advanced offering. The K-S2 differs from the K-3 in functionality primarily in camera in

  • 33:05 Canon EOS-1 V Video Manual 1 of 3

    Canon EOS-1 V Video Manual 1 of 3

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    Canon existed the professional film market when they discontinued the EOS-1 V. One of the most impressive feats of camera engineering ever made, the EOS-1 V packs more features into the body than any other film camera of which I’m aware. It lacks a lot of

  • 01:06 Estate Sale 8mm Video 5

    Estate Sale 8mm Video 5

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    Last year I picked up a stack of old 8mm and 16mm videos from an estate sale store. I was told, and some papers in the box corroborated, that these videos came from the estate of General Charles Bonesteel III. I don't know if all of these videos were from

  • 05:00 Unboxing and Installing the Adaptist PK+MM Multi Mount

    Unboxing and Installing the Adaptist PK+MM Multi Mount

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    Up-front Disclaimer: This is not a paid endorsement. I won a PK+MM and was so enthralled with the concept that I decided to make a video of my unboxing it and installing it. The Adaptist PK+MM Multi Mount is a quickly swappable Pentax camera mount (this i

  • 1:07:33 Pentax K-S1 Video Manual: Video 2 of 4 -- Interface Elements

    Pentax K-S1 Video Manual: Video 2 of 4 -- Interface Elements

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    Ricoh's Pentax KS-1, their newest camera as of this video's production, is an entry-level camera with professional-grade image quality. The KS-1 has odd ergonomics but an incredible image sensor that captures fantastic color depth, amazing dynamic range,

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