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Iceland – Camera and Travel Recommendations | roel.me

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For years I have always wanted to visit Iceland. Many photographers who have been there before are mesmerized by its diverse landscape and staggering natural beauty. There are glaciers, mountains, fjords, wide black beaches and many active volcanoes… It is simply a feast for your eyes and soul…

 

As I doing some commercial work during my visit, I brought three different camera systems with me to Iceland. They consisted of:

Nikon D800 kit – Nikon V1 and FT1 kit – Fujifilm X-Pro1 kit


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Lessons Earnest Shackleton Taught Me – Improving Your Photography
Part 2 | roel.me

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Each time I visited Shackleton’s grave, I always thought about life and what I want to get out of it. Photography is a huge part of my life, so I have set some pretty lofty goals for myself. The bottom line is that I want to be the best photographer that I can possibly be and will do everything in my power to do so. Whether my images end up on the covers of numerous magazines, or in someone’s wedding album, I want to know that I am producing the best images that I am capable of creating at that time. Plus, I want to continually grow as a photographer. What is yours?
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Before and After – Improving Your Photography Part 1 | roel.me

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I have received a lot of really great feedback over the past few weeks on my presentation at the Exposure Imaging Expo in Toronto. One section that I called, “Before and After,” was especially popular and I was asked if I could turn it into an article to be posted on this site. So as requested, here is the requested article straight from my presentation….


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The best bags for Compact System Cameras | roel.me

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I have received many questions about camera bags over the past few weeks – and one of them keeps coming up – “What is the best camera bag for my compact system camera?“ The short answer is, “It depends.“ What I have found out over many years (and purchasing dozens of bags) is that there is no perfect bag, but there are bags that are perfect for specific applications. Compact system cameras are fantastic as they can dramatically reduce the weight and size of your camera kit whilst maintaining high image quality. And of course, every photographer would like to store their gear in a suitable bag.


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Getting the most out of your Fujifilm X-Pro1 – Part 2 | roel.me

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As promised, this is a continuation of the previous article (Part 1) on how to get the most out of your Fujifilm X-Pro1. This has become my main camera system when I travel and since have shot at least 10,000 frames with it over the past 4 months, I have discovered a few things that have made my life a lot easier, which I would like to share with you.

Here are the remaining 12 tips I have found to be very useful during the 4 months that I have used this camera system.

 

Part 1:

http://roel.me/getting-the-most-out-of-your-fujifilm-x-pro1-part-1/


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China: Travel and Camera Recommendations | roel.me

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When you visit China, be prepared to be overwhelmed as it is a huge country with literally thousands of things to see and photograph. Given that I am photographer, I felt like a child in a candy shop with all of the possibilities. I decided to take a compact system camera consisting of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X100 (and lenses) which worked out remarkably well for me as it was compact, lightweight and gave me superb image quality. Depending on your photography skill and ultimate goal (for your images), you can use any camera you’d like. I saw people using iPhones right up to professional level DSLRs and all of them seemed happy to do so. The bottom line is get a camera you like using, learn how to use it properly and have fun shooting in China.


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Getting the most out of your Fujifilm X-Pro1 – Part 1 | roel.me

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I have been using the Fujifilm X-Pro1 (and the “X” mount lenses) since February 2012 – Fujifilm kindly let me use a pre-production camera for review purposes plus I have had my own copy since they were first released in Canada. It has become my main travel camera system and I have had plenty of opportunity (and at least 10,000 frames) to put it through a very thorough workout. In the past 4 months, I have discovered a few things that have made my life a lot easier when using this camera, which I would like to share with you. I had originally written one very long article with all of the tips and tricks I have learned, but it became too long and unwieldy. So, this will be the first of a two part series on how to get the most out of your Fujifilm X-Pro1.


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Fujifilm X100 and X-Pro1 on assignment (in China) | roel.me

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Back in late February 2012, Fujifilm Canada was kind enough to lend me a pre-production X-Pro1 and lenses to shoot the promotional images for their Canadian product launch. I enjoyed using the system so much (and loved the image quality even more) that I put down $3,500.00 (plus tax – hey, the government wants its share too) to purchase a complete system. I also have a Fujifilm X100 and just love that little camera, despite its quirks. Actually, Fujifilm released a number of firmware upgrades in the past couple of months which resolved many of the issues I had with the camera. So, it is not as quirky as it use to be.


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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Hand Grip | roel.me

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Why did I like it so much?

It is not very big (you cannot put an extra battery in it like other grips) and adds about 1 cm to the camera’s height. Also, it is 102 grams, so it does not add much additional weight. The camera body on its own has a nice feeling in your hand, but when you have the grip attached, it makes the X-Pro1 camera body extremely comfortable to hold. On top of that, fit and finish are excellent and it matches the X-Pro1 perfectly.


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