Staying on a Ranch

We’re currently staying on a horse ranch near Portland, nearly a month into our giant road trip. We didn’t know what to expect when we booked the place, but it’s absolutely incredible.

The boys have really enjoyed exploring the place, and we’ve really enjoyed photographing them!

Today I wanted to share a few of the shots I’ve taken here, with a bit of a twist. Many of them will be straight out of camera – no editing done. I don’t usually do that, since unedited photos often don’t look great. But one reason we’ve switched over to the Fujifilm system of cameras recently was for the look of the out-of-camera files. So I figured sharing a few would be helpful to anyone looking into Fujifilm cameras!

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Fuji X100F More thoughts on an excellent camera

We’re continuing to enjoy using the Fuji X100F to document our trip. You can can check out this previous post for our first impressions / and photos.

In this post I’ll give an update on how things have been going.

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Photo Explorations Park Slide with the Fuji X-T2

The opportunities for interesting photography are all around us. Sometimes overwhelmingly so.

In this series of photos I explored photographing one object (a park slide from multiple different angles).

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Fuji X100F First Shots

So last week we packed up our kids and our cameras into our van, and set off on what will be a pretty big adventure – 6 months of road tripping! Choosing the gear for this trip was a big task, but we were really lucky to get our hands on a brand new Fuji X100F to test out on the road.

We’ll put together a more thorough review of the camera after we get the chance to use it more. So far it’s been pretty much a constant companion, so we’re really looking forward to seeing what we can create with it over the next little while!

For now here’s a sample of some of the images captured so far…

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SoftRAID Review A Must-Have Disk Utility for Mac

A video review of one of my favourite utility programs for Mac: SoftRAID.

SoftRAID is basically a disk utility program that allows you to connect multiple hard drives together to act as one big hard drive. SoftRAID also has awesome features for testing disks before use, drive monitoring, and email notification of drive failure.

You can learn more about SoftRAID and test out a 30-day free trial here: https://www.softraid.com/

Video: Instax Wide Camera Shoot-Out! Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 vs. Lomo'Instant Wide

Click the video above to see me test out two popular Instax Wide cameras, and see how they compare!

Below you’ll find the results from our shoot-out between the Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 and the Lomo’Instant Wide. I tried to make the photos below look as close as possible to how the film looks in real life, to give you the best idea. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments!

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Video: How To Get Kids To Smile For A Photo And why bribery gets hilarious results.

Ok, confession. I find it challenging to get a good photo of my kids smiling at the camera. As much as I love photojournalistic images of them, sometimes I just want them to look at me with a natural smile, darnit!

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