Author Archives: mph


Tools for Playing with Fujifilm Film Presets

A few plugins and Fujifilm’s own RAW Studio software make it easier to reproduce in-camera JPEGs in Lightroom, or learn how the different film simulations and tone settings interact.


Journals Against Stories

Journaling has created a book-ending joy to go with the joy of those moments where I catch myself making up a story in my head and manage to stop doing it.


“That didn’t happen!”

How do you catch yourself when you’re about to talk yourself into believing a story is real?


Some Notes on My Fujifilm Lens Collection

I promised an email to a friend about my Fujifilm X-mount lenses, but figured I might as well blog about them and include a few samples. Prior to buying an X-T2, I usually had a […]


Supporting an Open Door Culture by Listening

The thing I’m most proud of as a manager came not from “taking charge” and leading, but from deciding the best use of my authority was to assert my right to be guided by others who hadn’t been given that authority. 


Let’s Talk in 2017

tl;dr: I’m taking a little break from social media. I hate the thought of missing a direct tweet or private message from you on whatever platform we have accounts on together, so I’ve put some […]


Please be considerate of my neighbors

So, here’s a scenario to try on: You’ve just woken up in your tent down on the Springwater Trail. You climbed into a sleeping bag the night before. The temperature was headed down to the […]


Thinking About Priorities

Prioritization is job one for a manager. This is a tool to build an ongoing practice of thinking about what’s important and how what you’re actually doing lines up with that.


A Review of the Fujifilm X-T2

The Fujifilm X-T2 is my first-ever “no compromises” camera purchase, and I don’t regret it for a second.


You can’t say what you are, but you should try anyhow.

We can open ourselves to hearing what’s right, and we can try to choose what’s right, or at least choose what’s less wrong. We can accept that we’ll sometimes fail at that. We can allow ourselves to be held accountable. We can try again.