Juli 2015

How I Became a Location Independent Travel Photographer |
Elia Locardi

Naomi and I just celebrated our 40th month of being on the road full-time and living a 100% location independent lifestyle. Looking back, it seems like a lifetime ago when we made that crazy decision to sell nearly everything we owned and adopt a life filled with travel photography. In a way, it really was a lifetime ago because we were completely different people back then living very different lives; two people with a dream of what could be, teeming with optimism, but with no real idea of how it would all work out in the end. What most people don’t know is that it was an incredible struggle for us to get to where we are now. Success has not come easily and before we made the decision to become location independent, we had spent a few difficult years trying to cope with an impossible amount of debt, losing nearly everything to the housing crisis and eventually having to file bankruptcy. The video explains that journey and how those hardships ushered in a transformation not only to our lifestyle, but our priorities and a complete shift in our ideas of success. It’s weird to think that we had to lose nearly everything to gain what would become the greatest collection of experiences and memories of our entire lives…….

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Fujinon XF Lenses

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72 hours in Rome | Damien Lovegrove

I recently read two tips on how to become a successful travel blogger. The first one said “Be unique, have a different approach.” That sounds like good advice but being unique is not always an easy thing to do and the other nugget of advice said “Always have a human element in your pictures.” Yet again it’s good advice, people like something or someone to relate to. So I decided to apply the first bit of advice to the second and remove the human element altogether. That way I’m pretty sure I’ll have a unique edge. After all, I’ve spent my life photographing people and in doing so I’ve developed a habit of putting the background out of focus so I decided to just concentrate on the bits that I usually leave out……

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Fujifilm X-T10

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Leica Q (Typ 116) | Jim Fisher

The Leica Q (Typ 116) ($4,250) is the rare camera that somehow manages to be both old-school and forward-thinking at the same time. It does so through a mix of minimalist, classic controls, an understated design, and the most polished firmware and advanced tech that Leica has put into a camera. It succeeds where the Leica T fell short in that it doesn’t put its form ahead of its function, and while it carries with it a premium price tag, it delivers a product that’s purpose isn’t replicated by many other, less-expensive alternatives. The Q is most certainly a niche camera; its fixed 28mm wide-angle lens and full-frame image sensor cement that. But for those photographers in that niche, it’s a treat. It doesn’t have many peers in the realm of fixed-lens cameras with full-frame image sensors—just the Sony RX1 the and RX1R—but that doesn’t make the Q any less worthy of being named Editors‘ Choice……

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Leica Q

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Fujifilm X-T10 review: Retro done right | Pocket-lint

Verdict

As we quipped within the opening lines of this review, the X-T10’s Terminator-like name actually might be entirely apt given how it shoots down most of its near-priced competitors. Its combination of retro design, quality construction, top notch image quality and decent general performance make it a great all-rounder. To find shortcomings with the X-T10 only really shows face in the autofocus and so-so battery life departments. Its autofocus system can’t claim top prize in its field, lagging behind the likes of the Panasonic Lumix GX8, and without touchscreen or more complex focus options. But for the right photography that’s not going to be a nail-in-coffin deal-breaker. Sure, the X-T10 might be a watered-down version of the X-T1. But it’s avoided excessively diluting the core components that make such a camera so appealing, such as the built-in electronic viewfinder. Our minor qualms – which, essentially, are the same ones we had with the X-T1 – remain just that, and aren’t enough to hold the X-T10 back. This is retro done right………

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Fujifilm X-T10

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Street photography with the Fuji X100T | William Lonsdale

Opinions on what is real street photography are wide and varied ranging from they can only be of people, only be candid, only using prime lenses, only without a flash. It’s such a bone of contention but you get the idea. Myself, I’ll simply say that if your outdoors on a street (or built up area) and you’ve taken a photo I’m happy to let it slide. The thing is, photography is a subjective area and no matter what you’re discussing there will always be a dozen opinions. I’m not even going to approach the question of; Is photography an art form? (many believe it’s not). So now I’ve got that out of the way, I went out into one of the local towns with my Fuji X100T to do some street photography. I had a remit, which was ‚Dark & Gloomy‘ and hit the streets. I got some average sort of images but it wasn’t about getting that elusive ‚the image‘ (although I’d have been pleased if that had happened) it was about getting out there with camera in hand, exploring and capturing something……..

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Fuji X100T

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In Penang | Flemming Bo Jensen

We spent the first three weeks of July on the island of Penang in Malaysia. Charlene and I may fly a fair bit, but these three weeks were really the first time in all of 2015 that we traveled somewhere not to go on a business trip to do lots of photography, promotion and website work. This was our time, we got to hang out, to shoot, write, chill, walk around and relax a bit and have some much needed time for ourselves. A little holiday. We stayed in the world heritage protected Georgetown (the Cintra Heritage House gets my highest recommendation!). Walking around Georgetown is brilliant, the historical houses have been beautifully preserved and turned into great guest houses and cafes where we often ended up spending half a day sipping Tea or Penang White Coffee and writing or reading. The food is spectacular. It is a fascinating melting pot of many different cultures and people, and it is totally safe and you can walk everywhere. Penang gets it perfectly right, I highly recommend it……

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Fuji X-T1

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Fuji X Lens Astrophotography | Jason Pitcher

I’ve been wanting to try my hand at Astrophotography for ages. One small barrier is that I live in Houston, Texas and light pollution in Southeast Texas is, errr, prolific. A look at the map of light pollution shows that to get anything approaching a dark sky you have to head west – a long way west. So when I knew I had a business trip to San Antonio coming up, with several days there and a modicum of free time, I started planning. Using the extremely good advice from Ian Norman at Lonely Speck, I checked weather and viewing condition forecasts and made a plan to head out of San Antonio on I-10, then drive into the hills to the west. I hunted on google for suitable places, but there isn’t much documented out there, so I wasn’t going to get something interesting in the foreground like some photographers manage. I didn’t mind, this was a learning trip for me. I left San Antonio, headed out to a speck on the map called Garven Store, the headed south on highway 83. At around 00:30, I stopped at a roadcut where I could be safely off the road, and admired the beautiful night sky……..

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Fuji X-Pro1

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Scotland’s National Airshow | Jeff Carter

Yesterday I posted 20+ images from the Red Arrows display at the National Airshow at East Fortune on Saturday and today here are another 50+ images from a great day out in East Lothian. The airshow gave me a great opportunity to capture people images as well as aircraft, both moving and static, with a combination of the Fujifilm X-T1 and X-T10 fitted with the XF16mm f1.4, XF90mm f2 or XF50-140mm f2.8 lenses. Most of the people shots were captured on the 90mm f2 and this is a stunning street lens.  The 135mm equivalent focal length allowed me to stand further away than if I was using the 56mm f1.2 and it isn’t as big on the camera as the 50-140mm zoom.  I also used the X-T10 and the 90mm to capture some aerial action shots, including the image of the TRIG sponsored Pitts Specials above and the four Red Arrow images at the bottom of the page……

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 90mm F2.0

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Two Weeks in Ireland with the FujiFilm XT-10 & XT-1 | Caveira Photography

But there was a lot packed into those 11 days – a crazy big Irish wedding, amazing ancient sights and scenery, and a heck of a lot of good food, people, and beer. Oh yeah… and the XT-10 & XT-1 with the new Firmware 4.0 plus a few rather nice pieces of FujiFilm glass. After many months of dreaming about this big trip and even bigger wedding in Ireland, the time finally came. The lead up to the trip and shooting said wedding was made even better with the arrival of the XT-10 and the new firmware 4.0 update that proved the XT-10 to be a formidable force in ‚budget‘ mirrorless cameras, and breathed new life into the XT-1, even though it didn’t really need it. …….

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Fujifilm X-T10

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Fuji X-T10 review | Eugene Fratkin

I am a fan of several camera lines. This testifies of the number of great offerings that companies are producing for photographers today. It is hard to find a modern camera that is truly crippling. But there clearly some that raise above the rest in specific respects. Fuji X has been one which color and image quality I have admired since the initial release of the first X100 camera. X innovation after its inception has not always been revolutionary, but it is a steady and focused advancement focused on photographers, and less so on video. The main thing to compliment Fuji on is that in a very short prior of time Fuji was able to create one of the most compelling lens line-ups. At least this is the case for my style of travel photography. There is really no significant missing link, and quality so far has been very uniform and superb. Out of mirrorless camera systems, only m4/3 could possibly compare with respect to lens offering……

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Fujifilm X-T10

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