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Traveling with the Fuji X-System around the world | Laith Al-Majali

Traveling with the Fuji X-System around the world | Laith Al-Majali | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

The past year has been a record year for me in terms of travel, being a working photographer has its advantages and disadvantages, while most people think that all we do is take pictures, there is a lot of work that takes place prior and after the fact. From getting to the location to shooting pictures to selecting, editing and publishing, all of these take up more time than the actual making of photographs. I have spent enough time in airports and inside airplanes the past year and a half to last me a life time, but still everyday I wake up feeling blessed that I get to do what I  love. I have put my old blog to rest, and for the past couple of days I have worked on changing my mindset of how I will be posting my work online and luckily I figured things out, this new format is the way to go. I now don’t feel the urge to wait till I collect a large number of photos to post to a blog, this new format will allow me to share more of my photographs with the world......

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B&W photos from the streets of Amman in Ramadan - Fuji X-Pro 1 | Laith Al-Majali

B&W photos from the streets of Amman in Ramadan - Fuji X-Pro 1 | Laith Al-Majali | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


As promised here is the continuation of yesterday’s blog post, but this time the photos posted are in black and white, which tends to be my preference for this type of photography, yet the X-Pro 1 has been pushing me to shoot a bit more in color and look at things differently. The photos were shot in Amman during the month of Ramadan, and the b&w conversions are all done in SilverEfx Pro...

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From California to the Jordanian Desert : Color frames with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Laith Al-Majali

From California to the Jordanian Desert : Color frames with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Laith Al-Majali | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


In the previous entry I posted some black and white images made with the Fuji X-Pro1, as promised here are some color images made with that camera. When photographing in the street with a the M6 I always faced the issue of what film to load and usually my default choice would be to put in some B&W film, occasionally i’d load some color film and hit the streets. Being used to thinking in shooting in B&W I never got the chance to train my eye as much with a rangefinder in terms of capturing color photos that are good, and its been a blessing having the X-Pro as its been bridging that gap for me. I’m starting to find myself more comfortable with shooting color, and i’m happy with the files that the camera has been giving me. The photos below take you from Union Station in Los Angeles, to the streets of Amman, and finally to the majestic desert of Wadi Rum.

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The Last Quarter of 2012 – Photos with the Fuji X-Pro1 | Laith Al-Majali

The Last Quarter of 2012 – Photos with the Fuji X-Pro1  | Laith Al-Majali | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


I’ve been quiet on the blog since Ramadan, but pretty much I moved down to the Jordanian desert and lived there for a couple of months. I was a co-producer on a new Jordanian feature film that promises to take Jordanian cinema to a new level I hope. Most of the photography I have done recently has been on the set of the film and those photos are embargoed till the marketing plan for the film rolls out. Yet I still had the Fuji X-Pro1 with me at all times and I thought i’d share some of the pictures I made with my new favorite camera. Also the good people at Fuji Middle East came through after seeing my work with the camera and have loaned me two lenses (the 35mm & the 60mm Macro) and the Leica lens adapter they make. It’s been a pleasure having more than one lens for this camera system and also testing out my Leica glass on the camera, although I got to say, with this camera I’m happy with having an auto focus lens on it. Anyways here are some of the moments i’ve captured in the past couple of months with as minimal writing as possible. The first series above was shot with the Jordanian Heritage Revival Company, which has a show down in Wadi Rum for tourists, where they recreate a raid on a train from around 1916. Some of the photos were picked up by Jazeera Airways magazine for a story on the company.....

 

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Color photographs from the streets of Amman with the X-Pro1 | Laith Al-Majali

Color photographs from the streets of Amman with the X-Pro1 | Laith Al-Majali | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


I’ve been taking my Fuji X-Pro 1 everywhere I go, and I can’t stress enough how much better my shoulders feel already. It’s a pleasure to shoot with this camera and although I’m just stuck with my 18mm lens at the moment it keeps on forcing me to try and get closer. In this post I’m posting some photos I shot in the past month in Amman, although the first photo was taken in Wadi Rum in a recent trip I took down there. I’ll be moving down to the desert very soon for a couple of months where I will be producing a feature film , I’ll also be doing the on-set photography so expect an abundance of photos from the desert in the near future. I wish I can post some of the photos from our test shoot but you’ll have to wait a bit to see those…embargos are a normal part of any working photographer’s life...

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Fuji X-Pro 1: Is this the camera i’ve been waiting for…and can afford? | Laith Al-Majali

Fuji X-Pro 1: Is this the camera i’ve been waiting for…and can afford? | Laith Al-Majali | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

 

The decision to buy a new camera is something that a photographer has to go through from time to time…and I can’t front , it’s a tough one sometimes, especially if you are buying into a new system. Last week I took the dive and bought myself the Fuji X-Pro 1 alongside their 18mm F2 lens, there are many reasons that made me take that decision, the moment I held the camera in my hand it felt right, albeit considerably lighter than the Leica M6 that I’ve been shooting with for years. The images i’ve seen come out of the camera have also been quite impressive and asking a friend or two who have been putting the camera through the works made me not think twice…and you know what…the fact that Fuji are releasing a lens mount for the Leica lenses I already have, sealed the deal.

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