Fujifilm X-T2 Best Accessories
Fujifilm X-T2 Battery Grip Review – A Must Have
By Alik / 26, August

I finally bit the bullet and got the Fujifilm X-T2 battery grip. I’ve been putting it off because I just wasn’t sure if I really would need this and take advantage of the extra features it offered – long story short, I bought it and it’s awesome. 

Here are a few of my thoughts and a break down of how it works.

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Canon SL2 (EOS 200D) – First Impressions
By Alik / 19, August

I don’t do a lot of reviews on cameras I don’t own, but recently I had the Canon SL2 for a weekend and was so impressed by the way it shot and felt that I had to take it out for a day of shooting.

Here are my initial impressions. 

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Mastering Manual Focus | Fujifilm XT2
By Alik / 30, July

Lately I’ve been shooting quite a bit with the Helios 44-2 and other old vintage m42 manual focus lenses from the 80’s. While shooting with manual lenses takes more time and isn’t always as precise, it’s much more rewarding and you feel like you have complete control of every shot you take. 

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Helios-44-2 Prod Shots
Helios 44-2 Review | A King Of Character
By Alik / 03, August

If you’re looking to get started collecting old vintage lenses from the 80’s and 90’s, then the Helios 44 series is a great place to start. They are known for their beautiful large swirling bubble bokeh.

There are several variations of this lens all with different character. They are all similar and different but built with the same goal – to copy the Zeiss Biotar.

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Summer In San Clemente | Fujifilm X-T2
By Alik / 03, July

For the fourth of July weekend we returned to my homeland to hang out with some family. Shot with the Fujifilm X-T2 and the Fujinon 56mm f1.2

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Malibu Girl | XT2
By Alik / 29, June

Not too far down in Malibu is this fancy little mall they call the Malibu County Mart. It’s a nice little escape from the over crowded city that is Los Angeles, but also is a great place for the little one to explore.

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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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Aurora HDR Review | More Than Just HDR Software
By Alik / 12, June

A detailed look at some of the great features of Macphuns Aurora HDR photo editing software. In my opinion, the best HDR software I’ve ever used and so much more.

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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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