Repetition and progress

It’s that time of the year again. The annual gymnastics recital in our small town. Its a big thing in our family. Mainly because of the involvement of my better half. She does an amazing job. I’ve become quite fond of these annual meetups at...

Mitakon 35mm f0.95 mk2 review

A few months back I decided that I wanted to pull the trigger on the Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 mk2 for the Fujifilm system. I had read good things about the lens and seen some great sample images, so I thought to myself “why not!?” –...

The Wallow

I read an article the other day. It was by someone, who once again, tried to force his own definition of “good street photography” over the gullible masses. Or, thats really not what he did. He didn’t construct his vision of good street photography, he...

The conundrum of my photographic identity

It’s very upbeat and in-time to write about your personal issues correlated to your art form. I’ve read so many of these posts from various artists that I get quite suspicious as to the reasoning behind said posts. I always suspected alterior, sales-oriented motifs. That...

Variations on an icy theme with the Fuji X-T2

My X-T2 was no sooner back from Fuji repair to fix some dead sensor spots, than I pressed it into service taking some photos of the ice blizzard that hit New York today.  Fortunately for me, I was able to take my photos from indoors....

Sara Tramont ~ Star of Harlem

I met up with top model Sara Tramont at my rented penthouse apartment in Harlem for two days of shooting Hollywood glamour workshops. On each day there were three top photographers joining us for some creative inspiration. I find that 1:3 sessions work really well with historic interiors. In some...

When the journey is the purpose

Here we are. Once again. I have tons of stuff I feel I need to blog about. Lenses, philosophies. Images, technical reviews. But here we are. Again. I always seem to avoid the things that truly beg for any attention. I get preoccupied with redirecting my consciousness...

Snowy Landscapes in the Scottish Borders

Fujifilm X-T2 + XF100-400mm f4.5/5.6 - 1/800 @ f8 ISO200On Wednesday I spent the day in the Scottish Borders, primarily to recce the area for the up coming Borders Rally on the 18th March and to also meet with a workshop client who wanted some advice.  It...

Slow photography

A few weeks ago, I add the opportunity to shoot for a couple of hours in Sidney, B.C. This is a favourite long exposure location and I had pretty good light at sunrise. It’s always a nice treat to slow down to make these...

Black & white conversions – Lightroom tutorial video

Roger Payne explains how to take a colour image and use Lightroom to convert it into a contrasty black & white shot Add life to your landscapes – The Graduated Filter Tool A beginners guide to Lightroom – Importing your photos A beginners guide to Lightroom – Post-production Get...