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Frame Focus Foto

By Frame Focus Foto
Welcome to Frame Focus Foto

This is our photographic journey, with no fixed narrative, just an adventure. We would like to bring you along with us. Follow our process from the ideas, research, photographing and producing the finished product. We share the making of our images along with the experience behind it.

Expect a healthy dose of gear reviews and ramblings about how we manage the creative process!

The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step, and this is our first step. Let us create together whilst sharing our unique points of view!
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Episode 14: Jack Brauer

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Episode 27: William Furniss
Description The brilliant William Furniss talks to us about his photographic career, contact sheets, reflections, puzzles and snakes! Bio - Born in London 1970 - Took up a photographic career in 1989 - Moved to Hong Kong in 1993 - Award winning: The International Photography Awards 2019, Film and Analogue category - Artnet: Website: Instagram: @williamfurniss 8 Compelling Artists to Discover at the 2019 AIPAD Photography Show | Artnet News Highlights at AIPAD 2019 include William Furniss, Alejandro Cartejena, Heather Agyepong, Palmira Puig-Giró, and Casper Faassen. Follow us here! website: Instagram: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Frame Focus Foto Email:
July 16, 2021
Episode 26: Len's Road Trip & Printing
Description Digital Len goes on a Road trip along Scotland's North Coast 500 and talks about the beautiful pictures he Mae with his iPhone... Analog Mike is exploring alternative print processes. In this episode w also form a little project to each come up with a print that is neither a silver gelatinous darkroom print or an Inkjet. Links The North Coast 500: Lens photos on our IG page: Cyanotypes: Alternative Print Processes: Follow us here! website: Instagram: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Frame Focus Foto Email:
June 23, 2021
Episode 25: Ben Felten and Photosynthesis
Description In this episode we have another amazing guest photographer! Ben Felten joins the show to talk to us about his project Photosynthesis, fine art nude photography and his really exciting exhibition happening at the Blue Lotus titled NUDE STUDIES. Ben will be exhibiting along side local Hong Kong artist Au Tze Long and the World renowned Michael Kenna! The show opened on May 13th, 2021 and will be up until 13th June, 2021 - We strongly encourage Hong Kong based listeners to go check it out! Links Bio: Hong Kong based artist, photographer and musician Website: Instagram: @benfelten Facebook: Photosynthesis Project: Blue Lotus NUDE STUDIES exhibition: Blue Lotus Instagram: @bluelotusgallery Follow us here! website: Instagram: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Frame Focus Foto Email:
May 17, 2021
Episode 24: 7 Day B&W Photo Project Follow Up
Description Short and sweet show this week. A follow up on the 7 Day B&W Photo Project! Digital Len and Analog Mike successfully complete their little project and touch base to share their experiences! Enjoy the show! Links Facebook group for our 7 Day Black & White project: If posting on Instagram please use the tag #fffprojects Follow us here! website: Instagram: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Frame Focus Foto Email:
May 11, 2021
Episode 23: Photography Projects
Description After the interviews of our three most recent guests we have been inspired to explore photography projects! We discuss them in detail and invite YOU our listeners to take part in a short 7 day project! Starting from the 26th April 2021 we would like everyone who is participating to take one B&W photo a day for 7 days and post it either in the Facebook group for the project or on Instagram with the tag #fffprojects Once the project is concluded we will be making a YouTube slide show of all the work submitted. Listen to the show or visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to learn more! Links Facebook group for our 7 Day Black & White project: If posting on Instagram please use the tag #fffprojects Follow us here! website: Instagram: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Frame Focus Foto Email:
April 19, 2021
Episode 22: Rammy Narula
Description This week we talk to Rammy Narula about his photography and his book Platform 10. Links Website: Instagram: Email: Follow us here! website: Instagram: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Frame Focus Foto Email:
April 1, 2021
Episode 21: Digital Len's architectural adventure!
Description Digital Len goes out for an architectural photography trip and comes back with some images from FootDee Lighthouse and the University of Aberdeen Links Footdee Lighthouse: Fraser Noble Building: Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre: Voigtlander 15mm Super Wide Heliar III: Leica M246 Monochrom: Hong Kong Design Institute: Follow us here! website: Instagram: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Frame Focus Foto Email:
March 25, 2021
Episode 20: Yasuhiro Ogawa & The Dreaming
Description Yasuhiro Ogawa sits down (virtually) to talk to us about his book The Dreaming and his upcoming exhibition at the Blue Lotus Gallery as well as his photography in general.  Yasuhiro's first exhibition in Hong Kong, The Dreaming will be at the Blue Lotus Gallery from 1st - 25th April 2021.  Don't miss it! Links Yasuhiro Ogawa - The Dreaming: Yasuhiro on Instagram: Blue Lotus Gallery: Place M Gallery, Tokyo: Follow us here! website: Instagram: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Frame Focus Foto Email:
March 11, 2021
Episode 19: Jeremiah Palmerston
Description We are excited to present our interview with Jeremiah Palmerston. He sits down with us to talk about his photography, his book Spaces Between: Hong Kong Alleyways and The Cathay Camera Club. Jeremiah's links: 4-H group: Cathay Camera Club: Spaces Between: Hong Kong Alleyways: Show Notes Sunset Survivors: Gary Jones: Michael Wolf - Hong Kong Architecture of Density: Michael Perini: Street Life Hong Kong: Hong Kong Shifts: Cathay Camera Club: Impact Hong Kong: Follow us here! website: Instagram: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Frame Focus Foto Email:
March 5, 2021
Episode 18: Architecture
Description: After a LONG break we are back!! Today we will be exploring architectural photography and chatting about the future of our podcast!  Enjoy the show! Show Notes: Nessy the Lochness Monster/ Fittie Lighthouse: Digital Lens snap of the Fittie Lighthouse: Murray Building, Hong Kong: Analog Mike's snap at Murray Building: Steven Brooke Youtube Channel: How do shift lenses work: SMC Pentax 28mm f/3.5 shift lens: Software we've tried that can correct perspective distortion for architectural photography Apple IOS Snapseed (IOS and Android) Exposure X5 Lightroom Capture 1 Pro Affinity Photo Find us on the web Website: Instagram: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Email:
February 23, 2021
Episode 17: Abstracts continued...
Description: Today Digital Len tells us about his first attempts with abstract photographs and Analog Mike talks about a few ideas that occurred to him during the week. Enjoy the show! Show Notes: Multiple Exposure abstract on film: Find us on the web Website: Instagram: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Email:
December 3, 2020
Episode 16: Abstract Photography
Description: Today Digital Len and Analog Mike talk about abstract photographs and how to get started making your own abstract images Enjoy the show! Show Notes: Aaron Siskind: Harry Callahan: Man Ray: Analog Mike's abstract gallery: Kev's abstract images on Instagram: Double Exposure on film: Find us on the web Website: Instagram: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Email:
November 26, 2020
Episode 15: The Future of Photography
Description: Today Digital Len and Analog Mike discuss what camera manufacturers need to do to make the leap forward from where we currently stand to the future. The ideal "future proof" camera if you will. Enjoy the show! Show Notes: Zeiss ZX1, the basis for this discussion: Sensor issues with vintage lenses... maybe we can take a leaf from Leica's book here: The Photographers Ephemaris: The "Fuji Cron" Lenses: Olympus Live Bulb: Find us on the web Website: Instagram: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Email:
November 17, 2020
Episode 14: Jack Brauer
Description: We are super excited to bring you an interview with renowned landscape photographer Jack Brauer! Enjoy the show and follow the links to see more about the work that Jack does!! Follow us here! website: Instagram: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Frame Focus Foto Email: Music by Varun, follow him on Instagram @rainvioletsky
November 9, 2020
Episode 13: The Fujifilm X100V
Description This episode we talk about the latest update to our favourite camera at Frame Focus Foto as a follow up to our latest blog! Analog Mike highlights the features of the camera he finds most useful! Show notes: Our latest blog: Follow or contact us!! Instagram: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Frame Focus Foto
November 1, 2020
Episode 12: Intro to adapted lenses
Description This week Digital Len and Analog Mike catch up own their week photographing marine machines and discuss the very basics of adapting manual focus SLR lenses to digital cameras. Links: How to adapt lenses: KEH list of good lenses to start with: The Hong Kong Star Ferry: Follow or contact us!! Instagram: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Frame Focus Foto
October 19, 2020
Episode 11: Time to grow your Sea Legs
Description Digital Len and Analog Mike follow up on the Land based portion of Transport October and discuss their plans for photographing boats for the next 10 days. Links Andre Kertesz still life photos: Cars of Hong Kong IG page: Fujifilm X100F lens: Fujifilm X100V: Fannie Wong's socially distanced webcam photos: Sani Pass: TRANSPORT OCTOBER Don't forget to share your boat pictures with us over the next 10 days! Post on Facebook or Instagram and use the tag #fff_transport also take us @framefocusfoto Happy Shooting!!
October 12, 2020
Episode 10! B&W September is over... what's happening in October?
Description Digital Len and Analog Mike discuss their experiences shooting B&W images in September! We also discuss how our first Bootcamp went on Facebook. NEW THEME FOR OCTOBER! In the month of October we will be celebrating transportation! We are dividing the month into 3 sections  Land: 1st - 10th October 2020 Sea: 11th - 20th October 2020 Air: 21st - 31st October 2020 Join us to make pictures of transportation! Whether you get around in your shoes, a bicycle, scooter, train, boat or tram!! We want to see them all!  Share the images on Facebook and Instagram and  tag us @framefocusfoto and use the hashtag #fff_LSA and #fff_transport Find us online Web: www.framefocusfoto IG: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Frame Focus Foto Email:
September 30, 2020
Episode 9: Talking about photographs
Description Digital Len & Analog Mike discuss a couple of the pictures they have made over this month with the theme of Black and White.  Links to the pictures: Cheung Chau boats: Bridge Over River Kwai: Cheung Chau Landscape: The morning scene and Darkroom print: Downloadable version of the Sheep Shot: Other Links Bridge Over River Kwai: Lensowrk: Cheung Po Tsai: Cheung Chau: Our website and Social Media Webpage: Facebook: Instagram: Email:
September 27, 2020
Episode 8: Jeremy Greenberg
Description We are super excited to be able to bring you an interview with Hong Kong based photographer Jeremy Greenberg!! Jeremy tells us about his background, his process of putting a camera collection together and some of his photographs! Show Notes The cloud reflection: Container Ship: Starry sky: Yellow Boats:  Website: Instagram: ANOUNCEMENT: Our 10 day Black & White Bootcamp starts today!
September 20, 2020
Episode 7: Histograms and The Zone System
Description Want to learn more about the histogram and Zone System? Listen to this episode to find out more! Our Free Black & White Photography Bootcamp!  Follow the link to find out more and sign up! Links The Zone System: How does the camera's histogram work: ANOUNCEMENT!!! If you would like us to talk about your work on the show upload your photograph with the hashtag #fff_reviewmyphoto and tag us @framefocusfoto and we will be happy to offer some feedback!
September 13, 2020
Episode 6: Black and White Photography
Description Today we introduce black and white photography! A brief look at the history, a description of what Black and White Photography and some basic ideas to get started with. Enjoy the show! Show Notes Michael Kenna: Fan Ho: https: // Sebastião Salgado: Nick Brandt:https: // David Duchemin: Alexey Titarenko: Frame Focus Foto blogs about Black and White Photography Zone System:
August 30, 2020
Episode 5: Mobile Phone Photography
Show Notes Are you still using the standard camera app that came installed on your phone? There is a whole new world to discover with third party camera apps. Join Digital Len and Analog Mike as they discuss the benefits of using paid apps. Discover their recommendations. Recommended Apps: ProCamera Camera+ 2 ProCam FiLMiC Firstlight Mobile Photography Inspiration: 1. 2. 3.
August 17, 2020
Episode 4 - The Time Project
Description: Today Digital Len and Analog Mike discuss their new project about Time!  To learn more you can also check out the blog on our webpage! Please join us on our first project by visiting our community page on Facebook: Links: Wikipedia about time:
August 5, 2020
Episode 3: Finding The Right Camera
Description: Today we talk about the basic differences between Film and Digital cameras and what sort of cameras to look for. Show notes: Where to buy film cameras, film and film processing KEH: eBay: Camera Film Photo (Hong Kong / Asia): Analog Wonderland (UK): B&H Photo (World Wide): Freestyle Photographic Supplies (USA & World Wide): Film Photography Project Store: TheFINDLab : 35mm Film SLR's: Nikon SP: Buying Digital Cameras: B&H Photo: SD Memory cards: Differences between DSLR's and Mirrorless cameras:,138045322040&gclid=Cj0KCQjwyJn5BRDrARIsADZ9ykG7m_Nsw__jSYiPgCLAORRmKA74GDKWjmnvu5rCKL_aaUcDP0TFAwoaAm-AEALw_wcB
August 2, 2020
Episode 2: Ting Kau Bridge
Description: Analog Mike chats with Digital Len about his shoot at the Ting Kau Bridge. Show notes: Ting Kau Bridge Blog and photograph: Wikipedia Ting Kau Bridge: Pentax 645 system: Kipon adpater for Hasselblad V to Pentax 645: Hasselblad Lens info: Fomapan 100 datasheet: The Photographers Ephemeris: myLightMeter App: Fuji Acros II: Fujifilm X100F:
July 19, 2020
An Introduction to Digital Len & Analog Mike
Welcome to the Frame Focus Foto podcast! In this very first episode Digital Len and Analog Mike introduce themselves and talk about their photographic backgrounds! Sit back, relax and enjoy some photography chatter! Show Notes Olympus XA: Canon Powershot A540: Fujifilm X100S: Canon 5D MkII: iPhone 11 Pro: GoPro Hero 8: Ulanzi (phone photography accessories): Cathay Camera Club: Michael Kenna: Alex Webb, The Suffering Of Light: Kelby One: Chase Jarvis, The Best Camera: Where to find us: Web: Instagram: @framefocusfoto Twitter: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Frame Focus Foto
July 12, 2020