Getting Down A New Workflow
By Alik / 15, June

With the introduction of Aurora HDR into my workflow, editing is getting pretty cool and

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An Escape To New Mexico | A7rII – XT2 – X100F
By Alik / 19, May

Traveling though New Mexico with the Sony A7rII, Fujifilm X-T2 and the X100F. Plus a look at Aurora HDR, my new favorite software.

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Fujifilm X-Pro 2 | Beautiful Imperfections
By Alik / 22, April

The Fujifilm X-Pro 2 as of late, has been my favorite camera to use for incidental photography. I kind of just leave it around so it’s very accessible, near the front door or wherever and grab it whenever I go outside. Aside from my X100F, it’s become my grab it and go camera with the advantage of swapping lenses depending on the mood I’m in.

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A Stroll Through Santa Monica | A7rII + Helios
By Alik / 09, April

In the very little free time I have these days, I’ve been still trying to go out and shoot at least on the weekends or between jobs. Finding time to actually process the photos is a whole different story.

For this set my wife and our little one took a stroll down to Santa Monica with my Sony A7rII and a Helios 44M-2.

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A Wedding At A Museum | X100F
By Alik / 27, March

These last few years it seems like it’s been one wedding after the next. They’re usually pretty fun, but always a challenge with the little one, except maybe this wedding – this one was awesome.

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Industar 50mm f3.5 Review | A Fantastic Lens . . . Sometimes
By Alik / 20, March

I’ve recently acquired a new addiction to vintage lenses after have too much fun shooting with some Leica M mount lenses and some old M42 mount lenses.

One of the more interesting vintage lenses is the Russian made M42 mount Industar 50mm f3.5 pancake lens.

The Industar has won lots of praise over the decades and people really seem to love it.

So is the lens good?

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Sony A6300 – One Last Hurrah
By Alik / 14, February

I decided to sell my Sony A6300, but before I could let it go, I had to take it out one final Voyage. So I adapted my 1980s Helios 44M and headed to the long beach aquarium with my family.

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Sunset Over Palm Springs & An Annoying A7rII
By Alik / 29, December

I pulled out my ol Sony A7rII again. I had to take a break from it for awhile and focus on some of my Fujifilm lens reviews. You know, I never did a full review on the Sony A7r II. Weird right? But there is a good reason . . . I don’t really love it. And because I don’t love it, it’s hard for me to get excited enough about it to spend the time reviewing it. It’s almost a super cool camera, almost, but there are a few things that really bother me.

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Little Noodle Monster & A Homemade Studio
By Alik / 16, December

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.

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