Shooting Street with the X-Pro2 in Vietnam

Fuji X-Pro2 . Fuji XF23mmF2 @23mm . f/2.2 . 1/125″ . ISO 400 Fourteen hours, a handful of cheap Korean beers, and two loosely inspired Korean airline meals later, it was midnight and I was landing in Hanoi Vietnam. The journey was taxing, upon landing all...

What Lies Behind : Photographic Insights – Volume One

Camera information:  Fujifilm X100F | f/8 | 1/640th | ISO 200 I recently re-read one of my favourite photography quotes from Ansel Adams: “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it” This statement is absolutely true.  To quote David Hobby, we should...

Why shooting during the Blue Hour? – Dinant from Dusk to Dawn

This article is made to answering questions of why most of my landscape-cityscape photos are taken during the blue hour. My last photoshoot in Dinant was taken as an example regarding this subject. Still using my trustworthy camera Fujifilm X-T1 and the 12mm f/2.0 Samyang lens...

Never Too Late To Begin Photography. Seven Steps To Success

Heswall Boats, Wirral, England. During my journey from novice to enthusiastic devotee of creating art through photography, I kept notes along the way. I have distilled these notes of my struggles, frustrations, surprises, and the joys of taking “that photo” into 7 steps for others entering...

Long Exposure Photography with the Fuji GFX50s

Introduction Let me start by saying that I do not intend for this post to be a giant primer on long exposure image making. Nor is it a justification for the techniques over a more traditional approach to capturing a scene. A great deal of my...

Take a Step Back to Improve Your Street Photography

For many street photographers people are the primary focus of their images. With that, one big challenge is to avoid distracting backgrounds. Some will try blurring the background with shallow depth of field, use a longer focal length, or perhaps convert the image to black...

Renewed Focus | A New Year

I spent New Year’s Eve photographing the wedding of a wonderful couple, people whom I admire tremendously.  I am no stranger to working on December 31st of course, having done so countless times in the past as a paramedic and as a musician, but this...

Gigapixel Of Carols By Candlelight

2018 may not have been the year of the gigapixel but it certainly was the year of the gigapixel for me, having been commissioned to shoot to gigapixel images first of trooping the colour, and then of the act of remembrance at the Cenotaph in...

2018 | Reflections of a Photographic Year

  It is December 23rd as I post this, Christmas now only two days away.  Somehow it managed to sneak up on me again, the year end rush of activity suddenly coming to an end as we prepare to spend time with family and friends.   I watched...