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I started my DSLR adventure back in 2007 with a Nikon D40, and shortly after I found myself drawn to the old manual focus, non-cpu lenses, because they were relatively cheap. On the Nikon D40, this meant no metering, either. I developed a great sense for what the light value would be in a given […]

There were shots fired at an apartment building, Lafayette Square, in downtown Portland around 2pm. It happened on the sixth floor. No one was injured, although the two gunmen fled. Police searched the 100-unit building before allowing tenants to come back in, and several people were not allowed to drive their cars off the parking […]

4000 Miles


I went to see “4000 Miles” here earlier today. It was a requirement of the English class I am taking, but it was right up my alley. It’s about a bicyclist, Leo, who shows up at his grandmother’s home and stays with her for a while. He was on a cycling trip with his friend, […]



Today was a beautiful, warm day, the first in quite a while. It wasn’t windy, either. I’m on my week-long break from school, and I seem to be getting over my sickness just in time. I ordered a 5D but it still hasn’t come yet, I had to exchange the first one that I did […]

Classes at SMCC were cancelled shortly after the day began when a bomb threat was called in. Everyone was evacuated from the buildings causing heavy traffic at the four-way intersection at Fort Rd and Benjamin W. Pickett St. Security directed traffic in order to move the lines faster. Police searched the campuses with bomb-sniffing dogs, […]

Today, I published the video that has been in the making for the past two-ish months. It’s one second per day of my life. I decided to publish it now because I want to start something more like one moment per day, because I felt like one second wasn’t really enough sometimes. Each day won’t […]

Split Prism


I was messing around with my iPhone’s LED light and the Nikon EM. I pointed it through the viewfinder and it cast the focusing screen onto the wall. I heard this was handy as a method of focusing in dim light somewhere a long time ago.