Month: April 2014

New Beginnings

I recently got the chance to view Making Outstanding Images Episode 4&5: Exploring Style! by the great photographer Ming Thing from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and boy am I happy I did. This new series of videos is comprised of 2 videos in each episode for a very lengthy but so worthy experience. Ming will take you through each step of the theory coupled with various live shoots and finish off with his processing workflow from import to a final edit. So if you’re looking for some inspiration and a way to consolidate your photography workflow then I highly recommend you get this new series and get ready to take your images to the next level. Here’s my first attempt at reprocessing a recent image I shot. As an aside, I had been wanting to make this photograph for about two weeks. I constantly passed by this tree and the bright yellow flowers always got my attention and I would frame it in my mind until one day I told myself with camera on hand, let’s …

Fuji X100s and TCL Teleconverter Lens SOOC Images

Here’s a great collection of images showing what the new TCL can accomplish on the X100s all images captured by Rico Pfirstinger. I must say I’m quite impressed with this image (SOOC Velvia). So now with the new TCL, the X100/S turns into a mini kit of it own along with the WCL making a pretty well rounded kit  with a 28mm, 35mm, and now 50mm all at f2 and sharp as hell at f4 which is usually where I have my X100s. Fuji, if you’ve gone this far already then  all we need is the “XCL” with an effective focal length of 75mm.

Fuji X-Pro 2 Full Frame Thoughts

So the rumor mill is out and a possible Fuji X-Pro 2 is on the horizon for early or mid 2015. As Bob Dylan would say, “the times are changing.” The Nikon D600 and Canon 6D came to fruition as affordable full frame cameras, well, not really affordable as $2,000 USD is not cheap by any means but within range of many more I suppose. Then we had the folks at Sony pumping out all sorts of full frame goodness in various shapes and forms and then there is Fujifilm X-Series with brave new sensor technology stirring the full frame pot (5DMK2, D700) and reaching in. The “reaching in” is arguable and I’m sure Dr. Boyer would say I’m way out of touch with sensor reality, but nonetheless, there seems to be a group of photographers that prefers the X-Trans sensor. all captured with various Fujifilm X-series cameras