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 […]

Skylum Aurora HDR 2019 Review

During my email conversations with Skylum staff over the past couple of months, I was offered the opportunity to review their newest HDR software. Since I’m always looking for ways to improve my images, I was more than happy to! Truth be told, I’m not one for HDR editing. I’ve played with it in the […]

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 […]

Alternatives to Lightroom: PhotoNinja, SILKYPIX, and Luminar 2018 Review

Recently, I contacted the developers of PhotoNinja, SILKYPIX 8 Pro, and Luminar 2018. When I asked to review their software, all of them were very kind, and provided me with full copies for review. Here is my unbiased review of each of them, the pros, the cons, what I liked, and didn’t like. Since Lightroom. Capture […]

Goodbye Adobe aka Lightroom Sucks

It’s really been years since Adobe has really made any substantial updates to Lightroom. More importantly, their image processing algorithms aren’t up to par with a lot of their competitors. Also, their Lightroom software tends to bog down even the fastest machines. I’ve already been using competing video editing suites to Adobe for years due […]

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 […]

Seattle GeekCraft Expo – Christmas Shopping

This last weekend, we went to the Seattle GeekCraft Expo to see all the nerdy / cool / alternative handmade gifts this year. Everything from comic books, to Star Trek, Ponies, Doctor Who, the bizarre, sexy, inappropriate, and even the macabre. One thing was for sure – patent and copyright violations were everywhere! It was […]