The Reveal

Its been awhile since my last blog post so I figured I'd write something.  Its also been awhile since I've shot some Polaroids.  Given that my last blog post was about the end of Fuji's FP-100C I was in the mood to shoot some Polaroids. Since I had a test coming up with Sydney of No …

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Road Trip Diaries 2015

The great thing about having friends that share similar passions is when we can get together for a road trip and enjoy the vast beautiful landscapes that mother nature has to offer. A few years ago Charles Lucima and I took a day trip to the Eastern Sierra Nevadas.  If you missed that I wrote about …

No Weather Hold

California is known to be the sunny state.  However during the seasons of late Spring, early Summer it can be a little bi-polar giving way to cloudy overcast days.  Locals refer to this as June Gloom where clouds dominate the majority of the day and if lucky, some hazy afternoon sunshine in the coastal region. …

So You Want to be an Assistant

Behind the Scenes for NYLON Magazine I came across this article on FStoppers.com about assisting. If you've never heard of the website be sure to check it out, there are neat articles and videos on photography with a behind the scenes insight. Speaking of Fstoppers and behind the scenes video, a few of my own …

Vine: Another Social Media Site?!

bts with Kristina 📷😜✌ vine.co/v/bxhXhz9ubQO— RodneyAlan (@rodneyalan) April 29, 2013 With so many social media sites its almost hard to keep up. I ask myself if this new social media phenom is the same ol' shit wrapped in a pretty wrapper or does it offer something new? In the case of Vine, a new service …

First Impression: Contax T2

Bree Grande photographed by Rodney Alan

Bree. Contax T2 | Portra 400 A few weeks ago I bought myself a film camera, the Contax T2. In an earlier blog post I mentioned that I've never shot film as a fashion photographer. Well its true, I really didn't pursue this journey into fashion photography until the digital SLR age circa 2008. After …