French Cultures Festival Kickoff Concert 2018

On Friday March 9th, 2018 I shot the 2018 French Cultures Festival Kickoff Concert at Houston’s Discovery Green. There were three great bands (The Great Novel from Montreal, Tomar and the FCs from Austin, and Headliners The Blind Suns from Angers, France. They all played on the same accessible and beautifully lit stage with the downtown…

Day for Night

Day for Night is billed as a “visually immersive art and music festival exploring the boundaries of light, space, and sound.” It certainly lived up to that billing. It is such an audiovisual feast! I highly recommend attending if you can. Like many events, the organizers don’t allow attendees to bring in “cameras with detachable…

Creating and Editing Images – changing moods, colors, and contrast

Editing an image is a matter of both taste and intent. In my abstract notion of a photographer’s ideal world, the image captured in camera is the final product – meaning that the photographer can find or create the desired lighting and composition prior to releasing the shutter. If the planned shot involves putting the…

FujiFilm XT-2 for Sports/Action: Focus and Battery performance review

Over the weekend Master Shi Yan Feng of the American Shaolin Kung Fu school accepted my offer to shoot the Texas Kung Fu Festival. I wanted to shoot this event for two reasons. Firstly, my wife is one of Master Feng’s students and loves what she is learning. Doing something for her teacher was my way of showing my appreciation. Secondly,…

Goodbye Canon, Hello Fujifilm.

A fair number of photographers have moved to Fujifilm in the last couple of years. This post is to clarify a few things to other photographers – whether they are considering making the same move or not. “Jumping Ship”? I find talk of “switching” or “jumping ship” a little hyperbolic. It implies that one company,…