Portland Show is Cancelled

The Covid 19 pandemic has claimed another show. We wish all of our guests and vendors wellness during this health crisis. Unfortunately we cannot hold the Portland Show this year as the Oregon Governor has restrictions on events to help slow the spread of the Corona virus. The next scheduled show in Portland is September 18th, 2021.

As of now the next show is still tentatively planned for November 7th at the Newark Pavilion in Newark, CA. The show remains tentative due to the current trends in California on the spread of the virus. It is probably likely the November show will be cancelled as well, but we hold out hope that this pandemic will pass soon and perhaps soon enough to hold the next show in November of this year 🙂 Be well.

Video Showcasing the Chiyoko Super Rokkor 45/2.8

The latest PhotoFair video this time a classic LTM lens you should own for your Leica 35mm or your modern mirrorless body 🙂

Latest from ‘Couv’ Camera

Shooting Cityscapes

Cities can be interesting subjects. Some cities have definable skylines with famous structures like Seattle’s Space Needle or San Francisco’s Trans-America Pyramid. But even with out the landmark buildings, a city can offer photographers an opportunity for an interesting study. The very same city can have dramatically different looks shot from different angles, often just changing a couple of blocks can render an entirely different scene.

One thing a photographer may want to try is to get up high. Not necessarily the highest building in town, but up off the street a few floors, maybe between 3-7 stories up or in a really large city 15-20 stories up. The typical cityscape is often shot looking up at tall buildings. This can lead to converging lines and awkward looking shots with distortion. Sometimes that itself can make for a fun shot, but is can get old fast. Structured parking garages are a good way to get up high in a city.

continue reading…  Hopefully the next show can still happen in Portland at Jackson Armory on September, 19th.