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Understanding Fujinon GF Tilt Shift Lenses

Nice little intro video from Fuji, showcasing their new lens line!

Keith Cooper excited about Fuji’s new 30mm tilt/shift for GFX medium format

Equivalent to the Canon 24mm TS-E field of view on a full frame, Keith’s previous, favorite lens.

Related: Keith’s first impressions video

‘Flat Earth Busted’: World’s First U2 Photo Shoot at the EDGE OF SPACE (above 70,000 ft.)!

In comments, flat earthers again try to claim that a fisheye lens was used to cause the curvature, but none were fish-eye lenses.

My Comment — how we know for sure it’s NOT A FISHEYE:  At 20:24, the earth’s surface is near the middle of the lens, where fisheye lenses do NOT bend lines. All of the aircraft’s lines are straight, including the lower-right corner, where a fisheye lens would have radically bent them. Also, the earth’s horizon’s curvature is the same no matter where its placed in the frame. There are many different placements of the horizon in this video.

2:50 The plane flew above above 70,000 feet.

16:00 What it was like when Blair saw the curvature of the Earth.

Eight years of discussions. Six months of training. Two days of final preparations. Much was required to give photographer Blair Bunting two hours at the edge of Earth’s atmosphere to conduct the first-ever photo shoot at near-space where he captured images that have never been made before and will likely never be made again. Join us on this incredible adventure!

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Directed by Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake

Video should start at 20:24

Epic volcano eruption drone and still photos in Iceland — brought tears to my eyes!

I watch a lot of photography videos, which I rarely mention or post, but this one is exceptional in its grandeur — really is epic!

Mads and Sophie are from Denmark.

Photographing Incredible LIGHT | The California REDWOODS

“In this video, I travel down to the California redwoods and photograph some impressive trees, beautiful trees with light beams, and the odd rhododendron.” – Adam Gibbs

Canon lens TEARDOWN! What’s INSIDE a new lens?

Canon is now using rectangular plastic elements in their mirrorless cameras. Glass has always had the greatest light transmission.

Amazing technology and video, but so sad to see them stuck in the 3:2 aspect ratio, regular sized sensor. I’m moving on to medium format Fuji, where more of the image circle of Canon’s great EF lenses can be used in any aspect ratio.

They should have developed a full frame, oversized, multi-aspect ratio sensor, or at least Panasonic should have. This is sad to see.

Shooting the GFX in different aspect ratios

Mark’s medium format Fuji GFX 100S has 7 aspect ratios to compose images in the viewfinder: 1:1, 7:6, 5:4, 4:3 (native), 3:2, 16:9, 65:24 (pano).

Most full frame 35mm cameras still only offer 1:1, 3:2 (native) or 16:9. Some add 4:3 and/or 5:4. Panasonic S1R has 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 (native), 16:9, 2:1, 65:24.

iPhone only shoots in 16:9 and 4:3.

Gordon’s Light: Split Rock Lighthouse — A rare, spring lighting honoring the late Gordon Lightfoot

Thomas Spence took this photo.

The Big Lake They Call Gitche Gumee…

There was a rare beacon lighting at Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior this evening to honor the life and music of Gordon Lightfoot, who passed away earlier this week. The beacon, which was decommissioned in 1969, is always lit on November 10th to honor the 29 lives lost on that day in 1975 when the lake freighter Edmund Fitzgerald was sunk in a stormy gale. It’s one of only a few times per year they illuminate the beacon. For many, Lightfoot’s song about that night resonates every time they visit The Lake. That was surely the case tonight at Split Rock. The light of the near full moon lit the scene nicely. Waves lapping at the shoreline with a gentle, cool breeze. Perfect evening. Thank you to Hayes and the crew for lighting the candle tonight.

“Just make the photographs that you’re driven to make”

“Don’t worry about what other people think about it. Just make the photographs that you’re driven to make. That’s all that really matters.”

Ibarionex Perello

Fujifilm GFX100S Review | After 1 year of Landscape Photography (Australia)

Henry Wilhelm of Wilhelm Imaging Research Discusses Print Permanence

“In terms of permanence,  the major advance of the HD, HDX and Pro inks has been a greatly improved yellow ink. And that has managed to bring all of the permanence numbers two to three times higher than they were with the previous inkset.” – Henry Wilhelm

Photography History: How 3:2 aspect ratio became standard instead of 4:3, the artistic standard for stills

35mm cameras are still stuck in the 3:2 aspect ratio, even after the SLR mirror box and film limitations are gone. 3:2 has not been the most pleasing aspect ratio for art, which is traditionally 4:3 and even squarer. And 4:3 uses the lens circle area more efficiently. How did 3:2 become the 35mm camera standard?

What should have happened, now that film and the SLR mirror box is gone: oversized sensors. I’ve long argued that digital cameras should have oversized sensors, so what the lens sees can be captured by the camera in other aspect ratios like 4:3 and 16:9.

Alister Benn: Landscape Photography – Understanding Aspect Ratios

All of the different aspect ratios feel different, and can massively impact the feel of the photograph.

Aspect ratio is: “The stage on which the content can perform.”

Cropping in-camera can create a passion for the photo.

Rarely shoots in 3×2; often in 4×5.

Nick Carver: Making a Fine Art Photography Print – ‘Desert Train Hopper’

Nick Carver shines here — and only 17 minutes!


Nick Carver taking this ‘Desert Train Hopper’ shot: Photography On Location: Desert Trains

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I’m telling the truth, friends…TWO PRINTS. And you know what’s even better? One of them is a pigment print on Hahnemühle photo rag paper while the other is a c-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive Pearl Paper. So we’re going to look at how these bad boys compare. Two different printing technologies, two different papers, one 6×17 negative on Kodak Portra 160 film. Let’s dive into it.

Adam Gibbs Image #10 — How cropping can transform an image!

I find image #10 to be a great example of what starts out looking like just a ho-hum 4×5 image, but then it’s transformed into a gorgeous pano, in this case in a 2.2:1 ratio.

True, the original starts out in RAW, which is duller than how it looked in the real world. Adding in the appropriate saturation, contrast, etc. made a difference, and he did give the sky an extra boost. But to me, what makes the image work so well is how Adam Gibbs cropped it.

I love the result, and especially how the original capture just didn’t look that appealing. What a difference creative cropping to the appropriate format can make!

The video should start on Image #10

🔘 Tenth Photograph: 22:27

‘Wairarapa Nights’ — Milky Way galaxy timelapse compilation!

Stunning! God’s universe — our tiny part: 200 billion stars in our own Milky Way galaxy (our sun is an average sized star)!

Imagine: there are at least 200 billion galaxies, averaging 100 billion stars each. We’re still finding more as our orbiting telescopes get more powerful!

“It all happened by chance from nothing, by no Designer?” Yeah, sure. God’s universe is AMAZING!!!

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The Wairarapa on the North Island of New Zealand, is set to become the largest dark sky reserve in the world. I’ve been photographing the night sky in the Wairarapa for over a decade now, and this is a collection of my favorite moments under those starry skies.

LX5 Landscape Photography by Charlie Waite — multi-aspect ratio sensor demonstrated

My favorite video that Panasonic produced which shows how useful, creative and fun the multi-aspect ratio sensor is on this camera. I fell in love with this feature while using it during most of my final days working at NWA/Delta cargo, from 2010-2012.

Currently, Panasonic’s only still camera in production using the multi-aspect ratio sensor is the LX100 II, which is much bigger, but has stellar image quality because of its all-glass lens and large, micro four thirds sensor.

Their GH5S also has a multi-aspect ratio sensor, but is designed for video mainly, as it only has 10 MP and no IBIS (in-body image stabilization).  [a review]

My favorite 2010 compact camera reviewed in 2022

Great review of the camera I used during most of my final days working at NWA/Delta cargo, from 2010-2012. Sometime in 2012, Sony’s RX100 replaced it, because the image quality was much better in low light especially with the 20 MP 1 inch sensor.

With this camera, I fell in love with the multi-aspect ratio sensor, which sadly, is almost extinct now.

Michael Shainblum struggles to capture Redwoods majesty

One of my favorite places on Earth!

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It’s easy to get discouraged in Landscape photography when you visit a location over and over, but you can’t seem to get an image. On this journey, we capture the Coastal Redwoods, a location I have struggled to get an image of for 10 years.

Irix Lens: We used ultra-wide lenses in Sequoia National Park

Rodney Lough Jr.: The Freedom of Not Caring What Others Think

16:08 “You have to get to a point where you just don’t care … what anyone else thinks.”

“You know better than anyone else what you like. Don’t give up on that. …when you do get an image it will be created from some place in here (touches his heart), and other people will be able to respond to it as well.”

“I literally walk around and go ‘Huh! That’s beautiful, and I don’t care anyone else thinks it is or not.”

Rodney Lough, Jr. explains persistence in photographing ‘Day Dreaming’

Photo Link: Day Dreaming – Rodney Lough Jr.

Thankfully, I was able to visit Rodney Lough Jr.’s three galleries before they all closed. What a glorious experience! How he captured God’s nature is breathtaking! I have found it so sad that people’s interest in nature photography has waned, which is why I parked my camera gear.

Rodney Lough Jr finds his hard drive containing his instruction videos

NICE! Better late than never!

Peter Lik – Jurassic Falls, Kauai

Nick Carver: Is It Okay to Manipulate Your Photos?

Excellent presentation on ethics, using great image examples.

Cole Thompson – LET GO OF CARING WHAT OTHER’S THINK – Discovering Your Vision in Landscape Photography

17:30 “The first thing you have to do is just let go. Let go of caring what other people think. Let go of complying. Let go of the rules. Let go of worrying about being criticized. Let go of worrying if the image will be liked or will ever win. … If you’re concerned about all of those external things, vision is not going to be able to happen.”

46 Praise is more dangerous than criticism. It can make you do things you wouldn’t have otherwise.

“…criticism can sting at times that you shake it off, but praise that’s really, it’s actually more dangerous than criticism because it can sway our view of things. And I’ve had my own view of my images swayed by how many likes it gets or how much praise it gets it.”

He only shoots and posts what he really loves. “Don’t produce for ‘likes’ or wins or sales.” “…creating honest work.” Which is “why I never went into photography as a living.” “It’s so freeing to not have to worry about selling.”

Enchanted Skies – Northern Lights from Alaska // Filmed in real-time 4K UHD

The most amazing thing to see in real life!

Music and lights are stunning starting at 4:30!

(2 min. vid) Mike Criss: Alaska September Timelapses

Mike and I had our images displayed simultaneously at Jitters years ago.

Hummingbird ‘Spy’ Drone Captures Stunning Video from Inside a Monarch Butterfly Swarm!

To God be the glory!

Drifting Through The Night | Startrails Timelapse 4K


I am excited to share my new collection of night sky, startrail timelapses. These trails were created by blending hundreds of long exposure images for each individual timelapse. The intro sequences are a blend of startrail timelapses mixed with regular night sky timelapses to create a singular shooting star effect. This was a super fun passion project to work on over the years, I have a few more time-blended videos to share in the near future!

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