Thoughts on Taking Portraits with the Fujifilm X-T1 Camera

Portrait taken with Fujifilm X-T1 camera & 56mm f1.2 Fujinon lens

A few weeks ago I purchased a Fujifilm X-T1 camera. I’ll explain why at the end of the article, but first I’d like to share my thoughts regarding the suitability of this camera for portrait photography.

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How to Choose Your Next EOS Camera (late 2014)

EOS cameras

Note: This is an update of previous articles. You can read the orginals here and here.

In my ebook Understanding EOS I write about ways you can improve your photography without buying a new EOS camera. The unwritten premise of the ebook is that you can take better photos with the camera that you already have by learning how to take control of fuctions such as aperture, shutter speed, Picture Style and white balance. I also write about how composition and an understanding of light are just as important as technical mastery of your camera. Those things don’t change, no matter which camera you own.

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New Technology in the EOS 7D Mark II

EOS 7D Mark II

Now that the EOS 7D Mark II has started shipping and more reviews of the camera are coming in I thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of the innovative technology in the camera.

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Fleur’s Place

Black and white square photo

My girlfriend and I have just returned from a two week road trip around New Zealand’s South Island. You’ll be seeing more photos from the trip over the next few weeks, but today I’d like to share some with you taken in a restaurant called Fleur’s Place in the seaside town of Moeraki.

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5 Day Deal

5 Day Deal

Does the chance to buy over $2000 of photography education products for just $89 sound tempting? It’s all part of the 5 Day Deal, starting today. The bundle includes some fantastic photography ebooks, video courses and Lightroom Develop Presets.

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Silver Efex Pro 2 vs. Tonality Pro

Silver Efex Pro 2 vs. Tonality Pro

Since I reviewed MacPhun’s Tonality Pro a few weeks ago I’ve been asked by several people which is best – Tonality Pro or Silver Efex 2 Pro. It’s a subjective call, but let’s start by taking a look at some of the points of differentiation between the two programs.

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Long Exposure Photography with the Fujifilm X-Pro 1

Long exposure photo taken with Fujifilm X-Pro 1 camera

Anyone familiar with Wellington will know that the high winds and variable weather are a frustration for landscape photographers. We had some beautiful calm days this week so I took advantage of the conditions to test out my new Fujifilm X-Pro 1 for long exposure photography.

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How to Show the Focus Points in Lightroom

Show focus points in Lightroom

If you’re a Canon EOS user and you process your Raw files in Digital Photo Professional (DPP) there’s a feature that shows you which autofocus points were locked onto the subject when you took the photo. Considering that Lightroom is a much more advanced Raw converter, you’d think that it would have the same feature. But it doesn’t! Until now…

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An Interview with Portrait Photographer Natalie Fong

Natalie Fong portait photographer interview

Natalie Fong is a young photographer based in New York City. I first saw her work on Emily Soto’s blog, where her behind the scenes photos (taken while assisting a shoot) caught my eye for their beauty, atmosphere and use of natural light.

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Converting Photos to Black & White with Tonality Pro

Tonality Pro review

Tonality Pro is a Mac only application that converts colour photos to black and white. It works as both a standalone program and a plug-in for Lightroom or Photoshop.

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