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I carried around my Xpan for much of 2014. It made it to Canada, Tibet and a few places in India. I got everything processed and scanned but never really looked at the images till now.

Here are a few.

Xpan – Tamil Nadu

Xpan

Calcutta

Xpan Tibet

Tibet
Xpan

Autonomous Region

Gardze

Xpan – Tibet
Rice Lake, Ontario

Xpan -Tibet

Raccoon Lake, ON
Xpan – India

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My day jobs consists of taking very very fast portraits. I am relying more on instinct than any kind of planning. To use the used parts of my photo-brain, I have taken up long exposure photography. This really slows me down and forces me to build up the shot bit by bit. Making instead of taking perhaps.
There are some necessary gear purchases for this – 24mm tilt shift lens, a better tripod and 16 stops of ND. (I used Lee Big and Little Stoppers.) This way I can get the eight minute exposures needed to smooth the water out completely.
This is my first result, the bamboo bridge at Kompong Cham, Cambodia. I hope to do more of these this year.

Bamboo Bridge at Kompong Cham

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Our our last 600 km kayak trip down the Thai coast I shot a ton of GoPro time lapse, but never looked at them till a couple of weeks ago. I found enough images to make this little vid.
This is what it looks like out there.

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No matter what job I am on, I always have a fast 35mm lens with me. If I have two bodies, one wears a 35mm all the time. For around eight years I used a Canon 35/1.4L, but it was nearing the end of it’s natural lifespan and I dropped it again, so it needed to be replaced. (It literally had Crazy Glue holding parts on, but it worked fine.)
A couple of days before I had been out with a Reuters news photographer who was raving about the Sigma 50/1.4 ART. I checked out the reviews for the Sigma 35/1.4 and bought it the same day.
This lens is at least as good as the Canon, and maybe better. The corners are pretty much perfect wide open, as long as there is sufficient exposure. Color, contrast, everything. It’s an amazing lens at two thirds the cost of the Canon.
The only downside is that the lens hood sticks and it seems permanently welded to my lens until I can take it in for service.
Sigma is doing an amazing job of picking off the Canon Holy-Grail lenses. Once they release an 85/1.2 they will grab a big chunk of the fast glass market.
I now use this lens, with the Canon 85L and 135L for about 80% of my commissioned kids work. The 24L and 70-200 2.8 IS gets the rest.
More samples from this lens here and here.

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art Lens
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art Lens

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art Lens

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art Lens

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I have kayaked the west coast of Thailand from top to bottom two times with my hometown friend Tim Morch. Travel Talk Asia recently interviewed me for a podcast about these trips. Lots of info for anyone in Southeast Asia who would like to get into this incredible pastime. 

Here is the link to the interview.

koh panak
Kayak Thailand


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Had another great couple of months shooting in Hong Kong. Perfect mix of urban, park, beach and more.
Here are a few samples from the last trip.

Hong Kong Children’s Photography
Hong Kong Children’s Photography
HK Kids
Hong Kong Children’s Photography
Hong Kong Children’s Photography
Hong Kong Children’s Photography
Hong Kong Kids Photography
Hong Kong Kids Photography

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When I first bought a digital camera in 2005 I just brought it along on shoots as a back-up in case my film camera went down. I sort of feel the same about this new generation of excellent small cameras on the market. Last year I had the Sony A7 for a while, now I have the Fuji X-T1. I am now getting to the point where I am using the Fuji for lots of projects.
For now I am still using Canon for my day to day kids photography, mainly because I have a great set of lenses. Secondly due to the ridiculously great autofocus on those DSLRS. But for almost everything else, this Fuji is the camera for me. I’m not going to go on about the specs etc, that has already been done to death. I’m just going to show a few examples from a decent variety of situations. Kids photo sessions, documentary stuff for an NGO here in Bangkok (day and night), as well as a few street images and random shots.
I can see a day soon where these small cameras are going to be all most of us need to make a living. My aching shoulders will love it.

Fuji X-T1


Fuji XT1
Fuji X-T1
Fuji X-T1
Benz Blues – Bamgkok

 

Hong Kong Street Photography 


 

XF 18mm

 

XF 18mm
For The Human Development Foundation, Thailand

 

Human Development Foundation, Bangkok

 

Fuji X-T1, ISO 2000
ตลาดลาดชะโด

 

XF 35mm f/1.4

 

Fuji X-T1

 

XF 35mm f/1.4

 

XF 35mm f/1.4

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