The Blog Has Moved

January 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

The Aaron Leitz Photography Blog has moved to a new location: www.aaronleitz.com/blog. All new posts will be going there.

For my precious few amazingly awesome subscribers, please update your readers/feeds/whatever you call it. I’ll be updating the link on my website soon as well (possibly adding a link to the front page. We’ll see…)

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Hello Video

November 18, 2010 § 1 Comment

Look what arrived on the doorstep of Aaron Leitz Photography International Headquarters this afternoon:

What have I gotten myself in to? 😉 …..

Blog Theme

October 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

I’ve been messing around with the blog the past few days trying to get a look that I like and have settled on WordPress’ “Oulipo” theme for now. I like the fonts and the layout. I was really jazzed on some Graph Paper Press themes but it’s going to take some work and lots of help from the brother-in-law to configure and get it all working.

I also kinda like “Wu Wei” and may switch to that in the next few hours. It’s not as elegant as “Oulipo” but it does allow for viewing images larger than 460 pixels. Decisions decisions!

Polaroids and Road Trips

July 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

Because the film is so darn expensive (I’ve seen single 10 exposure packs go for $35 on ebay), my trusty powder blue Polaroid ONE600 gets taken out only for special occasions. The most recent: My best bud’s bachelor party in the desert. There’s just something about a photograph taken on expired Polaroid film…

Save for a short reconnaissance hike, strenuous physical activity was kept to a minimum in favor of feats of mental skill and stamina such as bocce ball and shooting empty beer cans with BB guns.

The Nikon D300 did make an appearance on the last evening for a 30 second group shot:

Film and Digital (part 1)

March 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

Though I shoot digital pretty much 100% of the time professionally, I do shoot a little bit of film every now and again. Last year I brought along my Mamiya 645AFD to a few interior shoots and when I had the time, I snapped a few frames of Kodak Portra 160NC to compare with the Nikon D3x. Below is a bedroom scene shot with both cameras:

Kodak Portra 160NC on Mamiya 645AFD

Nikon D3x

Obviously there are differences in the two images as this was a casual “test.”… Continue Reading…

The Photographer’s Ephemeris

March 3, 2010 § Leave a comment

The Photographer’s Ephemeris is a fantastic little application that provides a wealth of useful data for photographers about the sun and moon.

Simply enter your location and the program gives you a ton of information including sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moon phases, and when and where it’s all going to happen relative to your location and time of day. As an architectural photographer, knowing where the sun is going to be at any given time of day is extremely important.

The application uses Google Maps so a precise location can be pinpointed and the whole thing is very easy to understand and visually oriented so that you don’t have to be an astronomer to figure out what’s going on (good for us photographers!).

Word is that there’s an iPhone App coming soon…

Wranglers are my next pair of jeans

February 5, 2010 § Leave a comment

It’s that time of year when the internet is abuzz with rumors and hype about the latest and greatest cameras soon to be released. Megapixels, ISO, file formats, anti aliasing filters, sensor sizes, micro contrast et cetera et cetera. It’s easy to get caught up in all the gadgetry and technical crap and forget what the whole point is.

Great Imagery. Creativity. Images that make people go “Wow!”. I have been impressed with Wrangler’s recent ad campaigns. It was pretty ballsy of them to hire Ryan McGinley to shoot their “We Are Animals” print campaign.

And then I saw the website for their Blue Bell Spring/Summer 2010 Collection.

Totally Awesome. I’m showing my support of creative advertising by buying a pair of Wrangler jeans. I also try and order Dos Equis whenever I’m in a Mexican restaurant. 😉

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