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Passion Growing | Life with the Xpro-1 | Nathan Smith

Passion Growing | Life with the Xpro-1 | Nathan Smith | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


It is kind of hard to make blog posts about photos that are from all different points in my life and from different events. Most of the time the photos all revolve around one event that has some consistency to them. The problem that I have ran into is that I am shooting a LOT with my X-Pro1 and not all the photos are from the same time. I should say that this is a good thing... no, make that a great thing! Before I started shooting with the x-series (x100 & X-Pro1) cameras, all my photos were taken with either my iPhone or my Nikons. I love shooting with them, but the Nikon always meant I was "working" when I lifted it to my eye and the iPhone could be a bit of a bugger to work with in some situations. The x-series cameras have filled a void that I didn't know needed filling. They have brought back passion and fun to shooting photos again for me, and more specifically allow me to capture daily life without feeling like I am "Working." Sometimes simply picking up a camera is a chore and takes away from the thrill of capturing the mood or moment that you want. They can be big, clunky, and just more then was worth dealing with. Now, between my iPhone and x-series cams I don't feel like that much any more. That leads back to all the random images I am getting. My X-Pro1 has been at the ready since I got it, which has lead to the random snaps. While the cohesion is not in the images themselves, there is cohesion in the gear that I am using to capture my daily life and in my growing passion for my new gear.

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The most comprehensive Collection on Fuji X-Pro1, X-T1 and X-E1/E2 articles on the Web ... | Thomas Menk

The most comprehensive Collection on Fuji X-Pro1, X-T1 and X-E1/E2 articles on the Web ... | Thomas Menk | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Aspects of Digital Photography focusing on the Fuji X-Pro 1, X-T1, X-E1/E2, X100s and X100T - photographer, reviews, samples and more.

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Thomas Menk's comment, June 12, 2013 2:54 PM
Thx Peter :-)
Doug Chinnery's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:27 AM

very useful collection of information on the X Pro 1

Ariel Gonzalez's curator insight, February 21, 9:42 AM

Great stuff from an  X Photographer 

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The Fuji X-T1 on African Safari - How Well Did It Work? | Dave Burns

The Fuji X-T1 on African Safari - How Well Did It Work? | Dave Burns | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

In a recent post, I described the kit I took on the most recent photo tour I led to Africa. The kit included the Fuji X-T1 and in this post, I’m going to talk about my impressions of using that X-T1 in the field, how well it performed, and whether I would bring it again. At the end is a gallery of images I made with the X-T1. When I told some people I was bringing the X-T1 on safari, they shook their heads. While people love their X-T1’s, there’s general consensus that it’s not suitable for sports or wildlife photography – anything with fast action. And for those who follow online forums and Facebook groups and are familiar with the challenges many people face with the X-T1, much of this article will be predictable. That’s probably a good thing: ultimately I just want my systems to be better and if Fuji is already aware of their gear’s good and bad points, that increases the likelihood that they’re already working on improving them. And that’s a good thing because I’m biased: I want this gear to work well since it has many great points and ultimately my goal is to change my kit to use gear that is lighter and smaller than my current gear. My standard safari kit for several years has included the Canon 5D Mark III and that is my benchmark for the X-T1. I may not need the X-T1 to measure up to the 5D3 in all areas but there are a few areas of functionality that are critical to successful shooting on safari.......

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How to Use LAB Color in Photoshop to Add Punch to Your Images | Jim Hamel

How to Use LAB Color in Photoshop to Add Punch to Your Images | Jim Hamel | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Have you ever wished you could stretch out the color palette of your picture? Or that you could separate colors that looked too flat or close together? Well, with Photoshop, you can – by converting your picture to something called LAB colorspace and adjusting the color there. That might sound complicated, but it is actually pretty simple. If you have ever made a levels or curves adjustment, you already know everything you need to know to accomplish this. In this article, you will learn two things. First, you will learn the five simple steps to achieve color separation using the LAB color move. You can follow these steps without even understanding how any of this works and it will work just fine for you. Second, after walking you through the steps, you will see how this move works. That way, if you want to apply this move to your photos in a more nuanced fashion later it will help you to do so......