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

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

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

A Twosome – Jenny and Tim

On a sunny, late summer morning I went down to Hyde Park to meet Jenny and Tim for a couple’s portrait shoot. When we arrived the BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park was in full swing, but it is a big park so we quickly found a nice quiet spot to setup. The old rock classics were nice as background music I have to say. Jenny and Tim impressed me straight away with some nice lifts, which they had practicedRead more

Photo Waddle: Richmond Park

I decided to head down to Richmond Park to scout out some potential compositions. After doing first doing some research online I had found a few interesting locations. The first one would be Pen Ponds for some nice reflections, maybe even during sunrise/sunset. The second location I found was King Henry’s Mound where you not only have a nice view down towards Twickenham there is also a telescope you let’s you see all the way to St Paul’s Cathedral. LastRead more

A Study in ACROS: Sophie

A few of my favourite photos from my portrait session with Sophie in Shoreditch. All pictures taken with the X-PRO2 and the ACROS film simulation with one of the following XF lenses: 35mm2F, 56mm1.2F, 90mm2F.Read more

Photo Waddle: Nymans

This was a different to other waddles as a car was used as the main means of transportation. It’s funny how I never been interested in driving, I don’t find it fun, and I don’t feel I need it. Until I started photography that is. Living in a city like London offers a plethora of wonderful things to photograph, but you are still mostly restricted to urban environments and now for the first time I feel restricted. Having said thatRead more