Friendly neighborhood hummingbird 6/6 (2020)

Taken with a used Sony A6000 “beater” camera I bought off ebay recently. Also featuring a manual Tamron 70-300mm lens adapted lens (which I also bought off eBay) via a Fotodiox adapter.

Shooting without image stabilization and a manual lens makes me feel like I’m actually doing something.

Thanks to the friendly neighborhood hummingbird for the fun poses. And thanks for Fotodiox for sharing this on their Instagram.

About my blog

[This blog is currently trailing my Instagram accounts [ @zerodean.official | ] by several months or more. For my latest work, be sure to follow me on Instagram ]

I started this photoblog in late March 2020. Posts are being added retroactively based on the dates photos were taken. This means new posts are appearing — but they are actually tucked back in this blog’s history.

For example, if I add a new series of photos from 2010, they will not show up at the top of my blog. Instead, they will appear as being posted in 2010.

As I take new photos, however, those will appear at the top of blog to coincide with the day they were taken.

Natalia (2020)

Sony Alpha a7iii

In late August 2019, I left San Diego and began a road trip across the United States in order to interview people for a video documentary series & podcast about resilience & hope. As I traveled, I occasionally posted photo shoot casting calls as a way to fill my schedule with something I enjoy doing.

I was in West Palm Beach, Florida in November 2019 when first-time model, Natalia, answered my casting, but it wasn’t until I returned to the area in January before we’d have a chance to work together.