Senior Photos and a Review of the Godox AD200

I was a better photographer a decade ago. Back then, cameras didn’t have as much dynamic range as the do now. Raw photo editing software couldn’t bring out all of the details that today’s software can. High ISO meant lots of noise. You really had to control the light to get great images. That meant […]

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 […]

Lutify.Me Review – 3D LUTS in Capture One

Always on the lookout for ways to make my photo editing better and easier, I found a company call Lutify.Me. They specialize in LUTs (look up tables) for photo and video, but what piqued my curiosity was this page here. They advertise using LUTs in Capture One. They’ve basically created custom ICC profiles for 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 […]

First Real World Test of the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 and Rode VideoMic Pro Plus shot on the Sony a6500.

Uncle Anthony is visiting this week, and we celebrated his 31st birthday last night. This was the first time I really I had a chance to shoot some stills (other than test shots) with the new Sigma 16mm lens. The lighting was indeed poor – only a CFL chandelier overhead, but the lens focused slower […]

Milton Santa Sleigh – Merry Christmas

Yesterday was the city of Milton’s annual Santa Sleigh through town. It’s the third year that I’ve been able to ride around in the sleigh with Santa and his posse. We stop by all of the apartment complexes, go through various neighborhoods, stop by the two major retirement homes, and even go through the grocery […]

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 […]