The Force Project: Color in the AGFA Clipper

About ten years ago, I purchased an AGFA Clipper camera for about $15 at a Brimfield Antiques Show.  I’ve used this camera several times, mostly forcing it to take 35mm film and playing with its exposure rates – some of the pictures I’ve created with this camera include The Lenten Meal, The Zipless Chuck and…

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The long, strange trip.

Last year, I captured an image of a worn-out 1974 VW Super Beetle in Old Forge, New York. it wasn’t just any vintage Volkswagen; it was owned by some Deadheads, who decorated the car with Grateful Dead imagery. I took several photos with various cameras, thanked the owners, won an blue at Durham in 2019…

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Last chance for bidding on Chuck Miller’s artworks during Charity Season 2020!

Normally I wouldn’t sit here and trumpet this over and over again. I’d be pacing around the gallery, watching as my artworks get examined and considered by potential art buyers, while I try to not act like a helicopter parent. But this is 2020. The pandemic has replaced the customary one-night bidding event, and now…

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The Super Snowflake Chase, 2020-21

Two years ago, I tried my hand at photographing snowflakes. Or should I say, photographing the little miniature constructs as big, detailed, geometric treasures. The 2018-19 winter was fickle, and I was still trying to set up my snowflake-shooting equipment … a ring flash, focus stacking, a stable tripod… And even with all that, I…

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McGreevy Pro Lab saved my ass. Saved ten years of my ass.

Background. I always give credit to those who have been there for me. That includes McGreevy Pro Lab, a film developer and print shop in downtown Albany. They have been my pro lab of choice for the lion’s share of my Competition Season artworks. They will do whatever it takes to satisfy their customers, and…

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My entries into the 2020 Artful Evening

I’ve participated in the Albany Institute of History and Art’s “Work of Art” (now known as “An Artful Evening”) twice; last year with my drenched dandelion photo After the Rain, and prior to that with my infrared image Infrared Horizon 787.  This year’s event will honor my fellow Hamilton College classmate and blogroll denizen (and…

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Welcome to the List of Champions

I won’t lie.  I hold onto slights like a bear trap holds onto a hiker. Many, many years ago, when I first started entering my photos in competitions, I tried submitting my shots into the Capital District Photo Regionals.  The Photo Regionals are the preeminent show for local photographers, and I had hoped that something…

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Results from the 42nd Annual Photo Regionals

It’s Saturday afternoon, and I just received an e-mail from Albany Center Gallery. I can feel my heart pounding right now.  It’s been three years since my neon dancing artwork Step and Pivot made the cut for the then-39th edition of the prestigious Capital District Photo Regionals.  And through all the craziness that’s gone on…

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