In late 2015, my wife and I explored the possibilities of opening up our first retail store for our beard grooming products, Bonafide Beards. The initial idea was to have a location that offered retail, production and office space. The location we chose was on the premises of Urban Grind Coffee Roasters in Parkhurst. Their shop had the wood clad look and feel that we enjoyed, and it was something that we could match up quite closely....
Festivals can sometimes have the reputation as being debaucherous affairs frequented by folk who love to party. It would also be fair to say that most of them entail camping, music and dirty feet! SpiritFest involved all of the latter, but none of the former....
Last year (2016), in preparation for my trip in May to China, I decided to analyse the photos I took on previous trips so that I can consolidate and optimise my lenses for this trip. This was quite an eye opener for me and it helped me to lighting my camera bag tremendously....
Growing up my family was filled with carpenters, photographers and musicians. I had an interest for all of these careers yet cameras caught my eye as they just looked more interesting than tools and instruments. Something that can capture time seemed to outshine the rest.
On a recent photographic trip to Greenland. FujiFilm Switzerland loaned me the FujiFilm XT-1 and 3 lenses; XF 16-55mm/2.8; XF 50-140mm/2.8; XF 10-24mm/4.0. I was keen to test FujiFilm’s camera and lenses in the harsh Arctic conditions.
My name is Ben Cherry, I’m an environmental photojournalist and Fujifilm X-Photographer. I’ve been using the X Series for over three years now and was given the tremendous responsibility of being a part of the X-T2 project. Its predecessor, the X-T1, was a revelation for the X Series and was my go-to camera for the previous two years. With a huge viewfinder, weather sealing, 8 frames per second and an articulating screen, what wasn’t to like with the previous generation?
After already receiving the latest Fujifilm X-T2 in May this year, Fujifilm X-Photographer Peter Delaney has had ample opportunity to test out this new flagship, also taking it to Etosha in Namibia to shoot wildlife. We chatted to him about the camera at a recent launch event in the Pilansberg National Park. Click on the Soundcloud link below for the full interview.
TechSmart caught up with Fujifilm X-Photographer, Pierre van der Walt at a recent launch event for the flagship X-T2. Van der Walt has been fortunate enough to have shot with the camera for the past few months and talks about the improvements found on Fuji's latest
My normal way of travel is to have a camera backpack (filled to the brim) as my carry-on luggage. Apart from all the camera gear, I also keep all the necessary extra things such as my battery chargers, my tablet and its docking station, a pair of socks and spare underpants in the backpack. So why on this trip I decided – at the last moment – to move my pack with all the chargers, wires, etcetera to my normal bag is beyond me!
The Fujifilm XT10 is one of the best mirrorless cameras in the market right now. Released in 2015, after the release of the Fujifilm XT1, its functionality, old-style design and size are without much fault.
Tswaing is an impact meteorite crater in South Africa situated just over 35 kilometres north-west of Pretoria. It is estimated that it was fromed when a meteorite slammed into the earth’s crust about 220 000 years ago. It was a stony type meteorite between 30 and 50 meters in diameter. The impact formed a huge crater, 1.4 km in diameter and 200 m deep. This crater is one of the best-preserved meteorite impact craters in the world.
I’ve been covering a variety of subjects for 13 years and while I love photographing weddings in my documentary style, I have loads of fun shooting skateboarding for magazines. I’m an old skateboarder myself and have an unfair advantage in that I know skateboarding and can often figure out the best angle to capture a trick from to make it look even better.
I decided to take the plunge and get a FujiFilm X-T10 and a 35mm lens. And I decided that I will push my creativity traveling with a camera the size of the palm of my hand and an even smaller lens (yet amazingly fast and powerful at F1.4).
Join FujiFilm South Africa and Kameraz on the 3rd of April for what should be an epic #Instameet and stand a chance to WIN a FujiFilm XT-10. For more info, please see our Instagram feed @fujifilm_sa. #FujiFilm #myfujifilmsa #fujifilmsa #kamerazphotowalk
So it’s that time again to reflect over our amazing trip to Paris, and we all know that you’re excited to hear about how to Fujifilm X-T10 held up against everyday travel. Well we’re probably just a tad more excited than you to report on this, because from here on out it’s only good news!
What makes it different is its very compact size. Pretty much exactly the same size as my wife's XF-1, which is remarkable for a camera with an APS-C sensor, and the addition of a touch sensitive 180 degree folding selfie screen. A first for Fujifilm.
I recently took the FujiFilm X-E1 with the XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS out with me to capture some unique Star Trail images on one of the Photographic Workshops, The Photo Academy, has to offer and was pleasantly surprised with the ease with which I was able to capture some truly memorable Star Trails images.