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Getting The Shot!

May 16, 2018 - XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR | 400mm F5.6 ISO640!/30 sec Two part email (question) on how I get the shots.. The fir...
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Adobe Lightroom ver 7.3 | WORKFLOW

April 09, 2018 - Adobe's ears must be burning.... All the talk about Capture One being a better RAW file processor must be messing with...
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Fujifilm X RAW Studio | WORKFLOW

December 02, 2017 - Fujifilm announced the X RAW Studio conversion package a few days ago and surprisingly...not to very much fanfare. Pers...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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Color Grading | Post Processing & Retouching

June 07, 2014 - When most people think of color grading film work comes to mind. If you have ever watched CSI Miami you probably guessed...
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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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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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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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Naked Radio

March 24, 2014 - Lit with a mono-light and medium Octabank modifier. Silver circular reflector underneath for fill. Models: Julian & Ste...
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Adobe ACR 8.4 RC and Fuji RAW Files | Final Verdict

March 22, 2014 - I'm giving Adobe ACR 8.4 RC a B-Minus for images of people and things, but a C for landscape and complex architecture....
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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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Sand Surfer

March 16, 2014 - Model: Julia MUA: Jade T
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Fuji Long Exposure | Orange Crush

March 13, 2014 - Combine a crisp late Winter night, too much coffee and 3 hours of video to render and you get lot's of time while the co...
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Beauty Light Deconstruction

March 01, 2014 - Makeup Artistry by Krystle Hill Styling by Sarveen Kaur Post-Processing & Retouching By Anna Rovkina Lighting Setup...
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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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Bling & Beauty

January 09, 2014 - A beauty and Jewelry with some bling loaned from a client and his son. My team I lit the shots with a single 86 inch...
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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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Beauty & Fashion - Francine

December 01, 2013 - Wardrobe Stylist: Sarveen Kaur Makeup Artist: Krystle Hill Retoucher: Melissa Green Model: Francine at B & M Canon...
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Fuji - XF14mm F/2.8 R PART 2

November 09, 2013 - The XF35mm 1.4 R is supposed to be the rock-star of the Fuji lens lineup but I have a soft spot for the 14mm. I recently...
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