A Portrait of a Sandhills Cattle Rancher

When a rancher in a truck pulled over and asked us what we were doing, I'm pretty sure he was being protective of his land. He might have been a bit suspicious although he was too polite to say so. We explained to him that we were from Omaha and just appreciating the beauty of the Sandhills. I was out with @kurt_johnson_photography on a mini two-day photo…

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Jeremy Mercy Headshot and Branding Photos

Jeremy Mercy is an Omaha artist, singer, songwriter and performer who needed some photos recently. We walked down the block from his house to an alley and managed to get some killer photos. Just goes to show that you don't need elaborate locations to get some great shots, all depending on the look the artist is looking for.

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Fujifilm Classic Negative Portrait Shoot

I also shot all of these on the Classic Negative film simulation to get a consistent look out of the portraits, and I wanted to share my process. First, we shot a lot of these in the full evening sun. The girls wanted a bright and contrasty look with some harsh shadows, so that’s what we did! Knowing this, I underexposed just a bit to protect the…

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Kurt Johnson Photography Branding Session

If you haven't checked out Kurt's work, do it now. He's fantastic, and he reached out to hire me for a branding session for the company's new website. We went for a casual look into his day: taking photos in his studio, editing, and generally being a good human being. (All photos using the Fujifilm X-Pro3 with the XF 35mm f/1.4 and XF 90mm f/20)

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Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 Review: One of Fuji’s Best

https://youtu.be/G4TS2fIrDGM The Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 lens is a stunner from Fuji. It's one of the fastest lenses Fuji has for autofocus, it blurs backgrounds incredibly well, and the overall quality of the images is stunning. Check out the video above and the example photos taken with the Fujifilm 90mm f/2:

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Fujifilm 33mm f/1.4 Natural Light Portrait Session

Had a great time doing some portraits for a local musician and friend, Jeremy Mercy using the Fujifilm XF 33mm F/1.4 lens on the Fujifilm X-Pro3. The 33 1.4 lens locks focus quickly and accurately, which is fantastic for quick portraits. The background blur (bokeh) on this lens is also outstanding, creating a very sharp and pleasing in-focus area that transitions to a smooth and creamy background…

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