Entries by Adrian Wagner

Getting Started in Photography

I wanted to write a blog post about a question I am asked fairly often that goes a bit like this: “I have $600 to spend on a new camera / and lens, what should I get that will enable me to take awesome pictures?” I would be lying if I told you that there […]

Nikon Nikkor 105mm 1.4E Lens Review & Sample Images

This lens replaces my Samyang 135 f2 and Nikon 85mm 1.8g. Those are two gems of portrait lenses, with the Samyang being my favorite and most used lens to date. The jump to the Nikon 105mm 1.4 E Lens is a significant investment, and had the Samyang had AF, I likely would not be making […]


Whether to shoot in RAW or JPEG is a question that photographers have been challenged with since camera manufacturers first started to offer RAW image recording. The perks of shooting in RAW are many, but they come at a price.

Dance Umbrella 2016 Photo Gallery

Photos for the 2016 Dance Umbrella Spring Performance are now online: http://prints.adrianwagnerstudio.com/danceumbrella2016/ Prints can be ordered via the secure website, for pickup at 577 Baker Street. You will receive an email when your prints are ready. Cheers, Adrian http://danceumbrella.ca/    

Northern Lights over Nelson BC

In the early morning of May 8th, 2016 a solar storm impacted the planet and created a spectacular aurora over Nelson, British Columbia. Over the span of 36 hours, the northern lights came to life. Shot with 2 Nikon D610’s the video featured time-lapse footage from Nelson, BC

Stock Photos of Nelson BC

A collection on photos from nelson, British Columbia. Please contact info@adrianwagnerstudio.com for licencing information or access to our online Kootenay Stock Photo Site with 200+ Images.

West Kootenay Wedding Photography

Weddings are both tremendously exciting to shoot, and humbling as you only get one chance to capture the magic. It is a dream as a photographer, to be surrounded by such intentional and heart felt beauty for an entire day. As photographers, we strive to explore the beauty of the world, the tapestry of color […]

Samyang 24mm 1.4 Manual Focus Lens Review

This is my first 1.4 lens – and it feels like the most unique focal length aperture combo I have played with so far. The lens is sharp, it makes good photos, its MF which is a pain. Rather then review the lens in detail, as its been done so many times already, especially for […]