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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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Nexto DI Card Batcher | Preview

September 10, 2017 - NEXTO DI (NCB20) Card Batcher NEXTO DI showed off their newest product, the Card Batcher at NAB 2017 and it caught my e...
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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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Men @WORK | Photo Essay Pt.3

May 10, 2017 - I shot this series of images over a 6 month period as construction work began on a new mega-story condominium building....
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Men @WORK | Photo Essay Pt.2

April 28, 2017 - A view no more... For nine years this was my north-west view over Toronto then one day I came home from a trip abroad a...
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Photo Gear Under $50 | WORKFLOW

April 27, 2017 - Each day I get anywhere from 5 to 10 emails asking what kind of camera gear "to buy". Last night someone actually asked...
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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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Elephone ELE Explorer 4K Action Camera | Review In Progress

April 05, 2017 - Summary: I'm currently evaluating the Original Elephone ELE Explorer 4K Ultra HD WiFi Action Camera to see if it will ma...
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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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Happy Anniversary

March 10, 2017 - This month marks the 6th year since I traded suits and ties for cameras and lenses...at least on a full-time basis:-) I...
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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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Water Playgrounds

December 21, 2016 - It's been brought to my attention that i'm far too happy with the cold weather that's hit Canada lately. It's no real se...
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Fuji XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS | Long Term Update

December 11, 2016 - They say...if you want to make someone truly happy find out what their heart desires above all else and give it to them.
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Fuji XF 35mm F2 R WR | REVIEW

November 18, 2016 - Fujinon XF 35mm F2 R WR Lens AKA "New Kid" I've been using the new Fuji 35mm lens for quite awhile now after owning 2 c...
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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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Setup Your Fuji Camera Like A Boss! | VERSION 2

October 25, 2016 - Fujifilm X70 Compact Camera Camera manufacturers are fantastic at what they do. The technology they cram into ever new...
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The Golden Hour

October 24, 2016 - Filmed handheld with the Fujifilm X70 compact camera at 30p using the Velvia Film Simulation
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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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Neewer NW561 Speedlight Flash | Review

October 13, 2016 - Funny back story...this review is a complete fluke caused by my clumsiness. My wedding season is winding down, I'm shoo...
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Adobe Lightroom CC version 2015.7 | WORKFLOW

September 23, 2016 - Adobe updated their venerable workflow and cataloguing software to version 2015.7....and I'm underwhelmed. It's safe to...
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Domke F-803 Satchel | Fujifilm Branded

September 22, 2016 - I'm ashamed to say that this is my first BLOG post in awhile...in truth it's been sparse over the Summer because I've be...
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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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Waters of The North

August 07, 2016 - These images were shot with Fujifilm professional cameras and an assortment of lenses from 10mm to 200mm. Editing was do...
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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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The Lost Files of Morocco

July 06, 2016 - Some time ago my main photography workstation suffered a meltdown and as a result, a good deal of unarchived images were...
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Transporting Your Drone | Denuoniss Drone Bag

July 02, 2016 - Almost every major drone manufacturer provides some sort of case to store their aircraft. Depending on the size of the p...
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Setting Up your Drone Camera for the Best Footage ***UPDATED***

June 21, 2016 - Most consumer level drones ($2000'ish or less) come with a bog-standard camera which is fine for 99% of the people who b...
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Postcard From Bonaire

June 09, 2016 - Are you ready? Bonaire is the best island I've ever travelled to...to date. That may change as the bucket list get's wh...
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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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Underwater with the Fujifilm Finepix XP90

June 05, 2016 - I recently spent some time on the island of Bonaire with the new Fuji XP90 camera. I've previously reviewed the XP80 las...
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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-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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Fujifilm X70 Travel Review

March 05, 2016 - I'm in the British Virgin Islands and I've taken the new Fujifilm X70 camera with me! On approach to the airport in Cha...
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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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Happy New Year!

January 03, 2016 - So....was 2015 your year? If it was, congratulations are in order:-)...If not, don't fret. It's 2016 and you have anoth...
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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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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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Just Do It

December 05, 2015 - Canon EOS 5D MARK II W/EF 85mm F1.8 USM Lens
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Olympus O-MD E-M1 Firmware 4.0 Update

December 01, 2015 - I finally got a chance to download and update the E-M1 camera with Firmware 4.0. Much has been made of it prior to the N...
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1-2-3 HDR | Adobe Lightroom CC

November 29, 2015 - Fujifilm X-T1 W/ XF10-24mm F4 R OIS Lens | ISO200 - 10mm - F7.1 - 1/100 seconds T he above image generated a lot of que...
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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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Golden Hour Meets Blue Hour

November 27, 2015 - Gear Used: Fujifilm X-T1 Camera W/XF35mm F1.4 R lens and Vanguard VEO 265CB Tripod. Post-Processing done in Adobe Lightr...
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Adobe Lightroom CC Version 6.3 Update

November 21, 2015 - Adobe is back with the newest version of the Lightroom CC software. I gave it the usual 48hrs before deciding if they h...
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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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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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Go Deep | Fujifilm Finepix XP80

November 03, 2015 - I love water and I'm a proud Aquarian. Spending a day on or in the water is no problem at all...I've done it and got wr...
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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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Tofino | Travel Photography

October 26, 2015 - Mountains towards Strathcona Provincial Park Gear Used: Fujifilm X-T1 Camera W/ XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR & XF10-24mm...
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Victoria, British Columbia | Travel Photography

October 18, 2015 - Coastline off Ucluelet - Fuji XF10-24mm F4 R OIS Day Four Like most places, history "only" begins when an adventurer/ex...
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Sailing The Gulfs | Day 1

October 03, 2015 - Sunset over the Gulf Islands It's pretty out here....in a rugged sort of way. 14 days and I'm still experiencing full-o...
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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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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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Do you Even Tether Bro?

July 20, 2015 - An answer to a recent question: No, not usually as a general practice...don't like to be tied down. Tethering is when y...
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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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HDR in Adobe Lightroom CC | High Dynamic Range Photography

July 14, 2015 - Years ago when a friend turned me unto HDR post-processing I thought it was pretty cool. After a dozen or so images I wa...
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The Bride's Photobox | Fuji Instax Share SP-1

July 14, 2015 - Brides typically wait anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks to receive their wedding images. I have two separate clients right now...
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Beauty Shoot & Retouch

July 13, 2015 - Shot with a Fujifilm X-T1 and XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS lens | Lighting - Bare Flashpoint 620M Strobe at 1/125 seconds a...
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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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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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Julie & Patrick's Country Wedding

June 28, 2015 - I rarely blog my client work but this one was special. The bride and I have been friends for many years and it was a tos...
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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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Model Development | Jazz

June 05, 2015 - From Velocci Model Management
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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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Gaudi | Travel

June 01, 2015 - There are words we use in everyday slang to describe things....gaudy comes to mind but I never gave it much thought befo...
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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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Double Denim #3

May 29, 2015 - Model: Jem Stylist: Shelly from Printvintage Shot with a Fujifilm X-T1 and XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS lens | Processed...
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Double Denim #2

May 28, 2015 - Model: Yala V MUA: Lisa Mark Shot with a Fujifilm X-T1 and XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS lens | Processed in Capture One P...
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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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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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Happy Mother's Day!

May 10, 2015 - Izzy wanted to do a photoshoot for her Mom in celebration of her big day. Her mother Beatrice is an educator, vintage f...
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Velvia

May 04, 2015 - Rich, Saturated and High Contrast are just a few of the descriptive terms landscape photographers have used since the 90...
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Blue

May 02, 2015 - "The Color Blue" I'm usually pretty observant. Love watching people as they go about their daily lives and interacting...
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Double Denim

April 29, 2015 - Model - Madeleine Styled by Printvintage Fujifilm XT-1 W/XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
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Sunset Over Cancun

April 28, 2015 - I'm a sucker for a hero sunrise/sunset and Mexico has some of the best. Whoever designed the hotel zone knows a thing or...
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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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Street Photography | Post Processing

April 21, 2015 - The purists might cry foul but I love making a street image back at the lab in post-production. Although I don't shoot "...
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Shooting Sports | Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro

April 19, 2015 - That old saying "Use it or Lose It" is so true...especially in this case. I haven't shot sporting events seriously in a...
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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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Fuji's Best Portrait Lens | XF56mm F1.2 R

April 11, 2015 - It's a good question because there is no right answer. You can use just about any lens to make portraits but practically...
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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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Light My Shot | Portable Lighting Gear

April 05, 2015 - Most people are all about the camera and lens of photography...rarely do I get questions about how I light my shots. So...
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Fuji X30 Notebook

March 24, 2015 - Images processed in Silkypix RAW Converter EX 2.0 Toronto Harbourfront Area | ISO 100 - F/5.6 - 1/480 - 7.1mm Toront...
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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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Fuji XF18-55MM F2.8-4 R LM OIS | PREVIEW

March 06, 2015 - In addition to that XF27mm F2.8 lens that I've been using again the last little while, I'm planning on a few shoots with...
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Olympus ED M.Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 Pro | 3 Month Update

March 03, 2015 - It's hard to believe that we are already into March...my first wedding of the year is fast approaching and iIt's like Ja...
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Fuji XF27mm F2.8

March 02, 2015 - Fujinon XF27mm F2.8 lens with Fuji XT-1 ILC Apologies in advance for cracking your monthly internet bandwidth quota. Th...
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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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Olympus OM-D EM5 MK II High Resolution Shot Sample

February 24, 2015 - So it seems to work but not without yet another step in the workflow process since it has to be imported into Adobe Phot...
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Fuji XF16-55mm 1:2.8 R LM WR | Part II

February 22, 2015 - After a couple of weeks...PART II. I really put this lens through the ringer because I wanted to love it. As far as I'm...
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Fuji XF16-55mm 1:2.8 R LM WR | Part I

February 15, 2015 - ***Update*** PART II Completed I like the way Fuji handles their business. They must be taking a few pages out of th...
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Gear Acquisition Syndrome | Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

February 08, 2015 - Yes, I am in fact still alive...my thanks to those of you who sent me birthday wishes a couple of weeks back. As a gener...
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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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Client Portrait

January 21, 2015 - One of my long-time clients is launching her first book next month featuring an image from a series of portraits I shot...
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Morning Tea

January 19, 2015 - Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Pentax Takumar S-M-C 50mm 1.4 | Shot Settings: F/4 @ 1/20s ISO 200
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Milk & Cookies

January 17, 2015 - Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Pentax Takumar S-M-C 50mm 1.4 | Shot Settings: F/2.8 @ 1/40s ISO 200
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Pentax Super Multi Coated Takumar 50 1.4 | Adapted to an E-M1 Camera

January 14, 2015 - I picked up this lens in a sale/trade deal a few days back. As part of my gear bag reorganization I sold off my well reg...
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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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Happy New Year !

January 02, 2015 - I spent the first half of Day 1 at the Toronto Polar Bear Dip. Apparently it's become "a thing" in a few countries. Peop...
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My Year With Mirrorless | Olympus

December 31, 2014 - Winding down to the final hours of 2014 and there is just enough time to squeeze out the very last BLOG posting of the y...
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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro | USER REVIEW

December 28, 2014 - Review Notes All images are cropped except Olympus product shots. I wanted to see how well they held up to deep editing...
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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro | Preview

December 23, 2014 - Preview of the new Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 Pro lens tested at 150mm (300mm in DSLR terms) and wide open (F/2.8). S...
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Fuji XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS

December 21, 2014 - **UPDATE** I've been submitting some of my mirrorless files to my stock agency and the one below was accepted a few day...
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Fujifilm Classic Chrome | Fuji X30 Street

December 18, 2014 - Fuji has officially dropped their Classic Chrome film simulation for the X-Series cameras and it's now my new favourite...
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My Year With Mirrorless | Fuji Cameras

December 18, 2014 - So...here we are. The dwindling days of 2014. Every photographer I know is doing their annual list of camera hits and m...
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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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I Love This Picture #18 | Water Taxi

December 08, 2014 - This first image is just for back-story purposes...the last one is the money shot. There we were, sharing the back of t...
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Fuji XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR | Part I **UPDATE**

November 25, 2014 - Update: Nov. 30/2014 PART II I've gotten a high number of email replies to my post about the new Fuji XF50-140mm F2.8...
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Fuji XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR |Part I

November 23, 2014 - ***UPDATE*** to PART I Update: Nov. 30/2014 PART II I've had a sample of the Fuji XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR for a fe...
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Peak Design Camera Clip

November 08, 2014 - When I was over in Africa this past summer a fellow X-Photographer showed me this little gadget made by Peak Design. I...
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Color and lack Thereof

November 01, 2014 - Fujifilm XT-1 W/56mm 1.2 R | Processed in Adobe Lightroom 5.6
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Fuji X30 | Part III

October 20, 2014 - The jury is out on whether or not compact cameras are still relevant. The new crop of smart phone cameras, iPads and int...
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Taming Noise in Adobe Lightroom

October 18, 2014 - The images after the jump have two things in common: They were all shot at High ISO (800 and above) for me this really...
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Photo Essay | Lamanai

October 17, 2014 - Is that what you consider to be hard? Those words came from my great grandfather one evening. I was about 6 years old...
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Color Is Subjective | Accurate vs Pleasing

October 13, 2014 - Happy Thanksgiving (if you are in Canada) and I'll lead off this BLOG post with food.... BBQ Chicken [Fujifilm XE-1 W...
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Sharpness Is An Illusion PART II | Lens Selection FAQ

October 11, 2014 - [Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera with M.Zuiko 12-40mm F2.8 Pro Lens] Part II of the lens sharpness issue This was a popular t...
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Post-Processing Fuji RAW Files | Silkypix

October 07, 2014 - I take back most of what I've said about the Silkypix RAW Converter software over the years. If you are willing to inve...
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Post-Processing Mirrorless RAW Files | Olympus Viewer 3

October 04, 2014 - At the risk of this becoming a mirrorless camera BLOG I wanted to share some observations I have when it comes to workfl...
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Fuji X30 | Day Two Review

October 03, 2014 - I have professional photo friends who wouldn't be caught dead with a compact camera. Personally I've always found very g...
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Sharpness Is An Illusion | Lens Selection FAQ

September 30, 2014 - PART II HERE Hippo | Fujifilm XT-1 W/XF 56mm F1.2 R Prime Lens @ F/2.8, ISO 200 and 1/400 seconds The Title is both...
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Fuji X30 | Day One Review

September 29, 2014 - Earlier this month Fuji announced the new X30 compact camera shortly before Photokina and I've been waiting to try one o...
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Photo Essay | Marrakech, Morocco

September 26, 2014 - This is the fourth Photo Essay and last from my recent travels abroad. I started out in Canada, went to Spain then Afric...
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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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Photo Essay | Barcelona, Spain

September 22, 2014 - Spain...continued | Fuji XT-1 W/XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS Christopher Columbus looms large over the main square in Barcelona...
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Photo Essay | Essaouira, Morocco

September 18, 2014 - We flew into Morocco, landing in Marrakech and in doing so, I became the second person in my family to set foot on the A...
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Photo Essay | Valencia, Spain

September 17, 2014 - I'm gonna get deep for a minute... No matter where you apply for a job some idiot always asks "what do you think your b...
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Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 PRO Lens

September 15, 2014 - I'm really liking the collapsible hood! And new tethered shooting capability...Firmware 2.0 I believe.
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REVIEW | Fujifilm X-M1 and X-A1

September 11, 2014 - Photokina is about to kick off in Germany and I'm sure Fuji will be springing some new stuff on the scene that may overs...
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Canadian Art Song Project | Lawrence and Steven

September 11, 2014 - A very fun portrait session for my friends over at WEDGE15 and the talented Directors at Canadian Art Song Project. F...
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Preview | Fuji X30

September 09, 2014 - It's been a handful of years since I got my X10. I actually owned it twice, returning to it after selling my Canon Power...
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Retouching | What, Why, When

August 20, 2014 - So this is the RAW file conversion, straight from the photographer's camera. Dull, soft and full of things you want to f...
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Maternity | Baby Clarke On The Way

August 18, 2014 - The best part of working for couples getting married is when they ring you a year later to announce mini-me's on the way...
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New Wallpaper | Small Dunes

August 14, 2014 - Shot recently at the Cheltenham Badlands Olympus OM-D E-M1 Camera with M.Zuiko 12-40mm F/2.8 Pro lens DOWNLOAD [HERE]...
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Photo Essay | My Strange Paradox

August 10, 2014 - I love watching people work especially when I'm relaxing....my strange paradox. Not the kind of person who hates their...
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Photo Essay | Pictures (NSFW)

August 06, 2014 - Someone asked me recently why I like taking pictures. After-all it's my day job and most people want to leave their day...
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Photo Essay | Small Things

August 04, 2014 - It was Simcoe Day here in Canada, an auspicious day for me on a few levels. I went hiking at the Forks of the Credit Pro...
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Horology | Olympus OM-D E-M1

August 02, 2014 - What I do when there is 2+ hours worth of wedding video rendering away on the workstation... Olympus OM-D E-M1 with M...
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Model Development | Jessica by Juliette Benoit

July 31, 2014 - Fuji XT-1 W/XF56mm 1.2 R Mola Demi 22" Beauty Dish Processed in Adobe Lightroom 5.6 and Retouched in Adobe Photoshop C...
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Models | What Do I Look For

July 28, 2014 - In a word: Attitude I can do more with attitude than good looks and I mentioned that in a post a handful of months back...
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Shooting A Wedding | How Do I?

July 26, 2014 - If I got a Quarter ($) for every person who asks me how to shoot a wedding I would be filthy rich. At least a few times...
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Review | The Fujifilm XF10-24mmF4 R OIS

July 26, 2014 - First the Disclaimer(s) I'm not paid/sponsored by Fuji to say anything one way or the other about their gear. I'm fortu...
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"Tame" Model Retouch | Post Processing & Retouching

July 25, 2014 - Image provided by L. Gulkina A quick retouch of a model's photo Left Image: Typical RAW file, essentially a flat file...
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David | Model Portfolio Development

July 24, 2014 - David for Velocci Model Management Shot with a Fujifilm XT-1 W/XF56mm 1.2 R lens | 22" Silver Beauty Dish lit by a EF-4...
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The Printed Portfolio | Time For A Refresh

July 17, 2014 - I received a great email from someone wondering how I show my work to potential clients. It comes at a good time since I...
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Married With Friends | Summer Wedding

July 15, 2014 - Some pics from the smallest/shortest wedding of the season so far: The Happy Couple, a Priest, Close Friends and a warm...
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Babies... | Fuji XT-1 W/XF56mm 1.2 R

July 10, 2014 - I was taking pictures earlier with a client and her family. This little cutie is her first grandchild. We geared up with...
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Review | The Fujifilm XT-1 PART II

July 09, 2014 - Sufficiency: How Much Is Too Much? I get a lot of hate mail. Ok hate is a bit strong but let's just say quite a few peo...
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Video Sample | Fujifilm XT-1

July 08, 2014 - Gear Used Fuji XT-1 XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS When photographers think of making some video the Fuji cameras isn't what mos...
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Review | The Fujifilm XT-1 PART I

July 07, 2014 - After a short rest I have finally got my user review of the Fujifilm XT-1 under-way. I apologize to all the people who h...
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Back Soon | Travel

July 01, 2014 - Off to somewhere hot!
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Fujifilm Walk In The Park | Photowalk at The Evergreen Brickworks

July 01, 2014 - We had a great turnout of people to the Fuji photowalk event at the Evergreen Brickworks...or the "Old Brickworks" for y...
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I love This picture #15 | Poker Face

June 30, 2014 - This year I've been shooting less weddings and more children and newborn portraits. Most people would find that odd sinc...
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Macro Critters | Olympus OM-D E-M1 - M.Zuiko 12-40 F2.8 Pro

June 29, 2014 - Summer has finally arrived and with good enough light to leave the majority of my gear behind when I go out hiking. The...
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Prom Night | Social Media Squares

June 23, 2014 - Fujifilm XT-1 XF 56mm 1.2 R XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS
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Yorkville Exotic Car Show | Street

June 18, 2014 - Lot's of modern exotics.... But I went for the old school cool...rides. Images shot with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and...
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I love This picture #14 | Dusty Sunset in Indio

June 15, 2014 - Shot on the way back from a hike around the Salton Sea area. Starting around dusk most evenings the sky catches on fire.
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Mexico | Travel

June 13, 2014 - Travel images taken with a variety of Fuji Cameras and lenses.
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Dominican Republic | Travel

June 12, 2014 - Travel images taken with an Olympus Camera and zoom lens.
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Fashion Retouch | Post Processing & Retouching

June 11, 2014 - Post Processing and Split Toning in Adobe Lightroom 5.4 | Retouching in Adobe Photoshop CC Images provided by L. Gulk...
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Street | Adobe Lightroom 5 Film Presets

June 05, 2014 - The last time I shot film was in high school. I didn't know much about different film types back then but the coach woul...
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Micro Four Thirds, Focal Length and Aperture | The Myths Debunked

May 27, 2014 - I've been away travelling this past week and got a few emails asking me to clarify some things with respect to Micro Fou...
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Mike | Model Portfolio Development

May 09, 2014 - Mike for Velocci Model Management
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Good times.... | Fuji Instax Share SP-1

May 05, 2014 - I'm pretty sour on camera manufacturers in general. My laundry list is pretty big but mostly it centers around their la...
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When Things Were Simple...

May 02, 2014 - Remember when the biggest problem in your life was where to ride bikes and hang out with your friends? We work all year...
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Back To Nature | Adobe Lightroom 5.4

April 30, 2014 - Kudos to Adobe & Fuji for getting it mostly right with the newest version of Lightroom. I've been using it to process ne...
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Beautiful Woman of Virtue | Olympus OM-D E-M1

April 29, 2014 - Model: Julia Designer & Makeup Artist: Robin Wright, Yeshua Apparel Wardrobe Stylist: Sarveen Kaur
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I Love This Picture #12 | Kerry-Ann

April 29, 2014 - Model, Dancer, Speaker and Event Host MUA/Hairstylist: Nicole Ertle The Original Image: Shot in RAW, post-processed...
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Fuji XF56mm 1.2 R - Natural Light Portrait & Studio

April 22, 2014 - These outtake images are from a model portfolio development session today. I got the chance to try the Fuji XF 56mm 1.2...
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Microsoft Windows Wallpaper Images | Wide Screen

April 21, 2014 - By popular demand I'm making some of my sunrise/sunset images available for download [HERE] These images were recently...
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Cosyspeed Camslinger 160 | Part I

April 21, 2014 - I came across a forum posting for this camera bag and contacted the company to see if I could get a sample to try out an...
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Street Wanderer

April 19, 2014 - And some Punch buggies...
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Fuji XF 56mm 1.2 R Part II | Mexico

April 10, 2014 - I spent a week in Mexico with the new Fuji XF 56mm 1.2 R prime lens. If you want to cut to the chase without reading the...
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I Love This Picture #10 | Simply Red

April 01, 2014 - Red Hair- Check Freckles - Check Smoldering Eyes - Check Lit with a Canon 580EX Speedlite and a Cameron Beauty Dish
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Whitney | Beauty Shoot

March 30, 2014 - Model: Whitney, Names Runway Milano MUA: Noor Artistry
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Be Yourself

March 28, 2014 - Everyone else is taken...
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Fujifilm XF 56mm F/1.2 R | The Holy Trinity is Complete

March 25, 2014 - Check out what I got my hands on yesterday! I've been waiting to try the new 56mm lens out since it was first announced...
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The Machine View | Making of Face Cartography

March 19, 2014 - Blogged with kind permission from Daniel Boschung " ‘The Machine View’ is the Swiss publicity and coverage photograph...
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Model Makeover | How The Magic Happens

March 17, 2014 - I take a lot of shit from my female friends when it comes to shooting models and retouching. I'm accused of setting unre...
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Street | San Pedro, Belize

March 10, 2014 - The first thing you notice when you step out of the airport and into the street is an almost eerie quiet. With all the c...
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Belize | Fuji XF55-200mm

February 07, 2014 - Disclaimer: I'm out of practice when it comes to nature photography. I've spent the better part of the last few years sh...
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Fuji X-E2 W/XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS Lens | Part 3

January 20, 2014 - ...At ISO 1600 Lit with a combination of ambient light from my balcony windows and a speedlite at 1/128th power.
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Fuji X-E2 W/ XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS Lens | PART 2

January 18, 2014 - I quit using zoom lenses for my everyday work a few years back. The specs and review sites seem to agree that image qual...
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Client Prints

January 07, 2014 - Love seeing my client portraits in print!
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I Love This Picture #6

January 04, 2014 - We were finishing up a senior student portrait session at location one (Graffiti Alley in Toronto) when we came across t...
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Wedding Details - Food

January 03, 2014 - No wedding is complete without good food and plenty of drinks.
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Fuji VS Canon

January 02, 2014 - I do social media styled portraits for my friends every year. 2013 was the first time in close to 5 years that I haven't...
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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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Wish I Had Your Job.....

December 11, 2013 - Said my idiot friend. "I would love to take pictures of naked women all day long and get paid for it". Jerk. He should...
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Photographer Smack-Down

October 19, 2013 - Watch the original video here now!!! http://youtu.be/oReLN5nntKw
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