Road test of Lightroom CC in Costa Rica!

In this lesson we see how LR CC can function during a travel photography shoot in Costa Rica and Los Angeles. I tell you what worked and what didn’t work for me, and give tips on effectively backing up your work to the 100 gb of Creative Cloud space Adobe gives LR CC users!

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Fujifilm SQ10 Square Instax Road Test #2 with 7 models!

Hey out there! This is a followup to my unboxing/ road test with the new Fujifilm SQ10 Square Instax camera. I took it to LA to shoot with 7 models and address a few of your questions from the previous video. Also, we see a side-by-side comparison of an image shot with the Fuji Neo Classic 90 and the SQ10. More practice, more experience, more love for this camera despite its many quirks.

Fujifilm Square SQ10 Unboxing/ Review/ Samples!

Fuji’s latest instant film camera, the Square SQ10, gets unboxed and road tested in a shoot with model Alina Lee aka Thumbelina in a pool and a jail. We show how the hybrid digital/ analogue camera works, see sample images, showcase the unique features of the camera, go over the pros and cons of the camera, and do our best to answer all your burning questions about the Fujifilm SQ10!

Surreal Pop with Gel Lighting Techniques

One of my favorite ways to get the kind of surreal pop I love in my photography is to use the simple combination of colored gels and LED lights.  Here we look at a few ways to use gels and why they are a valuable addition to any art and portrait photographer’s toolkit.

All images in this video shot with the Fuji X-T2 and the Fuji Neo Classic Instax Mini 90, models include Shasta Wonder, Kaila Stone, Mckenzie Eckels, and L. Shima.

New Monochrome Instax w/ Alina, Devi + Mia

I’ve put together a little formula for how I’ve conducted my recent shoots, which is: some video, which takes a while to compile/ edit/ do fx + sound for etc., and then some instant film shots, which are already done the moment they come out of the camera.  This seems to satisfy the need for immediate results while giving me something to work on for the next couple months.

It’s fascinating how sometimes the work that gets the best response is the stuff that’s simplest or easiest or quickest to create like this.  These were shot with the Fujifilm Instax Mini Monochrome Film, my new go-t0 creative tool for stills!

On my youtube channel I have a couple video tutorial/ reviews of the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Film Camera

…and the new monochrome film I use to make these!

Double Exposure Instant Film W/ The Fuji Neo Classic

Since my studio opened last month I’ve been able to film more tutorial and gear reviews – I especially enjoy harping on the beloved Fuji Instax Mini film and cameras.  Here’s two recent videos covering different aspects of the analogue style!

Sally Mann on NPR

NPR’s Terry Gross did a recent interview with photography legend Sally Mann on her book, Hold Still: A Memoir With Photographs.  It’s up there with the top “uncomfortable” interviews Terry has given, where she picks a controversial point and continues on and on about an early series of photographs Sally took of her children, often nude.  Sally got clearly annoyed at some point as well, stating “it’s only 70 pages of a 500 page book.”

Boundaries are a tricky thing with artists, and I’m not sure if Terry understood that in her curious method of questioning.  Basically, artists think boundaries don’t apply to them because they are on a metaphorical mystic quest for knowledge and understanding.  Any lines in the sand should be crossed because to not cross them is censorship and cowardice.  That is true of all the great artists I can think of.  They ignore “no trespassing” signs, appropriate the work of others’ into their own art without asking, and usually the thought of consequences or audience reactions doesn’t occur until well after the work is assembled.

What do you think?  Do the great artists you know color within the boundaries?  Is there a time where you’ve had a creative impulse that you’ve reigned in because of the possible consequences?  I welcome your responses in the comments below!