Instagram: Best Nine 2016

In the past week I've been seeing this thing called "Best Nine 2016" being posted on Instagram.  Out of curisity I googled what this was about and discovered that there was a website that was creating a collage of one's top nine Instagram pics were based on likes for 2016. I figured since there has …

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The Reveal

Its been awhile since my last blog post so I figured I'd write something.  Its also been awhile since I've shot some Polaroids.  Given that my last blog post was about the end of Fuji's FP-100C I was in the mood to shoot some Polaroids. Since I had a test coming up with Sydney of No …

End of an Era: Fuji Peel-Apart Instant Film

Here's another of many blog posts that sat unfinished in my query.  This was practically finished in terms of being written the day of when the Fuji announced the news, however I didn't have any scanned Polaroids to accompany this write up. Its another sad day for instant film photographers.  While Fuji's Instax film still …

Who Doesn’t Like Free – Nik Collection

I'm a fan of the free.  Freedom, free lunch and free software. Google recently announced that Nik Collection will be free to all.  If you're not familiar with the software its definitely worth a look if you're into photo editing software. Personally I don't use Nik Collection or any presets, however I've seen some really …

Photoshop Disasters

Photographers can consider themselves to be a photo retoucher at some level, whether its the occasional zit zapper of portraits, iPhone app user of selfies (i.e. Facetune) or high end retoucher for advertising campaigns.  And by 'photographer' I use that term loosely so before I tangent off into some rant let me gather my thoughts bear …

Road Trip Diaries 2015

The great thing about having friends that share similar passions is when we can get together for a road trip and enjoy the vast beautiful landscapes that mother nature has to offer. A few years ago Charles Lucima and I took a day trip to the Eastern Sierra Nevadas.  If you missed that I wrote about …

Just Shoot

I've never been good at taking landscapes.  Actually let me rephrase that.  I've don't have the patience for taking landscapes.  As a fashion photographer I can appreciate the beauty and skill of a landscape photographer, but couldn't pull it off myself.  With that being said it doesn't stop me from attempting it.  I may not …

Out with the Old

Ever had that feeling of excitement while opening the anti-static bags of a hard drive?  Not many can relate, but let me tell you why I was excited.  For the last 3 weeks I've been playing Russian roulette with my hard drives.  I've been running my RAID 1 setup with only one working hard drive.  …

Sad Day: Costco & Film Processing

Have you ever had a bomb of bad news just drop on your chest?  If so, then you know the feelings I'm going through.  Actually its not as bad as it seems, but let me try to paint the picture.  Its like getting news that your pet goldfish died.  You know its going to happen, …