Kiwanda Creative: Blog en-us (C) Kiwanda Creative [email protected] (Kiwanda Creative) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:37:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:37:00 GMT Kiwanda Creative: Blog 80 120 Micro 4/3rds I keep hearing about these mirrorless cameras like the Sony NEX, Olympus, and Panasonic models.  Smaller lighter and still decent image quality.  So after reading some different reviews I decided to pickup a Lumix G6.  What drew me to it was the video capabilities as I do not like the way my Nikon fails to focus or change exposure in video mode.  The G6 has a standard 3.5mm port for plugging in an external mic which the sony's and olympus's do not.  It arrived yesterday and I have been having fun playing with it.  The image quality is not as good as from my Nikon D7000 but the wifi capability of being able to connect directly to my Nexus 4 smartphone and share pictures immediately or use the phone as a remote are things that my nikon simply can't touch.  I have not edited the video yet, but so far I am impressed with the video features.  It autofocuses fast and silently. 

As far as still photos go the quality is pretty good and because it is smaller and lighter I will probably be taking it with me more places than my nikon.  Here is a picture I took this evening of the sun going down and the beautiful color in the sky.  Edits in Lightroom 5.


sunsetSundown, Dallas, OR

[email protected] (Kiwanda Creative) dallas oregon sunset Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:11:34 GMT
Pedestrian bridge Salem, OR This is a shot of part of the pedestrian bridge that goes between Riverfront park and Wallace Marine park in West Salem.  At night there are led lights that light up an area where the counterweights were when it was a railway drawbridge.  


[email protected] (Kiwanda Creative) Thu, 12 Sep 2013 05:25:54 GMT
Electric motor I was trying out a new wide angle lens and found this old electric motor along the street, I really like all the texture in the paint.


What do you all think?


[email protected] (Kiwanda Creative) electric motor oregon Thu, 25 Jul 2013 06:43:59 GMT
4th fireworks I haven't taken pictures on the 4th of July for a couple years so decided to try again this year.  It was fun trying to capture as much color as I could!

[email protected] (Kiwanda Creative) Thu, 11 Jul 2013 07:18:26 GMT
North Head lighthouse I really liked the way the North Head Lighthouse at the mouth of the Columbia River was weather beaten.


[email protected] (Kiwanda Creative) Thu, 13 Jun 2013 04:00:38 GMT
Sunset at north jetty columbia river I took this picture from the north jetty of the columbia river, I attempted handholding an HDR of three images and it didn't come out too bad :-)  


[email protected] (Kiwanda Creative) columbia oregon river sunset washington Thu, 06 Jun 2013 05:36:20 GMT
Thank you heroes 2013 I can't even begin to imagine the stresses that our young warriors have gone through over the years to maintain our freedoms.  A heartfelt thank you and remembrance to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice so we can live in peace.


[email protected] (Kiwanda Creative) Mon, 27 May 2013 16:32:23 GMT
Lighting and the hand I recently picked up a new strobe and have been trying it out, I like the nice even light it produces.  I have also always been interested in the human hand.  It can be used to do so many things both good and bad.  Building up and tearing down.  

For this shot I setup my light to the right and stuck my hand out in front of the camera and fired away.  What do you all think? I would like to create a series and take pictures like this of different hands from infants to well weathered hands.


[email protected] (Kiwanda Creative) hand lighting skin weathered Fri, 18 Jan 2013 07:32:26 GMT
Framed prints now available at Honeywood Winery Salem, OR A selection of my framed art is available for purchase at Honeywood Winery's gift shop in Salem Oregon at 1350 Hines St. SE

They make great gifts!  Or get one for your home or office.  I hope you get a chance to check them out if you're in the Salem area.

[email protected] (Kiwanda Creative) fine art prints gifts honeywood winery kiwandacreative Tue, 12 Jun 2012 20:18:43 GMT