Travel Photography

West – The Red Centre of Australia . Part 2 | Noah Stammbach

I’ve heard and read about the outback being empty, with not much to see and not worth the travel. We Aussies prefer to live on the coast, leaving the vast interior of Australia as no-man’s land. I yearned to explore this expanse; to be alone in the barren plains and to feel the red spirit of Australia. It was difficult to find people keen for such a huge trip. The first time I met Johnny we talked about ferns and grasses (he’s a landscape architect) which happened to lead to the topic of the outback. We then recruited Koentadi (of @koentadyy) who was ready for his first Aussie roadtrip. Planning began in secret. We wanted to be the first to venture inland; far away from the typical destinations of the NSW coast. Some moments from this trip took me to the edge between calm and panic, but there’s always an unquestionable solace to be found in the middle of nowhere. Click here for part 1 of the trip, a story about the staggering variety of landscapes that unfolds in layers from Sydney to the outback……

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Fuji X-Pro1

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Best Mirrorless Camera for Travel: Fuji X-T1 | Kate McCulley

This spring, I made a big decision that more and more travel photographers are making: I decided to switch from a DSLR to a mirrorless camera. In other words, I said farewell to the Nikon D5100 that I had been using for two years in favor of the Fuji X-T1, a mirrorless model. And I could not be happier about it! DSLRs are the big professional cameras with lenses that you see pro photographers and serious amateurs use. They have mirrors in their bodies — the light enters the camera, reflects off a mirror, and hits the sensor. By contrast, mirrorless cameras omit the mirror. For that reason, they’re much smaller and lighter, yet they provide a similar quality. All of the photos you’re about to see in this post, excluding the selfie of me with the camera at the top, were taken with my Fuji X-T1.

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Fuji X-T1

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Paris Outre | Jonas Rask

We went, we saw, we lived! This post is about Paris.  I already wrote a small essay over at x100c.com (If you haven’t seen it, go check it out), but those images were only taken using the Fujifilm X100T as is the definition of our little x100c-collective. I did also bring my other Fujifilm gear (and some Leicas as well) so I thought it would be fitting to show both my chosen X100T images as well as  some images from my X-T1. Paris is such a gorgeous city, and it really gets under your skin. I have been there many times, but each time I feel it enriches my life just a tad more….

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Fuji X100T

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Mongolia: Naadam Festival | Ross Kennedy

In a place where 30% of the population still choose to follow a nomadic lifestyle, tradition runs deep. The ancient Mongol warrior disciplines of wrestling, horsemanship and archery are still held in great regard and once a year, these skills are celebrated at the Naadam festivals held all over Mongolia. A country of extreme climate and hard manual labour breeds tough competitors, so the games are taken very seriously…..

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Fuji X100T

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Piha Beach Photography and Fujifilm X100t | Paul Petch

For me it’s important to be outside shooting regularly even if it’s not for commercial or paid work. Understanding how being outdoors makes me feel and think, is what I love to do with my time and camera. Less frames. More mindfulness. Being present in the moment and waiting, walking, looking for a special frame to happen. Looking for that amazing light. If it does not happen, then that’s also fine. I find that the constant changing environments, weather and lighting help me to see the composition and feel of the imagery differently every time. I like that each visit to a location new or regular, offers my personal work and creativity something new. It’s what I love to do. Does all of that ‘stuff’ really matter? Or does walking barefoot on sand, or looking across mountain views matter? It is where I’m the most creative and free as a photographer and a person. I never regret going outdoors. Images captured at Piha Beach close to Auckland city on X100T. 35mm. Processed with Fujifilm Classic chrome.The last image was shot using the camera Panoramic feature as JPG……

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Fuji X100T

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A journey to Marrakesh | Jesper Storgaard Jensen

I’m Danish, born in 1964, and have been living in Rome since 1997. I have always loved writing and at a certain point, after my arrival in Rome, I started to collaborate with magazines producing travel articles. It was from this that the Danish Daily wanted to publish a travel article of mine from an Italian island. Unfortunately the PR-photos were of a too poor quality. In other words, I had to do the photos myself. This is when I purchased my first ever 5-mega-pixel camera. That was back in 2003, and since then, my interest in photography has been steadily increasing. I had been working for the Danish Embassy in Rome for ten years, but in 2009 I took the jump to become a full time freelance journalist and photographer shooting travel, culture, food & wine and interviews. Everything with my own imagery. We – a total of eight persons – were doing a 7 day on-the-road-trip round Morocco, two days of which were spent in Marrakesh. As I needed to travel light, I packed only my Fuji gear – Fuji X-E2, the 18-55mm kit lens and the 35 mm lens for portraits & food. I must say that I find this a excellent combination and the overall weight is significantly reduced compared to DSLR gear…….

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Fuji X-E2

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A Fuji X-T1 In Bali | Kuningan Ceremonies & More | Tewfic El-Sawy

A lighter load than usual in the number of students in my class during the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Bali gave me the opportunity to photograph the various religious festivities on the island which took place at the same time. The timing of the workshop was perfect as it coincided with Kuningan; an important religious annual event held in every temple, as the Balinese believe it’s the day on which their ancestors return to heaven after visiting the earth during the preceding Galungan celebrations. While I had also carried a Fuji X Pro-1 and a Leica M9, I used the Fuji X-T1 almost exclusively during the week-long stay in Bali. Having updated it with the new firmware v4.0, I used it with a Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 and my newly acquired Fuji XF 16-55mm f/2.8. I noticed a slight improvement in the X-T1’s auto-focus speed and accuracy during my time in Bali, but I didn’t purposefully test it…I just went with the flow, so to speak…….

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Fuji X-T1

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Fuji vs Nashville…… | Bill Fortney

I’ve been in Nashville, Tennessee all week with our Third Annual Nashville/Ricky Skaggs Americana Workshop.  Country Music/Bluegrass Legend (14 rimes Grammy Winner!) Ricky Skaggs is also an accomplished photographer and good friend and he and I, plus Jim Begley and John “Snake” Barrett, and Nick Coury, run this annual workshop during Nashville’s Bluegrass Month.  While we have been shooting the many fantastic locations around Nashville, I’ve been giving the X-System lenses a workout and thought I might share some of the images from this weeks shoot! Tonight the entire group will go to Ricky and Kentucky Thunders concert at the Historic Ryman Theatre, images from that tomorrow! At Marathon Motorworks we always shoot the decorative tool door at the Motor works offices. Fuji X-T1 with the 16-55……

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Fuji X-T1

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Schwarzweisse Kappadokien-Erkundung mit dem Fujinon XF 10-24mm |
Feyzi Demirel

Oh Mann! Da stehe ich im Prinzip kurz vor einer Reise in meine „Heimat“ nach Kappadokien und entdecke noch Fotos vom letzten Urlaub dort, die ich noch nicht durchgesehen und bearbeitet habe. Ich habe mich gefragt, warum ich die Fotos vergessen habe, aber den einen Grund habe ich nicht gefunden. Am Wahrscheinlichsten ist es aber, dass ich in der Zwischenzeit zu viele Fotos produziert habe, die eine höhere Priorität hatten. Bei der Durchsicht der Fotos ist mir aber aufgefallen, dass ich mit mehreren Monaten Abstand recht emotionslos und objektiv in der Bewertung sein konnte. Ich denke, dass dieser zeitliche Abstand mitunter ein großer Vorteil sein kann, um Fotos richtig zu bewerten. Eine weitere Sache, die mir aufgefallen ist, war mein aktueller Hang zur Schwarzweiss-Fotografie. Ich weiß zwar genau, was ich daran schätze, wo die Vor- und Nachteile sind, aber dass Farben gerade so dermaßen „Evil“ sind, wundert mich schon. Ist wahrscheinlich nur eine Phase und ich muss da nicht aktiv in die Tiefenanalyse gehen und womöglich justieren……..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF10-24mm F4.0

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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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