Howard Owens is a digital media pioneer. He started publishing local news online in 1995 when very few local news outlets had web sites. The header image on the site depicts the film camera he used early in his career and the press pass from his year on the staff of the Carlsbad Journal. For more on Howard's professional background, read his LinkedIn profile.
HowardOwens.com is the personal web site of Howard Owens and covers his range of interests -- political localism and libertarianism, music and personal interests, as well as his professional interests.
Howard is currently publisher of The Batavian and lives in Batavia, N.Y.
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The clip above came to mind while scrolling through comments on Dean Starkman’s CJR piece, Confidence Game: The limited vision of the news gurus. As Starkman points out, there’s two camps in the game of predicting where the news game … Continue reading
To go with my purchase of a Nikon F4 (paid for with my sales of some used mobile phones), I also bought a Nikon F. The Nikon F was introduced in 1959 and remained in production until 1973. While it … Continue reading
Reader Scott Atkinson left a comment a few days ago asking that I do a post on the “practicalities of shooting film.” This post will answer his specific questions, plus a couple of others. Why film? The best place to … Continue reading
Some time ago, I decided I wanted a Nikon F and a Nikon F4. The Nikon F is the seminal SLR camera. It was the pro camera of much of the 1960s and 1970s. And the lenses I use with … Continue reading
I’ve now shot two rolls of Kodak Ektar 100 film. I love this film. The warmth and saturation of the colors is just wonderful. It reminds me of the tone and texture of Kodachrome shots I see in my old … Continue reading
If I were launching a new compact, straight-to-the-point, limited function, but quality camera, I might call it the Contessa. It’s a sweet name for a well designed, small 35mm camera. German camera and lens maker Zeiss introduced its Contessa in … Continue reading
For the second time, I’ve run a roll of color film through my Nikkormat. The film is generic color film from the local CVS drugstore, 400 ISO. The color is not as rich as the Kodak Ektar, but I still … Continue reading
This week I completed shooting my fourth roll of black and white film. Again, it’s Kodak BW400CN. I have five or six shots from the roll worth publishing and will publish them on vufindr.com in the coming couple of weeks. … Continue reading