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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 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: https://www.zeiss.com/consumer-products/int/photography/zx1.html Sensor issues with vintage lenses... maybe we can take a leaf from Leica's book here: https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2014/06/sensor-stack-thickness-when-does-it-matter/ The Photographers Ephemaris: https://www.photoephemeris.com The "Fuji Cron" Lenses: https://fujicron.com Olympus Live Bulb: https://www.olympus-imagespace.co.uk/using-live-bulb-for-long-exposures/ Find us on the web Website: www.framefocusfoto.com Instagram: @framefocusfoto Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrameFocusFoto/photos/a.108566610908517/120949169670261/?__tn__=%3C Email: framefocusfoto@gmail.com
48:40
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!!  https://www.mountainphotography.com/ https://www.widerangegalleries.com/ https://www.naturefirstphotography.org/ Follow us here! website: www.framefocusfoto.com Instagram: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Frame Focus Foto Email: framefocusfoto@gmail.com Music by Varun, follow him on Instagram @rainvioletsky
59:27
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: https://www.framefocusfoto.com/post/x100v-new-kid-on-the-block Follow or contact us!! Instagram: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Frame Focus Foto Email:framefocusfoto@gmail.com
46:33
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: https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-use-vintage-lenses-with-mirrorless-cameras KEH list of good lenses to start with: https://www.keh.com/blog/12-legacy-lenses-perfect-for-adapting-to-mirrorless-cameras The Hong Kong Star Ferry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Ferry Follow or contact us!! Instagram: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Frame Focus Foto Email:framefocusfoto@gmail.com
30:21
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: https://www.google.com/search?q=andre+kertesz+still+life+photos&client=safari&rls=en&sxsrf=ALeKk00A_lCGwiGHjzRcT62L9RXS_3PvJQ:1602467163224&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiWqJyw963sAhV_yYsBHYH4A5sQ_AUoAXoECA0QAw&biw=1324&bih=1274&dpr=2 Cars of Hong Kong IG page: https://www.instagram.com/carsofhongkong/?hl=en Fujifilm X100F lens: https://www.kenrockwell.com/fuji/x100f.htm Fujifilm X100V: https://fujifilm-x.com/en-us/products/cameras/x100v/ Fannie Wong's socially distanced webcam photos: https://www.instagram.com/something.fanniewong/?hl=en Sani Pass: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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!!
32:49
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: framefocusfoto@gmail.com
22:20
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: https://www.instagram.com/p/CFVi2B6pEMO/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Bridge Over River Kwai: https://www.instagram.com/p/CFNhuzABe6a/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Cheung Chau Landscape: https://www.instagram.com/p/CFlEBl_gR4p/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link The morning scene and Darkroom print: https://www.instagram.com/p/CFoOHM3JpUj/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Downloadable version of the Sheep Shot: https://static.wixstatic.com/media/13358f_a07c9889303e4b3a8d8d0c02d989e8b0~mv2.jpeg Other Links Bridge Over River Kwai: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bridge_on_the_River_Kwai Lensowrk: http://www.lenswork.com/index2.html Cheung Po Tsai: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheung_Po_Tsai Cheung Chau: https://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/hongkong/outlying/cheung.htm Our website and Social Media Webpage: https://www.framefocusfoto.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrameFocusFoto/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/framefocusfoto/ Email: framefocusfoto@gmail.com
42:07
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: https://www.limelighthk.com/prints?pgid=jo74cswg-be400ee1-8fe2-4f3f-b4cb-a49f2167c912 Container Ship: https://www.limelighthk.com/prints?pgid=jo74cswg-3575da5a-b405-48c7-8522-c41c2dee6ac3 Starry sky: https://www.limelighthk.com/prints?pgid=jo74cswg-f6d0dbc2-aeba-49be-9413-f5ed260130db Yellow Boats:  Website: https://www.limelighthk.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/limelight_hk/ ANOUNCEMENT: Our 10 day Black & White Bootcamp starts today! https://www.framefocusfoto.com/bootcamp
47:06
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! https://www.framefocusfoto.com/bootcamp Links https://www.framefocusfoto.com/post/zoning-in-for-perfect-exposures The Zone System: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_System How does the camera's histogram work: https://photographylife.com/understanding-histograms-in-photography 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!
29:38
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:  https://www.michaelkenna.com/imagearchive.php Fan Ho: https: //fanho-forgetmenot.com/the-living-theatre-1 Sebastião Salgado:  https://www.google.com/search?q=Sebastiao+Salgado+Genesis&client=safari&rls=en&sxsrf=ALeKk02eRpBjdwRUD_awe80vNGGoafDSig:1598576229359&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj7hbDC2LzrAhWxUN4KHfymDpgQ_AUoAXoECB0QAw&biw=1867&bih=1274 Nick Brandt:https: //www.nickbrandt.com/portfolio.cfm?nK=7617&nS=2 David Duchemin: https://portfolio.davidduchemin.com/index/G0000jmsDXxGGV8E/I0000GnAnyxqyVSk Alexey Titarenko: http://www.alexeytitarenko.com/#/cityofshadows/ Frame Focus Foto blogs about Black and White Photography https://www.framefocusfoto.com/post/daguerreotype-and-5-tips-to-improve-your-b-w-photography https://www.framefocusfoto.com/post/black-white-photography Zone System: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_System
40:09
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 https://www.procamapp.com Camera+ 2 https://camera.plus ProCam https://www.procamapp.com FiLMiC Firstlight https://www.filmicpro.com/filmic-firstlight/ Mobile Photography Inspiration: 1. https://www.myclickmagazine.com/smartphone-photographers/ 2. https://mashable.com/2012/09/30/android-photographers/?europe=true 3. https://digital-photography-school.com/10-of-the-best-iphone-photographers-by-photo-style-and-genre/
56:49
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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/998870870560712 Links: Wikipedia about time: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time
11:48
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: https://www.keh.com eBay: https://www.ebay.co.uk Camera Film Photo (Hong Kong / Asia): https://camerafilmphoto.com Analog Wonderland (UK): https://analoguewonderland.co.uk B&H Photo (World Wide): https://www.bhphotovideo.com Freestyle Photographic Supplies (USA & World Wide): https://www.freestylephoto.biz Film Photography Project Store: https://filmphotographystore.com TheFINDLab : https://thefindlab.com 35mm Film SLR's: https://www.thephoblographer.com/2018/08/07/the-top-three-35mm-film-cameras-for-photography-students/ Nikon SP: https://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/rangefinder/sp.htm Buying Digital Cameras: B&H Photo: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/products/SLR-Digital-Cameras/ci/6222/N/4288586280?filters=fct_bodies-kits_4016%3A18-55mm-lens-kits%7C18-140mm-lens-kits%2Cfct_price%3A0..700 SD Memory cards: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?q=SD%20cards&filters=fct_brand_name%3Alexar%7Csandisk%2Cfct_card-type_158%3Asdxc-64-512gb Differences between DSLR's and Mirrorless cameras: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/buying-guide/dslr-vs-mirrorless-which-is-best-for-you?currency=EUR&BI=7367&currency=EUR&BI=7367&kw=&c3api=2572,138045322040&gclid=Cj0KCQjwyJn5BRDrARIsADZ9ykG7m_Nsw__jSYiPgCLAORRmKA74GDKWjmnvu5rCKL_aaUcDP0TFAwoaAm-AEALw_wcB
45:56
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: https://www.framefocusfoto.com/post/ting-kau-bridge Wikipedia Ting Kau Bridge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ting_Kau_Bridge Pentax 645 system: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentax_645 Kipon adpater for Hasselblad V to Pentax 645: https://www.adorama.com/kapxhs.html Hasselblad Lens info: http://www.hasselbladhistorical.eu/HW/HWLds.aspx Fomapan 100 datasheet: https://www.foma.cz/en/fomapan-100 The Photographers Ephemeris: https://www.photoephemeris.com myLightMeter App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mylightmeter-pro/id583922375 Fuji Acros II: https://www.fujifilm.com/us/en/business/professional-photography/film/neopan-100-acros-ii Fujifilm X100F: https://fujifilm-x.com/global/products/cameras/x100f/
26:27
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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympus_XA Canon Powershot A540: https://www.dpreview.com/products/canon/compacts/canon_a540 Fujifilm X100S: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilm-x100s Canon 5D MkII: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EOS_5D_Mark_II iPhone 11 Pro: https://www.apple.com/hk/en/iphone-11-pro/?afid=p238%7CsEL5YgUgd-dc_mtid_20925x0a40395_pcrid_437459955242_pgrid_79520504578_&cid=wwa-hk-kwgo-iphone-slid--Brand-iPhone11Pro-Evergreen- GoPro Hero 8: https://gopro.com/en/hk/shop/cameras/hero8-black/CHDHX-801-master.html Ulanzi (phone photography accessories): https://www.ulanzi.com Cathay Camera Club: https://www.cathaycameraclub.com Michael Kenna: https://www.michaelkenna.net/index2.php Alex Webb, The Suffering Of Light: https://aperture.org/shop/alex-webb-the-suffering-of-light Kelby One: https://kelbyone.com Chase Jarvis, The Best Camera: https://www.chasejarvis.com/project/the-best-camera/ Where to find us: Web: www.framefocusfoto.com Instagram: @framefocusfoto Twitter: @framefocusfoto Facebook: Frame Focus Foto
44:34
July 12, 2020