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What is Freelensing, and How Can You Get Started?

I've been freelensing since 2015, so I often forget that it's still not a well-known craft. I find myself talking about it casually with friends and fellow photographers, only to stop short when I notice their blank stares. But freelensing... Continue Reading →

The Leica Dilemma

Ah, the Leica M3. What can I say about this camera? Sadly, not a whole lot. Truth is, I don't know much about this camera, and it showed in my first roll. Or lack thereof. Because there was nothing on... Continue Reading →

Monochrome for a Month: Week Deux

For those of you who don't follow the blog, I decided to go entirely monochrome for the month of April. Week one was a bit of a struggle, but this week I was determined to make better progress. I went... Continue Reading →

Monochrome for a Month: Week One

All images © 2017 Lina Forrester A week ago, I decided I would go monochrome for the entire month of April. I changed my camera's settings and loaded my Instax and Pentax with B&W film. After the dull and snowless... Continue Reading →

DIY Pinhole Photography

A recent article written by Steven Dempsey showed up on my Twitter feed Saturday. I was drawn to the eerie quality of his work as I read about his passion for pinhole photography, which he achieves with a DIY lens... Continue Reading →

A Morning Out with the 50mm

This snowless winter has me burned out. It's cold and bitter and everything is brown. I discussed in my last post how this winter is affecting me emotionally. BUT FINALLY we got lucky and received a Saturday that reached temps... Continue Reading →

Ballerina

Goo started ballet a few weeks ago. She got a pink tutu on her birthday, a pair of split-soles to match, and on the evenings after class she shows us what she learned. She talks about it all the time.... Continue Reading →

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