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2014-12-07 07:20:50 (16 comments, 28 reshares, 399 +1s)Open 

Handheld In The Lower Antelope Canyon
Last month I had a chance to go through the lower canyon again. This time I didn't feel like dealing with the whole photo tour and just took the regular tour with my Sony A7r.

I figured the lower light capabilities of the A7r would be good enough to get some great photos without a tripod. Luckily I got a few!

See them all here: http://goo.gl/A691I4

#landscapephotography   #antelopecanyon   #sonya7r

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2014-12-07 07:20:50 (16 comments, 28 reshares, 399 +1s)Open 

Handheld In The Lower Antelope Canyon
Last month I had a chance to go through the lower canyon again. This time I didn't feel like dealing with the whole photo tour and just took the regular tour with my Sony A7r.

I figured the lower light capabilities of the A7r would be good enough to get some great photos without a tripod. Luckily I got a few!

See them all here: http://goo.gl/A691I4

#landscapephotography   #antelopecanyon   #sonya7r

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2014-12-07 07:20:50 (16 comments, 28 reshares, 399 +1s)Open 

Handheld In The Lower Antelope Canyon
Last month I had a chance to go through the lower canyon again. This time I didn't feel like dealing with the whole photo tour and just took the regular tour with my Sony A7r.

I figured the lower light capabilities of the A7r would be good enough to get some great photos without a tripod. Luckily I got a few!

See them all here: http://goo.gl/A691I4

#landscapephotography   #antelopecanyon   #sonya7r

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2015-06-18 00:04:06 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

See The Fuji X-T1 Destroy the Sony A7r In This Pixel-to-Pixel Showdown

I put the Sony A7r into APS-C crop mode to see how the Fuji X-T1 holds up against it. While the Sony A7r has been reviewed as one of the best sensors at the time of its release (soon to be replaced by the A7rII), it seems when comparing what the sensors could do based on surface area alone, the Fuji X-T1 destroys it. 

#fujifilm   #sonya7r   #FujiXT1   #xt1   #xshooters   #landscapephotography   #reviews2015  

See The Fuji X-T1 Destroy the Sony A7r In This Pixel-to-Pixel Showdown

I put the Sony A7r into APS-C crop mode to see how the Fuji X-T1 holds up against it. While the Sony A7r has been reviewed as one of the best sensors at the time of its release (soon to be replaced by the A7rII), it seems when comparing what the sensors could do based on surface area alone, the Fuji X-T1 destroys it. 

#fujifilm   #sonya7r   #FujiXT1   #xt1   #xshooters   #landscapephotography   #reviews2015  ___

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2015-06-15 01:30:17 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

The Voigtlander 15mm f4.5 Heliar III Review
I've reviewed the new Voigtlander 15mm f4.5 Heliar III with both the Fuji X-T1 and the Sony A7r. One camera is APS-C and one is Full frame giving two different looks.

For the size and weight the lens is incredible. Very sharp from corner to corner and super fun to use. All in all I like using it more on an APS-C camera but it's still great on the Sony A7r.

Check out the full review here: http://goo.gl/TIAeSn

The image here is of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. It was taken on the Sony A7r with the Voigtlander 15mm III. 

The Voigtlander 15mm f4.5 Heliar III Review
I've reviewed the new Voigtlander 15mm f4.5 Heliar III with both the Fuji X-T1 and the Sony A7r. One camera is APS-C and one is Full frame giving two different looks.

For the size and weight the lens is incredible. Very sharp from corner to corner and super fun to use. All in all I like using it more on an APS-C camera but it's still great on the Sony A7r.

Check out the full review here: http://goo.gl/TIAeSn

The image here is of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. It was taken on the Sony A7r with the Voigtlander 15mm III. ___

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2015-06-09 07:06:25 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Downtown Los Angeles

Lived here for almost eight years and never made it to this spot to shoot until last night. Glad I found it because it's such a great view.

I shot this with the Fuji X-T1 and the new Voigtlander 15mm Heliar III. It actually is a really great lens, especially on the Fuji-XT1.
It also works well on the Sony A7r. I'll post more soon when I finish reviewing it. 

#cityscapephotography   #landscapephotography   #losangeles   #fujifilm   #FujiXT1   #Voigtlander  

Downtown Los Angeles

Lived here for almost eight years and never made it to this spot to shoot until last night. Glad I found it because it's such a great view.

I shot this with the Fuji X-T1 and the new Voigtlander 15mm Heliar III. It actually is a really great lens, especially on the Fuji-XT1.
It also works well on the Sony A7r. I'll post more soon when I finish reviewing it. 

#cityscapephotography   #landscapephotography   #losangeles   #fujifilm   #FujiXT1   #Voigtlander  ___

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2015-06-07 18:52:48 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

On Mount Aso

This is as close as I could get to the actual top of mount Aso, The crater is closed off because it's too active. The air was filled with volcanic ash and gasses. Behind me was actually a mini cemetery of some sort. Bunch of graves, it was creepy.

This photo is part of my Fujifilm 10-24mm Review. It's a fantastic ultra wide zoom with very few flaws. I highly recommend.

See my review here: http://goo.gl/djBGNd

#fujifilm   #Fujixt1   #japanphotography   #landscapephotography

On Mount Aso

This is as close as I could get to the actual top of mount Aso, The crater is closed off because it's too active. The air was filled with volcanic ash and gasses. Behind me was actually a mini cemetery of some sort. Bunch of graves, it was creepy.

This photo is part of my Fujifilm 10-24mm Review. It's a fantastic ultra wide zoom with very few flaws. I highly recommend.

See my review here: http://goo.gl/djBGNd

#fujifilm   #Fujixt1   #japanphotography   #landscapephotography___

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2015-05-15 08:06:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Fukuoka City Rush

Went down town the other night and what a jungle. So much fun. Reminds me a little of Blade Runner. 
This photo is part of my Fujinon 56mm f1.2 R review. You can see it here: http://goo.gl/fUo578 Such a great lens.

#fujifilm   #XT1   #Japan   #Fukuoka   #streetphotography  

Fukuoka City Rush

Went down town the other night and what a jungle. So much fun. Reminds me a little of Blade Runner. 
This photo is part of my Fujinon 56mm f1.2 R review. You can see it here: http://goo.gl/fUo578 Such a great lens.

#fujifilm   #XT1   #Japan   #Fukuoka   #streetphotography  ___

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2015-05-14 14:42:48 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

A Perfect Day In Southern Japan
The typhoon finally cleared up leaving these perfect blue skies. This is one of the best views I've seen in Japan so far and not a soul was in sight. 

http://goo.gl/XAz9Tw

#japan   #riceterrace   #Fujixt1   #fujifilm   #hdrphotography   #landscapephotography

A Perfect Day In Southern Japan
The typhoon finally cleared up leaving these perfect blue skies. This is one of the best views I've seen in Japan so far and not a soul was in sight. 

http://goo.gl/XAz9Tw

#japan   #riceterrace   #Fujixt1   #fujifilm   #hdrphotography   #landscapephotography___

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2015-05-12 15:42:10 (5 comments, 13 reshares, 95 +1s)Open 

Ishibashi Rei-dai-kyo Bridge

Been breaking in my 10-24mm f4 Fujinon lens. Loving it on this Fuji X-T1.

#landscapephotography   #hdrphotography   #japan   #fujixt1  

Ishibashi Rei-dai-kyo Bridge

Been breaking in my 10-24mm f4 Fujinon lens. Loving it on this Fuji X-T1.

#landscapephotography   #hdrphotography   #japan   #fujixt1  ___

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2015-04-26 20:58:18 (6 comments, 11 reshares, 189 +1s)Open 

Lost In The Woods

This photo was another one from last year in Japan. My wife and I set off to find undiscovered areas to shoot. Found this naturally growing bamboo forest somewhere between Saga and Fukuoka.

http://goo.gl/xpWy5p

#japan   #bamboo   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #sonya7r  

Lost In The Woods

This photo was another one from last year in Japan. My wife and I set off to find undiscovered areas to shoot. Found this naturally growing bamboo forest somewhere between Saga and Fukuoka.

http://goo.gl/xpWy5p

#japan   #bamboo   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #sonya7r  ___

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2015-04-25 23:37:41 (6 comments, 11 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Golden Rice Terrace
Heading back to Japan in just two more days. This photo is from last year that I recently processed. I shot it on the Sony A7r with a Canon lens.

This year I'll be using mostly my Fuji X-T1 and X100T. Should be fun!

Like +1 and Share.

I'm also on Instagram now https://instagram.com/alikgriffin/ 
It's crazy, with Instagram I get significantly more activity with less than 1/18,000 of followers over Google+. G+ seems like it's really died in this last year. Anyone else feel that way?

#sonyA7r   #japan   #landscapephotography   #sunset

Golden Rice Terrace
Heading back to Japan in just two more days. This photo is from last year that I recently processed. I shot it on the Sony A7r with a Canon lens.

This year I'll be using mostly my Fuji X-T1 and X100T. Should be fun!

Like +1 and Share.

I'm also on Instagram now https://instagram.com/alikgriffin/ 
It's crazy, with Instagram I get significantly more activity with less than 1/18,000 of followers over Google+. G+ seems like it's really died in this last year. Anyone else feel that way?

#sonyA7r   #japan   #landscapephotography   #sunset___

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2015-04-21 21:20:36 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

How HDR Works In The New Lightroom

I wrote up a brief little description of how HDR works in the new Lightroom. It's pretty cool and different and it's how I processed this photo.
You can see it here: http://goo.gl/Tlcfmr

#hdrphotography   #landscapephotography   #lightroom   #santamonica   #sunsetphotography  

How HDR Works In The New Lightroom

I wrote up a brief little description of how HDR works in the new Lightroom. It's pretty cool and different and it's how I processed this photo.
You can see it here: http://goo.gl/Tlcfmr

#hdrphotography   #landscapephotography   #lightroom   #santamonica   #sunsetphotography  ___

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2015-04-09 19:10:48 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Huntington Beach Pier

I shot this with the Fuji X100T but processed it with Iridient Developer. I'm finding Iridient can produce much sharper images than Lightroom when used with X-Trans sensors.  See more on that: http://goo.gl/EvmmlS

I'll be doing a full comparison between Iridient and Lightroom soon as soon as the new Lightroom comes out. What ever happened to that anyway? All these camera shops were allowing pre-orders for it then suddenly it just vanished. 

#Iridient   #fujix100T   #landscapephotography   #huntingtonbeach   #oceanphotography  

Huntington Beach Pier

I shot this with the Fuji X100T but processed it with Iridient Developer. I'm finding Iridient can produce much sharper images than Lightroom when used with X-Trans sensors.  See more on that: http://goo.gl/EvmmlS

I'll be doing a full comparison between Iridient and Lightroom soon as soon as the new Lightroom comes out. What ever happened to that anyway? All these camera shops were allowing pre-orders for it then suddenly it just vanished. 

#Iridient   #fujix100T   #landscapephotography   #huntingtonbeach   #oceanphotography  ___

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2015-03-14 03:18:35 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

San Francisco City Hall
Just got back from San Francisco and actually did the tourist thing this time.
This was my first time to City Hall. I really love this building and it was very cool to explore. A lot of homeless around there but you should check it out if you ever come to this city.

I've posted a few more street photography photos on my blog here: http://goo.gl/DX2mAZ

#Fujix100T   #sanfrancisco  

San Francisco City Hall
Just got back from San Francisco and actually did the tourist thing this time.
This was my first time to City Hall. I really love this building and it was very cool to explore. A lot of homeless around there but you should check it out if you ever come to this city.

I've posted a few more street photography photos on my blog here: http://goo.gl/DX2mAZ

#Fujix100T   #sanfrancisco  ___

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2015-03-08 05:41:25 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

Pacific Park, Santa Monica

This was a shot from last weekend when we had some of that crazy weather here in Los Angeles. What I mean by crazy weather is that it rained for a few minutes. :)

I shot this on the Fuji X100T believe it or not. I was testing the Tamron 15-30 on my Canon 5Dmkii and got bored so switched over to my little guy. I have to say, I'm thinking Fuji might make the best sensor in the industry right now in terms of DR, color accuracy and sharpness. And there is some pretty advance tech going on there as well. 

This shot was a single exposure. No HDR. Very little post processing.

Waiting to see what Fuji does with the X-Pro2 then I might make the full switch over from my Sony A7r. But we'll see. It's still too early to completely abandon Sony for their lack of build quality and quality control.  But I think I'll probablye... more »

Pacific Park, Santa Monica

This was a shot from last weekend when we had some of that crazy weather here in Los Angeles. What I mean by crazy weather is that it rained for a few minutes. :)

I shot this on the Fuji X100T believe it or not. I was testing the Tamron 15-30 on my Canon 5Dmkii and got bored so switched over to my little guy. I have to say, I'm thinking Fuji might make the best sensor in the industry right now in terms of DR, color accuracy and sharpness. And there is some pretty advance tech going on there as well. 

This shot was a single exposure. No HDR. Very little post processing.

Waiting to see what Fuji does with the X-Pro2 then I might make the full switch over from my Sony A7r. But we'll see. It's still too early to completely abandon Sony for their lack of build quality and quality control.  But I think I'll probably end up just run two systems. A FF Sony and an APS-C Fuji, because I still really do like my A7r. It just needs a lens mount that doesn't wobble, a lcd screen that doesn't get little bubbles in it and proper weather sealing.

http://goo.gl/jVoNX1

#landscapephotography   #sunset   #santamonicapier   #losangelesphotographer   #FujiX100T   #fujixusers   #oceanphotography   #neverstopexploring  ___

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2015-02-22 03:57:38 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Tamron 15-30mm Review Is Up
I've finished testing out the new Tamron 15-30mm lens. You can see the full review on my website here: http://goo.gl/B1d51G

It's not a bad lens for the price. Might be the best bang for the buck if you're a DSLR shooter. Check it out.

  #Lanscapephotography   #Tamron15mm    #lensreview  

Tamron 15-30mm Review Is Up
I've finished testing out the new Tamron 15-30mm lens. You can see the full review on my website here: http://goo.gl/B1d51G

It's not a bad lens for the price. Might be the best bang for the buck if you're a DSLR shooter. Check it out.

  #Lanscapephotography   #Tamron15mm    #lensreview  ___

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2015-02-21 19:59:48 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Dockweiler Beach Sunset
The Chinese New Years Eve brought us an amazing sunset here in Los Angeles.
As I was driving to the beach everything was completely grey and overcast. Sitting in rush hour traffic I was thinking I completely wasted my evening. Glad I stuck with it. :)

This photo was taken with the new Tamron 15-30mm ultra wide zoom lens. I'll have a full review probably up tonight or tomorrow. So far It's a solid lens. But a little awkward using it with the Sony A7r.

http://goo.gl/5t5yJV

#landscapephotography   #losangelesphotographer   #sunsetphotography   #tamron   #sonya7r   #oceanphotography  

Dockweiler Beach Sunset
The Chinese New Years Eve brought us an amazing sunset here in Los Angeles.
As I was driving to the beach everything was completely grey and overcast. Sitting in rush hour traffic I was thinking I completely wasted my evening. Glad I stuck with it. :)

This photo was taken with the new Tamron 15-30mm ultra wide zoom lens. I'll have a full review probably up tonight or tomorrow. So far It's a solid lens. But a little awkward using it with the Sony A7r.

http://goo.gl/5t5yJV

#landscapephotography   #losangelesphotographer   #sunsetphotography   #tamron   #sonya7r   #oceanphotography  ___

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2015-02-12 08:58:03 (10 comments, 16 reshares, 199 +1s)Open 

Rising Forces - Oahu Hawaii
Another shot from Hawaii showing the power of the Ocean there. 

I grew up going to the beaches regularly here in southern California and surfing through my teens and twenties. But that ocean in Hawaii, it still scares me. Poseidon is just always so angry out there.

http://goo.gl/nYs2AL

#hawaii   #sonya7r   #landscapephotography   #oceanphotography   #beachphotography   #beachlife   #wavesphotograpy  

Rising Forces - Oahu Hawaii
Another shot from Hawaii showing the power of the Ocean there. 

I grew up going to the beaches regularly here in southern California and surfing through my teens and twenties. But that ocean in Hawaii, it still scares me. Poseidon is just always so angry out there.

http://goo.gl/nYs2AL

#hawaii   #sonya7r   #landscapephotography   #oceanphotography   #beachphotography   #beachlife   #wavesphotograpy  ___

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2015-02-12 08:53:04 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Memory Card Speeds Test For The Sony RX100 III

I've finished testing the memory card speeds of the Sony RX100 III.
See what the fastest and best memory card is: http://goo.gl/YSMgD5

#sonyrx100iii  

Memory Card Speeds Test For The Sony RX100 III

I've finished testing the memory card speeds of the Sony RX100 III.
See what the fastest and best memory card is: http://goo.gl/YSMgD5

#sonyrx100iii  ___

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2015-01-22 16:33:36 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Another Beautiful Day In Paradise
A breathtaking sunset from Waimea Bay Hawaii. Love this place!

http://goo.gl/T4d1VI

#sonya7r   #hawaii   #landscapephotography   #hawaiiphotography   #oahuphotography   #sunsetphotography   #beachlife  

Another Beautiful Day In Paradise
A breathtaking sunset from Waimea Bay Hawaii. Love this place!

http://goo.gl/T4d1VI

#sonya7r   #hawaii   #landscapephotography   #hawaiiphotography   #oahuphotography   #sunsetphotography   #beachlife  ___

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2015-01-10 19:20:38 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

My 2015 Photography Predictions

See them here: http://goo.gl/wQawJX

These are my predictions, what are yours?

Photo taken with the Fuji X100T

#fujix100t   #fujifilm  

My 2015 Photography Predictions

See them here: http://goo.gl/wQawJX

These are my predictions, what are yours?

Photo taken with the Fuji X100T

#fujix100t   #fujifilm  ___

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2015-01-04 00:08:10 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

A Perfect Calm - Paradise Cover, Malibu California
A cool little spot in Malibu. I had the whole beach to myself, not a single photographer in sight. Although parking was $40 dollars, might have had something to do with it. 

It just looks so peaceful doesn't it? Often when we see photographers posting these images you think there was some euphoric magical experience behind the shot. That's usually so far from the truth and anyone that says otherwise is a liar!

For this shot, it was 50 degrees. I had two sweatshirts on, a beanie and a scarf, because for some reason 50 degrees in California might as well be -20. Not only that, but I pinched the hell out of my finger on my tripod so it was bleeding everywhere. People that make tripods actually hate photographers and can't come up with a design that won't pinch our fingers. And then to top it all off, I... more »

A Perfect Calm - Paradise Cover, Malibu California
A cool little spot in Malibu. I had the whole beach to myself, not a single photographer in sight. Although parking was $40 dollars, might have had something to do with it. 

It just looks so peaceful doesn't it? Often when we see photographers posting these images you think there was some euphoric magical experience behind the shot. That's usually so far from the truth and anyone that says otherwise is a liar!

For this shot, it was 50 degrees. I had two sweatshirts on, a beanie and a scarf, because for some reason 50 degrees in California might as well be -20. Not only that, but I pinched the hell out of my finger on my tripod so it was bleeding everywhere. People that make tripods actually hate photographers and can't come up with a design that won't pinch our fingers. And then to top it all off, I had to pay $40 dollars for parking. :)

See my Fuji X100T Landscape Photographer here: http://goo.gl/RYt9uy

Enjoy the shot! 

#landscapephotography   #malibu   #fujix100t   #seascape   #oceanphotography  ___

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2015-01-02 05:13:40 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

My first photo for 2015
This year is off to a good start. I shot this with the Fuji X100T - My new love addiction. 

Learn how you can shoot HDR with the Fuji X100T here: http://goo.gl/bbbAcH  It's kind of complicated.

#landscapephotography   #hdrphotography   #Fujix100T   #fujifilm  

My first photo for 2015
This year is off to a good start. I shot this with the Fuji X100T - My new love addiction. 

Learn how you can shoot HDR with the Fuji X100T here: http://goo.gl/bbbAcH  It's kind of complicated.

#landscapephotography   #hdrphotography   #Fujix100T   #fujifilm  ___

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2014-12-29 00:42:42 (7 comments, 8 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

Above The Sky - Mount Kilauea

Here is another shot from Hawaii. This time I was up on Mount Kilauea which is on the Big Island. The view from up here is incredible, but it was ridiculously cold and windy making it difficult to enjoy the beautiful sunset - At least we can all enjoy the photo. :)

http://alikgriffin.com

#landscapephotography   #hawaii   #hawaiiphotography   #sunsetphotography  

Above The Sky - Mount Kilauea

Here is another shot from Hawaii. This time I was up on Mount Kilauea which is on the Big Island. The view from up here is incredible, but it was ridiculously cold and windy making it difficult to enjoy the beautiful sunset - At least we can all enjoy the photo. :)

http://alikgriffin.com

#landscapephotography   #hawaii   #hawaiiphotography   #sunsetphotography  ___

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2014-12-20 19:44:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Hollywood Sunset

We've been having some pretty awesome sunsets this winter in Los Angeles. 
I shot this with my FujiX100T which I've been using primarily around town.

See my full review of the X100T here: http://goo.gl/0lVGci

#sunsetphotography   #fujix100t   #losangeles   #hollywood  

Hollywood Sunset

We've been having some pretty awesome sunsets this winter in Los Angeles. 
I shot this with my FujiX100T which I've been using primarily around town.

See my full review of the X100T here: http://goo.gl/0lVGci

#sunsetphotography   #fujix100t   #losangeles   #hollywood  ___

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2014-12-09 21:59:15 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Raw vs Jpeg with Fuji's Classic Chrome

A quick comparison I did on Fuji's new Classic Chrome film simulator using Raw and Jpeg. Surprisingly Fuji makes a really nice JPEG and I'm learning more and more people are using them over the RAW you can see why for yourself here: http://goo.gl/C54nmO

#FujiX100T   #classicchrome  

Raw vs Jpeg with Fuji's Classic Chrome

A quick comparison I did on Fuji's new Classic Chrome film simulator using Raw and Jpeg. Surprisingly Fuji makes a really nice JPEG and I'm learning more and more people are using them over the RAW you can see why for yourself here: http://goo.gl/C54nmO

#FujiX100T   #classicchrome  ___

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2014-12-07 07:20:50 (16 comments, 28 reshares, 399 +1s)Open 

Handheld In The Lower Antelope Canyon
Last month I had a chance to go through the lower canyon again. This time I didn't feel like dealing with the whole photo tour and just took the regular tour with my Sony A7r.

I figured the lower light capabilities of the A7r would be good enough to get some great photos without a tripod. Luckily I got a few!

See them all here: http://goo.gl/A691I4

#landscapephotography   #antelopecanyon   #sonya7r

Handheld In The Lower Antelope Canyon
Last month I had a chance to go through the lower canyon again. This time I didn't feel like dealing with the whole photo tour and just took the regular tour with my Sony A7r.

I figured the lower light capabilities of the A7r would be good enough to get some great photos without a tripod. Luckily I got a few!

See them all here: http://goo.gl/A691I4

#landscapephotography   #antelopecanyon   #sonya7r___

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2014-11-22 22:01:41 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Director Guild of America Lobby
It's not every day I get to hang out in such a cool place.

Just kidding, I practically live here. I just got the Fuji X100T so I've been shooting what I can while working way too many hours. I posted my first impressions here: http://goo.gl/F11qdd

So far I think this camera is really really cool. It's so much fun to use. 

#Fujix100T   #fujifilmx100t   #x100t   #vsco  

Director Guild of America Lobby
It's not every day I get to hang out in such a cool place.

Just kidding, I practically live here. I just got the Fuji X100T so I've been shooting what I can while working way too many hours. I posted my first impressions here: http://goo.gl/F11qdd

So far I think this camera is really really cool. It's so much fun to use. 

#Fujix100T   #fujifilmx100t   #x100t   #vsco  ___

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2014-11-15 20:04:15 (6 comments, 9 reshares, 171 +1s)Open 

Shooting The Wave

Another one of those locations that was better than I was expecting. 
But the best part about The Wave, is all the photography you get to shoot on your hike there.

See more: http://goo.gl/lE2t6Y

#arizonaphotography   #thewave    #landscape    #landscapephotography   #sonya7r   #zeiss35mm  

Shooting The Wave

Another one of those locations that was better than I was expecting. 
But the best part about The Wave, is all the photography you get to shoot on your hike there.

See more: http://goo.gl/lE2t6Y

#arizonaphotography   #thewave    #landscape    #landscapephotography   #sonya7r   #zeiss35mm  ___

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2014-10-25 21:36:32 (3 comments, 20 reshares, 118 +1s)Open 

Splash
Putting my camera at risk once again.

http://goo.gl/Hl4hHq

#hawaii   #wavesphotograpy   #landscapephotography   #sonya7r   #ocean   #waves  

Splash
Putting my camera at risk once again.

http://goo.gl/Hl4hHq

#hawaii   #wavesphotograpy   #landscapephotography   #sonya7r   #ocean   #waves  ___

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2014-10-21 06:23:41 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

Between Worlds - Oahu Hawaii
This was taken at Waimea Bay. No tripod, just my trusty Sony A7r and the Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm lens. A great combo.

http://goo.gl/HH3Ayt

#hawaii   #beach    #waimeabay   #landscape   #paradise   #ocean   #oahu   #sonya7r  

Between Worlds - Oahu Hawaii
This was taken at Waimea Bay. No tripod, just my trusty Sony A7r and the Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm lens. A great combo.

http://goo.gl/HH3Ayt

#hawaii   #beach    #waimeabay   #landscape   #paradise   #ocean   #oahu   #sonya7r  ___

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2014-10-19 21:51:54 (6 comments, 11 reshares, 125 +1s)Open 

Winds Edge Oahu Hawaii
A shot taken mid day on Oahu Hawaii. I love this side of the island.

http://goo.gl/ZokjLV

  #hawaii   #sonya7r   #landscapephotography   #ocean   #beaches   #oahu  

Winds Edge Oahu Hawaii
A shot taken mid day on Oahu Hawaii. I love this side of the island.

http://goo.gl/ZokjLV

  #hawaii   #sonya7r   #landscapephotography   #ocean   #beaches   #oahu  ___

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2014-10-18 21:18:07 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

Mahai'ula Bay
Another amazing desolate beach on the Big Island. 
So far the Big Island is my favorite. Been to Oahu several times, was born there and married there. Maui is o.k. But the Big Island is really something else.

It's probably one of the few places, maybe only place in the world where you can drive from a tropical rain forest to the top of a snow capped mountain in under an hour.

http://goo.gl/8YDfqz

#sunsetphotography   #sunset   #hawaii   #landscapephotography   #beaches   #sonya7r   #paradise  

Mahai'ula Bay
Another amazing desolate beach on the Big Island. 
So far the Big Island is my favorite. Been to Oahu several times, was born there and married there. Maui is o.k. But the Big Island is really something else.

It's probably one of the few places, maybe only place in the world where you can drive from a tropical rain forest to the top of a snow capped mountain in under an hour.

http://goo.gl/8YDfqz

#sunsetphotography   #sunset   #hawaii   #landscapephotography   #beaches   #sonya7r   #paradise  ___

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2014-10-15 04:02:14 (6 comments, 9 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

Waipi'o Valley
An amazing vista from Big Island Hawaii. This place is so awesome photos hardly can do it justice. You can actually drive down into the valley as well which was also pretty cool if you don't mind the mosquitos.

http://goo.gl/0Cwdsa

#landscapephotography   #sonya7r   #hawaii  

Waipi'o Valley
An amazing vista from Big Island Hawaii. This place is so awesome photos hardly can do it justice. You can actually drive down into the valley as well which was also pretty cool if you don't mind the mosquitos.

http://goo.gl/0Cwdsa

#landscapephotography   #sonya7r   #hawaii  ___

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2014-10-11 06:19:06 (11 comments, 16 reshares, 180 +1s)Open 

Manini'owali Sunset
One of my favorite beaches on the Big Island of Hawaii. The first few nights I was there I had some amazing sunsets. I finally have some time to process them. 

http://goo.gl/iosCgG

#hawaiiphotography   #sonya7r   #landscapephotography   #sunset  

Manini'owali Sunset
One of my favorite beaches on the Big Island of Hawaii. The first few nights I was there I had some amazing sunsets. I finally have some time to process them. 

http://goo.gl/iosCgG

#hawaiiphotography   #sonya7r   #landscapephotography   #sunset  ___

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2014-10-03 09:03:04 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

Waimea Bay Oahu
Been to Hawaii many many times, but not since I've been shooting photography. Never realized how photogenic it was. Pretty much anywhere you shoot anytime of day gives you some interesting shots.

Here is a little luminosity mask trick I like to use to enhance my skies: 
http://goo.gl/jfdJbA

#sonya7r   #landscapephotography   #seascape   #hawaiiphotography   #hawaii  

Waimea Bay Oahu
Been to Hawaii many many times, but not since I've been shooting photography. Never realized how photogenic it was. Pretty much anywhere you shoot anytime of day gives you some interesting shots.

Here is a little luminosity mask trick I like to use to enhance my skies: 
http://goo.gl/jfdJbA

#sonya7r   #landscapephotography   #seascape   #hawaiiphotography   #hawaii  ___

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2014-09-14 19:05:44 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Ox Wagons of Okinawa
These bad boys are from when I was in Okinawa this spring on the Iriomote Island. You can take these Ox Wagons over to a little paradise island. Pretty awesome place.

http://goo.gl/SZFhxM

#sonya7r   #japanphotography   #streetphotography  

Ox Wagons of Okinawa
These bad boys are from when I was in Okinawa this spring on the Iriomote Island. You can take these Ox Wagons over to a little paradise island. Pretty awesome place.

http://goo.gl/SZFhxM

#sonya7r   #japanphotography   #streetphotography  ___

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2014-09-07 20:15:12 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Mochi Girl
Finally work has slowed down enough for me to go through some of my street photography from Japan earlier this year. 

This shot is from Tokyo. I think she's making Mochi. :) I can't remember.

http://bit.ly/1lPHhW5

#Japan   #streetphotography   #sonya7r  

Mochi Girl
Finally work has slowed down enough for me to go through some of my street photography from Japan earlier this year. 

This shot is from Tokyo. I think she's making Mochi. :) I can't remember.

http://bit.ly/1lPHhW5

#Japan   #streetphotography   #sonya7r  ___

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2014-08-11 00:41:27 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

Okinawa Beach Bum
Finally going through more of my photos from my trip to Japan this last spring.
Found a few gems. :)

http://alikgriffin.com

#Japan   #Sonya7r   #Cat   #Paradise

Okinawa Beach Bum
Finally going through more of my photos from my trip to Japan this last spring.
Found a few gems. :)

http://alikgriffin.com

#Japan   #Sonya7r   #Cat   #Paradise___

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2014-08-07 04:28:31 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

A Story That Inspires Us

Share and enjoy!

#inspiration   #racing   #bmw  

A Story That Inspires Us

Share and enjoy!

#inspiration   #racing   #bmw  ___

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2014-07-15 02:28:42 (4 comments, 10 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

Scripps Pier - La Jolla California
This is one of those spots, if you go there in the weekend, you'll have to wait in line to get your shot.
But it is worth it. It's one of the cooler piers in Southern California.

This is a hand blended image. Two exposures.

http://goo.gl/kjke3A

#landscapephotography   #hdrphotography   #southerncalifornia

Scripps Pier - La Jolla California
This is one of those spots, if you go there in the weekend, you'll have to wait in line to get your shot.
But it is worth it. It's one of the cooler piers in Southern California.

This is a hand blended image. Two exposures.

http://goo.gl/kjke3A

#landscapephotography   #hdrphotography   #southerncalifornia___

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2014-07-09 23:33:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Canon's 7Dmkii Might Actually Come Out This Year

Sharing some thoughts on the rumored Canon 7Dmkii. Enjoy responsibly. :)

#canon7dmarkii  

Canon's 7Dmkii Might Actually Come Out This Year

Sharing some thoughts on the rumored Canon 7Dmkii. Enjoy responsibly. :)

#canon7dmarkii  ___

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2014-07-05 21:30:23 (3 comments, 13 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

The Last Light - Joshua Tree
A setting moon behind a Joshua Tree.

#landscapephotography #nightphotography #starphotography #sonya7r 

http://bit.ly/1qcQ3io

The Last Light - Joshua Tree
A setting moon behind a Joshua Tree.

#landscapephotography #nightphotography #starphotography #sonya7r 

http://bit.ly/1qcQ3io___

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2014-06-26 17:52:36 (7 comments, 9 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

Orchid Macro
Taken with the Sony A7r, and the Canon 100mm macro lens.

I'm back!
I've been super busy this last month helping my wife and her friend set up their Organic Skincare Spa in Beverly Hills. You can see the website at http://sakurabeauty.net which I'm still working on. 

I've been taking lots of macro photos of flowers to help with advertising and content. It should be fun. Expect my posts to get pretty girly for the next few weeks as I work on that. :)

Then it's back to landscapes. Weather's been clear so shooting around L.A. has been boring.

#macrophotography   #orchid   #organic   #skincare   #flowerphotography   #flowers  

Orchid Macro
Taken with the Sony A7r, and the Canon 100mm macro lens.

I'm back!
I've been super busy this last month helping my wife and her friend set up their Organic Skincare Spa in Beverly Hills. You can see the website at http://sakurabeauty.net which I'm still working on. 

I've been taking lots of macro photos of flowers to help with advertising and content. It should be fun. Expect my posts to get pretty girly for the next few weeks as I work on that. :)

Then it's back to landscapes. Weather's been clear so shooting around L.A. has been boring.

#macrophotography   #orchid   #organic   #skincare   #flowerphotography   #flowers  ___

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2014-06-03 19:59:18 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

Malibu Gold
From last week in Malibu California during a rare extreme high tide. Needless to say, I got a little soaked. 

Also, if you saw my article from yesterday. I shot this at f13. Usually I like to shoot f16, but I found diffraction to be a problem on these new cameras with high pixel density. Like my Sony A7r.

I was worried about the lower DOF at a lower aperture, but in the final, it's unnoticeable.

http://bit.ly/1kuvHN6

#landscapephotography   #fineartphotography   #sunsetphotography   #sonya7r   #seascape   #beaches   #beachphotography   #beachlife  

Malibu Gold
From last week in Malibu California during a rare extreme high tide. Needless to say, I got a little soaked. 

Also, if you saw my article from yesterday. I shot this at f13. Usually I like to shoot f16, but I found diffraction to be a problem on these new cameras with high pixel density. Like my Sony A7r.

I was worried about the lower DOF at a lower aperture, but in the final, it's unnoticeable.

http://bit.ly/1kuvHN6

#landscapephotography   #fineartphotography   #sunsetphotography   #sonya7r   #seascape   #beaches   #beachphotography   #beachlife  ___

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2014-06-02 21:49:28 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Why You Should Avoid Shooting With Small Apertures

Typically as photographers we are taught, the smaller the aperture the sharper and more crisp your image is going to be.

If you're always shooting high apertures for your landscape photos, you should really consider dialing back and learning your lenses. Especially if you're shooting on a camera with a high pixel density sensor like the Sony A7r, or many of the new APS-C systems.
Check out these tests! Then Share. :)

#landscapephotography   #sonya7r   #hdrphotography   #naturephotography

Why You Should Avoid Shooting With Small Apertures

Typically as photographers we are taught, the smaller the aperture the sharper and more crisp your image is going to be.

If you're always shooting high apertures for your landscape photos, you should really consider dialing back and learning your lenses. Especially if you're shooting on a camera with a high pixel density sensor like the Sony A7r, or many of the new APS-C systems.
Check out these tests! Then Share. :)

#landscapephotography   #sonya7r   #hdrphotography   #naturephotography___

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2014-05-29 01:07:45 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Fukuoka Airport
From my last moments in Fukuoka a few weeks ago. The photography gods did me one last favor. 

http://bit.ly/1qcQ3io

#landscapephotography   #hdrphotography  

Fukuoka Airport
From my last moments in Fukuoka a few weeks ago. The photography gods did me one last favor. 

http://bit.ly/1qcQ3io

#landscapephotography   #hdrphotography  ___

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2014-05-23 23:25:43 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

A Better Way To Create Luminosity Masks
A technique I've sort of developed over the years that is a little bit easier than the old school methods. 
#landscapephotography  

A Better Way To Create Luminosity Masks
A technique I've sort of developed over the years that is a little bit easier than the old school methods. 
#landscapephotography  ___

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2014-05-22 23:27:05 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Awesome Trick For Removing Color Cast.
By +Jimmy McIntyre 

Powerful Colour Correction Technique In Photoshop
This tutorial will show you a great way of removing even the strongest colour casts in your images. I hope you enjoy it. Powerful Color Correction Photoshop Tutorial

#photoshop #photoshoptutorials #colourcorrection #photographytutorial  ___Awesome Trick For Removing Color Cast.
By +Jimmy McIntyre 

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2014-05-22 22:07:50 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Finally upgraded my MacPro Graphics Card to handle Premiere CC. 

It's pretty awesome and fast.
Here is my guide.

Finally upgraded my MacPro Graphics Card to handle Premiere CC. 

It's pretty awesome and fast.
Here is my guide.___

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2014-05-21 22:36:57 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Good Promises
Photo from El Matador Beach Los Angeles.
It's amazing how popular El Matador has become with photographers in the last few years. I went there a few years ago and it was dead.
The other day it was like a Photographer fiesta. 

See how you can sharpen your photos like this with the High Pass Filter In Photoshop. I share my techniques here: http://bit.ly/SkiP1n

#landscapephotography   #hdrphotography   #sonya7r   #losangeles  

Good Promises
Photo from El Matador Beach Los Angeles.
It's amazing how popular El Matador has become with photographers in the last few years. I went there a few years ago and it was dead.
The other day it was like a Photographer fiesta. 

See how you can sharpen your photos like this with the High Pass Filter In Photoshop. I share my techniques here: http://bit.ly/SkiP1n

#landscapephotography   #hdrphotography   #sonya7r   #losangeles  ___

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2014-05-18 21:01:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Some Drone Video Surfing San Clemente.
Pretty awesome.

Shot by +Nels Griffin 

___Some Drone Video Surfing San Clemente.
Pretty awesome.

Shot by +Nels Griffin 

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