First try with a vintage manual focus film camera lens

Yesterday I went on my first photo walk meetup. I've decided to challenge myself and bring my vintage Olympus Zuiko 50mm f1.8 lens with me and attempt manual focusing and pretty much manual everything on my X-Pro3.

Engin Beri Photography, Places

Does Photography Really Mean Anything to Anyone in the Digital Age?

"I remember back when we shot film; every image had to count, every photo had to be shot with intent, and man it is was infuriating when you knew you just blew an exposure on your roll of film. I need to get back to thinking that way. We can start valuing photography again when we can take pictures that really mean something, instead of just having digital photo albums filled with nonsensical dross."

Read the full article at The Phoblographer

Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

I moved from Istanbul to the US on May second, two thousand. I was twenty five. I moved for a better life - where I wasn’t forced to serve the army, and where I wasn’t oppressed for being gay. This move meant that I wasn’t to go back home for a long, unknown amount of time, due to citizenship and army service issues.

Ricoh to Nikon to Canon to Fujifilm X

My first camera was a Ricoh film camera which my big brother gave me as a gift when I turned 15. I took that camera everywhere, and mostly photographed my friends and my travels. Cut to 2010 when I started to learn how to work a DSLR and got myself a Nikon D90 with a nifty fifty, which I loved.