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MY 2014 Review | V. Opoku

As a whole, 2014 was an interesting year on a personal and professional level, it was an adventure – challenging and fun. I believe I found consistency within my body of work and I aim to build on from there. I also experimented a little bit and even wrote a few reviews along the way. This post is dedicated to everyone one that was part of my 2014 in one way or another. The clients that trusted me and those that still keep in touch. Ashley + Garret, Rakhee + Jack, Sylvana + Jeremy etc etc. All you guys are awesome! The strangers I met on my travels, Jamaica, Morocco, Spain, France etc were good to me. The fellow professionals I got to know during the course of the year. Special mention to the MirrorLessons, Thomas Menk & Patrick at Fujirumors for their constant source of inspirational content and support of my work. Marc at Fujifilm UK for the guest post on their blog and plugging my work out there too. Johnny and Rebecca Lily for allowing me to test and review Rebecca Lily Pro Set 3 Lightroom Presets and everyone that I met at the first LDNWLK……….

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Fuji X-Pro1

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Swiss travels | The Big Picture Gallery

A couple of years ago we went on a hastily arranged break and ended up in the Swiss Alps. I guess this became the start of my journey into serious landscape photography. When asked by my partner where to go, I mentioned that I fancied the Alps, half an hour later with the help of an online article from the Guardian, entitled Europes 10 best camp sites, we had settled on La Fouly in the Val Ferret. Close to the French and Italian borders and part of the Mont Blanc massif. So epic peaks and vistas beckoned. Camera kit comprised 2 D3 bodies and associated lenses, and I also took along the dinky little Fuji x100. Along with various filters and tripod. My girlfriend remarked about the amount of gear I was taking.  Never mind the hair drier, electric fan heater, and other assorted goodies she had managed to hide away.

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Fuji X-E1

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Faces of India | Jeremy Lagay

In June 2014 my boss called me : “I’ve registered you to a training, in India, it’s OK for you ?”… Hum, I’d never been to India ! I had heard many things about this country. This kind of general information that makes already in your mind a sort of global picture, “the legend one”. So I would easily say that I had a kind of clear idea about how it would be. I would not surprised anyone of you if I even say a preconceived idea. “Don’t worry, no problem boss, I would love to go to India for this training. Where is it”. “It’s in Bangalore, in September”…Let’s be honest, I had this mix of excitement & stress. A lot to do before to leave, but at least one thing was always in my mind : prepare yourself to take photos of people. I’ve found couple of information on the net to organize my trip & I made everything to get a bit of free time there. Everybody was saying that Indians are very kind to photographs, like a small paradise in this regards. The rest, I would discover it there, surprise… So I left in September, as planned……

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Fuji X-Pro1

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Business Trip to Dubai | X100s | Simon Burgess

I was lucky enough to have been asked to go to Dubai on a 2 week Business Trip in January (tough call)…Whilst I knew there’d be very little, if any time. to take any pictures, I took my Fuji X100s  just in case I had a bit of free time. As I was there over 2 weekends I hoped I could get a few hours shooting time in. I managed a few hours on Saturday to take a quick Taxi to Deira (the old part) and have a wander around the Spice and Gold Souks and along the Creek. The Souks were great and a wonderful place for Street Photography and being Dubai, very safe. However I still showed a mixture of respect and caution out on the Street. For all the Photo geeks, the Fuji was great, quick silent and discrete, the perfect Street camera. The Taxi driver was originally from Peshawar…He didn’t seem to get my hilarious ”Peshwari Naan ” joke when he mentioned his Grandmother…oh well….

Source: simonburgessphotography.com
 


Fuji X100S

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Rome – Shooting jpeg! | Finn-B Hansen

In my previous post I mentioned that I was going to do an experiment during my trip to Rome, shooting only jpegs. I brought two of my Fuji cameras, the X-T1 and the X100s. I was also planning to test out the new classic chrome simulation in my X-T1. I decided to shoot only in jpeg, but I admit that I was tempted several times during the trip to set the camera to RAW+F. However, I stood by my decision, and kept the cameras on jpeg. The reason for doing this was all the discussions in a many X groups about the quality of the Fuji jpeg’s, and also to measure the quality of the images shooting under sometimes very difficult conditions. My conclusion is that in most cases the jpeg settings works really well, but sometimes I had problems when the light conditions changed fast. Most of the problems was clipping highlights and loosing details in the shadows. Sometimes it was also tricky to get the correct white balance. Some of those issues can be fixed using small corrections in Lightroom, but the WB can be difficult to correct on a jpeg file. I did this just as a test, and I’m really happy with the result, but in the future I will still shoot RAW for having more control. However, It was fun testing it!….

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Fuji X100S

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INK | Sven Schroeter

While wandering the streets we have identified an increase of tattoos and ink art in the population. As most of you have probably noticed (if you are not already part of the movement yourself), tattoos are a popular form of self expression and a creative outlet. Individuals from all walks of life are participating, checkout operators, stock brokers, farmers, students and the list goes on. We have decided to launch a new photography project entitled ‘ink’, in part to document a trend we have picked up on but also to record a slice of  pop culture. To kick off the project, we wiggled our way into the very first Auckland ‘custom culture and tattoo’ show in hope of gaining access to some of the artists at work……

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 APD

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Death Valley – A Journey to a Visual Mecca | Olaf Sztaba

There is no shortage of stunning places in North America and Kasia and I have hunted out many fantastic landscapes. Despite our travels, no other landscape has made such a profound visual and emotional impact on us as Death Valley. It is a visual Mecca for those who find beauty in remote, strange and rare places. Death Valley is in California’s Mojave Desert. It is the lowest, driest and hottest place in North America. Death Valley holds the highest air temperature ever recorded on earth: 56.7 C. While planning our trip, Death Valley was last on our list (after the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Route 66 and San Francisco). The only reason for that was efficiency and logistics. Since we had never visited Death Valley before, our intention was to soak up the atmosphere and gaze at the landscape. Given that we entered the Death Valley National Park from the east, we stopped by Rhyolite Ghost Town……..

Source: olafphotoblog.com
 


Fuji X100T

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Winter Doldrums Defeated By … Andre’ The Fuji X100s | Streetshooter

It’s no secret that Phila has not paid the Spring Summer weather service so now we have Winter. It’s ok, we just have people on the street freezing and homeless, people committing murders, divorces, marriages, babies being borne, young people and even old people dying. There’s lots going on here and maybe if I wasn’t so damn cold I could get off my azz from the couch and stop watching CNN. Well, this is called winter doldrums and it’s a disease that creeps in when the wether gets cold and stays until it warms up.  There is no known cure NOR HAS THERE EVER BEEN FOR THIS WINTER DOLDRUM SICKNESS. So a few dayz passed and Tanya said get the hell off your ass and get some exercise. I thought to my self, Shooter, maybe she’s right. So I went upstairs to the office and sat at the Mac and started exercising my fingers by typing and opening LR and looking at photos…….

Source: streetshooter.net
 


Fuji X100S

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Interview of Street Photographer Matthew Hart from Liverpool |
LensPeople

Matthew Hart aka Matt Hart is a Street photographer from Liverpool, England. He’s one of the very talented members of the f/50 Collective sharing their inspiring projects and stories with the world. We’ve already showcased works of its members John Meehan and Steve Coleman with their detailed interviews. Matthew’s photography is full of fun and frolic elements found on Streets and with an occasional discreet, silent and pensive shot coming by. Working primarily with Fuji X system cameras, Matthew also shoots events and teaches photography in training courses and workshops. In the interview below, Matthew tells us in great detail about his life, likings, preferences, and work……..

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Fuji X-Pro1

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Fuji X Adventures in North America – Rust Belt Pilgrim |
Peter Dareth Evans

This is McKean County, Pennsylvania. Once the Allegheny hills were a forest of oil derricks, stretching as far as the eye could see along the ridges and valleys between Bradford, Olean, Kane and Smethport.  But then after the second world war the Mid-West oil industry collapsed when richer and easier pickings were found elsewhere. Now the trees have returned to the hills of McKean County, where they tactfully mask the industrial scars of old leaking pipes and rusting machinery. Here in the deep forest you hike and hunt alone at your peril. Folk have fallen through the rotting boards covering the shafts of old oil wells. A sudden snap and then a long agonising tumble, a broken leg and no phone reception – miles from civilisation. So I made sure I stuck to the roadside for my photography. But still, here and there nestled in isolated pockets on the winding country roads, industry survives. Smoke rises from the stacks. Steam boils from the pipes. You can hear the hum of machinery and the clanking of gears and wheels. This is rust belt America, but here and there you can see signs of recovery. The county capital of Bradford may have lost half her population in the crash that followed the 1940’s, but unlike the deprived ex-mining communities in the valleys of South Wales there’s still hope…….

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Fuji X-Pro1

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