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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 [...]

October 11, 2020

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 […]

October 2, 2020

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 [...]

September 17, 2020

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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 [...]

September 16, 2020

Taken with the Fujifilm X-T3 and the Fujinon 56mm f/1.2 The Fujifilm X-T3 is a beast!     The Fujifilm X-T3 is an amazing mirrorless camera. It is Fuji's flagship, high-performance body. It offers many features that even super expensive cameras like the Canon EOS R, Sony A7R IV, and Panasonic S1 do not even [...]

October 31, 2019

Table of Contents Toggle IntroductionLens chart for the Fujinon 35mm f8/1.4Lens chart for the Fujinon 35mm f/2.0Specifications of both lensesSharpness of the Fujinon 35mm f2Image qualityFujinon 35mm f2 overall performanceBokehMy opinion on depth of field in generalConclusionFujinon XF35mm f/2 R WR BenefitsFujinon XF35mm f/1.4 R  BenefitsIt all comes down to how emotional you areOther posts [...]

September 7, 2020

Table of Contents Toggle LuminarAI is about getting results.Luminar and Jacques GainesLuminar’s pros and consAn example of how Luminar shinesWhat does LuminarAI promise?Is the LuminarAI core different?LuminarAI has a new UIEven better portrait editsOne slider body editsTemplates now replace looksA little bit of suggestion never hurtBatch processing that thinks for youWho is luminar for?Comment below?Can [...]

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

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