Colbor CL100X Video Light For Photography Review

In 2022, I got more and more into video and photographic lighting. It was part of my quest to get outside my box of being a "natural light" photographer, and instead own up to what it really meant: I was afraid of lighting. So when the Colbor CL100X came in the mail (Full disclosure, Colbor sent me this light, but didn't dictate any conditions and will not…

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Sometimes Art is About DOING

I passed this amazing barn probably dozens of times through the years. Every time I did, I thought: "I'll come back. I don't feel it right now." But one of the things I'm learning is that art and creation, sometimes, is just about DOING. Taking the photo. Putting the word on the page. Dipping the brush in the paint. Sometimes to "feel it" you have to just…

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Micro Four Thirds – STILL Awesome in 2023

In 2022, I went on more mini photo adventures through the Midwest than I ever have. This one trip to Taylor, Nebraska really stood out for me in a few ways. One, is that it was an amazing day, starting off with some fog, and I had beautiful sunlight and good clouds throughout. And the second reason was a surprising one: some of my favorites were from…

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Fujifilm X-T5 Review: Beautiful but Flawed

INTRO - I first got into the Fuji system with the venerable X-T1, almost eight years ago. That camera had 16 megapixels, and I STILL love many of the photos taken with it. Here we are in 2023 with a brand new camera that has all the dials that made many of us fall in love with Fuji, and a brand new X-Trans 5 sensor with 40…

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“November Wind” Jpeg Recipe for X-Trans 5

Film Simulation: Nostalgic Neg Grain Effect - Strong/Small Color Chrome FX Blue - Strong White Balance - Daylight Tone Curve: H+2 S+2 Color: -2 I went out to take photographs with my new X-T5 I received earlier today and felt like dialing in a film recipe for the blue skies and beautiful clouds I encountered. It's one of the reasons I love Fuji cameras - you can…

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Easy Home Studio Set-Up for Macro Photography

Creating a home studio for macro photography was far easier than I imagined! Recently I've been noticing the sun setting earlier and earlier, meaning summer is coming to a close. I wanted to build a home studio in order to get ready for the fall and winter and give myself some creative opportunities at home. First, you need a desk. Almost any desk will do, as long…

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Sigma 56mm f/1.4 for Fuji X-Mount Examples and Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLmtXH0I99E&t=15s The Sigma f/1.4 on Fujifilm X-Mount is a very special performer. Fast focusing in autofocus. Smooth manual focus. Very strong image quality, even if a bit soft wide open and at close-focus distance. It's NOT the sharpest lens ever, but it's got some image characteristics that make it really beautiful. Check out the video above and the gallery below for more, and ask me any questions…

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Fujifilm 33mm f/1.4 Close-Focus Example Photographs

The Fuji 33mm f/1.4 is one of the newest lenses available in the lineup, and I wanted to show some examples of the lens wide-open. https://youtu.be/QHi1ZVcPtM4 This site is user-supported. If you like what I do, I'd hope you might consider buying me a cup of coffee or a gallon of gas to keep on exploring and sharing: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jerredz I also have my prints on Etsy if…

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Selling Your Photography Online – A Getting Started Guide for Etsy In 2022

Sell Your Photo Prints on Etsy: Make Money With Your Photos With Just Minutes Per Month! This video is NOT a quick, make-it-rich video where someone tries to sell you on the dream of having a six-figure Etsy business. NOT EVEN CLOSE! Instead, I want to tell you how you can EASILY and ACTUALLY make enough side money selling prints on Etsy so you can pay for…

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