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Posts from the “Photo Talk” Category

Thoughts on the X100F vs X100S

Posted on June 9, 2019

Upon my return to photography I quickly scooped up a Graphite XT2 which totally blew away and X100T. I shot both for about a month and an opportunity arose to do an even trade for an X-Pro 2 and I quickly scooped that one and along the way I sold the X100T and picked up an X100F so I could have matching sensors. In my mind I thought I was ok. A few weeks have passed already and I began to enjoy the X-Pro 2 so much so that I pondered selling the X100F. I mean, I like it but I like the vibe of the X-Pro 2 that much more. I didn’t give it to much though because I know myself, I would…

Mastin Labs Kodak Everyday Original Styles for Capture One

Posted on April 18, 2019

When it comes to preset family these days there are a multitude of sets available in the online market. There are those for wedding work, those for studio work, those for lifestyle and those for this & that but how about for other styles and my style which I call “quotidian photography”? I think these work out just fine. When it comes to a set of presets that always seem to catapult themselves to the top some of us may have heard of Mastin Labs especially Lightroom users but now Mastin has joined the ranks of Capture One as well. What makes a group of preset work so well? Well, it goes without saying that the ease of use and the way these preset…

The Billingham Hadley Small Review

Posted on September 24, 2013

Today, I have the great pleasure to review a legendary bag. A bag that will bring back similar memories from the days you use to wear, or perhaps still do, an old favorite pair of jeans. That classic look, you know the type, the type that just matches with everything, it creases on the right spot, and just gets better with time. Its almost magical the way it just wraps around your body and simply does it job. Its job is simple ― protect your precious gear with decorum and of course great usability. Folks, please welcome the Billingham Hadley Small, in my opinion, one of the best camera bags in this size division. When I first opened the box my eyes simply could…

The Ultimate half case for the Ricoh GR by Gariz

Posted on August 24, 2013

When it comes to caring for your loved one, in this case the Ricoh GR, the choices are plentiful but only one truly stands out for their level of workmanship and attention to detail in this range of compact cameras ― the Gariz Ricoh GR half case. When it arrived, I immediately ripped the box open as the anticipation was flat out killing me. Everything about this brand and case just exudes quality.  As I first glanced over the half case I was completely awe stricken, its was absolutely beautiful and match my custom red ring GR to perfection. The quality of the leather and stitching is quite obvious its very high quality. It feels soft to touch like a nice pair of Ferragamo and something…

From Photo Mechanic 5 to Lightroom

Posted on August 16, 2013

Over the course of a few months I’ve been tweeting I was going to share my digital workflow. This of course serves as a brainstorm for me to perhaps tighten in a few bolts in the process and perhaps enlighten others in a different way. A photographer workflow is much like anyone’s morning routine on the way work. You wake up, you brush your teeth or perhaps eat first, then brush your teeth, and so forth and in what seems like a split second your keys are in your vehicle and you’re out the door onto a new day.