Mike Matzkin

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Mike Matzkin Posted: Aug 01, 2000 0 comments

This is about putting some of the fun, mystery, and control back into image making. Do you ever feel that something is interfering in the process of making a photograph? That somehow you are not in control of it? Some of that feeling has to do with...

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Mike Matzkin Posted: Jun 01, 2000 1 comments

Quebec City is as close as you can get to Paris without flying over the Atlantic. It feels, thinks and acts French, and is the cradle of French culture in North America. It's a great place to simply immerse yourself in ambiance or...

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Mike Matzkin Posted: Aug 01, 1999 0 comments

The 50mm lens may be the best focal length in 35mm photography. A good 50mm lens is going to be sharper than practically any other focal length and it's going to be free of apparent distortion. It is also generally the fastest available lens with...

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Mike Matzkin Posted: Jun 01, 1999 0 comments

The modern automatic electronic flash system can be a mind trap. You focus, aim the flash at the ceiling or directly at the subject, press the shutter release, and it's virtually a cinch that you'll get reasonably well lit images--with no...

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Mike Matzkin Posted: Apr 01, 2004 Published: Apr 01, 1999 0 comments

Italy has to be one of the greatest places I know for a photo vacation. It is virtually impossible to take a really bad photograph there.

The light, even in the middle of the day, is something special. You'll find yourself...

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Mike Matzkin Posted: Jan 01, 1998 0 comments

The 6x7 negative or transparency is considered the ideal format. Bigger is better. There's less of a grain problem when you make big prints from fast film. In black and white the bigger negative also means an expanded gray scale. It's easier to...

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