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Posts from the “Fujifilm X-Series” Category

Live for Life

Posted on May 10, 2014

I recently came upon this quote from the great American photojournalist Peter Turnely which completely blew me away and made me reflect. I don’t live for photography, I live more life. I find that photography is a great companion in my life, its a great friend, but life itself is more important at the end of the day – Peter Turnely Happy weekend folks. As an aside; I’m on my way to see “Finding Vivian Maier” and will have some impressions later on next week.

Thinking Man

Posted on May 1, 2014

I continue to experiment with my black and white conversations in between Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC and the workflow is progressing right along. Following Ming Thein’s guide, its clear to me now how the file needs to be prepared before jumping to PS in order to give the image the right adjustments so a great tonal range can be accomplished. I’m pretty happy with this conversation as the tonal range is quite apparent and the image has enough micro contrast to give it that pop.

Fuji X-Pro 2 Full Frame Thoughts

Posted on April 3, 2014

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…