Keeping this one simple. The Noctilux f/0.95 is the KING of the night in the photo world. Yea it is close to $11,000, but damn, it IS one piece of magical glass that has been blessed and given the treatment by the Leica gods. I took it out in the dark last night and came ..READ MORE..
The Leica M9 – Travels Throughout India By Ashwin Rao Hello, everyone, it’s Ashwin Rao, here again to share my recent travel experience with you. I recently returned from a three-week sojourn to India, a land of grandeur, spectacular beauty side-by-side with harsh reality. While there, the Leica M9 served as a constant travel companion, and I ..READ MORE..
I made it to Recife Brazil where we will be for the next four days. Finally, a full nights sleep! Woo hoo! I just went over the shots I snapped last night at the 2nd Sao Paulo show. The 1st one sold out so another was added and from the looks of it, the house ..READ MORE..
I’m still recovering from Brasilia and right now as I write this I am back at the Hotel Unique in Sao Paulo where we flew back today for another show. Last night Brasilia was GREAT! The crowds just seem to be getting better and better and last night was insane and just flew by for ..READ MORE..
B&H Photo has listed stock of the Special Edition (and gorgeous) Silver Pentax K5..soon to follow will be a set of special edition silver Limited lenses. If you want the Silver Edition, better snag it quick. You can find it HERE! More images can be found at the official Pentax site here. Also, just FYI, ..READ MORE..
Heading up to Sugar Loaf, Rio Brazil Today was a day off in Rio Brazil and even though the weather here is rainy and grey today, some of the band members and myself went up to Sugar Loaf mountain (can read the Wiki HERE). Sugar Loaf is the typical tourist attraction in Rio but it ..READ MORE..
Just wrapped up shooting the 5th show on Seals South American tour in Belo Horizonte Brazil and it was a WILD one! The crowds seem to be getting wilder and wilder and tonight was the most amazing crowd yet in BH. Rio was fantastic as well, though these two shows were the most challenging to ..READ MORE..
Rio Brazil! What a great place for street photography! It’s sunny, it’s hot, it’s humid and it’s gorgeous! The beach, the sand, the drinks and the cool atmosphere make this stop my personal favorite place so far. Before we hit Rio I was told by SEVERAL people that it would be dangerous for me to ..READ MORE..
Seal in Sao Paulo Brazil – March 17th 2011 Shot with the Leica M9 and 28 Elmarit, 50 Summicron, 50 Noctilux, 90 Summarit **I started writing this 14 hours ago and just now was able to post it..I am now in Rio!!** I have 30 minutes before I have to head down to the lobby ..READ MORE..
Getting ready to shoot the Seal show in Sao Paulo tonight but wanted to post this quick article before I left for the night. I get so many e-mails from the readers here asking about focus issues with their M8 or M9 cameras. Some swear to me that they are focusing correctly but that there ..READ MORE..
Traveling with the Leica M9 By Patrick Conaty Hey Steve, I recently went on an epic journey through Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and Hawaii. I thought it’d be fun to share some of my favorite shots from the trip as well as talk a bit about the process and experience in taking them. I’m a Vancouver ..READ MORE..
Holy S*%T am I tired. It is 2:36AM and I have to wake up in 4 hours to go pick up my Visa so I can get into Brazil tomorrow! Crazy crazy crazy but hey, it’s all an adventure right? Today was a LONG day and when I arrived to the arena to shoot tonights ..READ MORE..
March 13th – Seal Tour – Buenos Aires Argentina – Day 3 – OFF DAY Yesterday was a day off for the Seal tour in Buenos Aires Argentina so I spent the day with the band walking around the areas near the hotel. We walked past what seemed like miles of street vendors and crowds ..READ MORE..
From Fuji today… PRESS RELEASE: Press statement following recent earthquake and tsunami in Northern Japan 14 March 2011 — Following the recent earthquake and tsunami in Northern Japan Fujifilm can confirm that its Taiwa-Cho factory, 20 miles from Sendai city, has been affected. Fortunately, none of the workers at the Taiwa-Cho factory are reported injured ..READ MORE..
It’s 2:19 AM and I am in my hotel room going over images I shot tonight at the 1st show of the Seal South American tour in Buenos Aires Argentina. As most of you already know, I am on the road with Seal for the next 3 weeks. There will be 10 or 11 ..READ MORE..