After successfully shooting our Christmas Cactus with just an X100T and a small flash, I wanted to compare results with my X-T1. Below are tests that I did with a bouquet of ivory roses. They weren’t at their peak by the time I found time to shoot them (notice the toothpicks in the 3rd photo … More X100T for studio still-life photography (revisited)
For the last few years, I have been shooting the Christmas Cactus in our kitchen when it blooms around January/February. Lit with a flashlight Lit with a flashlight revisited Lit with a small flash This year, the challenge that I took was to see if I could take decent pictures with either my X100T or … More X100T and X70 for studio still-life photography (Christmas Cactus)
I recently purchased a generic L-bracket off eBay. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money as I was not planning on using this L-bracket a lot and the camera it was connecting to was small and light (so didn’t need anything rugged). Well, let’s say you get what you pay for. The first … More Generic L-Bracket
Year and a half update added to end of this post.
There are, unfortunately, going to be fewer posts this year due to lack of useful free time and the need to get caught up on existing work. I have dozens of partially done posts that need illustrations so the slowdown isn’t due to lack of ideas. Good luck to all of you and Happy New … More Slowing down
Another year has zoomed by and it is time for me to look back at the year. For a lot of people, the biggest photo event was, of course, the total solar eclipse which was challenging but fun to shoot. And we nearly missed out where we are, but the clouds parted juuust long enough … More 2017 Year End Review
If you carry around your camera outdoors while following active kids like I do, you might have knocked off your eye cup without knowing it a few times. I have — multiple times on both Canon and Fuji cameras, and I’m sick of it. I have been VERY lucky to find a few of them … More DIY Eye cup retainer strap