WILL YOU BE MY METAPHOR - Mardee Maree

WILL YOU BE MY METAPHOR - Mardee Maree

A word of warning - the following blog is prevalent with adjectives, slight tongue twisters and inuendos and is written from a personal emotional viewpoint.

So now that myself and google have your attention - I stand before you void of clutter, doubt and confusion.

FUJIFILM GFX 100 - Malcolm Dare Photography

FUJIFILM GFX 100 - Malcolm Dare Photography

We were fortunate to have the chance to test the latest from FujiFilm: the GFX100, a 100mp beast of a camera that takes shooting to a new level. Having this camera to play with, Malcolm decided not to just do the normal technical test but to put it through its paces on 2 shoots that resemble actual working conditions…

AND THE WINNER IS.... by Johann van der Walt

AND THE WINNER IS.... by Johann van der Walt

And the Winner is…

I was invited to present a lecture on Street Photography at Hein & Christine Waschefort’s Visual Skills School in Pretoria North.  Going past Johannesburg, I arranged with Fujifilm SA to get the long awaited 16-80mm lens for a couple of days to test its Street- and Travel Photography capabilities. 

THOUGHTS ON THE FUJINON 16-80MM F/4 - Anton Bosman

THOUGHTS ON THE FUJINON 16-80MM F/4 - Anton Bosman

Here we are again, and I can already hear people say "another lens from a camera manufacturer”

Most manufacturers offer you an expensive “fast” lens, the more affordable mid paced high performance “slightly slower” lens, and then your budget option (which is normally a good entry level option in to the world of photography).

NANDOS - BOUJEE BOWL TV Commercial by Rick Joaquim

NANDOS  - BOUJEE BOWL TV Commercial by Rick Joaquim

NANDOS - BOUJEE BOWL TV Commercial by Rick Joaquim (Fujifilm X-T3 Shooter)

Rick Joaquim recently shot the Nandos commercial on a combination of Fujifilm X-T3 and ARRI Alexa Mini.

Rick had this to say about the experience:

"Embracing different Aspect Ratios and Formats for this commercial was both fun and terrifying at the same time :).

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Malcolm Dare: Medium Format why?

Malcolm Dare: Medium Format why?

I actually started life as a film photographer with nothing else but a preference for the 8x10” format. A little extreme some might say, but that is the reality of it - if you are a professional commercial photographer you just have to be ready for whatever is thrown at you. And what better safeguard than a whole lot of resolution?

Neill Soden - Fujifilm XF 16mm f/2.8

Neill Soden - Fujifilm XF 16mm f/2.8

I’m usually using the much bigger Fujinon 16mm f/1.4 for my landscapes, so having its smaller and lighter brother, the Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8to carry around was such a feast. 

 Since the f/1.4 was so big, on hikes and walks. I tended to opt for one of the smaller lenses that would not offer the same range. Weighing in at 155g, the 16mm f/2.8 is so much easier to carry around, and there was no doubt which lens would accompany us on walks from now on.

The Art of Seeing in Wildlife Photography By Peter Delaney, FUJIFILM X-Photographer

The Art of Seeing in Wildlife Photography By Peter Delaney, FUJIFILM X-Photographer

When I look back at my journey as a wildlife photographer especially as I scroll through my images on my editing screen a few things become apparent, firstly most of my pictures were either action or close up portrait and secondly the editing was awful.

X-Photographer Emmanuel Ojo-Aromokundu on the X-T30

X-Photographer Emmanuel Ojo-Aromokundu on the X-T30

Starting with the build quality, the X-T30 is a fantastic camera. It’s small and compact, which should make it an amazing travel camera. That’s not to say it doesn’t work for regular professional work. For the photoshoot I did with Scarlet Ray the X-T30 really impressed with the image quality straight from the body.

TIM MOOLMAN - Huawei Joburg Day

TIM MOOLMAN - Huawei Joburg Day

Huawei Joburg Day in the Park ticked all the boxes for an unforgettable family day out.

The sun was out, the grass was green, and there was lots of space for Joburg’s youngest – and oldest - movers and shakers to play. PLUS an entire day of live music from some of SA’s biggest multi-generational artists.