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EM.'s Madd Ramblings

Photography is a fast growing, widely popular art form that has seen a huge explosion in recent years. With that comes a wealth of information that is extremely useful, but oftentimes overwhelming. With this blog, we will attempt to sort through the noise to find the latest trends, technology, equipment, techniques and information having the most impact on the photography world and try to make some sense of it all so that no matter what your level of expertise, you can walk away feeling fairly confident that you will have the tools needed to make informed decisions on how to progress your career and/or passion.

Please keep in mind that the information provided on this blog are opinion pieces and that we are NOT responsible for any actions you may take based on them. We are simply here to offer such opinions in an attempt to provide our readers with helpful information. Opinions are just that, OPINIONS! Ultimately only YOU know what your photography needs are and what equipment is best suited for your individual needs. Occasionally I might post my opinion about things outside the scope of photography, things that matter to me and may matter to you as well, but again, these are just MY opinion. I am not a public figure nor am I in public office so don't expect me to be PC. I will always be honest with my opinions, sometimes brutally so.

em.fotografik (better known as just simply M.) is a Profoto Lighting Instructor and is often called upon to use and test the latest equipment for companies like Hasselblad, Broncolor, Profoto, Phase One and Fujifilm.
M. personally shoots with the Canon 5DSR, the Canon 1DX, the Fujifilm GFX 50S, the Fujifilm GFX 100 and Profoto lighting equipment.
M. has been a photographer for over 10 years and has traveled the world shooting a number of well known celebrities, dignitaries and fashion models.

July 5, 2023
February 7, 2020
September 10, 2019
September 10, 2019

Sharnie Fenn Version 2

THE SHOW MUST GO ON… Had my second photoshoot with Asia’s Next Top Model contestant Sharnie Fenn last night despite the looming danger of a massive typhoon headed our...
July 9, 2019
July 9, 2019

The Flexibility of DSLR in Medium Format package!

My Fujifilm GFX 100S arrived about a week ago and I wanted to share my experience using it on two professional shoots. Yes! while it is an extremely capable...
September 6, 2018
August 24, 2018
August 15, 2018

Profoto Official Support

I was recently contacted by Profoto’s head office in Stockholm about them taking over the technical support of Profoto User’s Group page I created on Facebook. This is a...
August 6, 2018


Congratulations to photographer Tyler Mitchell who became the first black photographer EVER, in Vogue’s 126 year history to shoot the cover.   This historical change came about because Beyoncé...
May 1, 2017
May 1, 2017

China Machado – Gone but NEVER forgotten.

As I sat here thinking about my list of Top 5 females I would love to shoot, a sad reminder comes over me that the person that I desired...
April 25, 2017
April 21, 2017

The sad truth about professional photography….

The video below pretty much sums up what it’s like for many of us making our living as a professional photographer in today’s world of mobile phones and everyone with a...
April 21, 2017

Just Plain Stupid – A laptop?! Really?!

Soooo, this is supposed to be a portable Laptop?! This is undoubtedly one of the stupidest things I’ve ever seen. Why would anyone in their right mind want to...
April 21, 2017

Terrorists? What Terrorist?!

How many refugees to the U.S. have carried out terrorist attacks since 9/11? Talk about a waste of Tax Payer money. To spend Billions building a wall for a...
April 20, 2017

Yet another DSLR killer…

is king?! Every few months the industry goes down this road where they claim Canon and Nikon should be put on notice because this newest of the newly new...
April 19, 2017

Revolutionary or just another Lytro-like Fail?

he Light L 16 Imagine having a 52MP camera that fits in the palm of your hand or better yet, fits in your pocket? That’s what the makers of the...
April 19, 2017

R.I.P. Charlie Murphy

one waaaay too soon.   Rest In Peace Charlie Murphy, older brother of famed comic pioneer Eddie Murphy. Your “Hollywood Stories” gave us the greatest laughs and your deep...
Mighty Mina Martinez
April 18, 2017

Mighty Mina

ighty Mina Martinez Had an absolutely AMAZING photoshoot with this sexy little powerhouse the other day. Mina Martinez is truly a force to be reckoned with. Multitalented, down-to-earth, intelligent,...
April 11, 2017

New Editor-In-Chief at Brit Vogue

dward Enninful, former style Director for W Magazine has been named the new Editor-In-Chief at British Vogue. Enninful brings a wealth of talent and experience to his new position...
April 10, 2017

Gorgeous Hungarian Model – Lilla Primmer by em.

od I love my job! Especially when it results in having days like this where everyone is a team player and we are all having a good time while...