discussions on photography, gear, and art

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

More like 5 aspects and not  5 features After all these years working on my photography technique, doing reviews, and making mistakes, I can up with five features to always look for in a camera. I really wanted to try to just look at what would be the most important aspects of any new camera. [...]

April 13, 2020

The X-T2 and X-T20 differences are minimal   I have been posting a great deal of videos and blogposts as to my initial impressions of this X-T2 smaller brother. But today I will give you a full assessment of this little wonder called the Fujifilm XT20 camera. I will talk about the pros and cons [...]

April 10, 2020

The 5 best beginner mirrorless cameras are:   Fujifilm X-T20 Sony A6000 Panasonic DMC-G7 Canon M50 Nikon Z50 Who is giving you this list? Before I begin to tell you which mirrorless cameras are the best for beginners, I think you best understand that these conclusions are based on my personal experience . I am [...]

April 4, 2020

My New York city tourist routine   I recently went to New York city with my family. It has now become a ritual for us. I love to go there and take advantage of the fact that I have a daughter and a wife that are addicted to shopping in the big city. When they [...]

April 3, 2020

The Rangefinder The rangefinder was a take on simplicity and quality. The Split-image rangefinder camera was made as a reaction to the addage that the only good camera was a large camera. In fact, it can be argued quite convincingly that Leica's claim to fame stemmed from their success in manufacturing these smaller style cameras [...]

March 15, 2020

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