How to Reduce Social Media Usage

We all know that social media causes a slew of mental health and societal issues: a reduction in empathy low self-esteem in teens a dopamine addiction to apps designed just for pushing ads But lucky for you, you are already an analogue shooter, or are about to be one, and we all know that shooting […]

How to Create a Photography Book in LightRoom

I just finished creating a photography book using LightRoom. You can find it on blurb. (Update on 2/28/2018: Blurb removes your book if it doesn’t get ordered. I’ve placed my book on Big Cartel for sale.) It’s about friendship and betrayal on social media. Anyway, someone on Instagram (@mh.elemental) asked me about how I went […]

Beeronol: Developing Ilford FP4 film in beer

I’m experimenting with different ways of developing film, e.g. stand development. This weekend I developed black and white film using beer. The mix I used was from Peta Pixel and is called beeronol. The ingredients for the beeronol I made are: 50cl of Guinness stout, 12g of Vitamin C crushed into powder, and 50g of […]

Backcountry Camping at Crater Lake National Park

Backcountry camping affords the flexibility, freedom and solitude that is often lacking with car camping or just camping at a designated campsite. This weekend, I got to enjoy backcountry camping with a friend at Crater Lake National Park. First, you get your backcountry permit from the Visitor Center. Some guides tell you you can do […]

Staying Warm in Below Freezing Weather

I camped in Yosemite overnight for New Year’s Eve in below freezing weather. In this podcast, I share tips and tricks for overcoming the freezing cold. Season 01, Episode 02, Dressing for the Cold I mention these great clothing companies: Marmot, especially their ROM (Range of Motion) Jacket as being the perfect PNW (Pacific Northwest […]