Author Archive: Paul Gero

I have known that I wanted to be a photographer since I was a 12-year-old boy on the prairies of Wisconsin. I grew up, headed off to college and upon graduation, started my amazing 19-year career in daily journalism. While working for two large newspapers I had the opportunity to photograph presidents, princesses & princes, heads of state, corporate titans, even Sir Charles Barkley and King Michael Jordan over the course of literally thousands of photographic assignments. It was also during this time that I had my work published in international magazines as a freelance photographer.

It was photographing a wedding that I met my wife Nicki. She was a member of the wedding party and a current resident of South Africa, where she was born and raised. Before she left for home ten days later, we were engaged. Despite being separated by thousands of miles, nine time zones and an exceptionally thorough US Immigration agent, we were married a year later almost to the day.

Nicki and I then moved to Southern California, following our dreams to create a new life in a place that was new for both of us. We launched Paul F. Gero Photography and began our journey together.

Our lives changed big time in 2005 with the birth of our sassy little madam Kate and again in 2009 with our little guy Matthew, or Sparky as everyone but my Mom calls him. These two have given our life a richness of meaning that is hard to put into words. They are, without a doubt, our finest creations.

I simply love photography. But the truth is if you are a working photographer you HAVE to love photography or frankly why do it? I consider it the highest honor to be invited into your life to document your wedding and to photograph your family.

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Using The Fuji X-E1 For Real Portrait Photography
By January 25, 2014 Read More →

Using The Fuji X-E1 For Real Portrait Photography

If you were ever on the fence if the new mirror less cameras could deliver the goods for paying clients, then this post should alleviate any concerns. This extended portrait session of a high school senior and her brother were originally part of my Kids of Orange County Charity Book Project (100% of the $100 session […]

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Fuji X-Series – The Perfect Cameras For My Photography
By November 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Fuji X-Series – The Perfect Cameras For My Photography

Photographing your family and your life can be fun again using small, light mirror less cameras like the Fuji X-Series. I’ve been using the Fuji mirror less X-E1 since summer and I have been using them extensively for both my Professional and Personal work. The small size, light weight, and incredible image quality are the perfect camera […]

Focus Tips Using the Fuji X Series

I am a portrait and wedding photographer from Ladera Ranch, CA. Today I want to share tips, tricks and insights on to how I make my Fuji X Series camera focus better. What are my preferences for using the 3 focus modes? See where I like my focus points for better video.

The Big Reveal: What Mirrorless System Did I Choose?

I am a Portrait & Wedding photographer and wanted to choose a mirrorless system for my pro work, but what system was right for me? Size, weight, lenses, price, quality and sharpness were all requirements that HAD to meet MY standards before I would change to a mirrorless sytem. So…now the big reveal! Drum roll […]

By February 7, 2013 3 Comments Read More →

Is the Lumix G 35-100 f2.8 a DSLR Killer?

Is the Lumix G 35-100 f2.8 lens for the Lumix GH3 M43 system a DSLR killer (because it replaces the 70-200 f2.8 zoom lens for full frame DSLR cameras)? Longtime Southern California Pro Photographer Paul Gero explores mirrorless and invites you to come along for the ride.  He’ll share images from this lens on both […]

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