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Doug Boutwell
The Futility Of Perfect Digital To Film Emulation
The Futility Of Perfect Digital To Film Emulation

Trying to nail down what Portra 160 looks like, or any other film for that matter, is a bit like trying to nail down what a guitar sounds like, or what wine tastes like, or what love feels like. So why try at all? Because it’s bitchin, that’s why.

4 Reasons Replichrome Is The Best Way To Emulate Your Favorite Films
4 Reasons Replichrome Is The Best Way To Emulate Your Favorite Films

Replichrome isn’t the first set of Lightroom presets to emulate your favorite films, but it IS the best, and I intend to prove it. Here are 5 reasons any serious filmophiles will want to take a look at Replichrome by Totally Rad.

Mt. Wilson (And Friends)
Mt. Wilson (And Friends)

25 miles of trail and 4 peaks around Mt Wilson. It was the longest hike I’ve ever done, the sorest my lower body has ever been, and I’m already itching to go back for more.

Edgar Peak
Edgar Peak

250 miles from home, out in the middle of the Mojave Desert, lies a spike of rugged granite and iron jutting above the surrounding desert. The 7129′ top of that range is called Edgar Peak, and getting to the summit is a 4-6 hour climb over boulders and cactus. There are no trails, and no other human beings for miles around.

Buy My Blad
Buy My Blad

One barely used H3DII-39 kit for sale, including 80mm and 50-110mm lenses. $19,500.

Texas
Texas

Wild boar, gunpowder, and whiskey.

My Freeway Project, Circa 2002
My Freeway Project, Circa 2002

Two images from my Senior Project at UC Irvine, back in 2002.

Anti-Documentary
Anti-Documentary

8×10 images can be at once firmly specific and alluringly incomplete in the information they give us, and I’ve always thought large format would be an interesting medium for shooting a wedding.

The $100 Milkshake
The $100 Milkshake

There’s a phrase in aviation – the “Hundred Dollar Hamburger” – which is basically a short flight to go have lunch somewhere. This is the story of a $100 milkshake on my 32nd birthday…

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