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My Cameras: The Praktica Nova I

My Cameras: The Praktica Nova I

My first 35mm SLR  I had written this post a few months ago for my other web site, www.roydresselphoto.com and while it works there I also thought it makes sense to post it here. Many of us have had a film camera that has become a part of our life as a photographer....
The Short History of I Scan Photos

The Short History of I Scan Photos

I named this post A Short History of I Scan Photos because of the history of this website, and the name is very short. I began this site in May of 2020 to separate the scanning and restoration business from my portrait and wedding photography business. So this post is...
My Cameras: The Olympus OM-1

My Cameras: The Olympus OM-1

This Old Olympus OM-1 is one of my favorite cameras. Purchased new at Boots Camera in Fresno in 1979.    The Olympus OM-1 was my first professional 35mm camera The Olympus OM-1 was my first professional camera, but I had had several 35mm cameras before the OM-1. The...
Becoming a Photographer: My First 35mm Camera

Becoming a Photographer: My First 35mm Camera

Man, this camera sure does show my age. Well, in reality, it is a bit older then I am. I bought this camera in a pawn shop in Fontana, California, in about 1968,  but it’s much older than that. The Mercury II camera was built by the Universal Camera Corporation...
Becoming A Photographer: The FR Kit

Becoming A Photographer: The FR Kit

The little kit that I received for my thirteenth birthday to develop and print B&W film. It began a journey that I am still on today. The journey of the image.  I’m lucky,  I found my passion early in life, and it became a passion that I have been able to...