Kerry Mann — Some quick portraits with a new camera

September 1, 2013 § Leave a comment

I recently traded my Canon 7D for a slightly older 1Ds, and naturally, I wanted to play with it immediately. I shot these photos before I made the move to Brooklyn, but I figured it’s time to get them up online.

The model is Kerry Mann. Her work can be found HERE.

Kerry Mann

Kerry Mann

Kerry Mann

Chris Thomas

May 4, 2013 § 1 Comment

Chris Thomas by davidkellerphotos
Chris Thomas, a photo by davidkellerphotos on Flickr.

35mm Lensbaby & Double Exposures

April 17, 2013 § Leave a comment

I recently shot a roll of Fuji Superia 200 with my Canon Elan 7 trying to be as obscure as I could think of. So I brought a 50mm and the Lensbaby Sweet 35 Composer Pro optic. I really like the shot of Meredith with her face in the clouds.

Meredith Adelaide
Meredith Adelaide

Testing out some student grade film

April 9, 2013 § Leave a comment

As the title suggests, this photo was taken on student grade black and white film. Produced by the same company that is famous for Ilford products, Harmon Technology created this film as an affordable option. And at $2.50 a roll, I can’t complain. With good light, the film looks great. Here’s one of my dog Tucker.


Sean — medium format b&w film

March 29, 2013 § Leave a comment

As part of my ongoing Free Portrait Project, I took a photo of a local musician. This is Sean. He specializes in mashups & digital sampling.

Follow my project as it develops:


A dog portrait — Expired 35mm color film

March 28, 2013 § 1 Comment

Sometimes when I get to the last few frames of a roll of film, I get so excited to develop the roll that I just start shooting random things. This is one of those times. Luckily, a cool portrait of my dog has emerged. Meet Tucker.



February 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

Jeffree by davidkellerphotos
Jeffree, a photo by davidkellerphotos on Flickr.

Sarah — a fun portrait in the street

December 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

The other day I had to shoot 6 photographs to finish a roll of film that I had loaded months earlier. Unfortunately this happens all to often when I start using a new camera. So I called up a friend of mine and walked around her neighborhood. It was a cloudy day, so the Kodak Portra 160 produced a pretty flat image, but the grain is so smooth. I need to use this camera more. The quality always impresses me. Here’s a fun picture from the 6.


Shot on a Mamiya 645E.

Ryan at Sunset — The Brenizer Method

October 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

A few days ago I read a blog post about the Brenizer Method. It’s a strange portrait technique where you take multiple pictures of your subject and stich them together. The camera settings and focus remain the same. Then simply do a photomerge in Photoshop, as if you were going to make a panorama. The results generally turn out as a wide-angle shot with extremely shallow depth of field.

This is my first attempt, and it doesn’t really do the effect justice. I’ll keep trying and get one up soon.

The Impossible Project in Black and White

October 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

Over the last year, I’ve been experimenting with The Impossible Project Polaroid film. Although it’s one of the hardest films to create with, the results are always interesting. I recently picked up a few packs of silver shade film with the black matte frame. Here are a few of my first shots!


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