Mehta Family

I almost always carry a camera with me. Usually, it’s just my iPhone 11 Pro, but if I expect to take photographs with intent, I bring either my Fuji X-T3 or one of my Minolta 35mm film cameras.

Whenever I drink beer, I use the Untappd app to "check-in, " rate the beer, post a photograph, and comment. I brought the Fuji X-T3 with me to Thanksgiving dinner as I expected I would be drinking beer for the evening. The Fuji JPEG images are generally sharper than the images from my iPhone.

Sometimes I am asked to make some on-the-spot family portraits. The lighting conditions and scenes rarely allow for making presentable photographs, but I do them because it’s family. I do my best. And sometimes, the lighting and scenery "just work".

This photograph of my nieces, in-laws and their canine family members was taken on my younger sister-in-law's patio. I regret not making family portraits for everyone.

I used the Provia film simulation and edited the images for shadow and highlight in Adobe Lightroom. The XF27mmF2.8 R WR is better at street photography, but I made it work.

Mother’s Day Kid’s Homemade Brunch Photos

My brother-in-law arranged for all the kids to come over and his kitchen to make brunch for their mothers. Each brunch meal was catered to each mother's favourite breakfast food.

Your employer is not your family

Tech workers have no job security. You’re serving a “tour of duty” that might last a year or two, according to the founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, who is the co-author of a book espousing his ideas, “The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age.” Companies burn you out and churn you out when someone better, or cheaper, becomes available. “Your company is not your family,” is another line from Mr. Hoffman’s book. ~ Congratulations! You’ve Been Fired By Dan Lyons