This week I have the privilege of photographing the Apple retail team in Greenwich, CT. The photo shoot will be head shots of all the store managers and employees.
This is the ultimate system for carrying your cameras and lenses. I don't write reviews but I've been asked from time to time about my MoneyMaker harness when worn. I'm not endorsed by HoldFast but a shout out is definitely deserved. In the summer of 2015, I purchased the MoneyMaker, Sightseer and the lens modular system, plus other great stuff. Using this gear has changed the way I shoot, carry gear and move around. Being able to hold three cameras, three lenses for hours at a time without feeling fatigue, shoulder or back pain has been a new experience. For many years I suffered from carrying heavy loads on my body as a professional photographer sometimes limiting me in mobility. The struggle I've faced has been trying all kinds of bags and cases, never really finding the best solution made it tough on me until now. The HoldFast system has given me the freedom to enjoy and to do more. All items listed in this post I own and use on every shoot. To top it off the customer service has been top notch, dive in and read more plus view photos of the HoldFast system.Read More
Portable lighting system I carry in The Camps Bay backpack when needed.
- Photoflex Circular Reflectors
- Leica Tabletop Tripod w Ball Head
- Large Joby Gorillapod
- Datacolor SpyderCHECKR 24
- Westcott Ice Light
- Westcott Rapid Box 20" Octa Mini
- Fuji Speed Lights
- Off Camera TTL Cord
As a twenty plus year user of Domke and Billingham bags, I switched to ONA in 2014 and never looked back. Don't get me wrong, Domke and Billingham are top pro choices and fantastic bags but no longer fit my needs. The only traditional bags I own now are the The Prince Street messenger (pictured left) and The Camps Bay backpack (pictured right). Both bags are made by ONA and they fit the Fujifilm X system perfectly. The Prince Street holds one body and two lenses for the day, plus room for extras. The Camps Bay can hold the entire Fujifilm X system with room to spare, including the 15" MacBook Pro Retina or iPad Pro 12.9".
New Fujifilm X-Pro System
- Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR
- Fujifilm XF 35mm f/1.4 R
- Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R
- Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR
- Fujifilm EF-42 Flash
- Fujifilm Pocket Flash
- Fujifilm X-Pro2 Body X2
- Fujifilm X-Pro2 Metal Grip X2
- Fujifilm X-T1 Body
- Fujifilm X-T1 Metal Grip
- Fujifilm X-T1 Vertical Battery Grip
- Lexar Professional SDXC Memory Cards
After twenty years of pursuing the opportunity, I finally got a chance to work inside the turntable yard and I enjoyed every minute. Everyone was fun to work with, plus they gave me plenty of options and the men were super accommodating. A good chance I will be back to do more photography of train parts and of a wheel assembly being taken apart. This is an ongoing project that I started twenty years ago and can be seen here.
I had an exciting time riding along on the Green Mountain Railroad freight train today. The support from the main office, the engineer and conductor was amazing. The GMRC and I teamed up on a joint project that is ongoing and I will be posting more photographs in the future, stay tuned.
Bellows Falls, Vermont: I'm very pleased to announce a three month photography exhibition at the Flat Iron Exchange, featuring my work of the local area. Show is currently slated for August, September and October 2016. Stay tuned for more details.
Driving past the famous Santa’s Land amusement park today, I remembered as a child the happy times my family and I had there. We would visit the park around the holidays in the early 70’s and my favorite memory was seeing the Spider Monkeys. In 2014, the grounds were closed for good, allegedly for poor management and cruelty to animals. I’m sad to see it closed and reading about the reason for the closure, if any of it is true.