John Armstrong took a look at the Fujifilm GFX 50S and gave his initial opinions by putting the camera through it's paces with a Portrait Session in Kalk Bay Harbour...
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....
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.
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!
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.
Timothy Griesel recently put the FujiFilm XF 60mm f/2.4 Macro to the test shooting stock images for a commercial gallery.
The gallery was looking for simple, un-complex images that highlight shape and form within the composition.
Tim turned to the XF 60mm Macro in order to highlight smaller details in larger subject matter.
When asked about the lens, he had this to say: "I found the lens quite responsive and easy to use, focus was quick and pin sharp. Once I attached the MCEX-16 Macro Extension Tubes things only got better. The extension tubes allowed me to get right into the shapes and forms I was hoping I would be able to capture."
What do you think?