Monday, May 9, 2011



When it comes to the environment, it's this aspect that certainly makes digital photography very economical and relatively earth friendly, aside from the battery issue. Digital cameras are well known for chewing through batteries, particularly when the flash is used extensively. For this reason, I use rechargeable batteries and this saves not only on toxic waste, but a ton of cash. 

It also pays to get a decent name brand camera. If you go too cheap, you might find the equipment not only produces poor quality images, but quickly packs it in - more cost and more waste. You certainly don't have to spend thousands - a decent camera for general purpose work can cost as little as $200 these days; and far less if you pick up a second hand one. 

By storing images in digital format, they'll also last far longer than film or digital prints that will steadily deteriorate from the moment they are processed. While this deterioration will happen even with professionally processed images, the degradation is more rapid with prints made from from home inkjet printers.

For every roll of 24 film prints, at least 4 ounces of chemicals get poured down the drain during the processing. That's not good for our waterways.

Silver is also used in the processing of film. Around 40% of all the silver consumed in North America is connected with photographic materials. Silver ions can be more toxic to aquatic organisms than mercury.

Here are some recent pics I took with my friend Jordan Spritz on a random Friday.  He is an amazing photographer so I am so lucky to learn from him.  Check his photos out on his blog here

Finally leaves on trees!  Thats pure!

El tracks

rusted El column

Pretty tree

and pretty flowers

Tree overexposed 

Jordy taking me to places that are somewhat forbidden, aka trespassing 

Here are a few of my favorite pics from Asia...I mean, I took a few thousands so there are hundreds of favorites! 

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