2013 is an exciting year for photographers. The race amongst camera makers continues. Competition is good, it accelerates innovation, keeps pricing somewhat sane and gives us plenty of choices. The last thing we need is a single company monopolizing the market. Without healthy competition, two of my favorite, most amazing cameras probably wouldn’t exist, the Fuji X100s and the Ricoh GR. I love walking the streets of NYC, observing the flow of life, one of my favorite things to do when I am not on assignment. I find it relaxing and it keeps me alert at the same time. I am addicted to it. This addiction got a lot worse or better? since I acquired the Fuji X100s and the Ricoh GR. I have been shooting with these two cameras since the day they were released. I love the X100s and the GR, like for many, these cameras have rekindled my enthusiasm for photography just like I remember it from the film days. Every time I reach for either the X100s or the GR I have a smile on my face, like a kid picking up one of his favorite toys. The X100s is a “positive camera” or a “people friendly camera”, it doesn’t scare the one being photographed…..
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Ich bin beruflich immer wieder mal in verschiedenen Städten unserer schönen Erde unterwegs, so auch dieses mal unter anderem in Neapel. Im November bei 25°C durch die Stadt zu schlendern, mit einer x100s um den Hals und hier und da eine Kaffeepause machen zu können, wohlgemerkt draussen im kurzarm Shirt sitzenend, ist schon ein schönes Gefühl. Zu meinen Lieblings Genres gehört ja, neben Landschaft, auch die Streetfotografie und obwohl meine Arbeitsweise eher die ist, dass ich nicht frage bevor ich ein Foto aufnehme, habe ich mir diesmal zum Zielgesetzt mal eine andere Methode zu probieren. Candid Shots sind das aber auch nicht, da ich alle hier abgebildeten Personen vorher gefragt hatte ob ich sie ablichten darf. Also sind das hier eher kleine spontan Shootings. Ein Wort zu meinen Modellen: Die Napolitaner sind klasse! Bei 10 Personen die ich gefragt hatte ob ich sie denn aufnehmen könnte, haben 9 es nicht nur erlaubt sondern sich auch sehr gefreut. Zum Teil wollten sie mich gar nicht gehen lassen und bei einem war mein Tribut ein Foto von ihm und seinen Sohn zu machen (das zeige ich hier jedoch auf seine Bitte nicht), einer fragte sogar mich (nachdem er gesehen hatte das ich seinen Nachbarn fotografiert hatte)…….
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‘Upskirting’ in India and JapanSome street photography during this year’s travel to Japan and India.
Fashion Photography + Street Photography = Better Wedding Photography :)
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I’ve started this blog to focus solely on my street photography with my Fujifilm X cameras. I’ve had an X-Pro1 for about a year (although didn’t really start using it for street work until about 6 months ago on a trip to New York). About 10 days ago I got an X100s, and am absolutely in love with it. I’ll mainly be posting original content on this blog, will may also reblog some other X street photography that I come across….
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So let me share my “secrets” to getting great B&W results from the Fuji X100S with you. I started my photography with a cheap plastic camera from a grab bag and a roll of B&W film in the 70′s. I must have been 5 or 6 years old at that time. I guess that is where my emotional attachment to B&W photography started. But when I switched to mainly digital cameras I shot generally in color. This was in big part due to the fact that I did not like the in camera results that the JPG B&W modes produced. And once the color file ended up on my computer, I often just stuck with color. But since I own the Fuji X100S this has changed! The Fuji X-Cameras create superb color files straight out of the camera. But for the B&W lover in you, Fuji has also created some wonderful B&W filters…..
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I do not have my own blog page so I don’t have any real discussion content to provide nor am I a pro photographer with years of experience to share. However, I did travel to Japan for 2 weeks in October (last month) with my Fuji XE-1 (with Fujinon 35mm, 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses) and I came away with a number of photos that i’m pretty happy about. I’ve posted a bunch of them in a Flickr set and I wanted to send you a link to them and if you find them worthwhile to post on your X-series blog page then please feel free to do so. I hope you enjoy them.
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After multiple attempts of “We should one day go take some photos together” at work, we finally managed to get some people together to go a bit photographing. Freiburg im Breisgau it shall be! It’s small and lovely city in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. That’s in the SouthEast of Germany, close to France and Switzerland – you probably didn’t know and that’s fine, it’s not so famous. But now that you know you should really visit if you ever come to the region. Wait, stop being a Baden fan boy. There was an underlying goal for myself: I was going to compare the Fujis! So I left my “big guns” at home and brought along my Fujifilm X100s as well as the X-E1 with the Fujinon 35mm f/1.4 lens. It’s the same camera family, they look comparable, the menus look identical and still they’re two different beasts……
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You know recently there’s been a fair bit of hullaballoo about these new cameras Fuji has been bringing out – the X-series. X100, X-Pro 1, XE-1 and most recently the X-M1 or something like that. All touted as great cameras – the perfect blend of retro styling and cutting edge sensor technology, paring away anything extraneous to the act of shooting. The Fuji X series – peerless walk-around cameras that can be adapted for wedding work, editorial work heck, even commercial work. Photography bloggers whom I respect and admire all clambered over each other to shout the praises of these lightweight wonder-cameras. They could do no wrong on the digital camera review sites, and quickly developed a cult following which exploded into a massive fanbase. The Fuji X-series. Messianic…..
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Since 2005 I have used a Canon EF 16-35 2.8L USM as my only wide angle lens. I have been very happy with this lens, using it on a 20D, 5D, 5D Mark II and now on the 5D Mark III. The 16-35 is a good performer and very versatile. So why even consider other options. Well first of all; Who wouldn’t want a new lens if it performs better and fits into a kit and budget. The lens makers have released plenty of options since 2005 with a list too long to mention here. I have rented the EF 35 1.4L and EF 24 1.4L II a few times and have been happy with these as well but not found enough reason to permanently add them to my kit. Adding to the mix I started shooting the APS-C format Fujifilm X-Pro1 about 18 months ago and have been very pleased having the option to travel lighter and still maintain great image quality. The question now, as I am sure many other photographers are asking them selves, do I build on the Fuji system or should I mainly stick with my full frame SLR option when it comes to wide angle lenses? The Fuji XF 14mm 2.8 R came out in the beginning of the year and many positive reviews have rolled in since. About a week ago I had a chance to try it out and I also took the Zeiss Distagon 12mm 2.8 T* out for a quick spin. Please note this is not a pixel peeping analyses but just a quick take……
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Street photography. Something which I’ve seen and heard about but never really gone into, I like the look of it for sure and the fantastic photos it can produce but one thing has always held me back. The fear! The past weekend I was in London to see Zack Arias and David Hobby talk about their Fujifilm cameras and how they use them, it was a great talk that was followed by lots of beer, but one thing at the talk really interested me and that was the street photography part of Zack’s talk. In particular his techniques and tricks for getting street photos, ways of taking shots of people without realising and that you will get caught one time or another but realistically people aren’t going to go berserk. So the next day with my Fuji X100 in hand and hangover in my head I headed out to the streets of London, I started with a walk along south bank where I got to find my feet with it, and before long I was employing some of Zack’s tricks and tips. Once I had got a bit more comfortable doing this I started to do some street portraiture where I would ask people to pose for me, this is a great confidence booster and a great way to improve your photography, very quick portraits on the fly with available light, really good fun, and a lot less people say no that you would think! After this I headed over to Shoreditch and up Brick Lane, this gave some awesome settings in which to photograph and some cool people to shoot, I would recommend going there as its just awesome! Overall I was really happy with my results from the day and I will be sure to use these techniques next time I go street shooting, which is likely to be this weekend when I’m in paris for Be Street festival, more on this on several future blog posts! Settings wise I used only the Fuji X100 and was mainly shooting on shutter priority, this seemed to work for me and the effect I was trying to go for, so thats Aperture set to ‘A’ mode and auto iso on up to 3200, then if I wanted some blur I could just click to 1/30th then back to 1/125th for a sharp shot, a very quick way of shooting, great for fleeting moments……
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