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The Fuji X100S made me a better B&W photographer | HamburgCam

The Fuji X100S made me a better B&W photographer | HamburgCam | Ulster Photography | Scoop.it


So let me share my "secrets" to getting great B&W results from the Fuji X100S with you. I started my photography with a cheap plastic camera from a grab bag and a roll of B&W film in the 70's. I must have been 5 or 6 years old at that time. I guess that is where my emotional attachment to B&W photography started. But when I switched to mainly digital cameras I shot generally in color. This was in big part due to the fact that I did not like the in camera results that the JPG B&W modes produced. And once the color file ended up on my computer, I often just stuck with color. But since I own the Fuji X100S this has changed! The Fuji X-Cameras create superb color files straight out of the camera. But for the B&W lover in you, Fuji has also created some wonderful B&W filters.....


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Photographic development | Roger Bradley | Ulster Photography

Photographic development | Roger Bradley | Ulster Photography | Ulster Photography | Scoop.it
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Making photographs of what you feel is very different from taking photographs of what you see.

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The Mirrorless Post | David duChemin

The Mirrorless Post | David duChemin | Ulster Photography | Scoop.it
I’m convinced. After a week in Lalibela, Ethiopia, and a safari in Kenya, I’m ready to leave my heavy pro DSLR gear at home more often. I went to Ethiopia with a Fuji XE-1 and a Leica M (240), both with a small kit of lenses (18-55 and 55-200 for the Fuji, and 21mm, 50mm, and 75mm for the Leica), and went mirror-less all week. It wasn’t my first time going so light. The last time I went to Italy for a month I brought only the Fuji and 2 lenses, but that trip had less hanging on it, and the conditions were less taxing. Below are my thoughts, in no particular order, after giving these cameras a run for their money. But first, the usual caveat: I like gear. I like the way it feels in my hands when it feels right. I like gear that gets out of the way as much as possible. But I’m OK with constraints, I know there is no perfect camera, and ultimately cameras don’t make photographs – photographers do. So don’t look for pixel-peeping here. And don’t look for me to tell you to get rid of your DLSR gear. For some that might be a great move, for others not so much......
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Staying in the one place! | Roger Bradley | Ulster Photography

Staying in the one place! | Roger Bradley | Ulster Photography | Ulster Photography | Scoop.it
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Fujifilm - Xpro-1 Wedding Photography Michigan USA | Craig David Butler

Fujifilm - Xpro-1 Wedding Photography Michigan USA | Craig David Butler | Ulster Photography | Scoop.it
The Xpro-1 was has been my go to camera for personal use for some time now. While I have used it at several weddings over this past year I have not made it my main camera until this past weekend on Friday (10/18/2013). In my previous post at a wedding earlier this year I captured some incredible images and processed lightly in photoshop to Black and White. This time was a little different – I knew the capabilities of the camera. It has this amazing ability to capture a wider dynamic range and this being a very sunny day I wanted to see how it would do capturing a white gown in such a contrasty situation. I also wanted to compare the white balance to my Canon 5DIII captures. My findings and now general assumptions are that the Xpro-1 is able to capture a more natural white balance, low chromatic aberration at low F-stops and the ability to capture a wider dynamic range. I have also found that my thought process during most photos with this camera are a little more planned rather than the spur of the moment capture I am usually doing with the Canon’s. Composition is also a little more accurate as I love the ability to level the camera in the viewfinder.......
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I still shoot Nikon, but the Fijifilm X series is becoming more attractive!
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Fujifilm launches the FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R | Fujifilm

Fujifilm launches the FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R | Fujifilm | Ulster Photography | Scoop.it

A premium wide-angle lens designed to maximize the performance of the Fujifilm X-Trans CMOS sensor for the highest picture quality

 

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is proud to announce the launch of the FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R lens for Fujifilm compact system cameras. FUJINON XF lenses represent the pinnacle of Fujifilm's optical design technology, with top quality all-glass construction which includes an aspherical lens element. Their fast maximum apertures increase versatility for low-light photography and create scenes with a beautiful bokeh effect, while Fujifilm's HT-EBC coating reduces reflections over a wider range of wavelengths, thereby controlling flare and ghosting. These advanced optical engineering techniques combine to deliver full-frame sensor resolution and noise level performance in the highly detailed APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS sensor in Fujifilm X-mount cameras. With a focal length equivalent to 35mm in the 35mm format, the FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R is suitable for a wide range of applications including portraits and landscapes as well as more general photography. The fast maximum aperture of f/1.4 allows you to shoot hand-held in low light conditions, where zoom lenses would introduce camera shake, plus it creates beautiful bokeh for artistic images.....


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The FUJINON XF23mm F1.4 R will be available in October 2013 for $899.95.

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Reverse lens macro photography with X-Pro 1 | Vk.Photo

Reverse lens macro photography with X-Pro 1 | Vk.Photo | Ulster Photography | Scoop.it
Macro photography is one of the area that I had never really explored. Good macro lenses or close-up filters are not cheap so I decided to try a well known "reverse lens" method just to see if macro photography is for me. All you need is an adapter to mount your lens in reverse, using the filter thread in front rather than actual lens mount at the back.You can easy calculate the diopter power of the reversed lens by dividing 1000 by the focal length. For example, a 35 mm lens gives a 1000/35 = +28.5 diopter.....
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Fujifilm Xpro-1 : Thaipusam 2014 | Luc Pher

Fujifilm Xpro-1 : Thaipusam 2014 | Luc Pher | Ulster Photography | Scoop.it
Thanks to a local a local photography forum, Clubsnap, I managed to gather a few tips on shooting the event.
- Thaipusam normally starts in the wee hours, stretching all the way to the next evening. The “Golden hour” for photographers will be the first 6 hours. This means shooting at the temple from 12 midnight all the way till 6am in the morning. - Anyone entering the temple are to remove their footwear and leave it on the poach outside. General advice is to wear slippers or something light that you can stuff into your camera bag. - No flash photography as this might distract the devotees who are in a trance. This means bringing a fast lens and a camera with high ISO capabilities.
With all these considerations in mind, I decide to bring my Fujifilm Xpro-1 with a 35mm 1.4, lightweight, fast lens and extremely capable at high ISO settings. The Xpro-1 being small and light, allows me to hand hold the camera over head and under the devotees for a different angle for many of the shots shown below. A heavier camera would have tire me out faster.......

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Learning to improve | Roger Bradley | Ulster Photography

Learning to improve | Roger Bradley | Ulster Photography | Ulster Photography | Scoop.it
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Develop those image making skills!

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The Fuji X100S made me a better B&W photographer | HamburgCam

The Fuji X100S made me a better B&W photographer | HamburgCam | Ulster Photography | Scoop.it


So let me share my "secrets" to getting great B&W results from the Fuji X100S with you. I started my photography with a cheap plastic camera from a grab bag and a roll of B&W film in the 70's. I must have been 5 or 6 years old at that time. I guess that is where my emotional attachment to B&W photography started. But when I switched to mainly digital cameras I shot generally in color. This was in big part due to the fact that I did not like the in camera results that the JPG B&W modes produced. And once the color file ended up on my computer, I often just stuck with color. But since I own the Fuji X100S this has changed! The Fuji X-Cameras create superb color files straight out of the camera. But for the B&W lover in you, Fuji has also created some wonderful B&W filters.....


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This could be my next experiment!

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Photography in dim lighting | Roger Bradley | Ulster Photography

Photography in dim lighting | Roger Bradley | Ulster Photography | Ulster Photography | Scoop.it
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Reverse lens macro photography with X-Pro 1 | Vk.Photo

Reverse lens macro photography with X-Pro 1 | Vk.Photo | Ulster Photography | Scoop.it
Macro photography is one of the area that I had never really explored. Good macro lenses or close-up filters are not cheap so I decided to try a well known "reverse lens" method just to see if macro photography is for me. All you need is an adapter to mount your lens in reverse, using the filter thread in front rather than actual lens mount at the back.You can easy calculate the diopter power of the reversed lens by dividing 1000 by the focal length. For example, a 35 mm lens gives a 1000/35 = +28.5 diopter.....
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