Februar 2015

RAW FILE CONVERTER EX 2.0 powered by SILKYPIX | Fujifilm Global

Detail of the update

The software update Ver.4.1.0.0 incorporates the following issues:

  • FILM SIMULATION function is added to RAW FILE CONVERTER EX 2.0 powered by SILKYPIX.

Applicable Models: FUJIFILM X-T1 / X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition / X-A2 / X100T / X30 / XQ2

Source: www.fujifilm.com

Enhance! Superresolution Tutorial in Adobe Photoshop |
Ian Norman

In this tutorial Ian Norman shows us how to enhance the resolution of a camera sensor with a technique called superresolution. With this technique, it’s possible to mimic the sensor-shift high-resolution mode found on cameras like the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II to squeeze more megapixels out of the sensor. In his example, he increases the resolution of a 24 megapixel photo to more than 90 megapixels. See the full written tutorial here …..
 
 
NEW! Additional stuff: In this short clip, Ian Norman shows two different methods for averaging layers in Photoshop.

Source: Photon Collective

Fujifilm XM-FL 24mm f/8 First Impressions Review | Brendan Nystedt

While jaded enthusiasts might roll their eyes at them, we love the weird and wild world of toy lenses. The cheaper, the better. So, when Fujifilm announced its new XM-FL 24mm f/8 filter lens (MSRP ¥12,582—or about $105) for the Japanese market, the company had our attention immediately. Featuring three selectable filters, this tiny lens could easily be your body cap, with the added bonus of being able to help you take ridiculously fun photos. Given the nature of this tiny little lens, we can’t fault it for its cheap-feeling plastic body. While this little guy is made in Japan, it has a super simple construction with little flare. We’re probably lucky that it even comes in two colors—silver and black…….

Source: cameras.reviewed.com

The end of printing | Don Craig

2015 sees the end of printing at the Queen’s Printer.Established in 1859, the Queen’s Printer has served the province of British Columbia as the legislative printer for over 150 years. As of this year, the Queen’s Printer will no longer print in-house. The press room will be empty. I have worked as a designer for the provincial government of British Columbia since 2006. In that time, I have lost count of the jobs that have been printed at QP. The number of printed jobs I produce each year has diminished, with more online delivery of communications materials, however, printing jobs across the street from my office has always been a regular part of my work experience. All of that is changing. In February 2015, QP closes it’s press room. Although they will still act as brokers for printing through outside resources, Queen’s Printer will be a different place. The building across the street will seem strangely quiet without the repetitive clacking of the presses and hum of machinery. One of the last jobs to run are the materials for this year’s budget. While this job was printing, I was able to make photos in the press room, documenting the end of an era. The last print run……

Source: doncraigphoto.com
 


Fuji X-E2

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Book Review: The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson | Eric Kim

Wow— where do I even begin? I would say that “The Decisive Moment” by Cartier-Bresson is one of the most beautiful photo books I have ever handled— and it is a book that brings me extreme joy and happiness (you can see all the photos from the book for free on the MagnumPhotos website here). Sure I have seen many of these photos by Cartier-Bresson before, but to see them in a physical manifestation is a different experience. Not only that, but the original version of “The Decisive Moment” was nearly impossible to get (second-hand copies before the reprint were around $1000+). However now with this re-print by Steidl, “The Decisive Moment” is now open to everybody…….

Source: erickimphotography.com

10 Things You Might Not Know About Nude Models | DIY Photography

Yes, it is possible to make a living doing this. But it takes a lot of hard work and a good reputation. For every hour spent in front of the lens or canvas, roughly nine million are spent networking, updating portfolios, organising work, advertising, applying to castings, travelling to and from locations, packing/unpacking for jobs/trips (because even nude models are expected, often, to bring props/accessories/items of clothing) and attacking what I like to affectionately refer to as ‘the email mountain’. We are grateful for the email mountain; it keeps us in business; we just wish we could hire some hobbit minions to live underneath it and help us out every now and then (perhaps with purpose-built sticks and digging equipment) so that we don’t accidentally offend the creative types who grow more and more anxious by our lack of reply (because we are busy modelling by day, or sleeping by night, or, you know, doing other important stuff)……..

Source: www.diyphotography.net

The Eye of a Photographer | Joaquin Duenas

Photographers explore the light and texture. Light is probably their most important tool. Photographers are intrigued by the way the nature of light affects the way things are seen. Intensity, direction, and type of light offer the photographer a potential for visual exploration. Photographers have mastered how to use the rules of composition and know when to break them. Photography is a process. Our eyes work similar to a camera. Here are some facts that you might even find amusing: Our eyes have a resolution of around 560 megapixels. They can differentiate around 10 million shades of colors. The ISO of an eye is not great; it can be measured at around 800, and in low light, our eyes do not see color. The equivalent of the aperture would be f/3.5 with a focal length of 20mm. The great thing about our eyes is that they have auto white balance, auto ISO, and a very high dynamic range…….

Source: www.picturecorrect.com

Complete report from the Fujifilm stand at CP+ 2015 | Gritty Monkey

CP+ is always an exciting time for Fujifilm users, as we usually get a pick to some of the upcoming X-series products, way before they hit the market. Granted, this is mainly work-in-progress, so there might be changes down the road (such as the infamous “no-OIS on the final version of the XF16-55mmF2.8″ incident), but still the refreshed lens roadmap always gives a welcome clarity on the big picture (no pun intended!). To me, and the long queue of people waiting for their turn, the highlight of Fujifilm’s stand at each CP+ is always the lens bar, where you can choose any XF lens that has already been officially released (so up to the XF16-55mmF2.8 this year), and try it on the X-series body of your choice. You can also try the X100’s line or Fuji’s compact cameras, if that is what you are interested in. This year, Fujifilm had set up a stage with a Harley Davidson and a 2 models wearing high boots and tiny leather shorts posing around it. I want to make 2 quick comments about it…….

Source: grittymonkey.wordpress.com
 


Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8

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Naha, Okinawa with the Fuji TCLX100 | Shootlighter

I’m one of those unfortunate people who have a birthday in January. For years I’ve cursed this as everyone is still hungover from Christmas, and frankly don’t want to be concerned with such frivolity. Being a photographer has slowly changed my opinion of January, and winter as a whole. Instead of seeing endless days of cold weather, I see limitless opportunities for frosty landscapes and those cool, blue tones as the sun hangs forever low in the sky. I’ve always been in love with the spring and autumn, but it’s taken a while to fall for winter. My dear wife-to-be Rachel treated me to a weekend in the Peak District at the end of January, nestled in the heart of the white peaks, down near my childhood haunts of Dovedale. When we left, there was little snow in Birmingham, but as we drove closer, the snow appeared. The night before we arrived, 6 inches had fallen and lay like a fresh blanket over the landscape, with snow still falling, rushing towards the windscreen in the dark, looking like we’d entered warp speed along the winding country roads……

Source: www.shootlighter.com
 


Fuji TCL-X100

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White Out: A Wintery Weekend in the Peaks | Verity E. Milligan

I’m one of those unfortunate people who have a birthday in January. For years I’ve cursed this as everyone is still hungover from Christmas, and frankly don’t want to be concerned with such frivolity. Being a photographer has slowly changed my opinion of January, and winter as a whole. Instead of seeing endless days of cold weather, I see limitless opportunities for frosty landscapes and those cool, blue tones as the sun hangs forever low in the sky. I’ve always been in love with the spring and autumn, but it’s taken a while to fall for winter. My dear wife-to-be Rachel treated me to a weekend in the Peak District at the end of January, nestled in the heart of the white peaks, down near my childhood haunts of Dovedale. When we left, there was little snow in Birmingham, but as we drove closer, the snow appeared. The night before we arrived, 6 inches had fallen and lay like a fresh blanket over the landscape, with snow still falling, rushing towards the windscreen in the dark, looking like we’d entered warp speed along the winding country roads…….

Source: www.veritymilliganphotography.com
 


Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6

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