discussions on photography, gear, and art

LuminarAI is the latest version of Skylum software’s slider-based photo editing software. In this blog post, I will go through my impressions of some of the new features introduced in LuminarAI.  We will ask: What does LuminarAI have that previous versions like Luminar 2018, Luminar 3, and Luminar4 don’t have? LuminarAI is about getting results. [...]

September 3, 2020

How come nobody gets it - Photography gear means nothing   Better photography gear means nothing! However, no matter how much most people are told that gear will not help them get better photographs, they still go out and buy the latest and greatest photography equipment thinking that their photography will improve. People jump on [...]

August 9, 2020

Why you should read these 10 beginner Photography mistakes   I have made many photography mistakes in the past. Most of these mistakes are forgivable but mistakes nonetheless. You see the learning curve for a photographer is quite huge. Much of what you learn is really by trial and error. You make a mistake, you [...]

May 31, 2020

Where the makeup artist turns out to be the star     What I learned on this photoshoot is that no matter how much you say that each person has importance, sometimes one person stands out. In this photoshoot, my makeup artist MarieLine really really did deliver something extraordinary and exactly the look that we […]

May 30, 2020

The Canon EOS R5 versus the Canon EOS R6   As you can see by the date of this blog post, both the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6 have not yet been released. These two full-frame mirrorless cameras WILL have a groundbreaking and colossal impact on the professional photography and prosumer photography world. [...]

May 18, 2020

I review the Fujinon GF 110mm f/2 lens for the GFX line of Fujifilm cameras. The review looks at sample images, I.Q, and focus ability. It is a fantastic portrait lens!

May 12, 2020

Getting better never ends   Photography is a never-ending voyage. There are so many different ways to get better technically and artistically. But it is always good to have some guidelines. In these 20 tips, I thought it might be fun to prioritize skills, techniques, and attitude adjustments instead of just giving everyone a set [...]

May 8, 2020

Question 1: Is Luminar any good?   I will not beat around the bush here. The short answer is yes! Luminar 4, Luminar 3 and Luminar 2018  is very good software. It delivers on what it promises. It offers fast, easy edits to complex editing methods. In the end, Luminar automatically edits stuff that normally [...]

May 3, 2020

Using the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 ART I recently got to use the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 ART lens on a photoshoot. It has a real pleasure to use because I was on a quest to get excellent bokeh. I needed an out of focus background for the shots that I was about to do. A friend [...]

May 1, 2020