If there’s one thing that certainly does not lack at Photostock it’s the sheer amount of beautiful things to photograph all through Emmet County where Photostock is based. There is one thing I love to do at any Photostock event is driving the M119 or the Tunnel of Trees. Sadly Saturday dawned with rain, but that didn’t matter as the morning saw the Portfolio Review (Which I should have brought my finished War of 1812 project book for) and the Print exchange. But after a lovely lunch down in Harbor Springs with Heather the rain stopped and the skies started to clear so I grabbedRead More →

Anyone who has been in photography for a long time will remember the legendary Kodak film, no, not Kodachrome, the other one…Panatomic-X. Panatomic-X was first released in 1933 and continued until 1987 this fine grain ASA-32 panchromatic black & white film produced a huge tonal range and allowed for even 35mm negatives to be printed extremely large without noticeable grain…and when there was grain is was very pleasing. These days you cannot find fresh film, or even another film on the market like it. Most of the film I’ve shot expired back in the 1970s but can still be shot at box speed (ASA-32). TheRead More →

I seem to have found yet another home away from home. Emmet county up in the northern part of Michigan. I was first introduced to this beautiful part of the United States in 2012 at an event called Photostock. Photostock, the brain child of world-renowned photographer Bill Schwab is a gathering of photographers in his own backyard. And in it’s early years it was literally in his backyard, but by the time I started going it had moved to the Birchwood Inn, this throw-back backwoods hotel would make you think you had stepped back into the 1960s. Now I have written about Photostock before, butRead More →