It has been a while since I had a chance to post on the website, so I wanted to provide a quick update and some news. First of all, I am currently in London with my family. We arrived here over a week ago and my first few days were quite rough, since I was pretty sick. When we landed in London, my splitting headache and the 8-hour long overnight flight, during which our little girl Jasmine had a hard time falling asleep, was just too much for me. As we were heading out, one of our readers approached me and said a few nice things about the site. I was so disoriented that I couldn’t talk and didn’t even get his name! So if you are that gentleman, please accept my apologies and do get in touch with me please!
Update: We are meeting on Wednesday, May 14 2014 for a Photo Walk. Please see this post for more details.
Second, this is my first time taking such a long vacation during the past 10 years, so I wanted to do as much sightseeing as possible with my kids (who have never been outside the US before). I realized how nice it is to disconnect from the busy life every once in a while! Speaking of the past, I do have something big coming up. Can’t tell you the details yet, but it is a HUGE change for me. I am a bit nervous, but excited at the same time. Will make an announcement on this separately later :)
It would be nice to do a little Photography Life get-together for our readers in London, so if you happen to live close and want to meet up sometime before the 18th of May, please let me know in the comments section below. We could meet at a local bar or perhaps even do a photo walk! It has been quite rainy and windy so far, but the weather forecast is showing some nice days next week. Bring all the questions you have and if you need some help with your portfolio, we could do some critique / portfolio reviews. And if you are struggling with your photography, I would love to help you out! I am thinking of doing a mini-workshop during the photo walk – let me know what you think.
I have some new gear with me, which I have been using as much as I can. The Fuji X-T1, along with the new 10-24mm Fujinon lens are being heavily used. I have already written about the X-T1 a couple of times before, but still need some more time with it for a more in-depth review coverage. The Fujinon 10-24mm f/4 is an amazing lens and I am already in love with what it has to offer for architecture and landscape photography. Right before I left, I got a hold of the new Sony A6000 with a number of different lenses as well. The above image of the river Thames / London Eye was shot with the A6000 and the Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 lens – a great combo for photographing the city (I also have the Sony 10-18mm f/4 with me for wider shots). In addition, the Canon 6D, along with the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens also found their ways into my camera bag, thanks to our friends at B&H Photo Video. The latter is not yet available for the Nikon mount, so I will probably have to delay the lab measurements until the end of May / early June. Planning to review both though.
More to come, so stay tuned for the upcoming announcement!