I’m getting old. Fuck. A simple intercept ride to do a photo shoot. We were going to cut through Tamarancho, ride Split Rock, hike up Repack, and meet Ronen at Happersberger. We did that but the heat of the day and my fitness crushed me. I had no spunk and was in no mood to … Read moreThe Happy photo shoot.
Waiting around for wireless data to get to my computer is frustrating. We’re all impatient. We want all the data, now! These days we consume data at rates unimaginable just a few years ago. Video downloads, video uploads, gigabyte data hosts, it’s a massive load. It’s one thing if you are using technology properly and … Read moreWhy wait?
In August this year, I was lucky enough to take a break from work and meet up with my father (he came up from Florida) for a week in Washington, DC. I chose that spot as it was nice to not go to Southern Florida again to spend time with my dad but also to spend … Read moreThe National Air and Space Museum
The cover came off of the battery for my Canon 7D Mark II. I figured I’d post some photos so others can see it’s guts. Canon LP-R6N: Panasonic Energy (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. YU12013-13012 DC 7.2 V (3.6 x 2) 1865 mAh (Li-ion) 14Wh 2014 11 Two Panasonic NCR18500A batteries marked Li-ion MH12210. Dimensions: 18.5mm (0.71″) Diameter … Read moreCanon LP-E6N Battery
Brian Tyson called me up yesterday just as I got home from work. I was a little haggard and just wanted to chill. “Pete!” He said. “Let’s do a night photo shoot! I have a shot I want.” I was not in the mood. I protested. “Another day?!” He eventually won me over. I was … Read moreHuck to Flash
Went to the Folsom Street Fair again this year to enjoy the sights. I was taking photos with my new Canon EOS 7D Mark II and a EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens. The 7D’s autofocus is so fast and the shutter so quick, it’s a joy to shoot. The little pancake lens is super light and … Read moreFolsom 2015 Photos
On Friday last week, it finally happened. My camera was knocked out of my hand and was sent into the ground with all force. Parts flew. My brand new frame and my best lens, the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L Mk I (not the Mk II). It was a worst case scenario. The shock was staggering. I couldn’t believe it. … Read moreFailsafe!
I got a new camera chassis this weekend so Ronen and I did some shots on Saturday. A nice little trail in Marin. Great for photo practice. I got a Canon 7D Mark II. It’s supposed to be amazing and it seems that way. I need to get a lot better at taking photos to … Read moreAction photo weekend
My current phone, the Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V) has an incredible camera in it. It’s currently on of the best! With the recent update to Android version 5.1.1 (Lollipop, Verizon) I am able to produce RAW image files. My preferred camera app is Camera FV-5, it gives me full control over my imaging. Mobile adjustments … Read moreSamsung Galaxy S6 Camera
This was super cool. May 1st, 2013. 7:30am. I’m riding my motorcycle to work the nicest way I know how. Marin back roads and twisties. Getting from Fairfax to the Golden Gate Bridge is awesome. Bolinas/Fairfax (BoFax) Rd. to Ridgecrest Blvd. to Panoramic Hwy. to Rt. 1. People take long vacations to ride these kinds … Read moreHollywood.
I’m not a great photographer. I don’t really claim to be. I use photos to document what I see. This means I need to keep a camera close by. Camera phones are a nice tool for folks, but a real camera high resolution (18MP APS-C) and interchangable lenses is irreplaceable. The help with this I’ve … Read moreTactical Photography!
I’ve been putting off a new camera purchase for a few years. When my last ‘point and shoot’ died, I was left with my Canon 40D DSLR and a camera phone. I love the 40D but it’s really not fun to have with me all the time. Also, it’s pretty dated compared to even the … Read moreCanon EOS-M and the cell phone upload
Geeking out on camera stuff lately. An interesting project is the quality Canon EOS pinhole lens. I’ve got it completely engineered and the hard parts solved. I just need to get up off my butt and make it. It’s funny how some simple projects sit. Maybe posting this will spike some interest. Designed around 34mm EF-S … Read morePinhole insanity or f/64
To manage all the gear that goes to the range when I’m shooting, I finally broke down and bought a proper range bag. I searched around and found that one of the most recommended bags is in fact one of the cheapest. The MidwayUSA Competition Range Bag ($44.99, #259680). I got one. It’s a fantastic … Read moreTextiles are the new black.