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First Portrait Session with the New Fuji X-T3

Taken with Fuji X-T3 with the Fujinon 50mm 2.0 Lens

Taken with Fuji X-T3 with the Fujinon 50mm 2.0 Lens

I’ve purchased the Fuji X-H1 about a month ago and to be honest it was not love at first site. Coming from the Nikon world, I was in the market for an amazing replacement camera that is light as well as professional. Rumors came out the Fuji X-T3 was about to be announced. The internets went wild speculating regarding specs and before you knew it, Fuji made an official announcement. I contemplated so much getting it that it game me extreme anxiety. I mean, how many cameras do I need?

Fast forward to present day and now this bad boy was in my hands. A client asked me to take pictures of her 17 year old daughter and I quickly grabbed my X-T3 and ran out the door. The first thing I noticed was the incredibly fast, lightening speed Auto Focus System. The face and eye detection was completely AMAZING!!! This is important for me as I’m always in suit shooting weddings and I’m laying on the ground to compose certain shots. Now with the flip screen and face detection I know my camera will get a sharp image on the face. Needless to say, the anxiety of this purchase quickly went away.

There is a caveat to this story however. Not knowing what I was going to get out of this camera so I re did the entire session with my Nikon D850. I have to tell you guys that both cameras are NIGHT & DAY. Two completely different style of shoots. I’d say the Fuji is for that Hipster look and the Nikon system is for those really punchy and high quality images. None the less, both are amazing.

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DelensMode Chillout Sessions

Our studio and outdoor portrait sessions often are filled with good times and great music.  I've curated over the years a playlist in Spotify and I wanted to share it with you folks.  I update this religiously.  Enjoy!

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Model Session At Skyland Manor With Natalia

Hello folks, it's been a while.   The bright sunlight coming through my blinds is an indicator it's safe to get out there and shoot.  My mission today was to be "minimalist".  I'm always carrying a bag full of gear as if all shoots were a wedding.  I decided I was not going to bring any strobes and a bunch of gear.  So what did I opt to bring you ask?  A Nikon D750 and D810 with my Sigma Trinity of Art Series Lenses (20mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4, and 85mm 1.4).

At first Natalia and I were going to shoot at this old factory that was abandoned, or at least I thought.  When I went to scout the place it was heavily guarded which made no sense.  Well, when I am all fresh out of ideas, where do I shoot?  The beautiful botanical gardens at Skyland Manor in Ringwood.  

Nikon D750 with Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art Series Lens

Nikon D750 with Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art Series Lens

Nikon D750 with Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art Series Lens

Nikon D750 with Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art Series Lens

Nikon D810 with Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art Series Lens

Nikon D810 with Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art Series Lens

Nikon D750 with Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art Series Lens

Nikon D750 with Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art Series Lens

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