discussions on photography, gear, and art

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

How this picture happened     This is part of a simple series where I just go about explaining what went into a photograph. There is no pretension. I am not here to tell you how to shot your portrait but more to show you what I did. Feel free to comment on what you [...]

April 25, 2020

A little bit about the Fujinon 8-16mm f/2.8   Fujifilm sent me the XF8-16mm F/2.8 R LM WR to look at. I decided to take it out in the streets of Quebec city with the Fujifilm X-T30 strapped to it. I say strapped to it because it is bigger than the camera by quite a [...]

April 25, 2020

Macros: Funny expensive lenses that you never use but absolutely need I have always had a sort of funny relationship with my macro lens in my photography and video lens collection. To me, the macro is a lonely beast. By this I mean that for the all but the macro photographer, the macro is a [...]

April 25, 2020