All sections with regard to photography

Artists learn from the masters, The Louvre

Work at photography everyday

After writing 'In the Zone' I thought further about the similarity between photographers, sportsmen, musicians, performers or others and how it relates to being a photographer. To ensure peak performance they work at their craft, their art every day.

skills, practice, training, personal development
Jane Bown, A Lifetime of Looking  © Guardian Faber

Jane Bown, A Lifetime of Looking

Jane Bown (1925-2014) was very much more than a portrait photographer. She had a declared passion for photojournalism of which her portraits were only part. Jane Bown, A Lifetime of Looking shows some of that work alongside her better known portraits.

Book review, review, Jane Bown, Luke Dodd
F2 Powerboat crash

In the zone, or not. Train the mind.

Sportsmen and women aim to get "in the zone". It is not just athletes that benefit from "the zone" but also all kinds of other performers such as musicians and I suggest it also applies to photographers.

mind, training, practice, performance
Canon 1Ds3 and Fuji X-T1 basic outfit

For and against Canon EOS for my photography

I worked my way through the Pros and cons of the Fuji X system for my photography. I now need to do similar for my long standing Canon system to determine whether I can make a complete switch to Fuji.

dslr, Canon, camera system, camera
Winter racing, River Trent

Experimenting with Fuji X autofocus

I finally got the chance to try out the X-T1 autofocus with the new capabilities provided by firmware v4.0. I took the opportunity to try it out with my new 50-140mm f2.8 zoom lens. After all this is the lens I would most often use for sport and action subjects.

Fuji X, mirrorless, Fuji X-T1, compact system camera, autofocus, AF
Fuji X-T1 with 50-140mm f2.8 zoom lens

Pros and cons of the Fuji X system

Or why do I still keep my Canon equipment? I have been using the Fuji X system for over two years now and have hardly used my Canon system in that time. So why am I still hanging on to it?

compact system camera, review, Fuji X-T1, camera system, Fuji X
Capture One Pro 9 logo

Capture One Pro 9 service release 9.0.1

Phase One have today (17 December 2015) released a service update for their latest version of Capture One Pro. This is mostly a bug fix release, most notably to address the memory leakage when working with Canon cameras and several other bugs that caused the software to crash.

software, capture one pro, raw converter
Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm zoom lens

New firmware 4.2 for Fuji X-T1 released

New firmware for the Fuji X-T1 has been released today, 17 December 2015. This was promised, then the notice was withdrawn almost immediately. It became a possibility again earlier in the week.

firmware, Fuji X-T1, kaizen
Full Frame by David Noton, Cover

Full Frame by David Noton, book review

In Full Frame , David Noton sets out the story of ten journeys in pursuit of photographic excellence. This large format paperback contains the fruits of that effort and fully justifies it.

David Noton, Book review, landscape, travel
The Journey

Getting Serious with Fuji

I established that the Fuji X series would meet most of my photography needs in my last post on the subject. I was at the point where I needed to start using it seriously to understand what the Fuji system could do.

Fuji X, X-T1, camera system, compact system camera, camera, mirrorless


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