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,...

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...

The Advantage of Mirrorless

Since mirrorless digital cameras entered the photography scene in the late 2000s, the question has been whether they could be a better option than DSLRs (Digital Single Lens Reflex). Since that time, the mirrorless system has grown in popularity, so it is clear photographers are...

Photography is for Yourself

My photography is mainly for myself. It is a form of expressing my feelings, my interactions with the surrounding world and a way to record all of this through still images. There are many reasons why photographers do what they do and the degrees of...

Fujinon and Helios – two portrait lenses

Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 and Helios 58mm F2.0 are my 2 main prime lenses for portrait photography (sometimes I use another manual focus lens, the Pentacon 135mm F2.8), when used with a Fujifilm X mirrorless camera. I know many of the Fujifilm users do not...

Meanings of G.A.S. in photography in 2017

Hello, photography lovers! We already are at the beginning of a new year, so new things should be said, new information should be gathered and new plans should already be in place, to start well in our photographic endeavors. Each new year is a perfect...

Interview with photographer Stefan Neagu

During the winter holidays I have finally met a fellow photographer from my hometown, Onesti, Romania, who uses Fujifilm cameras for his work and passion. Onesti is a small town, but one of the most important references to this city is that here, Nadia Comaneci...

New Year – New Resolutions in Photography

Dear friends, the old and controversial 2016 has gone and a brand new year has already begun. Some of us like to do an overview of the past year, balancing the good and the bad, trying to synthesize some useful conclusions, followed by some “kind...

A Review of the Think Tank Retrospective 6 Camera Bag

Camera bags are all about compromise, and messenger bags even more so. Choose a size too small and it won’t be able to hold all your gear. Choose a size too big and it’ll be too heavy to carry on your shoulder all day. I’ve experienced...