Jake Basile Dot Com


Sometimes I take photos. I don’t claim to be very good at it, but I like to post them here. I have never had much of an artist’s eye, but I get a lot of pleasure out of taking photographs. I also enjoy the mechanics of it - the relationship between aperture, shutter, ISO, focal length, sensor size, and so on. You could say I’m a gearhead. I don’t really enjoy the editing process all that much, so sometimes I just use the JPEGs that my cameras spit out. Don’t tell anyone.

I mentioned that I am a bit of a gearhead, so I have a large selection of gear for a hobbyist. I mainly shoot on my Canon R5, but I get a lot of mileage out of my Micro 4/3 Olympus OM-Systems EM-5ⅲ and OM-1. I have a soft spot for Nikon as they were my first “real” camera, but I no longer have any Nikon cameras. I have two film cameras, a Canon F-1 and an Olympus OM-1MD but frankly they’re more of tchotchkes for my shelf as I prefer working with digital.