More Portrait Testing

Before I got my hands on the Sony A6000, I had gotten by for a few years using my trusty little mirror less Sony NEX 5N. Using the E-Mount lens, I was able to attach the Rokinon 85MM 1.4 Portrait lens and go to town. My daughter and I took a drive down near the river in Yukon to take some photos. Overall I was pretty impressed by the quality of the shots, and I think I’ll be handling my daughters senior portraits. Continue reading “More Portrait Testing”


Practice Portraits

I guess that the best way to test an affordable and non familiar lens would be to just make it happen. Friends and family are always willing to help out, so little King here will make a great subject. Dressed up in his wee Woody Halloween costume, we set up a spot on the floor and went to it. I figured that with natural sunlight, and indoor lighting would help brighten up the pictures, and that with some post editing, I could really nail what I was wanting to see. Continue reading “Practice Portraits”

Special time of year!

Maybe it’s the cooling off of the weather, or the anticipation of Halloween, but when fall arrives everything seems more interesting. I’m not the best in the heat, and there’s nothing quite like snuggling up to keep warm. I have the advantage of only having to suffer through mild winters in the Southwest, but I’ve been around a bit. I’m well aware of the sub zero temperatures in places like Denver, or the ice storms in Oklahoma City. If I spend the entire winter in Southern New Mexico, I may have little need for a proper jacket. We also don’t have the colorful changes of foliage in this region, which can be a challenge for photo takers such as myself, when you’re trying to highlife the local scenery. Whatever happens, however, this fall & winter season, I’m always waiting to see what I can share in pictures. Continue reading “Special time of year!”