I’m by no means a professional studio photographer and come to find out, you don’t have to be to get some great shots. So ignore the ego of most photographers, this is actually pretty easy if you already have a decent understanding of photography and lighting. The Photoshop is the hardest part.
So for those that have no idea how this works, I’ll share with you a little on what I do, my gear and how I’ve set it up.
I’ve been shooting so much with my Sony A7r II these last few weeks, I kind of forgot what it was like shooting with the Fujifilm XT1.
After using it today for awhile, it hit me – man this thing is really fun to use. I mean, I knew that, but I guess I just forgot for a little bit.
I’ve always reserved my Fujifilm cameras for the time when I just want to have fun. When I don’t care about specs, speeds, bit rates, fps, 4k or 2k etc, etc, etc. They’re the cameras I keep around as my toys. Besides, let’s be honest, it’s 2015, none of that crap even matters anymore. Even the shittiest camera today is so good compared to what we had to use ten years ago, you have to really suck to not be able to get good pictures with it. 🙂
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This is shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the Fujinon 56mm f1.2 lens. A absolutely awesome combo for exploring the city.
The blog this week has been slow, E3 is coming up and I’ve been very busy working on many trailers for it while fighting the flue, bronchitis and pink eye. It’s been a crazy last few weeks.
Once that’s over, I should be able to get back to my normal posting schedule. I have a few reviews I’m trying to finish and there are some new cameras to test.
In the city of Hakodate Japan you can ride a gondola up to the top of a nearby mountain and see the view of the city. It’s a pretty popular view and very spectacular, except it’s insanely crowded.
Japan and especially Hokkaido has become a hotspot for Chinese tourism. I guess they’re looking to escape the air pollution that plagues most of Asia. Can’t blame them either, well yeah I guess you can. It’s mostly their fault.
That’s one great thing about North America, it’s like the Garden of Eden compared to Asia when it comes to air quality.
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The Fujinon 56mm f1.2 lens is absolutely fantastic, near optically perfect and overall a really fun lens to use. Check it out the review.
These photos were shot in the mountains of Kumamoto Japan. I think the exact area is called Yamato but I’m not sure exactly. The area we were in was the location of the Tsūjun Bridge. An absolutely breathtaking location and a great place to go crazy with my Fuji X100T and XT1 combo.
Street photography, that mysterious style of photography that can mean so much, while showing so little. I can only look at the masters, wondering what magic they possess.
I have to be honest. It’s hard. Before really getting into it a year ago, I thought it was just, go around, take pictures of people crossing streets, apply VSCO and done. While that works too, there are some overwhelming challenges.