discussions on photography, gear, and art

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 [...]

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 […]

Any of you who happened to own a Fujifilm X-T3 and would like to make your mark in either wedding or event photography might want to check out this article. I am about to show you what settings I put the X-T3 in before I take off for a wedding photography photoshoot.   A small [...]
Photoshop becomes more and more important   A while back I made a video on how I thought that Photoshop post-processing skills are now becoming as important as photo shooting skills. This video confirms some of my ideas that Photoshop editing skills are not only as important but, at times, more important than actual shooting [...]
I have been working with Luminar 4 for the past month now and I think I have finally gotten a hold on the ins and outs of Luminar 4. For this reason, I believe that I am ready to give you a review of the software. My review concentrates on what I see as the [...]

Recently I had the chance to work with a circus artist called Thula. Thula specializes in aerial hoop and a bit of contorsion. She had contacted me about 2 years ago to do a shoot but schedules never worked out. It had a great deal to do with the fact that most circus artists get […]

Boudoir taking on a life of its own   Sometimes a photoshoot can take on its own life. It can be planned or it can be something that happens off the cuff. No matter how well planned, you sometimes end up with lackluster results. Photoshoots can also end up giving you great results even though [...]
The Fujifilm X-T3 and the X-T30     Anyone who is familiar with the relationship between the Fujifilm X-T2 and the Fujifilm X-T20 will realize that Fuji's philosophy is to always come up with a flagship model and offer a less filled package with a smaller form factor and feature set (What I like to [...]
Is the Fujifilm X-T2 and the Fujifilm X-T3 different? When you decide to actually do a video about the fujifilm X-T2 vs the Fujifilm X-T3 and you see the two camera bodies, you have to start wondering, or at least hoping, that your first impressions are wrong. They are both look so similar. Photo taken [...]