AUTOMOTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH THE LEICA S SYSTEM
The Leica S3 is the latest development of the famous company’s medium format camera system. It’s the result of 10 years of close collaboration with professional photographers to produce exceptional picture quality and outstanding flexibility. Continue reading “”
HERE’S THE CAMERA I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR
Leica just announced their new Q2. Seems like a simple enough upgrade.
A better Q but no bigger, just like the one I currently own. Better connectivity, higher shutter speeds, a larger and higher resolution preview monitor.
Then you get to the kicker: It’s weatherproof. No more taping over the mic for fear of rain or dust.
THEN, instead of 24 MP you get 47 MP files at 28mm. Over 30 MP at 35mm. A usable 50mm file. Plus 4K video and 1920 HD up to 120 fps. Continue reading “”
VINYL, LEICA, AND THE EARLY 911 – MY STORY
You’ve probably read enough analogies of sports cars, fine cameras, and luxury audio equipment in high-end lifestyle magazines to get the idea that journalists are passionate about these things in a big way. I’m not immune, and vinyl records, Leica rangefinders, and Porsche 911s have been a fascination of mine since 1964.
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VINYL, LEICAS, AND THE EARLY 911
I’ve been a record collector since I bought my first LP in 1964. Still have it. Leica film cameras and lenses followed in 1979. An early Porsche 911 was something I’ve wanted since I was 16. Had to wait until 1996 for that one. Now I have multiples of everything… Continue reading “”
FIFTY WINTER GETAWAYS
Travel escape lists are published all the time. This one looks different. It appears to be very useful with attractive fares and specials. Continue reading “”
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
Is my two front teeth.
That, and a Leica Q camera with a 50mm lens. Continue reading “”
PERSONAL WORK – 2018
Followers of my blog know that at the end of each year I pick a series of three personal images from a non-assignment single location.
2018 was another amazing year. I split my time between Washington, Oregon, California, and Mexico. I made a film, wrote a short story, and contributed articles and photographs to multiple clients. I’m thrilled to say that 2019 looks to be more of the same. Continue reading “”
As a full-time pro for over 25 years, the gear I take on assignment today depends on what is needed. Yes, this is how I make my living. Contrary to what it might look like, I prefer to work with the minimum amount of equipment. Continue reading “”
PLAYTIME AT THE EMORY’S
Here’s my latest feature in Road Scholars Magazine. It’s an insight into Rod and Zayne Emory’s toy car collection. Lots of great stories are told against a backdrop of miniature models in their new Emory Motorsports shop in North Hollywood. Continue reading “”
THE 28MM FOCAL LENGTH
Here’s why I think the 28mm is the best storytelling lens. It’s wide. But, if you have previously mastered the 17 or 21mm focal length, it’s perfect. Plus the 28mm is extremely cinematic. It’s the same effective focal length as a smartphone. Except, depending on your camera body, it is even smarter. It has multiple more megapixels to record all that information. Continue reading “”
THE PORSCHE EFFECT
Thanks to everyone at Road Scholars Magazine and the Petersen Automotive Museum for the opportunity to cover opening night of “The Porsche Effect” exhibit in LA. Shot entirely with a Leica Q and 28mm lens. Read all about it here: Continue reading “”
PERSONAL WORK – 2017
Followers of my blog know that at the end of each year I pick a series of what I consider to be my best three personal images from a non-assignment single location. Continue reading “”
Here’s a look at an M9-P from 2013, my first digital Leica rangefinder. The black paint is now brassed after 100,000 exposures, but it’s still a favorite piece of gear for personal work, fine art, and vacations! Continue reading “”
A ROOM WITH A VIEW
There are some scenes I come across that are inherently perfect. The colors, the lines, the balance, everything works together – like a painting. You just point and shoot. The result is a travel souvenir that continues to reward after repeated viewing. Continue reading “”
We do not see what there is, but we see what we want to see or have learned to see. The important (thing) is to understand what we do not see. – Erwin Puts Continue reading “”
It was a pleasure speaking at the monthly Cameras, Coffee & Conversation in Washington state’s Leica Store Bellevue. Thanks to Brandon, Ford, Angela, Nathan and Steve for their invitation. Continue reading “”