In September of 2014, Tropical Storm Norbert rolled across southern Nevada and Utah, unleashing a torrent of heavy rainfall in the desert. Flash floods caused significant damage in the area, washing away portions of Interstate 15 north of Las Vegas, and cutting off access to Salt Lake City, Utah. The flooding stranded vehicles and closed 30 miles of the interstate in both directions. This was the situation as I flew into Las Vegas to begin a landscape photography trip with my pal Bill Ratcliffe. Our itinerary included locations in Zion National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
"Do you trust me", Jody said, as I was setting up my Fuji XT-2 for a series of action shots. I said "sure", and turned around just as Jody was speeding towards my camera bag, and with a quick upward flick, executes a perfect "bunny hop" over the top of my unsuspecting, and fully loaded bag. "Wow", I thought, thinking I might be calling my insurance agent by the end of this shoot. Without missing a beat, I asked if he could do it again, settled into a camera position, and fired off a sequence of shots as he executed another perfect hop over my bag.
Hi everyone. I hope and trust that you all had a great holiday. I have been quite busy over the last few months with several projects, both work related, and photographic in nature. Recently my newest article was published in the Second Edition of Fuji X Passion Magazine as well as two new articles on my switch to Fuji Cameras and the settings I use for the majority of my photography. I have been working on a new series of barns and I recently shot a series of images to test out the auto-focus system on the Fuji XT-2. That blog post is coming in the next few days.
Hi everyone. This past week has been somewhat quiet, thankfully, and afforded me time to catch up on image processing and begin to think about some overall changes to my website. I also was able to get out for a little bit of photography at a family dinner event. This stunning red barn has been high on my list to photograph but I have just not been there at the right time when all of the conditions you might want - think clouds and light - have come together. As we pulled into the farm I knew it was going to be great, though I had barely a half an hour until sunset, which meant I had maybe 45 to 50 minutes of shooting time. While my wife went on in to the dinner I was running through a pasture of emerald green grass to get to the barn.
Hi everyone, and welcome to this blog post on my camera settings with the Fuji X System. It is a question I have received several times and it often comes up during workshops where I see so many folks struggling with their cameras and settings. Now, while the focus of this post is centered around my Fuji cameras, I will say that the best set-up is the one that works for you and makes you feel confident as you operate your camera. And in order to do that you need to learn your camera forwards and backwards, develop and understanding of how you want to approach your photography, and then work on it until it becomes automatic. The last thing you need to be doing when in the moment of capture is to fumble with your camera or the settings.
It would seem that the fortuitous occasion to photograph combines working the Fall soybean harvest continues. Only a few days ago I was able to shoot a harvest while who-leading a photo walk in the Ag Preserve of Montgomery County, Maryland (See "Chasing the Harvest at Shepherd's Hey Farm"). And now today, while heading home from the office I happened upon another harvest just outside of Shepherdstown, WV.