The Magic of Photography

I have found photography to be an incredible endeavour. Every day I face a plethora of choices about observing, seeing and crafting a photograph. The more I practice this craft the more I agree with Elliott Erwitt that “it is about finding something interesting in...

First Take on the XF 80mm F2.8 OIS lens

I’m not going to write a full-fledged, all-in review of the brand new 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro lens. It’s not that this superb lens doesn’t deserve one. It does! However, Jonas Rask (check out the October issue of the FujiLove Magazine) and...

The London Bus

It has been a couple of intense weeks with multiple projects in the works. I have to admit that I am looking forward to a holiday slow down and my usual year-end photographic self-confession. It is going to be fun, especially this year. This December...

NEW: Toronto Street Photography Workshop – June 8-10, 2018

For the first time, olafphoto’s creative street photography workshop is coming to Toronto this summer! I couldn’t be happier to announce this special event. There is so much to love about this remarkable city. It’s friendly and full of life, a metropolis with a wonderful...

Rainy Brussels

I was part of a team of enthusiasts photographers in a photo-walk in Brussels, during November’s whimsy weather. Starting from the afternoon until the evening, night included, we roamed the streets of this city, looking for architecture and street photography subjects, enjoying each other’s company,...

Project R-A-I-N – Follow Up

Thank you so much for your overwhelmingly kind response to my “From Fujifilm X100 to Fujilove” blog post and accompanying announcement. It’s good to be among friends! J Today I would like to update you on our ongoing R-A-I-N project. The heavy R-A-I-N in the...

The best Fujifilm lenses to start with in late 2017 – Part II

If you haven’t had a chance to read the first part of “The best Fujifilm lenses to start with in late 2017” please do so before you read any further. In the first part, we said that our gear-choices are vision-related, rooted in our own...

The Middle Path

According to Buddha, the Middle Path, or the Middle Way is a concept used to describe the Noble Eightfold Path, a series of Buddhist practices and mindsets that will lead one to the liberation from samsara. This path includes eight practices: right view, right effort,...

Seeing San Francisco with New Eyes

I am well aware that I promised the second part of “The best Fujifilm lenses to start with in late 2017.” It is coming! However, today I would like to share with you some imagery shot by my students during the Streets of San Francisco...

Film Photography and The Golden Age

There was a time, not quite so long ago, when film photography really was the Golden Age of Photography and it was so alive and cool. My guess is that it all started when the first film cameras were manufactured on a large-scale and became...