A coffee outside and post ramble, plus vanishing places. 23 April 2022

Southwest Community Park, 23 April 2022. Olympus 35RD, Kodak TMAX 400, developed with Ilfosil 3, 1:9 solution at 6:20 in a Rondinax 35U tank I'm really happy that PDX Coffee Outside has moved from the "weekday morning at 7 am" template that many of these types of events have, instead landing on Saturdays at 9... Continue Reading →

I wrote a new blog post on 35mmc! (Deschutes River Trail with an Olympus 35RD and Ektachrome 200)

Heads up! I've got a new blog post up on 35mmc. It's about using my 📸 Olympus 35 RD with some expired 🎞Kodak Ektachrome 200 slide film when Emee and I rode the Deschutes River Trail last month as part of our Gorge visit. Check out the blog post here. More photos from that adventure... Continue Reading →

Break Stuff: The Camera Edition

Ouch. In a lifetime of owning things, these things are liable to break. I've broken two bikes: the frame on my Centurion Accordo cracked at the bottom bracket (back in 2008) and I separated the seatstay on my Raleigh Wayfarer from the frame. (That did get repaired.) Many things on the bikes have broken, too,... Continue Reading →

I’ve got two more 35mmc blog posts

Hello folks! My first post for the film photography website 35mmc was published in May. Over the past couple weeks I've had a couple more posts go live. Why don't you check them out? https://www.35mmc.com/03/07/2021/5-frames-of-oysterville-washington-on-portra-400-with-an-olympus-35-rd-by-shawn-granton/ https://www.35mmc.com/10/07/2021/5-x-2-frames-of-the-columbia-river-gorge-on-kodak-elite-chrome-100-with-an-olympus-pen-ees-2-by-shawn-granton/

Shawn Granton, Professional Photographer

In the purest sense of the term, a professional is someone who makes money from what they do, whereas an amateur doesn't. This dichotomy has become convoluted over the years, see the fuss over "amateur" status and the Olympics for an example. The term "professional photographer" is a pretty loaded one, conjuring up images of... Continue Reading →

Olympus XA2: Zen perfection

For the uninitiated: The Olympus XA2 is a 35mm compact camera produced by Olympus in Japan from 1980 through to about 1986 or so. This small camera was designed by Maitani Yoshihisa. It was the second of the XA line which introduced "clamshell" style cameras to the world, as a sliding cover served as the... Continue Reading →

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