Don Goodman-Wilson

Engineer, teacher, philosopher, photographer. Time travel paradox resolution consultant. Developer advocacy evangelist. he/him

  • Announcing the Open Film Database

    I’ve started a new project, a natural outgrowth of my work on Crown + Flint. My app relies on a database of technical data on film stocks, a database that I currently maintain myself by hand.

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  • Introducing the RB67-Pan: Panoramic photos in a medium format camera

    I love ultra-wide aspect ratios. 16:9 (1.78:1) is great. 21:9 (2.33:1) is better. 69:25 (2.76:1) makes me drool. 3:1 is the dream. I love the cinematic feel, I love the drama, and I love the challenge of shooting with ultra-wide aspect ratios.

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  • Backlighting Negatives Pt. 3

    If you haven’t yet, you might enjoy reading part 1 & part 2 first. I think at this point in my backlighting experiment, we’re finally starting to see some really interesting results.

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  • Nitpicking Lenses—Comparing the Industar-50 & Canon 50mm f/1.4

    One of the things they don’t tell you when you build an app is that you have to relentlessly promote it. I’m terrible at this. In a bid to overcome my procrastination and capture some footage for Crown + Flint, I set out yesterday on a walk through my neighborhood in Lisbon with a fresh roll of One Hundred color film, my trusty Canon P, and two lenses I wanted to compare: The venerable Canon 50mm f/1.

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  • Backlighting Negatives Pt. 2

    Last week I wrote about a new experiment I’m toying with, colorizing black and white negatives during scanning. Inspired by the aesthetic and technique of classic 80’s animated movies (especially “Tron"), I’m riffing on the technique of backlight animation by lighting my negatives using images of gradients on an iPad.

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