Author: Sam Sanchez


A photo by Sam Sanchez.

I discovered something old: noise. Specifically the old Noise Filter. I wanted more grain/noise in this photo but wasn’t getting enough from ACR. That’s when I decided to use the Noise Filter where I discovered the Monochrome checkbox. I unchecked the box even though this is a black & white image. I like the color noise it added. This was the kind of dirt I was looking for. On another note, Andrea was a great model and I should’ve shot her a few more times.


A photo by Sam Sanchez

I recently got the Heavy Metal The Score by Elmer Bernstein LP. Yes, I actually bought another vinyl record. Ugh! This is from the animated film from 1981 A.D. I saw it in the theater with my ‘70s girlfriend back then. A few days ago, I found this photo of Carina shot in an office with overhead fluorescent lights. The combination of the new record and this picture immediately brought me back to high school. I remember shooting 35MM Kodak Tri-X in the hallways just barely making exposure and then trying to make a usable print in the darkroom. Thankfully, digital photography makes that a helluva lot easier. This is one of six photos in an impromptu series. Carina is always a pleasure to work with. Her radiance and positive energy comes through in every photo. I did most of my best work with her (even under these shooting conditions).