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Flying High with the Fujifilm X-T2 X Series Camera

The recently announced Fujifilm X-T2 X Series digital camera is what I can consider part of the next level of Fujifilm’s mirrorless system. I say next level because the bar has already been set pretty high by both Fujifilm’s previous cameras and some other recent additions to the mirrorless market by Sony and others. It […]

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Tim’s Daily Photo #147- Behind Door Number Two

The Daily Photo #147 by Tim Neumann of Softlite Studios.com Behind Door Number Two Another image from the Ariel­Foundation Park shoot. One of the cool things that they have done at the park is leave small segments of the original manufacturing plant in place. Not enough to be distracting, yet just enough to fit well within the overall design of the park. […]

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Tim’s Daily Photo #141- Stairway To…

The Daily Photo #141 by Tim Neumann of Softlite Studios.com Stairway To… If you’re hearing a Led Zeppelin riff here I totally get it. This staircase is wrapped around the remains of an industrial smokestack and can be found at the Ariel­ Foundation Park. A former PPG glass plant converted to a community park and gardens. ISO 100 ­ 1/60 @ […]

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Tim’s Daily Photo #137- Layer Cake

The Daily Photo #137by Tim Neumann of Softlite Studios.com Layer Cake Once you begin to really think about it, there are literally limitless numbers of perspectives available on shooting a single waterfall. Another image from the Ricketts Glenn Long Exposure Waterfall Workshop. ISO 250 ­ 180” @ f/16 ­at 70mm In taking this image I was thinking about a few things… […]

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Shooting Pinhole-Style Photographs with the new Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN

Photographers today are often looking for lightweight equipment that still performs at a professional level. Everyone wants image quality and performance, just without the size and weight. The just released Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens walks the line beautifully between build quality and light weight, and impresses with a small lens with big performance. The lens itself […]

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Tim’s Daily Photo #89- Bend

The Daily Photo #89 by Tim Neumann of Softlite Studios.com Bend Waterfalls are always fascinating to me and Great Falls National Park is no exception. Isolated this view on my last visit. ISO 200 ­ 120” (2 min) @ f/16 ­ 125mm In this image, I have really just isolated a section of the waterfall that I found visually compelling. In […]

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Tim’s Daily Photo #80- Morning Frost

The Daily Photo #80 by Tim Neumann of Softlite Studios.com Morning Frost While we didn’t have a really cold or snowy Winter, the few snow showers that we did get lead to some pretty awesome snow covered morning walks. My faithful companion, Aaliyah and I, spent some time exploring and photographing this last display of Winter’s beauty. ISO 3200 ­ 1/2000 @f/9.0 […]

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TJ’s Daily Blog #74- Business Class/Working Class

TJ’s Daily Blog #74 Business Class/Working Class “Photography is pretty simple stuff. You just react to what you see, and take many, many pictures.” -Elliot Erwitt When I go out to practice my photography I am not really looking for something in particular. I try to have a clear head when shooting, with no preconceived idea […]

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TJ’s Daily Blog # 70- Print Your Work

The Daily Blog #70 Print Your Work At first, I never felt a need to print. The first camera that I owned was digital, and my photos were always on a screen. I didn’t think that I was missing out on anything. For the first several years, I never printed any of my own photos. Eventually, I started to feel disconnected from […]

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TJ’s Daily Blog # 69- Cityscapes with Tamron

The Daily Blog #69 Cityscapes with Tamron For me, architecture is all about lines and composition. When I shoot a building, I am not looking to necessarily represent the building as it is, but instead interpret the building photographically. Sometimes that means a towering building appearing ominous and foreboding, or strange and cold- kind of like […]

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