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

Call me crazy, but I'm going to tell you why the LUMIX GH5 is my favorite micro 4/3 camera without mentioning the video features. Ok, I might mention 6k photo mode, but not the amazing 4K video and high-end recording features. Those features have been (and I'm sure...

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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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Camera size and Ergonomics

There is a lot of talk about camera size these days. Photographers have myriad choices for mirrorless cameras, "enthusiast" compact cameras and even tiny DSLR's. I don't think there is anything wrong with cameras getting smaller, to a point. I think it's great that...

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The Perfect Infrared Camera

I've had four digital cameras converted to infrared over the last eight or ten years. This process replaces the filter in front of the image sensor so that the camera is sensitive to visible infrared light instead of plain old visible light. The resulting photos are...

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Domke Next Generation review: Old School meets New School

Even if you’re not familiar with the Domke name, I’ll bet you’ve seen the bag. Domke is the classic canvas shoulder bag that virtually invented the idea of the camera bag that a photojournalist could shoot out of. That are known for being rugged, lightweight and loved...

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Saving Hearts in Costa Rica

It’s not everyday that I get to affect someone’s life for the better, but Rick Gerrity and I had an opportunity recently to do just that. My friends at the Leaves & Lizards Retreat in Costa Rica introduced me to Maria Fejervary a few months ago, and everything else...

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