LUMIX G9 Review

I have used almost every G series LUMIX camera since the GH3, and I have really enjoyed using most of them. There have been a few favorites, but I had forgotten what it’s like to really love a camera. The Panasonic LUMIX G9 has reminded me what that’s...

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Is it time to replace Lightroom with Luminar 2018?

I've been hearing rumblings about replacing Lightroom since Adobe's move to subscription-based pricing. Most of my clients are not professional photographers, and they are happy to use the same photography software for years without paying for updates. For these folks...

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Back Button AF for LUMIX Cameras

Back button auto focus is a great way to get the benefits of both single AF and continuous AF at the same time. Wildlife photographers use this setup quite often, but it is useful for many different types of photography. It is easy to setup Back Button auto focus on...

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GNARBOX 2.0 Might Just Change Your Workflow

I was a little skeptical when I first got a GNARBOX. It seemed like another portable hard drive with a built-in card reader. You can see from the video above that it turned out to be much more than that for me. The original  GNARBOX has allowed me to ditch my laptop...

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LUMIX/Leica 200mm f2.8 shooting impressions

I’m definitely feeling lucky lately. I got to shoot the LUMIX G9 early, AND I have had the privilege of shooting the Leica 200mm f2.8 lens and it’s 1.4 teleconverter. This lens is as good as you hope it’s going to be. If you’ve read my blog you know that I LOVE the...

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Lumix G9 Shooting Impressions

I’ve been lucky enough to shoot the LUMIX G9 for a couple of weeks now, and I wanted to share a few of my favorite features about this fantastic tool. As you may know, I don’t shoot test targets or test dynamic range in a controlled environment. When I get a new...

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The Perfect Micro 4/3 Travel Photography Kit (for me)

We all have different ideas about what a “perfect” travel camera kit includes. Some photographers need wheels on their camera bags, while others choose a pocket camera and nothing else. The important thing is to decide what YOU need. A travel photography setup is...

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A still photography look at the LUMIX GH5 (Updated)

Update: I received a few comments from readers who who report having trouble getting good quality still photos with the GH5. I have added some screen shots from Lightroom with a still image at ISO3200 as an example of the still image quality. This shot was made with...

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Mood Lighting with White Balance

White balance is an import way to control the mood of your photographs. Slight shifts in color can result in big changes to your photos. I have grown to trust the auto white balance setting in my cameras for most situations. Modern cameras do a fantastic job of...

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Change of Scenery

It's no secret that most of my photography is travel related. Whether it's Route 66 or Costa Rica, my favorite photos usually happen when I'm on the road. Of course I like to make pictures of my beautiful children wherever they are, but aside from that, inspiration...

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Viva 2017!

I'm going to start 2017 with a personal note. I realized that I didn't write ONE post last year, and that is rediculous! This will probably be more of a mission statement than anything, so if you're...

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Have some class!

I have just posted the first three of four photography and Lightroom classes I will be teaching in the Metro Atlanta area this fall. I have been wanting to teach a basic photography class for a while now, and I'm happy to offer "Exposure and Camera Basics" on...

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