discussions on photography, gear, and art

Here is a little story about how I left my job and why. As I go on in life I realize that what impact an event has on your life depends really on your way of interpreting that event’s importance. This is the story of why I left a job a while back and how […]

January 12, 2020

Any of you who happened to own a Fujifilm X-T3 and would like to make your mark in either wedding or event photography might want to check out this article. I am about to show you what settings I put the X-T3 in before I take off for a shoot. What are my settings optimized […]

January 12, 2020

Fuji's ace in the hole There is no doubt that one of the strong aspects of the Fujifilm platform is that, like Canon, Fujifilm puts a strong emphasis on the making of excellent quality glass for their X and G line of camera products. For me, Fuji's attention to the production of exceptional lenses for [...]

January 4, 2020

Revisiting an old photoshoot can sometime reveal new things A while back I did a video on how I thought that Photoshop post processing skills are now becoming as important as photography shooting skills. This video confirms some of my ideas that Photoshop editing skills are not only as important but, at times, can be [...]

December 20, 2019

I have been working with Luminar 4 for the past month now and I think I have finally gotten a hold on the ins and outs of Luminar 4. For this reason, I believe that I am ready to give you a review of the software. My review concentrates on what I see as the [...]

December 19, 2019

Recently I had the chance to work with a circus artist called Thula. Thula specializes in aerial hoop and a bit of contorsion. She had contacted me about 2 years ago to do a shoot but schedules never worked out. It had a great deal to do with the fact that most circus artists get […]

November 4, 2019

I now have the Fujifilm GFX50R in my hand. It is essentially what I would like to call a more cut down version of the GFX50S but with all the potential to upgrade to a full studio photography beast. It is Fujifilm's answer to full frame. It is also a statement by Fujifilm that a [...]

October 13, 2019

When gear really does count A while back I was working on nailing a contract with a prospective fashion client to film their behind the scenes video. I did not have that much behind the scenes stuff to show them but I did show them a low-budget production I had done all alone with nothing [...]

August 9, 2019

Boudoir taking on a life of its own   Sometimes a photo shoot can take on its own life. It can be planned or it can be something that happens off the cuff. What is really interesting is that no matter how well planned, you sometimes end up with lackluster results and no matter how [...]

May 23, 2019

The Fujifilm X-T3 and the X-T30 The Fujifilm XT30 is a little beast and can be considered as the X-T3's little brother. Anyone who is familiar with the relationship between the XT2 and the XT20 will realize that Fuji's philosophy is to always come up with a flagship model and offer a less filled package [...]

May 7, 2019