Month: September 2018

Skylum Aurora HDR 2019 Review

During my email conversations with Skylum staff over the past couple of months, I was offered the opportunity to review their newest HDR software. Since I’m always looking for ways to improve my images, I was more than happy to! Truth be told, I’m not one for HDR editing. I’ve played with it in the ...

Golden Hour with the Olympus 45mm f/1.2

These were taken right before sundown, after a rainstorm, during the golden hour. It never really lasts an hour (more like ten minutes), but it was time to grab the camera and rush outside. The best part about the G9 is how responsive it is. I set the camera to face detect and started snapping ...

Don’t Take Your Battery Out While Recording on your GH5 or GH5S

Today was an important day at the Karate school that I attend. Super Dan, a martial art legend, was coming to the dojo to teach an Arnis/Eskrima seminar. I was tasked with the important job of setting up my GH5S to record the workshop and then walk away and participate. Simple enough – right? I ...

Sunday at the Puyallup Fair

All the photos in this gallery were shot with the Panasonic G9 and Olympus 25mm f/1.2. Even though the JPEGs out of the camera looked really nice, I actually ended up using the RAW files. The pictures were developed in Lightroom using the Camera Natural preset (no tweaks), and then I ran them through Athentech ...

Photolemur 3 Review

Photolemur 3 is an automated photo enhancement application with the goal of improving your images with little or no work on your part. To that end, it does work rather well with the caveat that it is rather slow. In this video, I’ll show you a typical workflow and demonstrate the before and and results ...

Labor Day at Pike Street Market

The plan: Two families with a total of four kids. Catch a train to Seattle. Do Pike Place Market. Take some photos on the way. Make sure everyone has a good time. I shot all of these photos on the run. I brought along one of my favorite lenses – the Fuji 16mm f/1.4. I ...

2018 Washington State aka Puyallup Fair at Night with Fireworks – a GH5S Animorphic Video

Last night, I had a chance to take the Pansonic GH5S out to the Puyallup Fair and shoot some low light / high ISO footage of the rides and fireworks. I shot the footage in 4k / 60P and processed it on a 30p timeline so I could retime the video for slow motion. Since ...