Author: Alik

Little Noodle Monster & A Homemade Studio

  16.12.2016   Alik   Blog   No comments

I’m by no means a professional studio photographer and come to find out, you don’t have to be to get some great shots. So ignore the ego of most photographers, this is actually pretty easy if you already have a decent understanding of photography and lighting. The Photoshop is the hardest part.

So for those that have no idea how this works, I’ll share with you a little on what I do, my gear and how I’ve set it up.

Morning Sun | Tokyo

  9.12.2016   Alik   Blog   No comments

Traveling to Tokyo from California is always great for the first few days because it’s very easy to wake up for the sunrise. I don’t typically wake up until 10am since my lifestyle of working as an editor for an ad agency has made me completely nocturnal. So when you factor in the time difference between California and Tokyo, sleeping in until 5am is perfect for me.

Best Memory Cards For The Sony RX100 V

  4.12.2016   Alik   Memory Cards   No comments

The Sony RX100 V is the latest update to the sony RX100 line. It features mostly the same guts, but with a few new bells and whistles, one being a massive buffer and an insane frame rate. But with such a large buffer, do we really need the fastest memory cards and has Sony improved their terrible memory card performance?

To find out I’ve put all the most popular memory cards through a speed test to see which works the best.

Must Have GoPro Hero5 Accessories

  27.11.2016   Alik   Uncategorized   2 Comments

With the new design of the GoPro Hero5 also comes a ton of new accessories, like screen protectors, batteries, grips etc. 

I’ve been shooting a ton with my GoPro Hero5 and have put together a list of all the best accessories for this camera. This list doesn’t have everything and I’m still testing out a lot of stuff, but I will continue to update this as I find new cool accessories.

Fujifilm 35mm f2.0 – Review & Sample Photos

  20.11.2016   Alik   Blog, Lens Reviews, Reviews   No comments

The Fujifilm 35mm f2 R WR lens is one of those lenses that you can just fall in love with almost immediately. It’s small, fairly inexpensive and produces some really nice image quality. But more than that, it’s got character.

Although the Fujinon 35mm f2 is by no means perfect, the lens is priced in such a way that many of its flaws can be forgiven. It’s also incredibly durable, making this lens my first choice for anyone looking to jump into some primes.

Dazaifu | A Walk Through Tradition

  13.11.2016   Alik   Blog   No comments

After spending a lot of time in Japan and getting use to the culture shock, I’ve finally begun to see things differently.

A Quick Stay In Yufuin Japan | X-Pro2 / X-T2

  6.11.2016   Alik   Blog   No comments

We took the train from Fukuoka to Yufuin Japan. The ride is a few hours through Japan’s countryside, carved out by rivers and rice fields hidden between volcanic peaks, the landscape here is amazing and is one of Kyushu’s must see spots. It’s also a great place to relax, or to just shoot some travel photography.

The Beauty Of Simplicity | Fujifilm X-Pro 2

  31.10.2016   Alik   Blog   No comments

You can spend hundreds, or even thousands on landscape photography tutorials, or . . . you can just shoot with Fujifilm.

Here is all I did to get these results.

Best CFast Memory Card – A Speed Comparison

  25.10.2016   Alik   Memory Cards   No comments

While CFast memory cards are relatively new to the Market, they are growing more popular with Cinema cameras like the BlackMagic URSA the Arri and now they’ve made their way into the DSLR market with the Canon 1DX II.

Like all memory cards, performance and speed are different between brands and some CFast memory cards are better than others. 

In this guide we’ve tested all the most popular CFast and CFast 2.0 memory cards to determine which cards are the fastest and perform the best.

Fujifilm 27mm f2.8 – Review & Sample Photos

  24.10.2016   Alik   Blog, Lens Reviews, Reviews   1 Comment

The Fujinon 27mm f2.8 pancake lens is one of Fujifilm’s smallest and lightest lenses and is a perfect fit for the photographer looking for something compact and low profile for street shooting or travel.

The 27mm produces an field of view with the 35mm equivalent of 41mm. From overall image quality to the mechanical build, this lens is a very solid lens. Optically it can produce some amazing images while never holding you back with any major flaws.

Because of its small size and weight, it becomes one of those specialty lenses that every Fujifilm shooter should consider taking a second look at.