Category Archives: Technology + Gear

New Aperture Expert Article | Good News & Bad News


I have ¬†good news and bad news… First with the good news.

I like to consider myself pretty advanced when it comes to technology and managing my digital life. My favorite tool to manage and edit my photos is a program which was made by Apple called Aperture. A few months ago I signed up to be a contributor over at and write some articles on how I use Aperture. My latest article¬†was just published and it’s about using the Fonts window to customize text in the Aperture Bookmaking tool. Please check it out, I would greatly appreciate it!

Now, the bad news…

Travel Lenses | Favorites + Suggestions


I was recently asked in a blog comment what my favorite lens is and what lens I would recommend for a traveler who needs a new lens. There really is no right or wrong answer to this question. Below I’m going to try to give you my thoughts about my favorite lens to use while traveling and what I would consider based on the style of shooting you are doing. Take it all in with a grain of salt, as these are just my favorites and the workflow I have developed over time for myself. READ MORE

Zoom Zoom

20130906-091848.jpg Happy Friday! Here’s a couple of fun Car detail shots I took of my Mazda CX5 and my Wife’s mini cooper. I’ve been using these photos as a fun test of lighting with my new Lumopro LP180. I really like the new LP180 design and have been using it for a bunch of corporate headshots at my office. It’s been a nice upgrade from the old LP160. One of my favorite improvements is the fact it remembers my settings when I turn the unit off. I used to have to remember what power level each unit was at when I left the room and powered off, now I just come back right to where I was before :-). Overall the flash is great! READ MORE

Gear Alert! NEX-6

Sony NEX-6

I just got the Sony NEX-6 mirroless camera. Ever since my trip to Victoria I’ve been looking at the lighter mirrorless cameras as a better travel camera. I wanted a camera that I could carry around, shoot with a good amount of control, but not leave my hand and back aching at the end of the day. After a bit of research I decided to go with the NEX-6, my second choice the OM-D from Olympus was a close contender but just out of my price range, and the placement of the Electronic viewfinder on top gave it a slightly larger profile.

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