Thursday, August 6, 2020

Best Value Wireless Microphone System for Youtubers: Comica BoomX-U U2

Hello everyone, this is my latest review on my Youtube channel. I do an unboxing and first impressions test of the new Comica BoomX-U U2 wireless microphone system. For $219 USD you get a 2 transmitter system, which is pretty unique at this price point. Like the Rode Wireless Go, the transmitters also have built in microphones, but the kit includes 2 lav microphones as well. It's a decent kit at a really good price point. Check out the video below

Saturday, August 1, 2020

My Latest Article For Fujilove Magazine

I'm sure many of you know I write twice a month for Fujilove Magazine. The founder of the magazine and X Photographer Tomasz Trzebiatowski is a very smart and savvy photographer. He approached me 5 years ago when he first started the magazine and asked if I would like to join his writing team. Since then I've submitted at least once a month for the past 5 years. I've also produced some videos for him, we started a podcast (currently in hiatus) and we're looking forward to conducting some destination photography workshops in the near future. Here is my latest article for Fujilove with links below:

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Let's Talk About Vlogging: Interview with PIXERF Singapore

I was recently invited by Pixerf to participate in their Pixerf Talks program. They interview various photographers, videographers and social media practitioners from around the world to see how we work in our field. We both had to compromise the interview time since we are so far apart. Their start time of 9pm is a bit late for a live Facebook interview, but that works out to 6am Vancouver time, which is way too early for me. I decided to sleep in my studio and wake up at 5am so I could be ready on time. Please enjoy the interview.



Thursday, July 9, 2020

FujiLove Conversations: TAKE KAYO

My conversation with Fred Ranger of Fujilove Magazine. If you've been following me for years, much of what I have to say you've already heard before. Have a good day and happy shooting!


Monday, June 15, 2020

How to Clean Your Fujifilm Camera on FujiLove's Youtube Channel

FujiLove Magazine asked me to do a video on how to clean your camera. This seems pretty basic, but there are some who are new to photography and don't really know what to use and how to clean their cameras and lenses. I showcase some products from Cura Japan, but most optical non-alcoholic cleaner and microfibre cleaning wipes will do. For those who are interested, you can purchase Cura Japan cleaning products from Camera Film Photo in Hong Kong with a 15% discount until the end of July 2020 with discount code: ilovetaco. I didn't pick the code, but I do think it's funny. Thanks for watching and don't forget to 'like' the video to show your support for me. If you want to see more videos like this, leave a comment in the video. Thanks everyone.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Wireless Monitoring Device for Youtubers: The MARS X

Here is my latest video introducing the new Hollyland Tech Mars X wireless video transmission device. I did previously review their more professional Mars 400S system, and I really liked it. However, I didn't need such a robust system and asked if they could make a unit targeting small video creators like myself. Here's what you get for $179 USD dollars with the new Mars X:

1. Up To 3 iOS And Android Devices Monitoring
2. 112g With Rounded Crash-proof Aluminum Corners
3. 300ft Transmission Range (LOS), less than 0.07s Ultra-Low Latency
4. Pro Monitor Features: Turn Your Phones/Tablets into External Monitors
5. New App Features: App Firmware Upgrade and Smart Channel Scan
6. Built-In Battery with Multiple Power Supply Options: Built In 1300ma Lithium Battery With 1h Battery Life; Type-C (5V-12V) Wide Voltage Charging Plus Gimbal Charging
7. Single HDMI IN with 1080P And Various Other Resolution Formats
8. 8 Frequency Channels to avoid interference for Stable Wireless Transmission
9. OLED Info. Display: Battery Status, Frequency Channel, Video Format, And WiFi Password
10. Collapsible Antennas: Increased Portability, Installation Convenience, And Shooting Efficiency

Check out my video below, and if you wish to purchase the MARS X, consider using my B&H Video affiliate link. Thanks for your support:

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Fujifilm X100V Quick Review

Hello everyone,

Here is my first impressions video on the new Fujifilm X100V. This camera is a winner. Almost 10 years since it's announcement, the X100 series has slowly evolved into a very competent and desirable camera. Even if you own the most advanced DSLR or mirrorless ILC, you probably still want an X100V as your vacation or 'inspiration' camera. The latest improvements with an articling screen and weather-sealing has made this camera even better than the previous X100F. Watch my latest video as I go over the pros, cons and comparisons with the X-Pro3, X100F, Leica Q and the GFX 50S!!


Friday, May 22, 2020

Let's Talk About Camera Straps: Featuring CFP x Cura Silk Strap Unboxing

Hello everyone,

Long time no talk. I hope you are all taking care of yourselves wherever you are in the world. I've been doing okay, but I don't have much to complain about. I received a brand new limited edition strap from my friends at Camera Film Photo so I decided to do an unboxing video. I also decided to talk about straps in general. If this is the type of content you wish to see more of, please let me know on the Youtube comment section, on Instagram or on Twitter. Thanks for watching guys and we'll see you again soon.


Monday, March 30, 2020

Where I'm At: Upcoming BHT Projects for March-May 2020

As each day passes, it looks more and more likely that Vancouver is going to go on a full lockdown. What are photographers, Youtubers and content creators like myself going to do? I have a few older projects to finish and some upcoming gear to review. I talk about it in my latest video. Thanks for watching everyone.