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So... I've had a beta version of the Fujifilm X-T20 in my hands for the past couple of months. In fact, apparently I've been the ONLY person in the U.S. with one! Been taking LOTS of photos with it - which I'll be sharing soon.

It's an amazing little beast, which is quite an upgrade from the X-T10: it's still small in-hand, but has the same 24-megapixel X-Trans III sensor as my X-T2, uses interchangeable lenses (I used my regular quiver of lenses), 4k video at both 30fps and 24fps, Touchscreen to focus and/or shoot, plus all the knobs and buttons of the X-T10 if you just wanna go down that road. Feisty!

A few weeks ago, my friend and fabulous videographer Justin Majeczky trekked up Mt. Rose in Nevada after a snowstorm for some footage of the X-T20 in action. Me in my happy place! It just got released by Fujifilm today. Check it out...

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Nice video, but... finches singing in a snowy forest in January sounded a bit... um, early. :)
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My great friend +Valerie Jardin asked me to be with her on her very first episode of her hugely successful podcast of 2017 last week... and of course I said YES!

We talked about our successes and struggles and things we want to change in our respective worlds in 2017. Chatted about projects, social media and a few peeves. Not scripted, not planned... just a conversation like so many we've had before. Only this time, you're invited to listen in!

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This week is a New Year special episode. I invited my good friend Karen Hutton and we chat about 2016, our successes and struggles and things we want to change in 2017. We talk about projects and so much more.
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That is awesome +Alexander Bud - THANK YOU!!!

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The Invitation: New York City
I my prayers, I always ask for signs to appear so clearly that even I can't miss them! Here's a scene from the movie where one of the characters walked right by one.
Then again, maybe it wasn't his to see... .
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Signs can be interpreted with the help of holy spirit ask him and will guide u in all truth he is near u talk to him.
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Here's to casting long shadows, taking the high road, raising our vision and always, always facing the light.

Happy 2017 everyone... we're off and running!

Taken with my +DJI Phantom 4 quadcopter named Bob.
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Spanking' new blog post!

When I was in New York City a couple of weeks ago, I spent a day with Omar Z. Robles and Alexandra Jacob, creating dance as art in the streets of NY. It was amazing - and balm for my soul.

THANK YOU, Omar for letting me tag along!

Huge gratitude to you both for sharing your art and your hearts with me. You'll never know how much it meant.
-- xx K
Here's the story of my most excellent day with photographer Omar Z Robles and dancer Alexandra Jacob, as experienced one chilly day in December.
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On Peachy Pond in Winter: Donner Lake, Truckee, CA
This was BEFORE our epic snowfall of the past week, but was such a lovely winter's late afternoon. I love wandering around the area on these days, looking for little scenes that capture my heart. This was one of them.
In other news... there IS lots of news! My dance card is filling up for this year already - to the point I made a page on my website to house it all. Find it at: Here are a couple of upcoming highlights:

FUJILOVE LIVE in NYC: Feb. 25-26



THE ARTIST'S VOICE RETREAT: Cannes, France June 7-12
June is sold out! New dates: September 24-29

There's more on the site and on the way... so I hope I'll see you eyeball to eyeball at one of these events!

Photo is thanks to my beloved Fujifilm X-T2, 16-55mm lens and Really Right Stuff TVC-23 tripod with BH-40 ballhead. This team is never far from my side!

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It's amazing!!! Best place I want to be at...
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River, Twice Trees: Truckee, CA
While this wasn't from today... it was just the other day right before the rains washed all that snow away and this very river flooded just yesterday.

Snowing heavily and steadily now.
We're big on do-overs around here.
Do-overs around here.
(See how I did that?) :D
Taken with my boss rig of my Fujifilm X-T2 with 16-55mm lens... and my quietly ever-present +Really Right Stuff TQC-14 tripod and BH-40 ballhead, without which I couldn't do what I do. #Grateful. 
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Minimalized: Truckee, CA

Snow in the winter simplifies everything. Separates the men from the boys - and the elements. It's harsh, challenging and gorgeous. Life in a small mountain town is like that too. Nature runs the show here and she'll give you a little slap every now and then to remind you of that fact. She loves to be admired, loved - and respected. In return, she gives you a place to pray, every day.

Thanks, Mother Nature for the reminder of the Power of Simple.

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Sleigh bells rinnnnng... are ya listening?
OK, out of season I know. But it's snowing again, so it's Christmas in my heart!
This was out by Lake Tahoe last week. Now we're getting enough white stuff that they'll be able to take the training wheels off the sleigh! Wheeeee!!
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"Down The Snow Stream": Truckee, CA

Here's one from the other day when it was snowing. I showed you a cool pic from Bob (my quadcopter) looking down on this area a couple of days ago... this is what was going on at ground level. It was a super yummy delicious wintery wonderium!

I took this with my trusty Fujifilm X-T2 and 16-55mm lens. Weather-sealed is the ticket! And they really, truly are. I did use a cheap grocery store plastic bag as a bit of protection, but honestly I didn't need it. It was just to make me feel better. ;)

Have I mentioned lately how grateful I am to be working with this gear?? It's inspiring, surprising, versatile and kicks proverbial buttsky in the imagery department. I count my blessings every single day.

More snow coming next week - woohoo!! You know where I'll be... Woot!!
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A River Snows Through It: Truckee, CA

I flew Bob in the snow the other day. I mean active snowstormy goodness! Of course, you can't tell that in this photo so you'll just have to take my word for it. Snow. Flakes. Coming. Down.

This was around dusk during the storm. I found a new (to me) area to photograph on the ground - and it was SO COOL to check it out from above too. I had cameras going at all altitudes! It pretty much rocked. 
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Now all we need is a cannabis hybrid strain that has THC crystals like that all over its buds.
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Photography, Voiceovers, Purveyer of Awesomeness
Welcome to my world!
For those wanting to know more, I am a Photographer, Speaker, Writer, Voiceover ArtistHost, Author, Educator, Voice
and I was lucky enough to be invited to be one of The Inception Masters at 

I find myself blessed with an amazing group of followers, racking up millions on social media; and tens of BILLIONS in views of my photographic work.
My voice has been heard around the world in commercials, apps (including Stuck on Earth), tutorials and television.  I am is Professional Fujifilm X-Photographer and I've been featured at Google, Photo Plus Expo and on Stuck in Customs, TWiP, Macphun Software,, The Grid, Rick Sammon’s DPE Podcast.
I live in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. But you can also find me at

Overall, my world is a big ball of photographic, voiceover and content creational fun. 
Think of it as; Lenses and Light - meet Microphones, Words and Sound. 

They play really well together. 
They each share a particular point of view. Tell stories. Express a unique 'signature'. A Voice. What's not to love?

Photography is why I breathe, baby. That's lifelong, undying love and passion. It's all about: Connection. Inspiration. Story. Humor. And Beauty. Who couldn't do with more beauty in the world? I love photographers because they wear their heart on their sleeve and it lives in their work. Their breathtaking world view. Their intensely personal story... the one that we just HAVE to tell or our hearts will simply burst from the withholding of it. 

The way I see it, our individual signature - our point of view or 'voice' - connects us. Is our heart speaking, through everything we do. After all, as my mother used to say "You can't hide who you really are." Wise woman.

To that end, I wrote an eBook called 10 Steps To Finding Your Voice that lays out 10 simple concepts that can help just about anyone with a camera discover what they love, harness it and create images that sing in THEIR voice, loud and clear. 

So, welcome to my world.

Over here we love to capture, shoot, chase, wait for, plan for and generally live in (and for) - light.

And with a little light, don't you know... anything is possible. 


"The industrial age is ending, and a new one is beginning. It produces art instead of stuff and it rewards gracefulness.

...the future belongs to the breathtaking."

                                                 --- Seth Godin

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I was one of the 3 skaters rotoscoped into animation for "She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown!". That was HOW many years ago??
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Karen Hutton is an International Landscape and Travel Photographer, Artist, Speaker, Author, Educator, Voice. She has a plethora of followers, racking up millions on social media; and tens of BILLIONS in views of her photographic work.Her voice has been heard around the world in commercials, apps (including Stuck on Earth), tutorials and television. She is a Professional Fujifilm X-Photographer and has been featured at Google, Photo Plus Expo and on Stuck in Customs, TWiP, Macphun Software,, The Grid, Rick Sammon’s DPE Podcast. Karen was also one of the Inception Masters of The Arcanum. She lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. You can find her at
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