More and more we hear about sexual objectification and its influence on society. We hear how a male-dominated society imposes object-like female bodies in the media, creating sexual objectification. It is normal that we start thinking about Boudoir Photography in the bigger picture, especially considering how much sexual objectification in media is damaging women. Is boudoir photography promoting self confidence, or is it another sexual objectification of the female body.
PS: it felt correct to push the boundaries with a set of images that can provoke a reaction. Let your thoughts be heard!
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I’ve owned my X100S for a couple months now, and decided to get a case for some upcoming traveling. I wanted something well made that would suit the aesthetics of the camera, so I decided on the Kaza case. These cases are all hand made, so it was about a month from when I ordered it to when it arrived at my door. I opted for the vintage brown color because I think it’ll age well, and it’s a nice contrast against the black body of the camera. Included in the package are a neck strap, half case, full enclosure, and a clip to hold the full case together. The leather quality on the strap feels great, and here you can see an embossed Kaza logo on the back of it.
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With my X-Pro1 out of commission and my X-T1 headed back to B&H because of the light leak issue, I thought I would shake things up a bit by renting the Sony A7 and FE 35mm f/2.8 lens. To make things even more interesting, I decided to compare the Sony A7/35mm lens combo with the Fujifilm X100S. Not a scientific comparison based on sharpness and resolution, but more of a real world comparison based on how and what I shoot. Each pair of images below were shot back to back with me standing in the same place. I also tried to compose each pair of images to be identical, but this turned out to be much more difficult than I anticipated. All the images were shot in RAW and then processed using Lightroom 5 and VSCO Film 04. While I didn’t use the same VSCO preset for all the images, I did use the same Fuji and Sony variations of the selected preset for each pair of images……
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…. available-light shooters will delight in the wide range of ISO choices, from 100 up to 25,600, though 3200 was about as far as I pushed it, with startlingly good results and low noise. The X100S also comes equipped with a small integrated flash for the occasional happy snappy photo op, as well as a TTL dedicated flash compatible hot shoe that can sync up to 1/4000 of a second. There’s also a decent buffer, enabling continuous six frames per second in jpeg, maxing out at 31 frames. Battery life is perhaps the biggest downfall; within two days of shooting a for few hours each day along with the requisite “chimping,” the lithium-ion battery faded quickly and drained without warning. Not recommended for beginners or the casual photographer, the X100S takes some getting used to and time to master with its multitude of features, but rewards with superb image quality. There are five pages of menu items and far more bells and whistles than you’ll probably ever use, including Full HD video (1920×1080). The X100S won’t replace your DSLR, but certainly worth considering alternating with the big guns for documentary fly-on-the-wall type shooting. Professional photographers and serious photographers alike will find this camera hard to put down, a great little walk around that’s more than just a pretty piece of neck candy……..
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My views from the previous trip haven’t change; in fact my affection for the X-series has been boosted by some hands-on time with the X-T1, 56mm f1.2 and 10-24mm f4 at the Photography Show in the UK earlier this week. For this trip I took the X-Pro1, X-E1, X100s, 14mm f2.8, 18-55mm, 35mm f1.4, 60mm f2.4 and the 55-200mm all in a Domke shoulder bag. I love compact systems purely for the space and weight saving possibilities! This trip is quite different to the last, though not in the baking tropical heat, it was still a very enjoyable experience in the relative wilderness that the Isle of Skye offers compared to the rest of the UK. January is often a tough month at the best of times, but combined with university exams it is the worst month of the year by far. However there was an opportunity to get away to my godparents house on the Isle of Skye, which offered some sanctuary away from the stresses of revising and a much-needed opportunity to take some photos. The weather was on my side during the trip, the strong winds that had battered the west of Scotland for much of December had receded leaving the week calm and almost dry! Unlike the previous trip I brought along both zooms and the X-E1. These ended up being used extensively, with the X-E1 often using the 55-200mm and the X-Pro1 usually with the 18-55mm while driving around the island……
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I’ve had the Fuji x100s for a couple of months now and I think I’m ready to talk about it now. The weather has been awful which has limited my photographic opportunities. I know, a terrible excuse! Anyway, the first thing is the x100s is much smaller and lighter than the fuji x-pro1. It’s taken me quite a while to get used to the balance but I’ve pretty much got my head, or hands, round it. I actually prefer the feel of the x-pro 1, I like the increased weight and bulkiness of the x-pro, I’m sure it’s just because I’ve been shooting it for quite a while now so I feel that my hands have moulded to the lines of the x-pro……
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We got our hands on one of the most popular high end mirror less cameras out there. The original X100 was received with fanfare and now the new version dubbed X100s has the much maligned slow focus problem fixed. Auto focusing is extremely fast and dubbed by Fujifilm as the fastest on any mirror less camera available. A mirror less camera is one that simply does not have a pentaprism and mirror that aids in composition unlike an SLR (Single Lens Reflex). Those are two things that make a SLR camera bulky and without them, you get a camera in a much smaller package like this! his mirror less camera comes with Fujifilm’s 16.3 megapixel X-trans CMOS sensor that is used on Fujifilm’s higher end interchangeable lens X-Pro1 and X-E1 models. The coolest thing about the sensor on the X100s is the “Lens Modulation Optimzer” function which corrects for aberrations at the lens’ widest and smallest apertures. What does that basically mean? SUPER SHARP images at F2…..
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Photography is all about our vision, its a way of seeing, a way of interpreting, a way to engage with our surroundings. Some of us feel great with 28mm, others with 35mm or 50mm, and yet others with 85mm. These are the four focal lengths that pretty much define the way I see the world in some way, shape, or form. Personally, I’ve shot all four but I always ended up coming back to the 35mm but with that said I’m now warmed up to the 50mm. Is it a sin to be a multi focal length lover? No, I love the 35mm field of view and I love the 50mm as well, so much so, I ended up getting the X100S and the XF 35mm 1.4R but now I’m rethinking my kit. The way I see it, my X100S has now become my primary go to camera for pretty much everything; daily shooting, details (macros, the focus of the images below), and environmental portraits. A few weeks ago, I had discarded the new TCL-X100, the upcoming Telephoto Conversion Lens for X100 & X100s but today I’m rethinking it alongside the WCL for the wider 28mm field of view for landscapes and more…….
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Over the past six months, the Fujifilm X00S has traveled with me to San Diego, Seattle, Paris, London, and New York. During these trips, I’ve used it to shoot everything from snapshots to long exposures. Having used the X100S extensively as a travel camera, I wanted to share my general impressions on using it for travel photography.
What’s Good for Travel Photography
I shared my thoughts on the Fujifilm X100 a year ago, and all the things I loved about the X100 also hold true for the X100S. The small size, the excellent image quality, and the ease of use are all things that made the X100 an excellent travel camera. With the X100S, Fuji has managed to make a good thing even better. The speed of the camera has been improved all around, the resolution of the electronic viewfinder has been increased, and the sensor has been upgraded to an X-Trans CMOS II sensor. Each of these improvements have made the X100S an even better travel camera than the original X100. In addition to all the technological goodness, there are two other reasons why I find the X100 and X100S to be ideal for travel photography. The first is the simplicity that these cameras bring to my photography. By limiting myself to one focal length (sometimes two with the Wide Conversion Lens), I am able to focus more on the images I create and less on the gear I use. This in turn makes it easier for me to be in the moment and enjoy the places we visit. The second reason these cameras make ideal travel companions is because the leaf shutter they use are nearly silent. Without having to worry about the sound produced by a traditional shutter, I can capture images that I would normally pass up. Since the X100 and X100S are so small and stealthy, I find that I am also able to get quite close to my subjects without really being noticed…..
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