I meant to post this in December, but forgot to and just found the photos buried in my files. We use (non-blinking) LED lights on our Christmas tree. Photographers should be aware that these lights flicker at a high rate which makes lighting dramatically change between flickers. Here is an example: These were shot at 1/125 at … More Twinkling Christmas Lights
There are lots of opinions on the pros and cons of each style of camera body: SLR style with the viewfinder centered to the lens Rangefinder style with the viewfinder to the left of the lens For some of you considering a change in body style of camera, something to consider that I don’t see … More Rangefinder or SLR-Style Body
Why aren’t there battery grips for rangefinder-style cameras like the Fuji X-E’s and X-Pro’s? (This is not to be confused with hand grips which do not extend the bottom of the camera (and add a shutter release button for portrait orientation shooting).) 1) Fuji doesn’t have the connections needed for a battery grip on the bottom … More Why Aren’t There Any Battery Grips for Rangefinder Cameras
I revised my thoughts about using a Fuji X-E2 as a 2nd camera to my X-T1. Basically, it is a very frustrating 2nd camera for how I shoot event photography.
I previously tried to shoot a Christmas cactus with a high powered flashlight and with what I normally use to shoot closeup shots with low depth of field (a Canon G15 and a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 on my Fuji X-T1). It turned out that for this technique: Wide depth of field is more valuable Holding heavy flashlights is … More Flowers and a Flashlight Revisited
How many have you heard or read “you don’t need big megapixels” or “only professionals need big megapixels”?… … More You Don’t Need Big Megapixels
I once read that you can get beautiful photos of flowers with just a flashlight. So with a high powered, focusing flashlight, a self-standing monopod and a Christmas cactus, I got the following shots. Here is the setup: Here is what it looked like without the flashlight: Here it is with the flashlight: I will … More Flowers and a Flashlight