discussions on photography, gear, and art

What is the Feiyu Pocket 2?   The Feiyu Pocket 2 is a miniature stabilized hand gimbal. It is the newer improved version of the Feiyu Pocket (Version 1). The Feiyu Pocket 2 aims at giving you stabilized high-quality footage in a package that you can easily stow away in a purse, packsack, or glove [...]
5 essential actions that can save you money   I have a great deal of experience with new camera shopping under my belt. But all experience comes with the accumulation of mistakes and lessons learned. Although I have already made a video and a blog post on 5 things you need to consider when buying [...]
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Where is Jacques Gaines?   I have faced many personal challenges these days. But the challenges I am facing are nothing too extreme and nothing I cannot handle or grasp. But these challenges are significant enough for me to take a small break from the world of YouTube, Blogging, and social media in general. Most [...]
What is in this blog   At the date of this blog post posting, the Hohem iSteady Muli 3 in 1 gimbal's price is at roughly $149. So it goes without saying that this gimbal might be a perfect candidate for any blogger or vlogger looking for a way to stabilize their selfie and lifestyle [...]
Photographers get their creativity challenged   In the world of creation, inspiration can sometimes be hard to come by.   However, a simple goal or project can really change things. By just having some sort of end game, creative juices have no choice but to flow. The challenge for us photographers is no less daunting than [...]
Songwriting is in my blood   I have been writing songs since I was 17 years old. At age 16, I started the laborious task of learning the acoustic guitar.  Although I never really was the most incredible cover performer, it did not stop me from quickly realizing the powerful creative outlet of writing songs [...]
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The Fujifilm lenses I love   On September 16th, 2017, I bought my first Fujifilm Camera. At the time, I saw this move to Fujifilm as a move toward a stills photography workflow only. However, since then, I have completely switched to Fujifilm for photography and video production. From Fiji’s old school dial system to [...]
The Fujifilm X-T4 is the latest flagship APS-C mirrorless camera by Fujifilm. Fujifilm sent it to me to let me try it out. It offers many cool extra features over its predecessor, the X-T3, and a new reduced price to boot. Fujifilm X-T3 vs. Fujifilm X-T4: Which one should you buy?   Many people liked [...]
What does this pose and how you handle yourself with your loved ones have in common?   The art of an open mind   Like Angie, you have to approach your mental flexibility as though it were an art. This pose is all about the art of flexing just enough to communicate physical beauty and [...]
Intro   Moon landing deniers have been around for a while. But in the age of "Fake news" and questionable press practices, the movement keeps on growing. Much of moon landing denier's so-called proof is in the photographs.   However, as a photographer with a pretty good knowledge of photographic realities, I am sure that [...]