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Sohail Mamdani
Attended Valencia Community College
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+Bill Tyler lookit what I ended up getting.

Your wedding present to me is getting a TON of use as well. I'm waiting on some shots to come back from a studio shoot I did recently, but it goes EVERYWHERE with me. I lug it and a couple of 35mm film cameras around with me, and now this beauty, which I have a Polaroid back for.

I'm going shopping for some Tri-X film for this, which I plan to run through a mono bath developer at home soon.

Next up: a Speed Graphic with a focal plane shutter that I can mount some nice long barrel lenses on :-)
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Unfortunately, the battery compartment on this unit is corroded, so it'll have to wait till I can either replace the top rangefinder altogether or clean out the corroded bits. This was a dirt cheap body (around $100 with the ground glass back) so I might look for a body in better condition, maybe even go with a Speed Graphic with a focal plane shutter so I can get some newer lenses on there. 
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Planning meeting tomorrow at +Code and Canvas. Stoked for the opportunities that this space/org represents.
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Very cool article on Code and Canvas in +SFGate today. Many thanks to John Yi, Fi Fernando, Jeff Miller and Nik Ajagu for making the space possible. http://www.sfgate.com/technology/article/4-techies-create-shared-space-for-startups-art-5436725.php
In December, when rising real estate prices inevitably threatened to make the rental price of the building's studios balloon, a quartet of techies rallied to save the arts by letting coders foot the bill. Yi and his cohorts leased the space, gave it a much-needed face-lift and brought in tech startups to help subsidize the cost of artist studios. "[...] I've made a commitment to this city," said Yi, 39. Yi wanted to attract the kinds of tech w...
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Veronica, chortling over a blooper after our shoot today. It was SO much fun. That OM-D was a champ, and I really like the images coming out of it. I know it's got a bit more noise at ISO 800 and above than the Fuji kit, but man, it's still killer
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Side note - really glad that +VSCO presets now support Oly files. So embedded in that workflow that not having those would likely mean I'd never touch Olympus.
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Wow this is great, makes me want to dig up my old trombone Pharrell Williams - Happy: Trombone Loop
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My friend and studio partner +Alexandria Huff on #Ilford #Delta3200 #film in our studio. Natural light from the big windows we have there. 
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+Stephen Thorley Yeah, I dig that too. +Alexandria Huff can pull off that look beautifully.
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+Alexandria Huff is selling her #Nikon  gear as she prepares to go #MFT . Very well-cared for gear, with original boxes.


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Your chance to buy gear from a fastidious first owner who never goes outside and shoots low-actuation style work. Actuations: 30157 (15% of expected lifespan, conservative estimation of 200000 cycles) Purchased New: Late Spring of 2012. Includes: Nikon D800 Camera Body ...
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Love it when fashion advertising actually looks sane. 
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Shooting today with the Olympus OM- D E-M1. Trying to understand why people hate on Micro-Four-Thirds so much.
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I’m a writer, photographer, and professional geek based in the San Francisco Bay Area. When I’m not consulting on Mac- and IT-related issues for a number of clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’m writing articles on photography, or madly clicking away with either anything from a Nikon D800E, to a Canon 5D Mark III, to all manner of Fuji X-series bodies, to a Hasselblad 500C.

A lover of film photography as much as digital, I focus primarily on editorial and commercial photography. My work can be found primarily on my site, but I also publish series on Behance and Exposure (links below).

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  • Valencia Community College
    Associate in Arts, 1998 - 2000
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