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Olympus 35DC

Shooting with the Olympus 35 DC

I came across an Olympus 35DC for $10 and so far, it’s been nice to shoot with.  It’s a fully automatic rangefinder, and even though I would rather have manual controls, sometimes it’s nice to just go shoot without dealing with settings.  The 35DC is compact and silent, making it a discrete camera, which is my kind of camera.  When I picked it up, it was super dirty and the leather was coming off.  I cleaned it up pretty good […]

Valerian Root

I first heard of Valerian Root on a podcast named The Model Heath Fitness show by Shawn Stevenson. This particular episode was about improving your sleep. A lot of his tips were helpful, but the one that stuck out the most Valerian Root and how it’s used to help with sleep. Anyone that knows me knows I never have issues falling asleep, but I wanted to give it a shot so I could speak on it from experiences. Living in […]

A Family Cookout 2017

We had another annual family cookout which was a good time as always.  Whenever you put family, food, and music together, it usually turns out to be a positive thing.  I was able to get some shots with my day to day Sony a6000 as well as several different film cameras including the Mamiya 645 Pro TL, Yashica Electro 35 GTN, Kodak Retina iia, and the Canon A-1 (which can be seen below). These are shots from the Sony a6000 […]

Rainy Day with the Canonet QL17 Giii

I was coming from class one day and got stuck inside of the building because it started raining unexpectedly.  I didn’t have an umbrella and I didn’t want to hurt any of my cameras because it was pouring down, so I took out the Canonet and observed.  Below are some photos of people taking a chance against the rain.

Red Door Records Photography Showcase

Red Door Records Photography Showcase and Competition (September)

Red Door Records had another local photography showcase on Friday and it was great to be around some of the local artists.  There are some talented photographers in the local area and it is always nice to see the work of fellow photographers.  The showcase was cool (as always) and the environment was relaxed and chill.  There were 2 categories to win the competition, a crowd favorite and the judge’s choice.  I am proud to say that one of my […]

Inside Guitar Center

A Quick Stop at Guitar Center

I haven’t been to Guitar Center in a long time.  It is a place I can stay in almost as long as I can inside of a camera store.  There are so many tools for creation in there.  I went with my brother to help him find some studio essentials.  I was carrying the Sony a6000 with me during this visit.

Nikon FE and Cinestill 800T

A New Nikon FE with Cinestill 800T

I have been wanting to shoot a roll of Cinestill for a while because I saw some of the shots that were taken with it and I was impressed.  When I went to order a roll, it was on back order, so I left it alone and I would check the availability from time to time.  Then one day I went on Freestyle to order a C-41 Processing Kit and noticed that the Cinestill 800T film was available so I […]

In the Gym with Rob Niter

Rob Niter has accomplished a lot in the realm of fitness since I last saw him.  We were both stationed in Utah and Germany a few years back (when he was still average sized).  Since then he has become a professional bodybuilder, fitness trainer, and fitness model.  He has won several competitions including the Musclemania Muscle Model Championship, Musclemania All Forces Championship, Musclemania All Forces Physique Championship, and the Musclemania Lonestar Championship.  Niter has also made several appearances on television and […]

McCrowie Family Reunion Banquet 2017

Fayetteville Roller Derby

Fayetteville Roller Derby Practice

I went to one of the practices for the ladies of Fayetteville Roller Derby in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  I’m no expert on roller derby, but the practice was pretty intense.  Everyone was dedicated during the 2 hours of drills, exercising, and skating, but they seemed to be enjoying all of it.  I saw some of them take hard falls so I can’t imagine how intense an actual game is, and I hope to make it to one of them. On […]