Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 Review – South Beach Miami Day 2

This was my first outing with the Nikon Z6 and 24-70mm f/4 lens. It’s quite a decent kit lens, but I wouldn’t go out and buy it by itself. It’s really nothing more than a kit lens to be used for travel and casual photography. To that end, it does just fine. Since the widest […]

Tacoma Glass Museum – Nikon D850 and 50mm f/1.2 AI-S

This was my first time going out and shooting with a manual focus lens on the D850. I’m used to shooting with a mirrorless camera that gives real-time exposure feedback, or modern Nikon lenses on the D850 that really make great use of the camera’s metering system. I was getting inconsistent exposure results shooting with […]

Golden Hour with the Olympus 45mm f/1.2

These were taken right before sundown, after a rainstorm, during the golden hour. It never really lasts an hour (more like ten minutes), but it was time to grab the camera and rush outside. The best part about the G9 is how responsive it is. I set the camera to face detect and started snapping […]

Sunday at the Puyallup Fair

All the photos in this gallery were shot with the Panasonic G9 and Olympus 25mm f/1.2. Even though the JPEGs out of the camera looked really nice, I actually ended up using the RAW files. The pictures were developed in Lightroom using the Camera Natural preset (no tweaks), and then I ran them through Athentech […]

Labor Day at Pike Street Market

The plan: Two families with a total of four kids. Catch a train to Seattle. Do Pike Place Market. Take some photos on the way. Make sure everyone has a good time. I shot all of these photos on the run. I brought along one of my favorite lenses – the Fuji 16mm f/1.4. I […]

Snow in May? Cottonwood Storm 2018

Earlier this week, the parking lot at my work was covered in cottonwood. It was even falling from the sky like snow! At lunchtime, I took some shots with my iPhone, but knew I needed a REAL camera. So, I grabbed my Canon 5D Mark IV and Tamron 90mm – the newest one with VC. […]

UW Cherry Blossoms – Panasonic G9 and 8-18mm f/2.8-4 Outing

The University of Washington in Seattle is known far and wide for their cherry blossoms on campus. This was the first time that we ever had a chance to go up and see them first hand. It was crazy weather! Snow, rain, sunshine, we had it all – except blue skies. Even though I have […]