Interior space

Architectural observations of a heritage courthouse While my job as photographer for the provincial government entails lots and lots of event photography, it also throws up some other interesting opportunities. Recently, I was asked to document the interior of a heritage building in Victoria. The...

Job done?

Exposure X3 for work It had to happen. With the upgrade of one of my work cameras to the X-H1, I had to look for an alternative to Lightroom 6 to process a recent freelance job. My government work photography still relies upon Lightroom Classic CC...

It ain’t too heavy…

…it’s my Fujifilm X-H1 review With apologies to all of you who would rather not be reminded of the Holies’ 1969 hit, the road is long, with many a winding turn. Which is how I am feeling about the new, Fujifilm X-H1. Bigger and better I recently opted...

Budget time

Working with the GFX 50S Government photography is back in full swing after a Winter break. One of the markers of a new legislative session is the announcement of a budget by the sitting government. I can’t remember how many of these events I have documented....

On the road

Fuji cameras and gear for work I have been shooting with Fujifilm X-cameras for enough years now, that I take for granted many of the features that brought me to the cameras in the first place. One of those features is portability. Something I was reminded...

Time for a change

Will Exposure X3 replace Lightroom? With Adobe’s announcement to abandon a stand-alone version of Lightroom, reverting to a subscription-only option, I have renewed my search for a replacement. One such option is Alien Skin Exposure X3, which the company has been heavily promoting. Seeing an opportunity, Alien...

Behind the scenes

A few moments at a press conference Some images captured at a presser today. In the relatively small confines of the Reception Hall, I shoot with the XF16-55mm f/2.8 lens on the X-T2 and, today, the XF35 f/2 lens on my X-Pro2.  Acros-R film simulation...

Portrait synthesis

GF110mm lens reflections and GFX follow up Over the past couple of months, I have integrated the new Fujifilm GFX 50S into my work photography. It has become my portrait camera of choice and I use it for large group photos. I still rely upon...

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,...