Viva Las Vegas!

The Digital Underground workshop took to the streets of Las Vegas.

The Digital Underground workshop took to the streets of Las Vegas.

I’m back from leading a workshop with Deborah Sandidge to the always target-rich environment of Las Vegas, Nevada! This workshop was the first in a series we are calling “Digital Underground,” where we look for urban and edgy subjects, especially after dark!

Over the four day workshop, we hit some pretty amazing locations! You can see a gallery of images from the workshop here. Continue reading

The right way to handle a technical issue: Kudos to Fujifilm

2m 34s exposure showing evidence of a light leak from the left-side access cover in the Fujifilm X-T1

2m 34s exposure showing evidence of a light leak from the left-side access cover in the Fujifilm X-T1

A friend of mine mentioned that some Fujifilm X-T1 cameras were susceptible to light leaks when the side access port cover is open. I honestly don’t spend a lot of time scrubbing through all the online babble to worry myself with such things, but in this case I figured I’d check my camera. It turns out that the problem occurs if you have the left side access cover open in bright conditions. That’s important to me, because you need to have this particular cover open to use the remote release for long-exposures. I put my 15-stops of ND filtration on, grabbed a 2-minute exposure, and sure enough there were purple and orange streaks in the image; the classic sign of a light leak.

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A weekend with the Fujifilm X-T1

SR-71 Blackbird, Museum of Flight

SR-71 Blackbird, Museum of Flight. Fujifilm X-T1 with 14mm f/2.8 lens.

Spring break is upon us, and that often means family vacations. I took my son to Seattle for a short weekend adventure, and I brought the Fujifilm X-T1 and two lenses; the 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 and 14mm f/2.8. Yes, a very small kit. Because I was with my son, I knew I’d be mostly taking snapshots, so I figured this very small kit would do. The first thing I noticed was how easy it was to put everything underneath the seat in front of me on the plane, which was a CR-J regional jet. Continue reading