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Getting Down A New Workflow

  15.06.2017   Alik   Blog   No comments

With the introduction of Aurora HDR into my workflow, editing is getting pretty cool and a lot quicker, but it now means I have to use three different programs (Lightroom,

An Escape To New Mexico | A7rII – XT2 – X100F

  19.05.2017   Alik   Blog   9 Comments

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

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 | Beautiful Imperfections

  22.04.2017   Alik   Blog   2 Comments

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.

A Stroll Through Santa Monica | A7rII + Helios

  9.04.2017   Alik   Blog   No comments

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.

A Wedding At A Museum | X100F

  27.03.2017   Alik   Blog   No comments

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.

Industar 50mm f3.5 Review | A Fantastic Lens . . . Sometimes

  20.03.2017   Alik   Blog, Lens Reviews, Reviews   2 Comments

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?

Fujifilm X100F – A Real World Review

The X100F is Fujifilm’s new masterpiece and the fourth addition to the famous x100 line of cameras. The X100F seems to have taken the biggest step forward of any of the X100 camera upgrades with a new 24MP sensor and new battery for improved life and performance. Not only that but the X100F is also a autofocusing beast.

It’s what I consider the most versatile fixed lens camera money can buy and a street photographers dream come true.

Sony A6300 – One Last Hurrah

  14.02.2017   Alik   Blog   No comments

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.

Sunset Over Palm Springs & An Annoying A7rII

  29.12.2016   Alik   Blog   2 Comments

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.

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.