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First look review-the Fujifilm X-E1

First look review-the Fujifilm X-E1

  Those of you who are regular readers of F 11 magazine will have seen this article. Some of you, however, don’t necessarily read it, and so, as part of a gentleman’s agreement with Tim Steele, the editor, i agreed to hold off publishing it on my blog until the magazine had been out for […]

The muscle car of cameras- a photowalk with the Nikon D800

The muscle car of cameras- a photowalk with the Nikon D800

Life is 440 horsepower in a 2-cylinder engine ~ Henry Miller There is something about a muscle car that is infinitely satisfying and makes no sense whatever. A long time ago, I had a brief flirt with terror and my mortality when I had the chance to drive a Smokey-and-the-Bandit Pontiac Transam, in black (of course) […]

Photo Ninja- the best raw converter yet? I reckon…

Photo Ninja- the best raw converter yet? I reckon…

  The way to Art is through craft, not around it ~Ansel Adams We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. ~Ernest Hemingway Kia ora tatou/Welcome: I blame Grahame Sydney and Ansel Adams. As many of you know, I am anal about picture quality. In a sense this comes […]

Being the conductor of your own orchestra- the power of plugins.

Being the conductor of your own orchestra- the power of plugins.

  “True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found” – Eckhart Tolle “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will”  – George Bernard Shaw From time to time I am asked what plugin suite to buy, to extend […]

Making a portrait- a sacred trust.

Making a portrait- a sacred trust.

  Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all […]

Walking with ghosts. Treading the hall of memories.

Walking with ghosts. Treading the hall of memories.

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” ~ Elliott Erwitt “A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not […]

ETTR-new thoughts

ETTR-new thoughts Kia ora tatou: in all my workshops which deal with camera craft and postproduction, I’ve taught the technique of ETTR, or expose to the right. In the process I’ve made a number of assumptions which I assumed were correct, but now I’m beginning to rethink those and I want to share those thoughts […]

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