The answer to the question regarding which is the best camera to have is often the camera you have with you, which is why my Fujifilm X10 is one of my favorites. Compact and very well-constructed, the X10 easily fits in the pocket of my cargo shorts and produces quality image files. This past summer fly fishing on the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho with my wife at dusk was one of those magical, unforgetable moments. While this image isn't perfect, I was happy the X10 could capture the memory and the feeling. After all isn't that why photography is so incredible?
Spent a great evening photographing Pat Monahan and Jimmy Stafford know as the band Train. Shooting a live concert is really a lot of fun. Since I do a lot of work in a controlled studio or set environment, it is a nice change to capture life as it happens. Shooting a dynamic event in low light is an excellent test for how well you know your equipment. The 6D performed very well. Pat and Jimmy are great guys and very gracious backstage to fans.
This week, I've been shooting on campus at Weber State University for an upcoming campaign. Located in Ogden, Utah, on the bench of the Wasatch mountains, WSU is one of the most beautiful university campuses in Utah. WSU students are also pretty good looking. I should know since my wife was a WSU golfer!
I used a Rokinon f/1.4 35mm lens for most of these images. The Rokinon is a fantastic fully manual lens that I bought primarily for video, but I've found if I have the camera on a tripod and work slowly using live view to confirm focus, it delivers great results for stills as well. For optimum sharpness, I'm trying to use a tripod as much as possible for everything I shoot. It really does make a difference.
One of my favorite things about the Pacific Northwest is the incredible mosses, lichen and fungi that live in the temperate rain forests. Living in the Great Basin desert in Utah doesn't allow for a lot of opportunity to see such verdant greenness and amazing heterotrophs such as this shelf fungus. I'm all out of big words now.
Oregon was fantastic, although summer hasn't quite made it to the coastal regions up north. The rain jackets came in handy. On the upside, it was very quiet. This was a family trip, so I didn't use the big camera as much as I thought. Most of the slack was picked by my iPhone. This was a quick shot taken with a Canon 5D II and a Canon 17-40 f/4 L lens.