I Shot some 35mm Color Film at Lao New Year

For this Lao New Year season I thought it would be neat to shoot some color negative film at some of the festivals.  Partly to stand out, partly because it’s “fun,” and probably just because I need to scratch that itch to remind myself of why digital is so amazing/superior/better and this is why we […]

Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 170 Roll 5&6 + Fujifilm

It took a year but I finally finished the roll of Fuji Superia 400 that I had in the Olympus Stylus.  I scanned these on the Epson V550 and left some of the dust and scratches in some of the frames for that authentic nostalgia.  The randomness of lint and crud on film photos really […]

Nikon 85mm 1.4D + GFX 50S

Last week I thought I would give this combo another try–a now “vintage” Nikon 85mm 1.4D adapted to the GFX with the simple dummy adapter.  Last year I wasn’t too keen on the 67mm “equivalent” focal length when mounted on the medium format GFX sensor, but for this colorful spring I thought it would be […]

Vintage Cameras in the Spring

These are from a few weeks ago, but I wanted some nice “product” photos of some of my vintage cameras.  Just nice to have, and it always makes me appreciate the design and styling of these photographic tools.  And yes the Polaroid 100 still has a pack of Fuji FP-100C in it, a rare and […]

Spring in Georgia 2024 + Fuji

Here’s what was in bloom the weekend of Feb 18-20th.  It’s been a late spring this year, as I remember these Norcross Okame Cherry trees blooming the first week of Feb last year.  It’s been cooler with plenty of rainy days thus far.

Fuji S5 Portraits Revisited

At some point I think modern camera culture will fall in line with car culture.  Folks wanting a different user experience, or just appreciate how something looks.  With cameras I think the best reason why folks should want to collect and use “old” digital cameras is because that’s the only way to get access to […]

Fall Photos + Fujifilm X-E1 + 16-50mm

I really like this super light kit for wandering around.  Once you stop considering cameras for situations where they might struggle in professional/work settings they are all charming in their own way.  If the weak battery goes out on a chilly early morning walk, no big deal, just admire the falling leaves and sing along […]

Fall in Georgia 2023 + Honda S2000

State of the leaves in our area on 10.24.2023.  This fall is different (as usual).  Most of the leaves are dull brown before the eventual bigger rush of color, but the wind and impending freezing temperatures will probably affect that too.  Still though, very nice around town.  

Fujifilm X-E1 + XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6

So I finally bought a native Fuji lens for my X-E1, a used 16-50mm XC kit lens.  Probably the cheapest lens that Fuji makes, and you know, it’s not that bad.  Especially not for the price on the used market.  I think it’s great because its so light and the footprint in the inventory slot […]

Fujifilm GFX 50S + Nikon 105mm f/1.4E

With all the buzz around the new Nikon Z 135mm f/1.8 Plena, I thought I’d exercise some self control and instead tinker with my existing “free” combos.  Here are some sample portraits with the Nikon 105mm 1.4E on the Fuji GFX 50S.  It’s mounted with a simple dummy adapter, the one I use for the […]

Fujifilm GFX 50S + Various Nikon Mount Lenses

Here are some photos of the random combos I’ve put together with the GFX and F mount lenses.  The first is a Tokina 500mm f/8 lens.  (Thanks Robbie for gifting me this lens a few years ago)  It turns into a 400mm and it’s not that bad if you avoid bright highlights in the background.  […]

Anderson SC Hot Air Balloon Festival 2023 Photos

I had no idea there was a hot air balloon festival in “nearby” Anderson, South Carolina!  Very cool small town feel on an area of land almost as big as Piedmont Park.  The mini petting zoo and unicorn balloon were definitely the highlights.  These are photos from a short stay on a Friday.  The festival […]

Fujifilm GFX 50S and Nikon 50mm 1.8 Ai-S

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 […]

Sunday Funday + Bonus Rainbow!

Thanks to Chalita and her dad for randomly stopping by the other day!  Here are some photos from a somewhat spontaneous mini adventure.  The rainbow was definitely unplanned, but for Georgia in the summer, it always has to shower unexpectedly somewhere.  Stepped out of the house with 3 cameras, and 3 different lenses.  Nikon D610 […]

Photo Hangout: X100 + X100V(ivian) :)

Thanks to Vivian and Sean for hanging out on Saturday.  It was the only overcast day in between some rainy ones in late April, but I think we got some good results! Congrats to Vivian for finding an X100V! I remember being obsessed in searching for the original one back in 2011?! If you look, […]

Nikon 105mm 1.4E on F100 and Fuji Superia 400

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 […]

Fujifilm Superia 400 – Portraits and Stuff – Rolls 3+4

So here’s some of what I shot earlier this year on 2 more rolls of Fujifilm Superia 400.  Unlike the two rolls that went into the point and shoot Olympus Stylus I thought I would put the film behind some nice primes.  For one roll I used the Canon EOS 750 and 24mm 1.4 and […]

Canon v Fujifilm v Sigma v Nikon

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 […]

Chattahoochee Nature Center Event Photos

Here are a few photos from the event I helped cover after the Johns Creek Intl Festival.  Pretty much like everyone else, if I haven’t been to a particular location for event photography work, I google to see the logistics of the place and what other folks have shot.  Not every event is the same […]

Fujifilm S5 Pro – Sample Photos

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 […]

Fuji vs Sigma vs Nikon Color w/ Angel’s Macarons ♥

Thanks to my little/not so little ♥Angel♥ for the homemade macarons!  Too pretty to eat so I thought it would be a good opportunity to do some product photography showing what you can get with a few of my cameras–the ones that I personally think produce the nicest starting color right out of camera.  The […]

Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 170 Roll 1&2 w/ Fujifilm Superia 400

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 […]

Sam’s Club Misc Prints

I’m still waiting for my other prints, but here’s what came in the other day: a mousepad, an 8×10″ puzzle and 50 free prints.  (It seems the drawback for Sam’s Club Free Shipping on all photo print items is that I have to wait a very long time.  7-14 business days is a bit frustrating […]

Sam’s Club (Fujifilm) 8×8″ Lay Flat Photo Book Review

*I don’t think these are available anymore!* 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.  […]

Sam’s Club 4×6″ Lay Flat Mini Photo Book Review

Hello everyone, these came in yesterday, a new product offered by Sam’s club: 4×6″ Lay Flat Mini Photo Books starting at $6.86!  I designed a few so I could get a feel of the interface and of course see how the print quality is.  Here are some of my initial thoughts. Notes: Very nice sturdy […]