Still to this day, I have not found a better documentary tool than the Fuji X-series cameras∗
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.
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.
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…
These are some old file from my days with the XE1 reprocessed with the new VSCO Film 05. To be honest, I’m kind of loving the vibrancy of the film emulations on this new set of presets.
Here’s a blast from the past that I wanted to bring up again as its extremely inspirational more so now with the X100S. Its inspired by the the great Daido Moriyama but on a Fujifilm X100.
This video is rated “R” for nudity content.