Fuji Professional Services: First Impressions

Canon and Nikon have offered “pro” grade repair and support to photographers eligible for their professional services for quite some time now. With the rise of the GFX50S, Fuji launched their own service, Fuji Professional Services (FPS). Normally, when you have gear malfunctioning you might be expected to go through your retailer who will then send it off to the manufacturer for repair, but this service cuts out the middle man with a direct line to the manufacturer. In theoryRead more

The Fuji GFX50S does Landscape Photography

I’m just back from a four day landscape photography workshop on the Isle of Skye with the GFX50S as my travelling companion. Here’s my thoughts on landscape photography with the GFX50S performed. The Experience I don’t drive. This has never really bothered me until I started with photography. Living in London there is not much need of a car, but it means it is tricky to get to locations without public transport. Attending a workshop seemed liked the easiest short termRead more

60 minutes with the Fuji GFX 50s

A few weeks ago I reached out to Fujifilm UK and asked if there would be a launch event or something similar where I could as quickly as possible try out the GFX. It turns out there was a launch event in the UK, but it was a closed event and I had already missed it. To my surprise, Fujifilm offered to meet me at my local cafe for breakfast and a cheeky private demo. Concerns from using X-Series CamerasRead more

Two Days with the Hasselblad X1D

I thought I’d be sensible for once and try before I buy so I headed out to East London to my new friends at PearTreePhoto and rented a Hasselblad X1D for the weekend. The wait for my own X1D has been longer than expected and this seemed like the perfect way to sate my lust for new gear and to verify the X1D fits into my workflow and the type of photography I do. Meaning, this was a practical field testRead more

Review: The Everyday Backpack (20L) by Peak Design

When I – with the same pride as a cat who presents a dead mouse to its owner – brought home yet another camera bag and showed it to my partner, a very patient and loving woman, I felt that she was not as impressed as she was with the first ten camera bags I bought. However, being a perceptive woman with a heart of gold, she sensed my eagerness and asked “What does this one do then?”. Out of the manyRead more

Photo Waddle: Porto Day 2

I’m in Porto for a travel photography workshop. Yesterday, I pretty much only got settled in the hotel and took a walk down to the river for an evening meal and a glass of port wine. On my way down there I spotted several nice compositions, all which would require some nice directional light.  When a photographer has a specific light in mind it seems unlikely to happen. I woke up this morning to an overcast sky, and it looksRead more

Gear: Roller Bags

After many years of slouching in front of a computer, both at work and at home, I developed a slipped disk. When I took up photography I noticed very quickly that carrying a camera over my neck was not the best. I tried the Black Rapid Sport Strap which is better than just carrying the camera with a neck strap, but after walking around for 4-5 hours I still experience a lot of discomfort. That’s why I bought the Lowepro ProTactic 450,Read more

A Study in ACROS: Elena

Another Sunday, another portrait shoot in Shoreditch. This time I met up with Elena and we spent the next two hours snapping away. For the first time for one of these portrait shoots I did bring a flash to have more control over the light. It’s quite a lot heavier to carry all that with me, but I am very pleased with the result so it was worth the back ache in the end. If you want to have your portraitRead more