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  • 14:24 Estate Sale 8mm Video 8

    Estate Sale 8mm Video 8

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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

  • 31:45 Hit-type Cameras, Video Manual

    Hit-type Cameras, Video Manual

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    Today, people pay lots of money for ultra-fast lenses with lots of blur or obscure Russian lenses with crazy bokeh caused by lens coma. And the results are considered fine and arty and fun. To that end, I say what can be more fun, more arty, than a tiny c

  • 28:21 Hua Zhong TLR Video Manual

    Hua Zhong TLR Video Manual

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    China produced myriad nearly-identical TLR cameras from the late 1950s. In fact, the Seagull TLRs still being made in 2014 trace their DNA back to the earliest Chinese TLRs. The Hua Zhong stands out among the Chinese TLRs as a particularly good example. T

  • 20:34 Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex II/III 852/16 Video Manual

    Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex II/III 852/16 Video Manual

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    The 852/16 was the last pre-WWII TLR made by Zeiss Ikon. This TLR carries with it the vestiges of pre-WWII design aesthetics, a style shattered by the mechanized warfare that left its DNA in post-war design aesthetics. This last hold-out of pre-streamline

  • 25:48 Welta Welti I Video Manual

    Welta Welti I Video Manual

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    Welta's Welti I came in many flavors, like ice cream or cereal milk. Each variety, changed by time, the materials shortages of warfare, and optional trim levels, represents a capable and substantial camera that can take nice, sharp, and contrasty images.

  • 01:56 Restoring Blown-out Highlights without Contrast Loss, Photoshop CS 6

    Restoring Blown-out Highlights without Contrast Loss, Photoshop CS 6

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    This trick will work in any version of Photoshop with luminosity layer blending and black and white adjustments. This option preserves more detail in the image than contrast sliders and draws out tonality where the contrast sliders would lose it. My Photo

  • 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

  • 01:35 Proposing to my Fiancée

    Proposing to my Fiancée

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    Just a quick video of my proposal to Sulastri on Mount Diablo, August 9, 2014.

  • 20:00 How to Identify some Film Formats

    How to Identify some Film Formats

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    This video looks at some of the common and uncommon film formats and shows how to identify them. Index: 135 (35mm): 1:04 828: 1:26 127: 2:50 120 and 620: 3:43 116 and 616: 6:13 118: 9:10 122: 11:54 130: 13:35 Polaroid: 15:17 4x5 (or 5x4): 16:23 5x7: 17:38

  • 14:38 Pentax S1a (H1a) Video Manual, Video 2 of 2

    Pentax S1a (H1a) Video Manual, Video 2 of 2

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    Pentax's S1a (H1a) represented the end of the S line before the Spotmatics were introduced. A budget model, the S1a had the same construction quality and most of the same functionality as its peer, the Sv (H3V). This budget model lacked the self timer and

  • 19:04 Pentax S1a (H1a) Video Manual, Video 1 of 2

    Pentax S1a (H1a) Video Manual, Video 1 of 2

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    Pentax's S1a (H1a) represented the end of the S line before the Spotmatics were introduced. A budget model, the S1a had the same construction quality and most of the same functionality as its peer, the Sv (H3V). This budget model lacked the self timer and

  • 20:11 Holga 120S Video Manual

    Holga 120S Video Manual

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    When I picked up the Holga 120S, I admit I did not get the attraction. I had seen people use them and seen the moody, saturated, soft, and sometimes emotion-invoking results. But really, I didn't see the point. And, yes, I understand now why people love t

  • 01:28 Fisheye Takumar 17mm f4 Test Video, Pentax K-3

    Fisheye Takumar 17mm f4 Test Video, Pentax K-3

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    This is just some test footage I shot with the 17mm Takumar Fisheye that I picked up the other week. This a creative commons upload so that people making their own projects can access it. This video of some milkweeds in the wind is a creative commons vide

  • 00:27 Galaxy S3 Swimming Pool Fail POV

    Galaxy S3 Swimming Pool Fail POV

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    Well... Oops. My Photography Website: http://www.5119photography.com/ My Blog: http://beyondbokeh.blogspot.com/ http://feeds.feedburner.com/BeyondBokeh (reader link) Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DavidHancock

  • 00:24 Big Dipper Lake Tahoe Star Trails Time Lapse

    Big Dipper Lake Tahoe Star Trails Time Lapse

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    My channel just passed 3,000 subscribers today! Thank you, all, very much for subscribing and watching my content. I appreciate your time, questions, and call-outs when I mis-speak. To say THANK YOU to everyone, here is a 23-second clip of a larger projec

  • 30:45 How to Research, Buy, and Test Film Cameras

    How to Research, Buy, and Test Film Cameras

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    This video accompanies an article on Pentax Forums. The article (pending publication) provides additional tips and tricks not included in this video. When the article is published, check this paragraph for a link to it. Buying your first film camera can b

  • 01:14 Call for Ideas: Film-only or Film-best Photographic Techniques

    Call for Ideas: Film-only or Film-best Photographic Techniques

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    Hi, everyone, I'm starting a video series on film-only or film-best photography techniques. The video includes a list of where I'm at so far. If you have any ideas for things I've missed, let me know and I'd be happy to add the technique to the list. My P

  • 02:30 Improve Digital Camera Battery Performance (Four Tips)

    Improve Digital Camera Battery Performance (Four Tips)

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    This video presents four quick tips on how to improve digital camera battery performance. By dimming your screens brightness and turning off your instant review and flash, you can take (potentially) thousands more photos on each battery's charge. By compl

  • 11:19 Kodak Brownie #2 Hawkeye 120 Model C Video Manual

    Kodak Brownie #2 Hawkeye 120 Model C Video Manual

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    Kodak's Brownie Hawkeye #2 120 Model C was a very-cheap camera designed for kids to use to learn photography. In fact, Kodak released Boy Scouts of America versions of this camera to help scouts with their photography merit badge. That may explain why the

  • 07:11 Pentax K-S1 Brief Review

    Pentax K-S1 Brief Review

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    Watch in the coming week for the entire four-part comprehensive video manual series for the Pentax KS-1. In the interim, here is the voiceover segment of the first video with my thoughts and sample images. My Photography Website: http://www.5119photograph

  • 10:04 Pentax K-S1 Video Manual: Video 4 of 4 -- Movies

    Pentax K-S1 Video Manual: Video 4 of 4 -- Movies

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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,

  • 1:33:01 Pentax K-S1 Video Manual: Video 3 of 4 -- Menu System

    Pentax K-S1 Video Manual: Video 3 of 4 -- Menu System

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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,

  • 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,

  • 35:26 Pentax K-S1 Video Manual: Video 1 of 4 -- Overview

    Pentax K-S1 Video Manual: Video 1 of 4 -- Overview

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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,

  • 17:01 Video Manual for the Ansco Memar (Agfa Silette)

    Video Manual for the Ansco Memar (Agfa Silette)

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    Ansco's Memar, the Agfa Silette, was a small, light, simple to operate, easy to learn entry-level 35mm viewfinder point and shoot camera. Intended, primarily, for zone and hyperfocal focusing, the Memar creates images that are uniformly sharp almost from

  • 24:19 Balda Baldinette Video Manual

    Balda Baldinette Video Manual

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    Balda's Baldinette was an entry-level folding camera meant to take snapshots of family events and vacations. That said, it can still return nice photos. Wide open, the lens is soft. Wide open and at close range, the background develops swirling coma. Stop

  • 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:

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 10:44 Sequoia Natl Park, General Sherman Tree, Sledding Fails, 1938

    Sequoia Natl Park, General Sherman Tree, Sledding Fails, 1938

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    A 16mm video I found at an estate sale. The film is dated February 6, 1938, and features sledding fails galore, General Sherman the largest tree in the world, and scenic footage of Sequoia National Park. 30 seconds of sledding fails: 4:44 My Photography W

  • 12:22 Home 16mm Movie, Wowona Tunnel Tree, Marisposa Grove, WWII Era

    Home 16mm Movie, Wowona Tunnel Tree, Marisposa Grove, WWII Era

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    A 16mm video I found at an estate sale. The film is from the WWII era and begins with family photos featuring a sailor either leaving for or returning from duty; the Wowona Tunnel Tree, footage from the Mariposa Grove, and some great California scenery..

  • 12:52 16mm Home Movie, Fresno and San Francisco, late 1940s; California Coast, Parades

    16mm Home Movie, Fresno and San Francisco, late 1940s; California Coast, Parades

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    A 16mm video I found at an estate sale. The film has family and area footage of Fresno, California, from the mid-to-late 1940s, San Francisco and the Palace of Fine Arts, Monterey (I think), and the California Coastline. My Photography Website: http://www

  • 30:15 16mm Home Movie, Sacramento Golden Centennial Parade, 51st Tournament of Roses Parade

    16mm Home Movie, Sacramento Golden Centennial Parade, 51st Tournament of Roses Parade

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    A 16mm video I found at an estate sale. The film containts foorage of the Sacramento Golden Centennial parade from 1939; 51st Tournament of Roses Parade in Portland, Oregon, in 1940; and various marching band sequences. This video plays through in its ent

  • 38:43 1930s 16mm Home Movie, Yosemite, Wild Bear, World's Fair, Home-made Ice Cream

    1930s 16mm Home Movie, Yosemite, Wild Bear, World's Fair, Home-made Ice Cream

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    My Photography Website: http://www.5119photography.com/ My Blog: http://beyondbokeh.blogspot.com/ http://feeds.feedburner.com/BeyondBokeh (reader link) Follow me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DavidHancock

  • 07:34 Pentax MX Brief Review

    Pentax MX Brief Review

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    The MX may be the most-loved Pentax body ever made, and for good reason. Small, robust, reliable, user friendly, and capable beyond the capacity of words to describe, the MX is an astounding piece of engineering. I started out not liking the MX, but my be

  • 19:43 Pentax MX Video Manual 2 of 2

    Pentax MX Video Manual 2 of 2

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    Perhaps the most-loved Pentax body ever made, the MX is certainly the most curable, rugged, and surprising. This camera has a well deserved reputation for taking abuse and working reliably regardless. This two-part series presents the Pentax MX, its inter

  • 22:57 Pentax MX Video Manual 1 of 2

    Pentax MX Video Manual 1 of 2

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    Perhaps the most-loved Pentax body ever made, the MX is certainly the most curable, rugged, and surprising. This camera has a well deserved reputation for taking abuse and working reliably regardless. This two-part series presents the Pentax MX, its inter

  • 07:40 Image Composition: Rule of Thirds and Quadrants

    Image Composition: Rule of Thirds and Quadrants

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    The PDF download link will be provided when the PDFs are uploaded. The Rule of Thirds is a great way to compose an image and add a nice sense of balance to your compositions. Quadrant Framing helps to create off-balance images that lend themselves to a se

  • 06:54 Image Composition: Quadrants Balanced by the Rule of Thirds

    Image Composition: Quadrants Balanced by the Rule of Thirds

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    The PDF download link will be provided when the PDFs are uploaded. Quadrant image framing creates unbalanced image frames that can lead to a sense of unease with the viewer. Using Quadrant Framing is a nice alternative to the Rule of Thirds. Using it in c

  • 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

  • 05:11 Image Composition: Diagonal Lines

    Image Composition: Diagonal Lines

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    The PDF download link will be provided when the PDFs are uploaded. Diagonal image composition lends itself well to central image composition and provides guides for ways to structure the image around a central point of interest. Diagonal framing has fewer

  • 06:23 Image Composition: Golden Ratio-inspired Grid

    Image Composition: Golden Ratio-inspired Grid

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    The PDF download link will be provided when the PDFs are uploaded. The Golden Ratio presents designers and photographers with a layout inherently pleasing to human design aesthetics. Using the Golden Ratio in image framing presents an incredible challenge

  • 31:24 All About Film: Ilford FP4+

    All About Film: Ilford FP4+

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    Ilford's FP4+ is one of the best all-around films ever made. It's a staple of both learners and professional film photographers. FP4+ delivers low-grain, high-tonal range results that work well in most settings, for most subjects, and with any camera. Thi

  • 05:54 Nikon FA Brief Review

    Nikon FA Brief Review

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    Epitomizing 1980s grace, splendor, and design ideals, the Nikon FA was a cutting-edge, sleek camera that represented the end of an era. When the FA left production, manual focus cameras were zombies --already dead just waiting to fall over. My Photography

  • 04:58 Miranda Sensorex Brief Review

    Miranda Sensorex Brief Review

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    Miranda may be best remembered for ads that featured naked women, long lenses, and sentiments that, today, would seem creepy at best and abusive at worst. And that's unfortunate. Miranda should be remembered as an innovative company with a better product

  • 40:24 Nikon FA Video Manual 2 of 2

    Nikon FA Video Manual 2 of 2

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    With its blistering 1/4,000th of a second minimum shutter speed, advanced metering system, and generally good performance, the FA presents cost-conscious film users a viable alternative to the FE2. Much of the way that modern cameras meter scenes originat

  • 27:24 Nikon FA Video Manual 1 of 2

    Nikon FA Video Manual 1 of 2

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    With its blistering 1/4,000th of a second minimum shutter speed, advanced metering system, and generally good performance, the FA presents cost-conscious film users a viable alternative to the FE2. Much of the way that modern cameras meter scenes originat

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