Friday, September 18, 2020

New Youtube Video on the Nifty Fifty: Viltrox AF 33mm F/1.4 for X Mount

I decided to post a Youtube video on the Viltrox AF 33mm f/1.4 XF as a complement to my recent Fujilove article, for those who would rather watch me talk while waving my arms as a form of communication versus using typed words :-)


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Review: The Viltrox AF 33mm f/1.4 for Fujifilm X Mount

Check out my latest article for Fujilove Magazine on the Viltrox 33mm f/1.4 for Fujifilm X mount. Overall I was pleased with the price-performance from this third party lens and was surprised how smooth and accurate the STM step motor autofocus was. The extra bonus is EXIF data communication between the lens and camera body, something that's often missing with third party lenses or using lens adapters. If you have any thoughts please leave comments at Fujilove and not here. Talk to you again soon, and remember to follow me on Twitter and Instagram

Click Here For My Fujilove Article

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Bigheadtaco Presents: Vlogging Hurts Ep 01

My new series on Youtube called 'Vlogging Hurts'. Let's see how long this lasts. I don't mind shooting videos, I just don't like the process of editing them afterwards, especially vlogs. Too many small bits and pieces to worry about, plus adding music and titles and special effects. Ugh. In the end I'm happy once I'm finished, but stress about making my next one. I know I've been in a bit of a video slump so I thought this would be a good video to finish since I shot this almost 2 months ago!! Thanks for watching everyone and talk to you soon.



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.