Month: January 2014

Damn Car

  So far so good. The more I play with Aperture the more I fall in love with and its no nonsense approach towards organizing and processing. This love affair has even affected my usage of Photo Mechanics – one less app in the workflow. There is nothing wrong with PM as but I just don’t need at the time. If you’re like St. Thomas, you must see to believe, then don’t take my word for it. Import some gigs into Aperture and import the same amount of gigs into PM and you’ll see how Aperture takes it. What the hell, yup. I’m on a 2013 13′ MBA and its been my experience so far. So there goes that app for me. I’ll keep on my dock but its shifting to another position.

Aperture 3 and X-series: a new beginning

I have been playing with Apple’s Aperture 3 for a few days and and so far I’m very impressed with all the features this digital asset management application currently has that I actually use. Keyword being “use“. I actually started my digital photography adventures with Aperture four years ago but I then got seduced by the bandwagon of photographers that use the defact application of Lightroom. I used LR3 for several years and just recently updated my libraries to LR5 but still something was amiss and that was all the tight integration that Aperture has with its built in tools for editing, sharing, displaying, book creatiion and more.

The Rig: Brian Kraft

I’m Brian Kraft and I’m a professional photographer and family man, living in Denver, Colorado. I’m completely self-taught and just fell in love with photography several years ago. I shoot a variety of stuff– basically anything anyone wants to pay me to shoot and I’m very happy to do so.

X Series 03 | 2014

X marks the Spot Its easy to get lost in the all the hoopla of new camera and lens releases. I see the news and read all the posts and for sure its quite interesting and jaw dropping, c’mon who wouldn’t want a new 56mm 1.2 R. But in all that news, one can’t forget what one has. I’ve said before and I’ll say it again the X100LE doesn’t cease to amaze me. The more I shoot with it the more I love it. I have yet to try its high flash sync speeds in the studio but I have a shoot coming soon that I’m sure I’ll get to put it through its paces.

Fuji 56mm 1.2 R Recap

Here’s a nice recap from Bert Stephani letting us know how the 56mm 1.2 gets the job done on the field. Patrick LaRoque rocked it hard core with a 4 piece article in the usual storytelling way that exemplifies LaRoque’s work. The Razor’s Edge (prequel) – Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2R The Razor’s Edge p1: Through shadows, the gold The Razor’s Edge p2: Studio Sessions The Razor’s Edge p3: The Fabulous Baking Crew Rico Pfirstinger shares an amazing Flickr set which shows the depth of field power of this lens. Overall, this is one cracking lens which I’m sure will make its way to lots of Fuji X-shooters pros and enthusiast alike.

The Rig: Nathan Elson

I’m a portrait and commercial photographer based out of Calgary, AB. and I am completely fascinated with light. Fortunately, I’ve found a way to turn that fascination into a career that is now in its 6th year and going strong. I’ve carved out a niche in the Calgary market for creating fresh imagery for companies who are re-branding and looking to get away from the 90’s style of stagnant, lifeless, portrait studio images that have poorly represented their brand for so many years.

In Stride with the X100

    Everyday I fall more and more in love with my X100 LE. The more I shoot with it and its 35mm focal length, the more I realize its a very special way to view the world.   captured with the Fuji X100 LE | 1/1600, f5.6 ISO 400     Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph – Matt Hardy

Fuji X-Pro 1 a Classic

As Fujifilm announced the lens roadmap for 2014 I couldn’t help but think about their choices in lens. By all standards, all great choices, and much needed focal lengths for any nascent camera system. All good but at the same time I thought to myself – What about the X-Pro 1? What’s to happen to the premiere X-series camera? Will it be reinvented to something new to accomodate these lenses.