Has it really been one month since my last post? Wow, time flies! The Walking Dallas series was a great project to work on, but after five days of straight posts I needed to take a break to work on a few other projects. Here’s what I’ve been up to for the past few weeks and a quick look at some of the content coming to the site in the weeks ahead.
I’m currently finishing up some shoots with the Fuji 10-24mm f/4 and it’s been a great lens to work with. It is, as expected, incredibly wide at the 10mm end and that took a little getting used to, but it’s definitely a great lens for landscapes and architecture. I’ll talk more about it in my review soon.
Other lenses on deck for review are my personal prime set: the 18mm f/2, the 23mm f/1.4 and the 35mm f/1.4. I’ve been using these three lenses extensively over the past couple of years and I look forward to sharing my take on these lenses to both old and new X-Series users.
As these reviews start rolling in, I’m going to streamline the Reviews section to make it easier to navigate the individual reviews (as opposed to one long Gear page).
PHOTO BOOK REVIEWS
I’ve been diving into a lot of photo book purchases lately and I really want to get some conversations started about some books that I think deserve your attention. I think photo books are the best way to get a wide range of printed images quickly and easily to viewers, and some of the collections that I’ve been seeing in these books are just breathtaking. You know that a photo book has made an impression when you close the book and almost immediately want to find out more about a situation and perhaps, even, how you can make a difference yourself.
Perhaps the biggest reason for my absence these past few weeks has been the formation of a digital print room in my house based around inkjet printing. I’m so in love with the thought of printing work right now that I haven’t gotten out to shoot nearly as much as I should have recently! I plan to write a few blog posts about printing as well, including not just printer hardware itself but also paper choices and perhaps even a buyers guide of sorts for anyone interested in getting into inkjet printing. I think a simple guide detailing some of the things I’ve learned up to now might be pretty helpful, so I’d like to pass that knowledge on.
Further down the line I’ll also be selling some prints on the site. They’ll be very reasonably priced because I seriously want to share these physical prints with as many of you as possible. Actually holding them in your hand and getting them framed up makes all the difference in the world. Anyone signed up for the mailing list will get first dibs on the print store when set up as well as an exclusive coupon code that can be redeemed immediately.
No guarantees here, but I’m playing with the thought of making a few short videos. This might be really helpful when explaining paper choices for printing or when reviewing some photo books. It’s an idea in its infancy at this stage, but I’m looking into more ways to interact with readers of this blog as much as possible!
So that’s where I’m at for now! Everything is still humming along and very busy behind the scenes. I’m working on ideas for a few photo stories that I hope to be able to share with you soon, and I was also approached by a company who thought Walking Dallas might make a cool audio tour, so I’m looking into working on that concept as well.
Be sure to link up with me on Twitter to to find out when this new content hits the site, and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions about what you’d like to see from the upcoming content above!