Tips and Tricks

How to Fix Light Leaks in Long Exposure Photography | Kevin Choi

If you have experimented with long exposure photography, you may have seen light leakage issues in your images. For the uninitiated – your camera is a light tight body that is intended to allow light from one end only, and that’s the front of the lens. Light only enters when you press the shutter release. Normally, your camera wouldn’t allow light to enter through any other opening in the camera. However, unless you have a badly manufactured camera, there is typically only one source that could potentially harm your images, and that’s your camera’s viewfinder. Let’s talk about what you can do to mitigate light leaks during those long exposures…..

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Softbox for the Fuji X100 series internal flash! | Thomas D

My X100s is always with me where ever i go. I love to use the flash for black & white street photography, but hate that the lenshood casts a big shadow on all my pictures. I searched the internet for a solution, but found nothing.. The hood and filter acts as a good protection from sun flare, water and dust, so i always leave them on! I came up with this.. A small softbox made out of thin cardboard, food wrapping paper, tape and tin foil. It is not pretty but works great! No more shadows from the lenshood! ….

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Fuji X100S

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Ten tips for your Fuji X-T1 | Dave Young

Fuji’s top of the range flagship body, the XT1 has been widely acclaimed as a showstopper and for good reason. With many professionals moving over from their DSLR’s to a smaller, lighter body the Fuji XT1 is the perfect option retaining the image quality required whilst offering a significant weight saving over a professionals current kit bag. Here’s ten tips for your Fuji XT1 to get you started if you’re just dipping your toe into XT1 ownership. They’re not specific for the set up of the camera, just simply a list of small tips that maybe of use I’ve cultivated having used mine for the past couple of months or so……..

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Fuji X-T1

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Fuji X-T1 Custom Settings | Clifton Beard

I have previously posted my custom settings and tips for Fuji’s X-T1 camera and the X-E1 based on my user experience and the regular updates that Fujifilm give us with firmware.  A big firmware update became available on 18th December 2014 in which the X-T1 gained some very useful options, including an electronic shutter which goes to 1/32000 sec, so it will be easily possible to shoot the 56mm f1.2 and other fast glass, wide open in any conditions without over exposure.  It is a smart shutter too, so if you have the mechanical and electronic shutter option set, flash can still be used when the shutter speed falls within that of the mechanical shutter. The X-T1 is a fairly simple and traditional camera to use once set up due to the direct access dials, aperture ring, function buttons and set of 7 custom settings presets that can be programmed in. It is definitely worth spending some time setting up the camera in the menus to make the best of what is there and to enhance the shooting experience by making functions and settings available at the touch of a button rather than by delving into menus.  What follows are my suggestions that can either be copied or used simply as an idea for someone keen to program their own settings. Within the Fuji X-cameras there are 7 custom settings available that are set up in the shooting menu and then accessed via the “Q” menu button very rapidly.  If you leave the cursor on the top left position in the Q menu by default, that simply allows scrolling through custom settings 1-7 as soon as the Q button is pressed.  You can of course move the cursor to tweak any of the individual settings within each custom setting.  If you make any changes here during a shoot (for example, you change film simulation or the NR setting), the camera will go back to the original specified settings that you programmed in after it is switched off or another custom setting is selected……

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Fuji X-T1

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Fuji X-T1 Custom Settings & Tips | Clifton Beard

The X-T1 is a fairly simple camera to use once set up due to the direct access dials, aperture ring, function buttons and set of 7 custom settings presets that can be programmed in. It is worth spending some time setting up the camera in the menus to make the best of what is there and to enhance the shooting experience by making functions and settings available at the touch of a button rather than by delving into menus.  What follows are my suggestions that can either be copied or used simply as an idea for someone keen to program their own settings. Table assumes options available after firmware update of December 2014.  Prior to this update, setting 2 has Provia and auto DR set. The above table shows the custom settings that I have programmed in, which allow me to shoot jpg files of almost any subject or scene I come across.  There are 7 custom settings available and these are accessed via the “Q” menu button.  If you leave the cursor on the top left position in the Q menu by default, that simply allows scrolling through settings 1-7 as soon as the Q button is pressed.  You can of course move it to tweak any of the settings within each custom setting.  If you make any changes here during a shoot (for example, you change film simulation or the DR setting), the camera will go back to the original specified settings that you programmed in after it is switched off or another custom setting is selected…….

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Fuji X-T1

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Fujifilm X-T1 Hints and Tips | Matthew Maddock

My Hints and Tips post on the X100s has proven to be one of the most popular on PhotoMadd and still continues to get a significant number of daily views.  I’ve had a lot of comments and e-mails about it, with photographers obviously finding it very helpful, so I thought I’d write something similar for the X-T1! These are my hints and tips for getting the best from your Fujifilm X-T1 based on my own experience, questions I’ve had, information from the manual that you never read, stuff I’ve discovered for myself that wasn’t in the manual, and things I’ve read and thought were useful!…..

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10+ street photography tips for beginners | Olivier Duong

Street photography might seem daunting to some, I know quite a few folks that are intensely interested but never make the jump. To rememediate, here’s 10 street photography tips for beginners to get started shooting.
 
1) Street Photography Doesn’t start in the streets
Before I hit the streets, there’s usually a mode of transportation to get there. That can be a bus, a car, whatever. The thing is, I never assume the shoot starts when I actually reach my destination. I have my personal driver, I mean wife that drives me on occasion but it’s mainly bus and train……

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How to get the Fujinon XF60mm f/2.4 R to 1:1 magnification ratio? |
André Heid

The Fujinon XF60mm macro lens was one of “starter” lenses introduced with the X-Pro1 early 2012. I guess everyone ever has used this lens was surely happy with the overall picture quality, detail sharpness and the lightweight and excellent build body. But many of these users may also complained about the very slow and noisy autofocus and the limited magnification factor of ‘only’ 1:2. In the meantime the autofocus performance was subsequently improved by firmware updates and is in my opinion on the par with full frame macro lenses with noisy micro motors. What of course could not be changed through firmware is the magnification factor…

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Eight hours, windswept | An X-T1 time-lapse experiment |
Patrick La Roque

As most of you know I’ve been using the X-T1 extensively — it’s become my main camera. Any minor gripes I had have effectively been swept away by daily use and rewiring most of my reflexes to this new body. I’ve even stopped hitting the dedicated video button by mistake… Although on that front I still have my fingers crossed for a customization update ;) I’d been meaning to do something with the new Interval Timer Shooting function for some time now, but while I’m often impressed by conceptual photography and projects involving tons of preparation and forethought, in my case it’s not the type of work that comes naturally. I also needed a subtext, a reason to do it beyond “Look Ma! Time-lapse!”… I’m not going to claim this is the most impressive example of time-lapse photography ever produced — we’re talking baby steps here, a first attempt. But on the whole I’m happy with the results and I think it fits in with what I usually do. So, before we dive into the BTS stuff, here it is (if you click on the HD icon you can see the 1080P version on Vimeo – well, a compressed version of it.) ……

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Street Photography is as simple as it is complex.
Tips for Street Photography | Art Photo Feature

Street photography is one of the purest forms of photography. It is also one of the most difficult forms of photography. It’s difficult because we usually don’t have much control over the environment, well at least as much as we might like. Street photography is about the uncertainty… the challenge… the joy of capturing that perfect moment… perfect in terms of light, texture, and elements all perfectly in place. As the Admins of the APF Street photography Group, we will be sharing tips on street photography every week, these are based on our experiences. Over the years, we have been in various situations, shooting in different parts of the world and based on our experiences we want to help you realise that there are opportunities to take good street photographs almost everywhere. These tips will help you keep it simple and hopefully make your job easier the next time you go on the street …We hope you will find these useful…….

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