discussions on photography, gear, and art

Introducing my LuminarAI learning portal   Luminar AI , Luminar 4 and Luminar 2018 are photo editing software that I've grown to love. The Luminar software line by Skylum gives me an automatic photo editing solution that satisfied my needs as a pro photographer. What you get with Luminar is an intelligent, one-touch, slider-based photo [...]
Is BeFunky a good photo editing app?   BeFunky is a quick A.I. photo editing app solution for both PC and Mac formats. This online editing software, centered on easy image editing, is offered online via a web browser. This blog post will look at BeFunky's portrait retouching capability. We will be answering questions like: [...]
Subscribe to the JGP Newsletter [mc4wp_form id="10986"] Close Fuji’s new camera body-lens combination for portraits   Making great portraits is an art. Getting the right portrait involves many factors. Most notably, 4 factors need to shine when making a portrait that stands out. In this blog, I want to talk about why the Fujifilm X-T4 [...]
With optics, nothing is simple.   When answering the question: "What is an f-stop in digital photography?" getting your head around the concept can be daunting. This is because when talking about lenses, one cannot avoid talking about the complicated and intricate science of optics. But we are photographers, and I will only get into some [...]
Fujinon XF200mm: proof Fuji takes lenses seriously   In the past years, Fujifilm has produced some amazing cameras. My favorites are their X-pro and X-T series of cameras. But where I believe Fujifilm outshines many camera manufacturers is with their amazing lens offerings. I have had the pleasure and opportunity to review great classics like [...]
Fujifilm lenses that will deliver stunning wedding photos   In compiling the list of the best fuji lenses for wedding photography, I  looked back at my wedding photography contracts and my experience with Fuji lenses. Although many of the lens recommendations are personal, I think that you will enjoy the explanations as to why I [...]
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From the Fujifilm X-T100 to the Fujifilm X-T200   A while back Fujifilm released the second version to their entry-level mirrorless camera body aimed at bloggers, vloggers, and lifestyle content creators. To me, the Fujifilm X-T200 was a welcome upgrade to the X-T100 released about a year and a half before the Fujifilm X-T200. The [...]

When gear really does count   A while back, I worked 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 […]

Lens review summary   The Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 along with the 23mm f/1.4 is Viltrox's latest Fujifilm mirrorless camera 3rd party lens offering. In this blog post, we will be analyzing image quality, build construction, and focus performance.    Small note: Although this is not a full comparison of the Viltrox 56mm to the Fujinon [...]
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Getting better at boudoir takes a while   There is no mistaking that boudoir photography is my passion. However, like all crafts, the skill of doing it well takes a little while. Each boudoir photography shoot makes us a bit better because we learn just a little more from the last shoot we did. Nothing [...]