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Small Camera, Big Picture PT.4 | Fujifilm X-Pro2

November 17, 2017 - Fujifilm X-Pro2 W/XF10-24mm F4 R OIS | ISO200 10MM F/10 1/210 sec Moraine Lake is a short drive away from the more cele...
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Staying Motivated

November 12, 2017 - I recently shared a drink with an executive type on a flight. Really nice guy who had his head buried in a laptop screen...
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Fuji XF80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR | Review

November 05, 2017 - Fujinon XF80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens It's been about a month since Fujifilm has launched the XF80mm Macro lens an...
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Video Gear under $50 | WORKFLOW

October 20, 2017 - This is by far one of the best items I've been using in my video work and it doesn't even come close to the $50 mark. In...
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Post-Processing vs Workflow

October 12, 2017 - Hello all..sorry for the long pause from the previous post. I've been busy with a variety of projects, most of which are...
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Close-Up Photography Q and A

September 13, 2017 - Fujifilm X-T2 W/XF80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro lens I've gotten lot's of emails about my post several days ago following...
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Small Camera, Big Picture PT.3 | Fujifilm X-Pro2

September 10, 2017 - XF60mm F2.4 R Macro | ISO200 F25.6 1/300 seconds Handheld with the XF60mm macro lens...I don't stand still very often s...
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Filming With the Fujifilm X-T2

September 07, 2017 - I recently had the opportunity to shoot with the all new Fujinon XF80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro lens from Fujifilm. Matte...
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Fuji XF80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR | Preview

September 07, 2017 - By now you have likely heard about this new lens from Fujifilm. I received a pre-production unit to work with for a few...
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Fuji XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Review | Long Term

September 05, 2017 - Fujifilm X-T2 W/XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR This long-term review is well overdue...I started it months ago then suddenly go...
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Small Camera, Big Picture PT.2 | Fujifilm X-Pro2

August 30, 2017 - Photolife Magazine June/July 2017 Edition Full confession....after this picture was shot, my X-Pro2 went to sleep at th...
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Video Gear Under $50 | WORKFLOW

August 24, 2017 - I've been shooting video much more over the past couple of years as my client's needs evolve. I'm still primarily a "sti...
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Dynamic Range For Photographers

July 22, 2017 - Dynamic Range... I get asked every now and then by budding photographers: "How do I make my camera take pictures like..
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Medina | Travel Photography

June 28, 2017 - Everything outside is changing so fast, but inside it's walls things stay the same...more or less. It's the little thing...
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Small Camera, Big Pictures | Fujifilm X-Pro2

June 27, 2017 - Fujifilm X-Pro2 W/XF60m F2.4 R Macro Lens Images edited in with Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop CC and Nik Color Efex Pro4...
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What's Your Camera Of Choice?

June 27, 2017 - Fujifilm GFX 50S, X-T1, X70 and Apple iPhone Do you like how I did that....dropping my iPhone into the image above with...
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Fujifilm GFX 50S | Pride Toronto 2017

June 26, 2017 - Images shot with the Fujifilm GFX 50S camera and GF32-64mm F4 R LM WR lens. See ongoing review [HERE]. Editing - Adobe L...
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Google Nik Collection | WORKFLOW

June 21, 2017 - Color Efex Pro | Fujifilm X70 on a tripod You have probably heard about this by now...but one of my most used workflow...
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Barcelona

June 08, 2017 - Founded by Romans in the Middle Ages, Barcelona has some of the most interesting sights in Europe with a mix of ancient...
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Fujifilm GFX 50S | Preview

May 21, 2017 - GFX 50S W/Fujinon GF120mm F4 R LM OIS WR Macro lens and EVF Tilt Adapter Demystifying Medium Format: A real-world revie...
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Capture One Pro 10.1 | Workflow PT.2

May 06, 2017 - ISO200 | 1/800 | F4 | 150mm (300mm effective) Images used for this blog post were made with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 micro...
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Capture One Pro 10.1 | Workflow

May 05, 2017 - Images posted in this article were shot on a variety of Fujifilm cameras for my review: X70, X-Pro2, X-T1 and processed...
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Men @WORK | Photo Essay

April 19, 2017 - I'm that guy...or kid. My parents made me stay inside when it rained, snowed or even remotely looked like I might get d...
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Panasonic Lumix GH5 | Preview

April 17, 2017 - If "Content Creation" is your thing, no doubt you're pretty excited about the launch of the new GH5. I've used the platf...
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Fuji XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Preview | In Progress

April 05, 2017 - Fujinon XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens Fujinon XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Review In Progress: I'm working on my long-term revi...
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New Transport Canada Drone Rules

March 17, 2017 - Well, it's finally happened. Every single thing I worried about each time I saw some nut-job flying a drone irresponsibl...
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The Best Olympus Portrait Lens | Micro Four Thirds

March 15, 2017 - Hands down the M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 prime lens. There are higher quality lenses from Olympus...and Panasonic but for the m...
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Olympus Viewer 3 version 2.1.1 | Workflow

March 11, 2017 - Olympus has finally updated it's proprietary image development software after what seems like an eternity. Actually I've...
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Olympus Says Goodbye to the Four Thirds System

March 11, 2017 - It had to happen... According to their 2017 Lens catalogue, the Four Thirds (4/3) system that gave rise to the modern m...
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What's In My Bag | 2017 Update

February 19, 2017 - I'm still a two lens photographer....in 35mm equivalent focal lengths 24-70mm F2.8 & 70-200mm F2.8 Extras 16-35mm F4...
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Wildlife and Sports Photography | Lens F.A.Q

December 29, 2016 - The previous post was meant to be the last one of 2016...but I forgot a previously started piece on Wildlife & Sports ph...
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Eye of The Hurricane

December 26, 2016 - A mad storm...that's how I'll remember 2016. Politically, socially...the world is absolutely upside down. We can only h...
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Network Attached Storage for Photographers | Thecus N2310

November 08, 2016 - This will be my last post for a bit as some unexpected travel has come up. Also thought to do some house cleaning prior...
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Adobe Lightroom CC Workflow | REVISION II

October 23, 2016 - Nearly three years ago I wrote my first blog article on the subject of workflow. I followed it up on-going since and tho...
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Fujifilm X70 Compact Camera | Long Term Review

August 25, 2016 - My images were taken within the past eight months since the X70 was launched. I've traveled a great deal using it as my...
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Mountain Time : From Alberta to British Columbia

July 23, 2016 - Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera and the Fujinon XF10-24mm F4 R OIS lens. Post Processing was done in Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop...
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Fujifilm XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM WR | Review

June 05, 2016 - Sometime in the early 20th century either Napoleon Bonaparte or Frederick The Great said "An army marches on it's stomac...
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8 Stellar Fuji Lenses

April 30, 2016 - I've been a Fujifilm camera user for roughly 4 years now and during that time I've done a few BLOG posts about the lense...
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Fujifilm X-Pro1 & X-Pro2 Image Samples

April 23, 2016 - I've bent to the pressure and provided a sample image comparison between the X-Pro1 & X-Pro2 cameras. Lenses XF90mm F2...
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Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review

April 10, 2016 - The 1st generation X-Pro1 Camera W/XF35mm F1.4 R Lens I first shot with the Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera in the Spring of 201...
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Olympus ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro lens | Long Term Review

March 12, 2016 - Olympus ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro This lens has been a near-permanent fixture on the E-M1 micro four thirds body for over a...
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DJI Inspire 1 Drone | Review

March 09, 2016 - P.S. I hate the term "drone" but it seems to have become the defacto name for anything that flies and has a camera. I'm...
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Portraiture | How To

January 27, 2016 - Fujifilm X-T1 W/XF56mm F1.2 R lens with a large circular Lastolite reflector How To Question... I get asked this a lot...
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Data Management for Photos and Videos

January 22, 2016 - I'm sure I covered this once or twice before in the Blog but the subject comes up so frequently it's always good to revi...
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Finding Inspiration

January 19, 2016 - A good question from the "Hey Leigh" emails... I wanted to write a blog post because I don't really have a good...trans...
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Camera of the Year - 2015

December 29, 2015 - ...and for the 3rd year in a row, the common SmartPhone. Now before all the fanboys/fangirls get upset, I think this tr...
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Speed Retouching

December 26, 2015 - Gear Used: Cactus RF60 Flash and V6 TX/RX remote and Post Processed in Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop A "Hey Leigh"...questi...
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Cactus RF 60 and V6 Transceiver/Receiver | Gear Review Pt. II

December 24, 2015 - An amazing artist who's work I followed early in my photography endeavours has a very good saying: Light Is Light. I ne...
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The Kit Lens | XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

December 22, 2015 - Fujifilm X-T1 W/XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS zoom lens - Post-Processing of images done in Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop CC Th...
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Morocco | Taking it to the Streets

December 11, 2015 - Gear Used: Fujifilm X-T1 camera W/XF27mm F2.8 and XF10-24mm F4 R OIS lenses. Post Processing done in Adobe Lightroom CC...
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Island Life

December 10, 2015 - Gear Used: Fujifilm X-E1 Camera and XF55-250mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS and Olympus O-MD E-M1 Camera W/ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro. The...
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We The North

December 02, 2015 - "The Airy" | Olympus OM-D E-M1 W/ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro Lens
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Fuji XF35mm F1.4 R Review | Part II

November 28, 2015 - Ernest Hemingway Style... V enerable... / ˈven(ə)rəb(ə)l/ "Accorded a great deal of respect especially because of Age,...
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Sunrise, Sunsets and Between

November 19, 2015 - Fujifilm X-E1 W/XF56mm F1.2 R | MEXICO | Astia Fujifilm X-T1 W/XF10-24mm F4 R OIS | Southern Gulf Islands | Astia An...
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The Last Days of Autumn

November 16, 2015 - Gear Used: Fujifilm X-T1 W/XF10-24mm F4 R OIS Lens and the Vanguard VEO 265CB Tripod This is actually not a very nice...
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The Tripod | Vanguard Veo 265CB

November 15, 2015 - The Vanguard VEO 265CB tripod as compared to the Fujifilm X-T1 Camera and XF10-24mm F4 R OIS lens All the talk in the w...
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Postcards from Victoria | British Columbia

November 05, 2015 - Gear Used: Fujifilm X-T1 W/XF10-24mm F4 R OIS & XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR lenses and processed in Adobe Lightroom CC...
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Going Long | Fuji's XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR

November 01, 2015 - A fantastic photography artists who's work I was very interested in at one point said "if your images aren't good enough...
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What's In My Bag for 2016

October 31, 2015 - F olks...it's about that time. I'm way behind on posts due to travel, work and life but the gear bag is something I wan...
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Highlight & Shadow Recovery in Adobe Lightroom

October 28, 2015 - Gear Used: Fujifilm X-T1 camera W/XF10-24mm F4 R OIS lens. The image was shot late in the afternoon after a deluge of ra...
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Neutral Density Filters

October 23, 2015 - Neutral Density Filters: Reduces the amount of light that enters the camera thru your lens. Lot's of applications but mo...
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South Pender Island | Travel Photography

October 14, 2015 - Poet's Cove Resort & Spa Day 2: I'm an unashamed tree hugger of the worst sort and hiking is usually my thing but It do...
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Vancouver Island | Travel Photography

September 11, 2015 - By the time this shows up on the BLOG I'll be on the first leg of a trip out to the west coast of Canada. For a change I...
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Camera, Lens and Cropping

August 21, 2015 - For this blog posting I've pulled a short chapter from my upcoming eBook to explain what cropping is, why it's done and...
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Sony A7r II and Gear Acquisition Syndrome... +++UPDATED+++

August 13, 2015 - Confirmed: There is an overheating issue with this camera but don't freak, it's complicated. First off, please note tha...
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Setup your Fuji Camera Like A Boss!

August 02, 2015 - Aside from "What Gear to Buy" and "Post Processing" techniques, how I set up my Fuji cameras is a frequent question. Str...
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What Kind of traveler Are You? | Travel Photography

July 30, 2015 - TripAdvisor tells me that over 100,000 people have read my travel reviews...over 50% are from the USA within the past ye...
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Macro Photography | Fuji XF60mm F2.4 R

July 25, 2015 - With the recent launch of the Fujinon XF90mm F2 R LM WR lens, Fuji has rounded out their mid-telephoto group including t...
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A "Sharp" Lens | Fuji XF90mm F2 R LM WR

July 23, 2015 - I rarely ever write more than a few times about a particular piece of gear...unless something significant comes up. This...
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Fujifilm XF90mm F2 R LM WR | PART TWO Review

July 17, 2015 - So, what can you do with a 135mm F2 lens? This... And this... Canon EOS 5D MKII W/EF135mm F2L USM lens @ F2 Why?...
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Fujifilm XF90mm F2 R LM WR | PART ONE Review

July 12, 2015 - PART I NOTES: The XF90mm F2 R LM WR lens is used on the Fujifilm X-T1 camera with recent Firmware 4.00 update. I'm not...
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Affinity Photo

July 12, 2015 - Screenshot courtesy of Affinity Photo Interesting times in Photography Land for the pros and enthusiast types. We aske...
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Image Stabilisation | Lens or Body

July 09, 2015 - Before "Image Stabilization" became a thing in photography there was only one way to ensure a well focused image from yo...
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Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1 Printer | Preview

July 09, 2015 - I've had this printer on my desk for a couple of weeks now but haven't had much opportunity to use it. I've done a quick...
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Back To Nature

July 08, 2015 - Images processed in Adobe Lightroom CC 2015
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Morocco with the Fujifilm X-M1 | Travel

July 06, 2015 - A day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira, Morocco with the Fujifilm X-M1. Images shot mostly with a wide-angle zoom and p...
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Canon ESO 5Ds and 5DSr

July 05, 2015 - This is more of a "Preview" than a review per se. I got about 15 minutes of hand-holding time with these two cameras. T...
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RAW Converter Battle Royal | and the winner is...

June 23, 2015 - I've wrapped up my world tour in the sphere of RAW file conversion software. 8 months, two weeks and a day to be exact....
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Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 | Quick Review

June 16, 2015 - Adobe has been pretty busy. I'm working on the newly released Photoshop CC 2015 and there are some really useful additio...
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The Second Shooter | Wedding Photography

June 13, 2015 - Great question from someone about using a "second shooter" for weddings. For those who don't know, the second shooter i...
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Capture One Pro 8 | Round 2

June 07, 2015 - I've been using version 8.3 of the software for a couple of days now and comparing RAW file conversions from three diffe...
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Adobe Photoshop Advanced Setup

June 03, 2015 - Here is something from the "Hey Leigh" emails...how to setup Adobe Photoshop for maximum performance. There really isn'...
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Adobe Lightroom CC Panorama | Workflow

June 01, 2015 - I've been using Adobe Lightroom CC alongside Capture One Pro 8, Silkypix RAW FILE Converter 2 and Photo Ninja for proces...
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Fujifilm Photowalk Toronto 2015 | The Distillery

May 31, 2015 - A muggy spring morning in Toronto with the smell of the rains threatening in the air but it held off long enough for a l...
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Capture One Pro 8 | Workflow

May 24, 2015 - Foreword: This BLOG post mainly applies to Fujifilm and Olympus mirrorless cameras although the basic information can be...
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Fujinon XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.7 OIS II | A Closer Look

May 19, 2015 - Yup...I'm convinced. This new consumer lens is very sharp, and I can stop it down well beyond F5.6 into the F10 range wi...
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Fujifilm X-T10 | Camera Review

May 18, 2015 - This is a review of the Fujifilm X-T10 and XC16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II lens. 30 second Long Exposure with a 2-Stop neutra...
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Workflow | Processing a Fujifilm Long Exposure RAW File

May 15, 2015 - This is the first video tutorial in a series that I'll be creating going into the Summer months. I'm sure as I travel to...
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Workflow | Mac Pro late 2013

May 12, 2015 - So I've been promising more information on my photography workflow and I'll take this first post in the series as an opp...
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Wet & Dry

April 29, 2015 - Heavy mist starting to burn off Lake Kashagawigamog in Haliburton, Ontario. Canon PowerShot G11 compact camera | Proc...
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Adobe Lightroom CC | Workflow

April 22, 2015 - Xmas came early.... Finally Adobe has included support in Lightroom to leverage GPU's. Long overdue considering it's be...
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Water

April 13, 2015 - Images processed in Silkypix RAW File Converter and edited in Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.
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Fujifilm XE-2 Notebook

April 12, 2015 - I spent a total of 1 month and 3 days as an owner of the Fujifilm XE-2. Not because I didn't like it, but shortly after...
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Fujifilm XE-1 Notebook

April 09, 2015 - Serendipity... That's what this notebook post is about. When I travelled to Belize last year, I took along a Western D...
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Fujifilm XT-1 Notebook

April 07, 2015 - It's time for a long-term update on the Fujifilm XT-1, and I'll start by saying it's pretty close to being as good as it...
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Camera Sales World-Wide

March 17, 2015 - I take a lot of BS from the internet for my solid opinion that the DSLR is dead. Of course it's not actually dead since...
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Silkypix RAW File Converter EX 2.0 | Round 2

March 15, 2015 - Round 2 with Silkypix RAW File Converter EX 2.0 I figured out a couple of things for you pain-lovers who use this softw...
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Fuji XF18-55MM F2.8-4 R LM OIS | Week 2

March 13, 2015 - Week II This lens reminds me a lot of my old Canon EF 28-135 F3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom. I moved up from the less expensive k...
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Silkypix RAW File Converter EX 2.0 | Workflow

March 07, 2015 - Disclaimer I'm not a religious person..nor am I really all that spiritual but this software had me cursing and praying...
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Something from the "Hey Leigh" Files....

March 01, 2015 - The "Hey Leigh" files are Blog comments that I do not approve for publishing. For every positive comment someone sends,...
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Content Creator Workstation Build

February 02, 2015 - My computer blew up... So my misfortune is your gain. I've been meaning to do an update to an older blog post that a...
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Fuji Mirrorless 2 Lens Kit | Preview

January 08, 2015 - I've been waiting for this lens for a good long while...the essential piece of a professional two-lens kit. in my old DS...
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RAW Converter Comparison | PART III

January 05, 2015 - I had a few emails over the holidays asking for my opinion on the best RAW Converter software for the Olympus OM-D camer...
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The Perfect Lens | Part III

December 10, 2014 - To make sense of this post read these first: PART I - Sharpness Is An Illusion PART II - Sharpness Is An Illusion Wor...
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DxO Optics Pro | Workflow

November 16, 2014 - If like me you are always looking for ways to squeeze every last pixel of quality from your RAW images, you have to chec...
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Olympus Capture | Tethered Shooting

September 24, 2014 - The single best time saver for a pro photographer is tethered shooting. I got spoiled with Canon cameras since they work...
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The FlashQ System | For Mirrorless Cameras

April 25, 2014 - I'm always on the lookout for products that take the functionality of DSLR sized tools and shrinks them to mirrorless ca...
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Photoshop - How I Use It

January 02, 2014 - A key piece of software in my workflow is Photoshop. All my retouching, compositing and advanced design work gets done....
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Goodbye 2013 - Part 2 Gear & Workflow

December 31, 2013 - When I started out professionally I researched all sorts of workflow techniques..most of which were complete crap, too c...
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Goodbye 2013 - PART 1

December 31, 2013 - I've been neglecting this post for a bit. I've caught a bad flu from one of the many people I've hugged, shook hands wit...
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Post Processing - Before & After

December 14, 2013 - I get asked all the time about my technique in making my images. Especially by enthusiast and new photographers. Modern...
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Before & After

December 12, 2013 - I usually know before the shutter gets clicked exactly how the image should look. I get asked about that all the time wh...
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