Travel Photography

Caravaners | Sven Schroeter

Lust for the open road has driven hard miles on the clock of this thunderous Nissan Gloria. Appropriately camouflaged by a wax finished, seaside tan, this sleek automobile is fueled by a straight four and has been pulling its weight in gold for decades.  Gloria has been delivering Little Miss Charlotte Cake and her burly protector from coast to coast throughout Aotearoa, provoking road rage in every convoy it lead. The travellers and sweet hearts from another era gave their 4×2 roller home its name after a pot hole incident back in 69 and Lilliput (short for little pot hole) has stuck ever since! Despite the modest accommodation and missing amenities, the living quarters are still respectably cosier than your typical Dunedin student flat. But do not let the exterior fool you, a fully stocked kitchen with all the essentials allows Miss Charlotte Cake to remain true to her heritage and master the housewife craft! After all, who else can whisk up a tray of triple chocolate chip muffins before bouncing through the next town……
 
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Black and White Sydney | Daniel Incandela

In all my travels, Sydney has been the toughest opponent when it comes to jet lag. It will lull you to sleep, then dump cold water on you at 2am. This time I played it differently. You can’t fall asleep if you don’t stop moving. I landed in Sydney from LAX at 7am. I grabbed my camera and walked around a very quiet city, and for some reason, I chose to only shoot in black and white. I guess I wanted to see the city in a new way. There is something special about a city just waking up……

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Fuji X-T1 Review: The ideal travel photography camera? |
Daniel K Cheung

….compared to the OMD EM1, I still think for most consumers with deeper pockets, the EM1 is ahead in terms of user-friendliness. My parents have the OMD EM5 and they have stuck it on iAuto with great results to take photos and video of their granddaughter (using the kit 12-50mm lens). I have an entire set of travel photos from a recent trip in Hong Kong taken with the EM1 and given the choice, I would choose the EM1 for holiday stuff. Both the EM1 and XT1 sport a 16MP output. And even with the ‘limitation’ of a micro four thirds sensor, I doubt printing large (20×30-inches) is going to be a problem for even the EM1. But for the more tech-savvy and photography enthusiast, the X-T1 has all the bells and whistles to make them purr. Purr purr purr. Soft kitty … In conclusion, the X-T1 is a very sound camera. Technically there is not much wrong with it (apart from perhaps that issue of NR applied to smudged foliage thing). I have enjoyed using it extensively. Most of my complaints can be resolved with time. For casual use, I think the X-T1 ticks all the boxes……

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The Fujifilm X100S for Travel Photography | Stephan Ip

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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Norway on Exposure | Michael Fergusson

I’ve had the XE-2 for about 3 months now. I’ve put it through its paces, and I find that I pick it up more than my Nikons now. When I first picked it up, I had a D3s and D800 and was looking for something smaller for every-day use. It was perfect. I sold my D3s and picked up a Df hoping for a similar experience. I absolutely love the Df as well, but the XE-2 is just easy. I love the fact that I can take a picture on the XE-2, transfer it to my iPhone, pop it into VSCO or Snapseed, and have an awesome shot ready to toss on Instagram in a minute or two. I have taken more keepers with the XE-2 in the past 3 months than I have with my Nikons. Not to say I don’t use the Nikons or that I can’t make great images with them. I still carry one of them plus a couple lenses with me wherever I go since I only have the Fuji 35mm f1.4. In the case of this trip, I kept the Df with an 85mm and the D800 with a 35mm on the passenger seat next to the XE-2. I just didn’t use them as much. So here are my favourite images from 10 days in Norway, taken with the XE-2……

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X-PLR | DUBAI | V. Opoku

Dubai – the “old Dubai” was interesting.Stories were exchanged & rides along the Dubai creek on ABRAS became an absolute favourite……

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18 Stunden im Death Valley | Mehrdad Abedi

Schon seit langem wollte ich mir das Death Valley anschauen. Letzte Woche war es endlich soweit. Ich musste beruflich nach Los Angeles und hatte diesmal sogar einen Tag mehr als üblich frei. Ich hatte somit zwei ganze Tage und drei Nächte zur freien Verfügung. Die Fahrt von Los Angeles ins Death Valley dauert in etwa vier bis fünf Stunden. Bei der Fahrt durch das Valley sollte man zumindest weitere zwei bis drei Stunden Fahrtzeit einplanen. Berücksichtigt man die Rückreise, verbringt man wenigstens 13 Stunden im Auto. Aber das, was sich einem bei der Ankunft bietet, entlohnt alle Mühe und ist untertrieben ausgedrückt sehr imposant. Die Weite, die sich aus kilometerlangen Ebenen und hohen Bergen bildet, ist atemberaubend und im fotografischen Bild nur schwer festzuhalten. Hilfe naht: Ich habe sehr oft die sehr geniale Panorama-Aufnahmefunktion der x-series Kameras benutzt…….

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An Afternoon in Paris | Daniel Incandela


I was in Paris for work and we finalized our meetings around 3pm. That left a few hours of great light on a gorgeous day in France. I grabbed my Fujifilm X-Pro 1, a 8mm, 35mm and 85mm lens a got moving with a few colleagues…….


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Marrakech summer trip with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Nick Brickett


Last summer, Natalie and I took our first trip abroad together to the beautiful country of Morocco. We decided to take the break as early into the summer holidays as possible with Nat being a teacher, we wanted to avoid the usual family-packed places and find somewhere with some culture for us to explore and somewhere street photography would be good to do. Marrakech jumped out at us, so a mere 4 weeks before the term break-up we made a spur of the moment decision one evening and booked it. I tried to pack light, so I took the X-Pro1 (my main street camera at the time) and the 35mm f1.4 Fuji lens – a winning combination in most situations. Though now part of me wishes I’d taken the 18mm as well, but I like to limit myself to one lens and challenge my internal visualisation while shooting……


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Varanasi with the Fuji X-Pro 1 | Sebastien Bey-Haut


I just came back from a photo trip in Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh, India) and would like to share a few shots of this incredible city. Varanasi (or Banaras) is one of the holiest cities of the Hindu religion. It’s mostly known for its Ghats on the banks of the Ganga river. Varanasi is said to be older than history, and frankly speaking it seems true. Going there is like entering another time dimension. It’s the dirtiest but also the most beautiful city I’ve ever seen. To give you an idea of the local mood the nice guy with the skull is an Aghori Kapalik baba, a member of an Hindu sect known to eat pieces of human bodies found in the Ganga. The “fire shot” has been taken at Manikarnika, the most important “open air cremation” Ghat of India. You should however not be afraid by these disturbing aspects of the city; these traditions are part of its magic. Going there is actually quite safe, precautions should of course be taken in terms of health (drinking a glass of Ganga water might not be a good idea), but no particular violence is to be feared……


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