Posts Tagged "images"

My Fuji Journey part 2

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Equipment | 0 comments

My Fuji Journey part 2

In a previous blog post I wrote about my decision to move from Canon to Fuji (Fuji X-T1: An exciting new beginning).  Part of the reason for moving to Fuji is that in January this year Fuji announced the 100-400mm lens, prior to this the longest focal length was 200mm.  To fill the frame whilst doing surf and bird photography this lens would be required and prior to the announcement I thought the move to Fuji would be a ways off. The other factor that tipped me sooner was the rumor and confirmation of the rumor by local retail staff that the X-T2 is expected to be announced in June with a July release.  The announcement has only just occurred with a late August release...

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Telling a story with less

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Techniques | 1 comment

Telling a story with less

Sometimes I feel that the Painter has an edge over the photographer when it comes to creating within our chosen art. The painter basically starts with a blank canvas and then adds their desired elements until they feel the story is told. As photographers we start with the full scene in front of us and need to remove or reduce elements until the story becomes clear, this can become a significant challenge but is critical to ensure strong impact with the viewer of the photo. When this approach is taken to its pinnacle we move into the area of minimalism in our photography and when done well this technique will yield you great pleasure and can delight those people looking...

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Fuji X-T1 – An exciting new beginning

Posted by on Jun 5, 2016 in Equipment | 2 comments

Fuji X-T1 – An exciting new beginning

April 2015 a friend of mine was thinking about selling his Fuji X-Pro1, I was interested because I was after something small and light to carry with me to work and other places.  I wanted something for those times when I saw something interesting that the camera phone (handy as it is) would not do justice.  Unfortunately my friend decided to not to sell but he did allow me to have a play with the camera, this short 2 hour experience had me hooked, the Fuji camera was just so intuitive and easy to use. After some research my choice came down to the Fuji X-T1 and the Fuji X-T10 camera models. After much deliberation I decided to go into CameraPro in the city and have some...

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Showing motion in your photos

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Techniques, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Showing motion in your photos

The ability to catch and portray movement in a photo is a critical skill to learn, it can help elevate your photography and provide an engaging focal point for the viewer. The skill when learnt can be easily applied to a wide range of photography but becomes an essential component of sports or action type photos. Ranging from kids playing in the backyard through to pro-surfers or motor racing, exciting and engaging photos can be crafted by controlling the way motion is shown. As a photographer you have a number of options open to you when it comes to showing how things are moving within your photo’s frame and your camera settings become critical to achieving the desired...

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Photo challenge for fun and learning

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Adventures | 1 comment

Photo challenge for fun and learning

Recently my 10 year old son and I had a couple of hours to kill in the city whilst the rest of the family was off seeing a show. I was keen for my son to learn some photography skills and for me to flex my creative mind a bit further as well. The idea of just going to the city with cameras in hand and hoping for the best didn’t resonate with me and would most likely lead to boredom for the younger member of the party. We decided to undertake a “Hunt and Shoot” photo challenge instead, the rules being fairly simple; 9 given subjects (as supplied by my lovely wife) Timelimit – the length of the show that other family members were seeing Distance...

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