Thanks to the awesome folks at Looking Glass Photo I had a chance to test out a shiny new Olympus camera this weekend. For free, and you can too! Well, at least if you live in the Bay area. Here’s a … Continue reading →
Sometimes it doesn’t have to be about the size of the sensor or the number of megapixels, nor technical perfection and image quality. After editing these and getting them to the point that I felt compelled to leave them alone … Continue reading →
I was recently reminded by an artistically inclined sibling of mine that I should continue to develop my understanding of composition and design. It’s hard to find time for formal studies, but there is an activity that I have been doing for the last couple … Continue reading →
I’m traveling a bit right now, and finding myself shooting on the streets a lot. NYC is one of my favorite places to shoot classic-style street photos. I guess that’s because the genre was basically invented here.
Pints for Paws is a local fundraiser for the Berkeley Humane Society. Tons of micro and a few macro breweries set up in a parking lot and served all the beer we could drink. Some of the gourmet food trucks that the S.F. Bay … Continue reading →
After taking some time to get good OOC B&W images from the OMD EM5 with Zeiss C Sonnar 50/1.5, I’m now taking a closer look at the color profile of this lens/sensor combo. So far, so good, but JPEGs aren’t quite as … Continue reading →
Can you use the C Sonnar T* 1,5/50 ZM and OM-D E-M5 for sports photography!?
Yes it sounds like a crazy choice – an old-style manual focus rangefinder lens, plus a micro four-thirds camera, but surprisingly enough the pictures turned out to be quite satisfying once I worked out some details. Continue reading →
I like to get across a sense of place through pictures. The Treasure Island flea market is a unique place with many characters, and even a bit of magic, but it takes some serious effort to do it justice through photography. For me, the best tool for large crowded spaces like this, with lots of nostalgia and human drama, is a classic 50mm lens on a full-frame camera. I’ve tried using a 50mm equivalent on a smaller sensor in this same setting, but the perspective just doesn’t look right to me. Continue reading →