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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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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5D Mark Bore Why the new Canon 5D Mark IV is a disappointment

Canon recently announced their new 5D Mark IV. It’s been over 4 years since the release of the 5D Mark 3, so tons of photographers have been eagerly awaiting a new model – and tons of photographers will now be disappointed.

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Our Recommended Video Gear Cameras, lenses & mics, oh my!

 

Good news! If you’ve been wracking your brain over what gear to use for making awesome videos, we’ve got you covered. We just published a whole page with all of our Recommended Video Gear right here, and it has everything from cameras, lenses, audio equipment, stabilization equipment, accessories, and more. It will spare you countless hours of research, and save you money with some helpful tips on what you do and don’t actually need!

Most of the gear on the page is the actual equipment we use ourselves, so it’s been thoroughly researched and tested. Good show. So go check it out, and enjoy!

If you’re interested in learning more about making videos with this snazzy gear, we have a whole tutorial on that coming out next month! Sign up for our newsletter list here to be notified as soon as it is released! Yay!

(P.S. Looking for our recommended photography gear? We’ve got a whole page of that too, right here!)

Peak Design Everyday Messenger: 13″ vs. 15″ A comparison of the two sizes of the crazy popular bag

Ever since the Peak Design Everyday Messenger bag came out, it’s been our go-to choice when we have to pack up the cameras for the day. (Check out our full review of the original bag here.)

With features like a quick-adjust strap, a top access zipper, and a snazzy one-handed magnetic opening system, it’s a blast to use (and looks spiffy too).

My biggest complaint, however, was that it was just too big for me. The original bag was made to hold a 15″ laptop and all of your DSLR gear. As a 5’6″ gal, it was pretty giant on my frame, and so I just admired it longingly while Rob toted it around. Darn him and his giantness.

So when the team at Peak Design announced that they were making a smaller version? Yep, sign me up.

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11 Tips to Improve Your Photography TODAY! How to get better photos with any camera.

Want to take better photos, like, NOW? And how about doing that without having to dig into technical settings? Even better, what if you could do all that, without needing any new gear – using whatever camera you currently own (even a smartphone?). Cool beans, right?

Today I’m going to give you 11 super-practical tips to make that happen. These are the suggestions that I’d give to someone who just picked up a camera and wants some rocking shots. BUT DON’T RUN OFF! Even if you’re more experienced with photography, these are ideas that are easy to forget, and we could all use the reminder every now and then! Let’s go!

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Fuji X-Pro2 Field Test: Costa Rica Watch out, you might want to switch...

I just posted a big fancy review of the new Fujifilm X-Pro 2 camera! I spent two weeks shooting with it in Costa Rica, and have a ton to report!

But it’s a whole page, not just a little post, so click here to go check it out! There’s a video, tons of sample photos, and I’ll tell you what bugged me about the camera, but why I still loved it anyway!!

It’s a fun review, so go check it out now!