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.  …

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Man Down!

The other day I was experiencing issues with my Mac Pro, it would lockup when I would open up Lightroom.  I thought that it was quite strange considering that OSx would freeze, but I could move my mouse around freely.  I didn't know what was causing the issue so I started at the Disk Utility …

It’s in the Details

Some time ago I wrote my mid year update on what I've been up to.  I touched on some of the changes I've seen in my industry.  I also rekindled my passion with shooting beauty.  While I was thinking of something to write for the blog I realized that I didn't share the pics from that a particular …

Q & A: Redrock Micro Video Rig

For those that follow my blog regularly know that I shoot video with the DSLR every now and then.  While video is not my primarily bread and butter, sort of speak, its more of a creative outlet.  Just another medium to capture beauty and fashion. Last week I took a behind the scenes pic of the …

Sony QX10: The Smart Phone’s Camera

Sony QX10 & iPhone 5S Now here's something unique with a cool factor.  A camera that is a smart phone accessory. Say what!? Wait a minute, a camera for your smart phone!?  What's the purpose if smart phones already have a built in camera.   Ahhh yes, however more than likely that smart phone camera …

Oh Sunny Days

Christina.  Sony A7R | Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 The great thing about living in Southern California is the beautiful weather.  Its great just about 300 days a year.  Living in California we pay for this so called "sunshine tax" where one can enjoy the outdoors without having to plan based on the weather. So what does …

Sony A7r Histogram vs Blinkies

Histogram vs Blinkies While I've been testing out the Sony A7r I haven't had a chance to write up a formal review of what I think of the camera from a fashion & beauty point of view.  I'm glad that I didn't rush to writing up one.  So the other night, Charles Lucima calls me …

New Addition to the Analog Tool Box

Kodak Pakon F-135 Plus One of my challenges with film is trying to get lab quality scans from home.  For those that have been long time film shooters know that isn't possible without an actual lab scanner.  For my purposes, I've been using the Epson V700 and was content.  I may not be getting the …

New Kid on the Block – Sony A7R

Sony A7R Zeiss  |  35 f/2.8 Back in October I wrote up a blog post contemplating the Sony A7R.  After reading some reviews I decided to stick with my pre-order. There was a few things that got me second guessing the A7R , it seemed to be more suited for the landscape photographer given the …