When a therapist is seeing a creative patient considering mood altering medication, before the prescription is written, the patient is warned of a caveat (well known to any intensely creative individual), that the drug may alter the creative process. Creatives know that all that juice resides in the dark part of the mind. It’s a trade off. At times, not a fun one. Whether anyone has noticed or not, people who reside in the creative world often make the news dealing with depression issues. And being in the arts my entire life, to date, it is well known that artists opt for dealing with the emotional roller coaster than to feel a bit more balanced, but losing that creative edge. This is not news. But, an interesting thing happened today after I posted the lead image on 500px……
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Ahead of our full review, here are 54 full-size sample images taken with the new Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS lens mounted on an X-T1 body. The Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS is a new ultra wide-angle lens for the X-system, offering a field of view equivalent to 15-36mm in 35mm terms. As well as offering a constant aperture of f/4, it also features optical image stabilisation and an aperture ring. A gallery of 54 sample images taken with the Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS lens…….
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After switching two years ago from my Nikon D200 towards the Fuji X-pro, I recognize a change of the way I take photos. My available light portrait photographer life is getting much easier and lighter for me. I love to be back in the old days, when the F-stop is chosen at the lens and the shutter speed on the top of the camera. For the style of my work I´m mostly use the Aperture priority Exposure mode combined with the Exposure compensation dial, which is perfectly supported by the Fuji X-pro 1. In the first few weeks it takes me some times to learn where the buttons are located on the camera, how to autofocus and his quirks works, especially with the XF-60. But with all the firmware improvements and the some learning time I felt in love with the camera. The camera pushed me to a new way and level of taking pictures. Why is now also an X-t1 in my photo bag? During the last two years using the X-pro for a lot of my photos stuff I figured out, it is for me the perfect travel and landscape camera. But for the portrait stuff I´m still using more my H3D, still under light conditions which can handled much better by the X-pro. Finally I have to say; for portrait work I like more the DSLR style or a waist level finder cameras. All the information at the internet is fine, but finally it doesn´t help me to judge if I can work and life with a camera or not. I need to work active with the camera. So I have to work with an X-T1…..
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Ever since I was a child I’ve been getting myself into trouble and adventure, seeing where it would take me, and what would happen. As my mother would say, and still does. “Jason, my son has been a life long adventurer, raconteur, vagabond, and is always looking for the next wind that will blow him across the sky, and drop him into the next great time of his life”. You can quote her on that! She will agree, she took the picture of me below, then got onto the phone & quickly called the insurance company…just in case. We still have a good laugh about that. There have been many great time’s in my life. But never without a camera of some sort in my hand. At an early age I was… and I’m still fascinated by the still image. The Fuji Film X series camera’s allow me to do just that… explore, and let my feet do the walking, and my camera do the talking. Just like I did in Texas, New Orleans, Virginia, DC, Los Angeles, Mexico and only God knows where else along the way. It’s been fun! ……
My year has just started from the photography point of view. After my shoulder surgery I am ready to travel again and explore new places. I thought it would be nice to share some insights about the places I travel. I try to give u the best tips for photography spots and other insights. So here is my first review on Barcelona. It was my second visit to Barcelona – time was pretty tight, cause I spent just the weekend there but I tried to make the best out of it. I don’t want to get into details about sightseeing places – I am sure this will be on your list when u travel anyway. I highly recommend the beach area of Barcelona. Best time is in the morning – then the place is not too crowded and there is already much to see. Young and older people are coming together for a chat, to bike, skate or just stroll around. This area is fantastic for street photographers – the light is incredible and a perfect spot to catch some nice shots or just have a drink and enjoy the surrounding. Don’t miss to walk around the little streets next to the beach area. This area is incredible beautiful and reminded me a bit of Napoli in Italy…….
For street photographers, the 35mm focal length is the undisputed go to lens choice. Being wider than the 50mm but still retaining that normal field of view with a sense of peripheral vision. On a cropped sensored APS camera like the Fujifilm X-Pro1, a lens with a focal length of 24mm would provide the effective 35mm perspective. While Fujifilm does have a 23mm f1.4 lens that fit this segment, it took them quite a while to release the lens. And while, yes, the reviews have been great on this lens, and yes I want one, there are other alternatives. As many already know, one of the great things about the current crop of mirrorless cameras is that they are compatible, using the right adaptor, with many legacy lenses. As a Nikon shooter “previously”, I already have a Nikkor 24mm f2.8 AI-s in my arsenal…….
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Once again,today will be the another portrait day. Model of this photoshoot will be Mabelle which is also a friend a Celine. Theme of the day is inspired by Japanese Geisha and Fan dance. We also tried different types of lighting in this photoshoot to evoke the photo emotion. Anyway, the entire photoshoot is done using Fuji X-E1 and Fujinon XF 35mm 1.4 and flash. So, enjoy it :) ….
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Jedes Jahr aufs Neue treffen sich die Fans historischer Automobile auf der Retro Classic. Diese findet auf dem Messegelände in Stuttgart statt. Verteilt auf mehrere Hallen findet der Oldtimerfreund alles was das Herz begehrt. An erster Stelle stehen natürlich die Fahrzeuge selbst. Hier gibt es Klassiker aus Vorkriegszeit bis in zu Youngtimern wie die Baureihe 201 von Mercedes –Benz. Dieser auch als Baby Benz bekannte Mercedes war dieses Jahr mit einer Sonderausstellung vertreten. Es galt 120 Jahre Motorsportgeschichte dieser Marke zu feiern. Der gestandene Oldtimerbesitzer benötigt natürlich nicht nur das passende Vehikel, sondern auch das dementsprechende Zubehör. Auch das findet sich auf dieser Messe. Ob Stilechte Kleidung, Fahrzeugpflegeprodukte oder auch die passende Versicherung für den eigenen Oldtimer, hier ist alles vertreten. Da ich nicht nur ein Kamerafreak bin, der sehr gerne mit der Fujifilm X-T1 unterwegs ist, sondern auch ein ausgesprochener Autonarr war es für mich ein schönes Ereignis um beides miteinander zu verbinden…….
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At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, I worked the entire trip with the Fuji 10-24mm, which was made for that place. Even at 10mm, you can’t hold it all as a straight vertical. So I keystoned it (pointing the camera up and getting converging lines) and brought the verticals back in Photoshop. There were a lot of people in the same spot shooting at this gorgeous mix hour. Many were in front of me. But with the X-T1′s articulating finder I held the camera up high over my head to avoid them. With the OIS, this unwieldy grip did not matter. Everything was tack. This is a good example of the Fuji 10-24mm f/4′s rectiliniear look, even all the way zoomed out to 10mm. This lens if going to make a lot of architectural and real estate shooters very happy. The 15mm (FF) equivalent of the Fuji 10-24mm zoom makes views possible that are not doable with less wide lenses. Even here, I was at 10mm, and pushing it to get everything within the arch. But what I love is how straight the lens is — superwide zooms just aren’t supposed to be this straight. They generally go from barrel to pincushion, with a straight-line moment happening about halfway through the zoom. This thing is remarkably straight through the range…….
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