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Billy Newman | Arches National Park

Arches is such a strange and interesting place.  The landscape is so desolate and sureal. Once pristine, now crowded with lines of visitors crawling across the fins of sandstone like ants trafficking a nest. 

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Panning experiments

This photo of a Mini Cooper driving by me at the classic car cruise has this streaking effect called panning. It is an in camera effect that changes the visual asthetic and mood.  I try and add a sureal look to most of my photos.  Somthing that has a certain fell to it.

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Working with film

I wrote a book this last year covering the process of learning how to use a fully manual film camera . The process really influenced my visual style and taught me a lot about slowing down and thinking critically about the image I want to make.  I think this process would be valuable for any one that is interested in photography and working with film and analog methods.  I put together a stand-alone website about the film eBook – Check out http://www.workingwithfilm.info/   The book is 56 pages of photos and methods of reworking your asthetic intent.  Smart phone cameras are great- and I love instagram filters too… but there is a lot of craft involved in shooting film photos. 

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Sego Canyon, Utah

This photo was taken in Sego Canyon in a remote part of central Utah.  The petroglyphs covered the walls of this rim rock. 

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The Alien World

This image was taken in the alabama hills with a full moon and a 15 second exposure.  It gives the land a strange daylight look. Almost like the daylight we are used to, but slightly off- more sureal.

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Light Leaks and Long Exposures

This photo was taken with my film camera, and an old manual focus 28mm f2.8 lens – works pretty well during the day while I am taking photos with a faster shutter speed.  For   this picture I set the camera up on a tripod and set the shutter speed to bulb – I think this was somewhere around a ten second exposure- Film always seems to give off interesting results.  

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Canvas Tents in Yosemite

If you are ever in Yosemite, during the winter, Check out the canvas tents-  It was a nice way to explore the busy-ness of the yosemite valley.   

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Bell Peppers

I took this photo of Bell Peppers at the farmers market while I was practicing with a new roll of film in my nikon FG20.