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.
  • 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

  • 24:23 Minolta XK (X1, XM) Video Manual 1 of 2

    Minolta XK (X1, XM) Video Manual 1 of 2

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    Minolta's XK was the most-complete professional-grade system camera released by Minolta and one of only two ultra-high-specification bodies they released. The XK competed with the original Canon F-1 and Nikon F2, but had specifications and capabilities in

  • 07:39 More Tips to Improve Photography

    More Tips to Improve Photography

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    In this episode of Ask David I provide some best practices for improving photography. In last week's episode we looked at specific resources and tips to help improve photography. This video focuses on habits that people can do in how they handle their wor

  • 12:14 Pentax MZ-S Review

    Pentax MZ-S Review

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    Pentax's MZ-S represented the end of their high-end 35mm film lineage. It had the potential to kick off a new paradigm in camera-user interface, though the design never received a second version. Some of the design elements remain today in modern Pentax D

  • 19:55 Petri Color-corrected Super (CCS, Green-o-Matic) Video Manual

    Petri Color-corrected Super (CCS, Green-o-Matic) Video Manual

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    Petri's Color-corrected Super (CCS) has a cult following and reputation for mixed or good photos. The lens can deliver nice images with good contrast, but also exhibits a lot of softness wide open, especially around the edges. These are easy to use and re

  • 16:09 Minolta SRT 101 Video Manual 1 of 2

    Minolta SRT 101 Video Manual 1 of 2

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    Minolta's SRT 101, a popular camera for students and seasons photographers alike, provided a large array of capabilities for skilled photographers. Using its exceptional light meter, the SRT 101 could take well metered photos in any setting. Supported by

  • 18:38 Minolta SRT 101 Video Manual 2 of 2

    Minolta SRT 101 Video Manual 2 of 2

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    Minolta's SRT 101, a popular camera for students and seasons photographers alike, provided a large array of capabilities for skilled photographers. Using its exceptional light meter, the SRT 101 could take well metered photos in any setting. Supported by

  • 19:07 Minolta Maxxum (Alpha, Dynax) 7000 Video Manual 1 of 2

    Minolta Maxxum (Alpha, Dynax) 7000 Video Manual 1 of 2

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    Minolta's Maxxum 7000 changed the photographic world in ways that we still see. It was the first camera to have an on-board film advance motor for advance and rewind as well as autofocus. In many important ways, the Minolta Maxxum 7000 was the blueprint f

  • 27:29 Minolta Maxxum (Alpha, Dynax) 7000 Video Manual 2 of 2

    Minolta Maxxum (Alpha, Dynax) 7000 Video Manual 2 of 2

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    Minolta's Maxxum 7000 changed the photographic world in ways that we still see. It was the first camera to have an on-board film advance motor for advance and rewind as well as autofocus. In many important ways, the Minolta Maxxum 7000 was the blueprint f

  • 07:18 Tips to Improve Photography

    Tips to Improve Photography

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    In this episode of Ask David I provide some tips and ways to find inspiration to improve photography. This video looks as some specific resources and recommends a few of my favorite magazines and online groups for getting great image inspiration. My Photo

  • 03:15 What are the Golden and Blue Hours?

    What are the Golden and Blue Hours?

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    In this episode of Ask David I answer a question about the golden and blue hours. I explain when they are, what makes them so special, and the physics behind the light quality that occurs before and after sunset. My Photography Website: http://www.5119pho

  • 01:06 What is Full Bleed Printing?

    What is Full Bleed Printing?

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    In this episode of Ask David I answer a question about full bleed printing. Photo printing can be with or without a border. Without a border, we call it a full bleed. My Photography Website: http://www.5119photography.com/ Follow me on Google+: https://pl

  • 08:58 What is a Flash Guide Number?

    What is a Flash Guide Number?

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    This episode of Ask David follows up on last week's episode about flashes. Now that we know where to, and where not to, put a flash, we talk about the flash guide number. A guide number is just that, a guide, and you won't likely find it on your flash any

  • 03:05 My Flash Makes People Look like Wax.

    My Flash Makes People Look like Wax.

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    In this episode of Ask David I answer a question about waxy-looking people. Flashes are great for adding needed light, but used improperly and they can ruin a photo. A common, poor use of flashes it to put them on top of the camera and point them at the s

  • 19:29 All About Film: Kodak Tri-X (TX) 400

    All About Film: Kodak Tri-X (TX) 400

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    Kodak's Tri-X 400 dates back to the 1940s and has a robust, strong research DNA that resulted in a film with excellent image qualities, the ability to see light well into the UV range, and a tolerance for abuse that makes it possible to shoot it at virtua

  • 03:40 How does Film Work?

    How does Film Work?

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    In this episode of Ask David, I talk about how film works. I look at the basic operating principle of recording light onto a physical medium and then touch briefly on how color film differs from black and white. My Photography Website: http://www.5119phot

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