On The Fuji Interface

Nathan Wright: Had the X-T1 boasted single-servo AF tracking and reliable ad-hoc AF-ON functionality, Daniel may have been able to stick with the X-T1. AF is more than just speed. A good AF system should offer the user reliable, tactile feedback. That system should override both manual focus and shutter release. When an AF-ON button is depressed (preferably with a …

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Size matters, but not as much as you think

HIlarious and spot-on video by Zack Arias. I’m putting this out also because, no earlier than this morning, I read this article by Kirk Tuck, which pretty much says the same.     Size matters, but not as much as many “full frame” shooters think.

First starry sky with the Samyang/Rokinon 12mm f/2.0

Yesterday we finally had some clear skies, so I drove out of town after moonset, hoping to get away from light pollution. Unfortunately that’s pretty much impossible where I live, unless I drive much farther and to higher elevations. Not a good idea when moonset is at midnight on a weekday, so I had to settle for a nearby hilltop. In …

Masked Girl in Venice for the Carnival

Twelve Tips For Photographing The Carnival Of Venice

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Venice again for the Carnival, a great festival where people like to dress up in elaborate costumes and wear masks in the streets. It is also a wonderful opportunity for photography, but can be a daunting experience if you don’t come prepared, due to the sheer number of possible subjects and the huge …

My Talk With Valérie Jardin

A couple days ago I had the pleasure to be interviewed by well-known photographer, educator, and blogger Valérie Jardin for her ongoing series of photographer interviews. I was totally stoked and excited at this, since her usual guests are much more affirmed and recognized than I am. Most of the talk was about my A Stranger A Day project, so …

F Stop Lounge Interview with Photographer Paul Zizka

I recently had the pleasure of getting to know the work of Paul Zizka, a 34 years old professional landscape and adventure photographer from Banff, Alberta, Canada. This fall, he released his first book, Summits and Starlight, a collection of mountaineering and nighttime photographs from the Canadian Rockies. Last year, he also co-directed and released Mountains In Motion, a time-lapse film set in …

I Was Featured On Wandering Educators

Today I had the great pleasure of being selected as the Photographer of the Month on Wandering Educators, a website dedicated to travel and photography. The article has a short interview with me and a selection of some of my best travel photos. Check it out! If this whetted your appetite and you want to hear more about stories and …