Elevated perspective

Sea planes and small cameras, a perfect match for aerial photography I have the good fortune, really good fortune, to travel by float (sea) plane on a regular basis between the provincial capital, Victoria, and Vancouver. My work takes me there, most often for...

10 weeks later

Behind the scenes of a new government being sworn in On May 9, there was a provincial election in British Columbia. 70 days after the election, a new government was sworn in on July 18. A lot has happened to get us to this point,...

Ghost in the machine

The impermanent but ubiquitous tourist Inspired by a photo created by my friend, Randy Wachtin, I started to think about the number of tourist that pass through my little world at the heart of downtown Victoria. How many and how ephemeral those tourist are. How...

By any other name

…would smell as sweet. It is full on Summer in Victoria. Aside from more tourist, this also means roses are in bloom and we are actually getting some hot weather. Well. Actually. Let me modify that. We are experiencing warmer weather, whereas the rest of...

Washington seascapes

Photographing the Olympic coast with the GFX Over a recent long weekend, we returned to the small community of La Push, on the Quileute tribal land, on the coast of Washington. A year ago, we made the same trip, when I had a prototype...

Fujifilm X-Pro2: Rekindling Old Stories

Four years after the much charming and much infuriating X-Pro1, the X-Pro2 promises to bring back some of the old magic, and iron out some of the unpleasant memories. The X-Pro2 is like an old affair reignited, with an understanding of the mistakes from the...

Fuji XPro-2 Thoughts So Far

My first Fuji Camera  was the XE-1 Black. I loved this camera.  At the time I was shooting Canon 50D, and 7D, with Canon glass. Most of my shoots were sports or action events. I bought the Fuji as a small camera to carry around...

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 Review after 12 Months of Wedding Photography

Around 13 months ago I was photographing weddings with a Canon 5D Mark III and a Fujifilm X-T1. I had bounced around between using a Canon 7D originally as my backup, and then switching to an old Canon 1D Mark II all the while keeping...

Keeping it simple with the Fuji X-Pro2 and 18-55mm zoom

When I venture out with the Fuji X-Pro2 instead of the X-T2 it is usually because I want to keep my kit simple and unencumbered. Often this means outfitting it with the 23mm f/1.4 or, when I want a bit more versatility, the humble 18-55mm,...

Riviera Cancun with the X-Pro2

My wife and I just returned from a trip to the NOW Sapphire resort just outside of Cancun Mexico. It was 5 nights of all inclusive bliss, with my …...