talkin bout cameras


a blog by Branden Frederick

Frame Sizes Revisited

Frame Sizes Revisited

Pentax 645D Edition

429
concepts
18 Mar 2019

With the inclusion of a Pentax 645D in my arsenal, a (somewhat) medium format digital camera, I once again am curious to know how lens focal lengths translate into fields of view for this sensor size.

continue reading »

2018 in Review

2018 in Review

Another Horrible Year

1901
concepts
8 Jan 2019

The year of our lord two thousand and eighteen is finally over (a week ago, whoops). Did my photography grow in technique and skill? If nothing else, my pile of cameras and lenses definitely grew in size. Let's dig in!

continue reading »

Polarizing the Ocean

Polarizing the Ocean

How a polarizing filter can affect photos of the ocean

202
concepts
23 Jul 2018
A few weeks ago I was able to see some dramatic differences between polarized and non-polarized light with regards to photographing the ocean. continue reading »

Tips for Aerial Photography

Tips for Aerial Photography

Shooting photos out an airplane window

550
concepts
30 Jun 2018
Some of my favorite photos have been ones I've shot out of an airplane window. From 1000 to 3000 feet up in the air, you can get some amazing views, and smaller aircraft travel slow enough that you have time to prepare and compose your shots. continue reading »

Designing A

Designing A "Look"

Deciding a Travel Kit

957
concepts
25 Jun 2018
One of those recurring topics in photo enthusiast conversations is the grand decision of what gear to bring while traveling. continue reading »

Cell Phone Cameras

Cell Phone Cameras

The best-selling cameras of the past decade

1032
concepts
24 Jun 2018
I read yet another article yesterday about how technology in cell phone cameras has surpassed that of dedicated cameras and "wow! look at these photos where you can barely tell which camera made the image!" continue reading »

Shooting a Performance

Shooting a Performance

Photos of Play on Words

1223
concepts
20 Apr 2018
I was asked recently to photograph "Play on Words", an event where performers do dramatic readings of short stories. continue reading »

Hip to be Square

Hip to be Square

Fuji X equivalent focal lengths for 6x6 medium format

concepts
23 Feb 2018 2 Apr 2018
continue reading »

2017 Review

2017 Review

a Self-Reflection

concepts
26 Dec 2017
continue reading »

how I pick cameras

how I pick cameras

what I look for

concepts
13 May 2017 28 Nov 2017
continue reading »

2016

2016

year in review

concepts
26 Dec 2016 11 Feb 2018
continue reading »

what's in my bag?

what's in my bag?

don't expect me to actually answer this question

concepts
19 Nov 2016 29 Nov 2017
continue reading »

metering without machines

metering without machines

a manual how-to

concepts
3 Dec 2014 29 Nov 2017
continue reading »

the photo process

the photo process

a photo's journey from real life to my website

concepts
24 Nov 2014 29 Nov 2017
continue reading »

one landscape, different days

one landscape, different days

accidental fortune

concepts
28 Aug 2012 27 Jan 2017
continue reading »

about Branden Frederick

about Branden Frederick

I am a photographer: I have fun taking photos, and I always have.

I've had a camera in my hand my whole life, a 110 camera as a kid, and the high school's 35mm SLR later. In 2008 I spent six months doing nothing but taking photos and loved it. From that point on I've had my camera surgically attached to my hand (I lie). I went digital in the year 2000, and I came back to film in 2013. My parents tell me my photos are "nice".

bf@branfred.com