Just a quick walk around Bristol gave a nice opportunity to try a few shots, probably more abstract rather than a true record. Also wanted to try some of the in-camera JPEG filter options. Was nice to be able to take my time during the shooting and also no editing afterwards other than just resizing for this site. Quality is terrific straight out of camera, I’m always enjoying the experience of picking up my X-E1 and just taking photos…..
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A little over 2 years ago, I was introduced to the Fujifilm X-Series by a friend with his X-Pro1. I wouldn’t have thought back then that a few weeks later that I would be using another APS-C based camera having just ordered my first full-frame DSLR. It’s even funny how the day I first met with the guys at Fujifilm Philippines and Niko, was actually the day I got the full-frame and even had it during the meeting, box and everything. You can already guess what happened a few days after that meeting. Suffice to say, the X-E1 threw a wrench in my gear upgrade plans. It wasn’t the perfect camera but neither is any other camera. What I realized was how I could take it almost everywhere without breaking a sweat. I could shoot more and be less tired and frustrated. And the image quality was surprisingly good for what people were calling a hipster’s camera. It was probably that same notion that drove me to like this camera more; just as people were telling me a few years back how my DSLR couldn’t do infrared photography without modifying it…….
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Being lucky enough to own a VW Camper Van I have the huge pleasure of travelling in and around the UK on the weekends. This fits with my photography really well providing be with a rich and ever changing environment. I often choose places to visit based on interesting cities, towns and landscapes that I would like to photograph. Having a full time job in engineering getting to the weekend and spending it in another city is just fantastic. This weekend Mrs P (Michelle) and Bunnie the puppy Maltese and myself headed for the historic city of Stamford on the great north road between London and York. This is a town that has unusual features, not only does it have beautiful grand old and historic buildings, cobbled streets, and masses of history, its most striking feature on the landscape is 3 church spires. More of the streets and the photos in later in another blog because this item deserved a post of its own. I choose to shoot black and white, and found one of these beauties in the car park. The drop dead gorgeous Jaguar E-Type 4.2. Yep. Fully restored and simply stunning……..
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During the workweek you’ll find me at Milwaukee Electronics, an outfit that builds circuit boards for all sorts of neat companies around the US. I don’t actually build any boards myself, I just monkey wrench website tools for the Screaming Circuits division. The last few years I have been heads down in code, so the photography addiction hobby has definitely been feeding the creative side of my soul! But recently I did get to haul my weekend hobby into my day job! I was asked to capture some commercial style photographs of our Portland operation. A nice challenge and a great opportunity to try a different styles of shooting that I’m very interested in. I did a few test shots around the factory, and to be honest, my confidence was a bit rattled by what I found. This is a very dense industrial shop, with visual clutter amped to 11. Manufacturing efficiency trumps the Hollywood clean room look! Light and lensing would be critical in creating visually interesting shots…..
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A foggy and snowy day spent with my homies shredding together and snapping a couple pictures along the way with my pocket camera. Once again the Fuji X-E1 and XF 23mm f/1.4R proved to be a great combo despite the dumping snow and cold conditions. Check the whole series here……
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Model – Elze-Mieke
MUA – Ester
Camera – Fujifilm X-E1
Lens – FUJINON LENS XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
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I’ve never done a photo shoot with a newborn baby before, so this was an entirely new experience for me! Our great friends Chris and Erica Irvine asked if I would do some shots with their Nathaniel and I agreed, knowing that they would be patient with me as I stumbled along, trying to figure out this baby photography thing as I went. Yes, I saw all those amazing cute baby-chin-on-hands shots on Pinterest, or those shots of intricately detailed tiny feet held in dad’s giant paws…. Yeah, would love to hit that level some day, but this is my first try. The scale is so different, composition and lighting are different than I am used to, and I couldn’t exactly tell the little man to look towards the light. There were plenty of times I would move the light to meet his gaze, only to have him look right back to where I had moved the light from. It was great practice trying to keep up with this little guy…..
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A few weeks ago I returned to a favourite location of mine called Bloody Bridge, it’s situated at the foot of the Mourne mountains where Bloody river meets the Irish Sea. The bridge dervies its name from a massacre in 1641, tradition holds that a number of Protestant prisoners were being brought under escort to Newcastle in exchange for Irish prisoners. However a massacre occurred and the bodies of slain Protestantsn were thrown over the bridge into the river, turning it red and so the river became known as the Bloody Bridge River. Bloody Bridge car park is approximately 3 miles south of Newcastle and is right beside the river, you can either head down to the sea or head up the track towards Slieve Donard. On this occasion I headed towards the sea. This was the first time I’d travelled down there with the Fuji X-E1 and the 14mm lens. It’s nice being able to travel with so little gear. When you set off in the dark and rely on the weather forecasts to be correct you take a big chance, especially in Northern Ireland. Thankfully there was about 30 minutes of nice light just after sunrise so I wasn’t disappointed, here are a few other photos from that morning …….
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Steve Jobs
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…. so buy a Fuji if it makes your life easier as it has for me. Buy an old film camera or a Phase One if you’ve got the cash for that, but if you expect it to change your photographs more than the longer path of becoming a better photographer, save your money. How much better would our work be if we stopped relying on new gear and put our creative energy into new work, and new ideas. The best work of the last century was made on cameras that don’t rival the advancements of all our new technology. You have in your hands more tech than Henri Cartier-Bresson and Man Ray and Karsh and Lange and Weston and Rowell combined. If you’re not making work that moves others like the work of those that went before you, having so much less gear, and so fewer options, perhaps it’s not about the gear at all…..
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