When Video is Better Th...

I still see the world though my camera mainly as still photos but I’m now trying to notice when a scene really benefits from motion and sound. The two examples below are an obvious time when video showed the scene more as I experienced it. I came across these falls behind a hotel without...

How I Made “Sunse...

I’m usually not a landscape photographer but when I came across this scene when Jasmine and I were walking in Hood River, Oregon I couldn’t resist. Since I always have a camera with me I shot this with the Panasonic Lumix GX7 and the Lumix 12-32mm lens at ISO 200. I love this camera/lens...

Photography as a Social...

When I first moved to Portland, Oregon somebody told me about Meetup.com as a way to meet people and learn about the city. In case you don’t know about Meetup.com it’s a website that connects you with other people in your area that share similar interests, no matter what they are. I...

Mirrorless Glamour Phot...

You may be interested in trying glamour photography but think it’s too difficult and requires lots of expensive equipment but all you really need is a camera and a subject. I’ve experimented with using Micro Four-thirds cameras for studio portraiture and Mark Toal wrote about a...

A Tale Of Two Lenses II...

Whenever I get a chance to try out a new camera, the first thing that I want to know is how good or bad is the lens that comes with it. I can usually work around the camera body but if the lens is mediocre I quickly lose interest. I’m partial to a sharp lens but a crappy lens can be just...

A Tale of Two Lenses: O...

  A few weeks ago at a camera event I had a chance to try the new Olympus 9mm Fisheye Body Cap lens. For $100 you get a 18mm equivalent, manual focusing, f/8 lens that is so much fun to use. I’ve been using it on my Panasonic Lumix GX7 with focus peaking. The lens only has three focus...