Hello everyone I added a new tool to the fleet the other day, a medium format Fujifilm GFX 50S. For some the sensor size would be more aptly described as a Full Frame+, but this digital photography thing has been changing the status quo for quite some now. I remember back in the day about […]
Hello everyone, I’ve been using ZNO for some recent books (as the Fujifilm books from Costco are no longer available), and I would have to say I really like the quality. I got some photos printed on the plastic substrate a few years back and really liked them so I figured the full books would […]
Before the hurricane and tropical depression rolled in we were on our way to a nice colorful fall down here in Georgia. But as usual, the wind and rain knocked down so much of the foliage around me. I did manage to squeeze in some film shots alongside the normal digitals. It’s still fun to […]
Since it’s the Autumn season down here in Georgia I thought I’d change up the look on my small cameras, just by giving them a new fancy leather camera strap! I went on an ordering spree last week and here are some of the affordable options from Amazon. The most expensive strap was $25 and […]
Hope everyone is enjoying the summer and avoiding the terrible heatwave! Just wanted to share some of the camera gear that I’ve gotten since earlier this year. Part of the fun of photography is wondering about another camera or lens’ special ability–since they all have one! Some of this gear was free, and others cost […]
Thanks to Tram for wanting photos the other week! It’s so nice to have a photogenic model that is also super at doing hair and makeup! 😉 This was also a good opportunity to test some of the gear collecting dust on the shelf before I settled on one for the whole shoot. The grid […]
The Short: A Sigma with probably the best and most vibrant colors of all the Sigma DSLRs, with the responsiveness and reliability that was missing from the earlier SD14–BUT, it’s also a Sigma camera with probably the craziest highlight blowing potential in all exposure modes and picture settings and hints of the inconsistent white balance […]
So I added another “old” camera to the lineup this past month, a Fujifilm S5 Pro! I’d always wanted this camera since about 2006 or 2007 but I had a Nikon D200 at the time so this camera was always on the get it later when it’s cheap wish list. Now that time has made […]
So here are some photos from two rolls of Fujifilm Superia 400 shot with my Olympus Stylus Zoom. I got this camera from a friend years ago and it just sat on the shelf. It’s funny how in the midst of a film shortage in 2022 I thought it would be neat to roll around […]
Hello everyone! Around the holidays I added another tool to the fleet, an ancient Sigma SD10! This camera was announced sometime in 2003, and I lucked out because it came with 3 lenses, a flash, battery grip, and a hard case! Plus the camera looked like it had barely been used! So here’s what I’ve […]
Film will always have a certain pull on me. Even though I have tons of digital cameras that will produce instant pictures that I can edit immediately, the texture and process of film is something unique in this era. One combo I haven’t seen any photographer online use is the Nikon 105mm 1.4E on a […]
Sam’s Club (Fujifilm) 8×8″ Lay Flat Photo Book \ Photo: Nikon Df Neutral Settings Hello everyone, I got these in the other day, 8×8″ Lay Flat Premium Photo Books from Sam’s Club. These are essentially smaller more portable versions of the 12×12″ books that I order through Costco. In fact they are printed at the […]
As y’all know from my past posts, I’m a big fan of the 12×12″ Costco photobooks. Since I’m sitting at home all day everyday in 2020 thus far, I’ve occupied my time organizing my various visual work (i.e. digital photo hoarding) ;). I thought it would be nice to make some calendars, just to see […]
Happy New Year everyone! I know calendar switches don’t magically turn our fortunes or sorrows around, but I do wish the best for everyone out there. Thanks for following along for 10+ years now! I would like to thank FujiFilm for supplying me two 16×20″ metal prints for review. It’s a bit hard to write […]
So I’ve had the Canon EOS RP for 9 months now. I think that’s enough time to give a pretty good opinion on the strengths and weaknesses of this camera. I’ve found that you really have to “live” with a camera or lens combo for a good long time to figure out what it’s best […]
Gosh, it’s been ten years since Seng Merrill loaned me her Sigma SD14 and a couple of lenses. I’d like to thank her for the faith in a young artist/photographer, and of course thank her late husband Dick Merrill for being one of the architects of the unique Foveon sensor design. I’ve had great fun […]
Here are some portraits with the Canon EOS RP in different situations. Right now, it’s not an A camera for me. It’s more of a third option. For video it’s really nice though. Again, I don’t have any native RF glass yet, I have to use the older EF lenses via the adapter. While many […]
Here are my quick thoughts on the new Canon EOS RP. At the moment I don’t have any native RF lenses, I’m just using my various EF lenses with the free adapter. Thus far the image quality is pretty much like every other Canon I’ve had or used in the past 10+ years. I personally […]
My thoughts on the affordable 12×12 inch lay flat photo books that you can create/order through Costco! Best part is that they are actually printed at Fufjifilm USA!
Nikon 105mm 1.4E Review So I finally added the Nikon 105mm 1.4 to my portrait kit. I’d been using the Nikon 85mm 1.4D and 105mm 2.8 Micro VR for years now, but decided that this modern lens (introduced in summer 2016) is another magical lens in the Nikkor lineup. After a few test shoots with […]
Mini Review of the BMPCC: a superb video/cinema camera with the power to shoot Cinema DNG raws or simply take frame grabs from the video files–which rival most dedicated DSLR’s.
We built a custom twin / double speedlight bracket for the Mola softlight, or beauty dish.