3D Film Photos with the Nashika N8000

Damn this camera is cool.

I recently scored a Nishika N8000. If you were like me a few weeks ago, you have no idea what this camera is. In short, this camera is more or less a toy camera. It's cheaply made, and doesn't have any bells or whistles, but it has one very very cool trick up its sleeve... It can take 3D photos.


It has four lenses that expose a scene all at once on a long strip of 35mm film. After you get your film developed and scanned, you need to go into Photoshop and lay each image over one another and create an animated gif. Of course the photos aren't really 3D, but when the photos loop left to right and back again, it gives the appearance of a 3D image.

Below are some shots I was able to capture with this cool cheap camera.



San Clemente Surfing

Filmed near Linda Lane in San Clemente, CA on my BMPCC (black magic pocket cinema camera)

Music Credit:
"Ice Cream" by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com)

My website:

I used all old M42 lenses with a Fotodiox M42 adapter.
Filmed in ProRes 422
No ND filter
180 shutter angle
Edit and Grade in Premiere Pro CC 2015

Let me know if you have any questions...


Medium Format Street Photography in San Diego

A few weeks ago I had a couple of hours to spend near the San Diego marina. I had my lovely Mamiya 645 Pro with me and a few rolls of Kodak Portra 400. Here are some of the shots I was able to get...

Chattanooga Tennessee – Film Photography

I finally have some of the photos back from my trip to the South, Chattanooga Tennessee. There were so many interesting things to photograph there, and I wish I had more time to explore the city and the area around it. Anyways, here are some of the photos from my trip...

Local Street Photography

Here are a few images I took on my Yashica TL Electro X while walking around downtown San Clemente.

Shooting "street photography" is a bit challenging in an area where pedestrians are far and few between. It's hard to not be noticed when there's only a handful of people on the sidewalk, and one of them (me) is pointing a camera at the others. Luckily, no one has given me any trouble for taking photos.

Cruising in the Port of Long Beach - B&W Film Photography

Recently I went out to shoot some still photos and video of 94' Yacht near Long Beach, CA. After the shoot I decided to get out my Mamiya 645 film camera and shoot some of the surrounding industrial area from our chase boat.

I was shooting Lomography's Lady Grey 120 film. This is a 400 speed film, but I pushed it one stop to ISO 800.

Here are some of the photos from my day on the water.

I'll be posting running shots of the yacht soon. To see interior shots of the boat, see them here.

Anza Borrego - Film Photography

I visited the harsh desert of Anza Borrego, also know as Borrego Springs, in Southern California, about two weeks ago. And about one week ago, I received my developed film back from the lab.

I used 4 different cameras on this trip:

1. Yashica TL Electro X (35mm film)

2. Mamiya 645 Pro (Medium format film)

3. Voightlander Jubilar (Medium format film)

4. Canon 60D (Digital)

The images below were shot with my Yashica TL Electro X 35mm film camera. Click or tap on the images to view full size.

The images below were shot with my Mamiya 645 Pro medium format film camera. Click or tap on the images to view full size.

The images below were shot with my Voightlander Jubilar medium format film camera. Click or tap on the images to view full size.

A Walk With the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera

Took my new BMPCC for another spin today. Just getting used to the form factor and button configuration.

I filmed using ISO 200, 400, 800 and 1600. There's quite a bit of noise in a lot of these images. But for the most part, it doesn't really bother me too much. I'm sure the color correction and grade had a lot to do with the shadow noise. I'm still getting used to Premiere CC's new color correcting panel, and I've never dealt with a flat film profile before this camera too, so... yeah.

Shoutout to Tony and James... word up.

Music Credit:
"Gonna Make It Through This Year" by Great Lake Swimmers

Sigma 17-50 2.8 IS EF (APS-C)
GenusTech Eclipse Variable ND
Tiffen IR Cut Filter
Tilta BMPCC Cage/Rig
IndiPro Tools LP-E6 External Battery Solution
SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB 95 MB/S

Camera Settings:
ISO 200, 400, 800, 1600
Record Mode: Film
Shutter Angle: 150
ProRes 422

Edit in Premiere Pro CC 2015

San Clemente - Medium Format Photography

Recently I've been shooting a lot film. I'm shooting both 35mm and 120 medium format. Here are some photographs taken at the San Clemente Pier.

These particular photographs were shot on my Mamiya 645 Pro. Some are on shot on Kodak Ektar 100 and some are shot on Kodak Portra 400.

Pug Life – Yashica TL Electro X

Update: Check out my Yashica TL Electro-X Review on my new Film Photography Club website here:


Last weekend I went to visit my cousins in Carlsbad San Diego. They just got a new puppy, a little pug, and she made for a great photo subject.

She was super hyper, and mostly wanted to bite my fingers off, but I was able to get a few shots.

I shot these on my Yashica TL Electro X, using my Yashinon 50mm 1.7 lens. I was shooting on Ilford FP4.

B&W Film Portrait – Yashica TL Electro X

Last week I shot a few photos in my garage with my buddy Kelsey. I was testing out my new Alien Bee 400 strobe with the Paul C. Buff 64" Parabolic Umbrella and my 35mm Yashica TL Electro X. 

I was shooting on Ilford FP4 Plus which is a 125 speed film. I was using a 50mm prime at around f2.8. Shutter speed was at 125.

I'll be posting some photos and video of the gear mentioned above very soon.

Here are some of the photos... These photos haven't been photoshopped either, they're untouched scans of the developed film.

Killer Dana – Landscape Photography in Dana Point

Not too long ago, I visited Dana Point Harbor on my way home from work. I was planning on shooting some time-lapse video, but I was pressed for time and decided to shoot some regular stills instead.

I made my way to the jetty, where there is beach access, and set up my tripod. Here's what I captured...

Here's the gear and settings I used for this photo:

Then in Photoshop, I used Adobe Camera Raw to process the photograph, and did a little dodging and burning to get the final image.

This is a great place to photograph. It has easy public access and there's a lot more to see and do in the area. There are also tide pools a little ways down the beach.


Here are a few more photos I captured Dana Point Harbor...

Creating a Panorama in Photoshop CC

Video Tutorial

This tutorial will go through processing raw images, merging images, correcting lens distortion (using the adaptive wide angle filter), and finishing touches to create a panoramic image of a nighttime cityscape... it's kinda long.

I also give some tips on how to capture your images while you're out shooting.


  • Select images
  • Process images
  • Merge images
  • Correct lens distortion with the adaptive wide angle filter
  • Fill in empty areas with clone stamp tool
  • Save final image

Let me know if you have any questions, comments, or if this was a helpful tutorial.

Shooting a Family Photo Session - San Juan Capistrano

Photo Assignment

I recently had an opportunity to shoot some family photos for a friend of mine. It was great because they already had a location they wanted to shoot at, and it turned out to be a great spot. We met around 3 in the afternoon on a Saturday at the Los Rios District in San Juan Capistrano, CA.

There wasn't really a game plan for the shoot, other than they wanted a few shots by a specific tree where they had their photo taken about a year prior. My main goal was to avoid the white-shirt-blue-jean-beach-at-sunset photos that are a staple in many homes around Orange County.

The Gear

I used my Canon 60D, a Canon 50mm 1.2, Canon 24mm 1.4, Canon 580EXii, Canon STE-2, and a light stand. I rented the lenses and flash from Pro Photo Connection in Irvine, CA. They have a great rental department. Check out their site here.

It was a pretty bright day, and I wanted to use a wide aperture to get a shallow depth of field on some shots, so I needed to use the high-speed-sync feature with the STE-2 and the 580ex ii. The STE-2 always seems a little quirky, and I had some trouble getting it to stay on HSS. Also, since it was very bright that day, the direct sunlight was probably throwing off the IR sensors on the transmitter and speedlite. The 580exii and STE-2 are definitely good products, but radio triggers are the way to go if you have the means.


I wanted to get some posed photos, and then some candid photos. Luckily, my subjects were all very photogenic, took direction well, and also had a lot of great ideas themselves. Directing subjects is one of the hardest parts of photography.

Many of the photos turned out well, and they really seemed to enjoy them too. But next time, I'd really like to use a modifier on the speed-light. The shadows are a bit too hard for this type of photography. I'd like to use a medium size octabox or something similar. An octabox, and maybe a lower power output, would help too with blending the speedlite flash with the ambient light.

If you live in the Orange County area, or are planning on visiting, the Los Rios District is a great place to get some gorgeous shots. I know I'll be going back there many more times.