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Seal or Sea lion

I’m pretty sure this is a sea lion. Not a seal. Whatever the case may be, there sure a lot of them hanging around Fisherman’s Wharf. If you are ever out there, make sure to stop by an watch them. It’s like watching the most epic battle of king of the hill…or king of the Wharf in the sea lion’s case. You’d think they are just happy as they lay around soaking up the sun. Not the case! They are constantly jockeying for position.

Photographer’s Note – This image with shot with the Fuji X-E1 and 55-200 then processed in Lightroom 4 using VSCO film pack 2. On a side note, I just upgraded to Lightroom 5 and I’m digging it! I posted a few images over on FB using the Fuji 35 1.4. Great Bokeh!

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks San Francisco

Howdy! I hope yo all had a great weekend. I spent it upgrading my studio a bit and migrating to a new Mac. I’m not totally there, but going from 4gb of memory to 16gb of memory is pretty easy to get used it! This week might be touch and go, but I’ll do my best. Today’s image is from the world-famous Twin Peaks overlook outside of San Francisco. I made of a few images of the skyline, then I noticed the cars racing up this gem of a curve. Out came the Fuji 55-200 and composed it nice and tight. After all was said and done, I was pretty happy with the change of perspective.

Snapseed In The Browser

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I hope you had a great weekend! As promised, here’s some info on the new version of Snapseed. Today’s photo is an image I shot with my new Fuji X system while hiking in Muir woods. I love how light the system is, I also love that my digital darkroom is becoming very light as well. Yep, this was processed with Snapseed, but the new version of it!

A few months back, Google depricated the desktop version of Snapseed and I was bummed! Last week, they brought it back better than ever. It is free, and it is in the browser! I put together a quick tutorial on it so check it out. Also, if you want to take my online Snapseed workshop, you can use the coupon code HOSSEDIA to get lifetime access to it for only $10!

Click Here to register! Not only will you learn Snapseed, you will build a foundation in post processing for all your creative needs.

A Day In San Francisco

There isn’t a better place on Earth to field test a camera than San Francisco. This great city has it all. Architecture…Landscapes…People…History…Culture. And all of it in spades. My new kit consists of a Fuji x100s and Fuji X-E1 coupled with a 55-200mm lens. I took that kit out for an afternoon around town, and here is what I found.

Fuji X Sample Images

Fuji X Sample Images

Fuji X Sample Images

Fuji X Sample Images

Fuji X Sample Images

Fuji X Sample Images

Fuji X Sample Images

Fuji X Sample Images

Fuji X Sample Images

Fuji X Sample Images

Fuji X Sample Images

Fuji X Sample Images

Fuji X Sample Images

Fuji X Sample Images

Fuji X Sample Images

A Learning Tool

Fuji x100s Sample Images

Long ago, a photography mentor told me to grab a Leica M series camera and shoot 100 rolls of film through it. He said that would be the best photography education you could ever ask for. I told him I had a Konica and shot way more film that through it. I’m sure it’s great, but also a very expensive endeavor. I guess that is why I’m so fired up about the Fuji x100s. It’s the ultimate digital learning tool. The form factor coupled with out of camera .jpgs (or VSCO film presets) makes for an incredible way to learn to see the world. I’m beginning to slow down, define my vision and then craft it with the tool more than I have before. I’m loving it! I hope that these little lesson in my own journey inspire you to try something new in your art.

Today’s Photo – I shot this early one morning on the beach near the Golden Gate Park. I wish I could remember the name of the place. It’s just south of the Cliff House. Do you know?