Maggie at the Petrified Forest/ Painted Desert

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I’ve always had a problem: I live in the Southwest- surrounded by exotic, beautiful environments like the Painted Desert- but it’s just far enough away that it’s not feasible to take a pro stylized model with me to shoot out there.  Enter my daughter Maggie, who at age 8 has been in enough of Daddy’s shoots in her lifetime to finally get styled and shot way out amongst the petrified wood.  Hair and makeup done by her mom/ my wife Vesna Miller.  We’re going to make this a routine thing- once a month- with the goal of building up a youngster to be an ultra stylized look.

All images done with Fuji X-T2 and either the 35mm 1.4 lens or 23mm 2.0 lens.


Fujinon 35mm 1.4 Lens Road Test

DSCF0065 DSCF0063 DSCF0061A new lens came in the mail, the Fujinon 50mm 1.4.  I got it by trading in my beat-up Nikon D700, a full frame camera that I’d had for over 4 years and was holding on to because, well, “I could use a backup camera” and “it’s a full frame and my new one isn’t” and other excuses  But truth be told modern technology is only modern within a 3 year span, and whatever you replace