How to Capture the Beauty of Nature in Flatlay Photography

By Ja Soon Kim I was a graphic designer and an art director in advertising for many years. I hold a BFA in fine art. Photography is my passion. Photography is an art form in that you are able to create or captures images...

Inspired Coastlines with X Series

By Bryan Minear At the beginning of December, I was on my way to California for a part-work, part-fun gig in SoCal.  Being that this was only my 2nd trip to California and my first to the coast, I wanted to take everything that I...

24 Hours in Yosemite

By Bryan Minear As I sat on a plane bound for San Francisco, staring down some 40,000 feet to the clouds passing underneath me, excitement and anticipation filled my soul. It was the beginning of a journey – an epic adventure creating unique images...

Why I love: the Fujinon XF16mmF1.4 lens

We asked a few of our X-Photographers why they love the widest of our super-fast aperture prime lenses, the FUJINON XF16mm F1.4 R WR. Here is what they said.. Kevin Mullins – Reportage Weddings At first I wasn’t sure if I would be attracted...

Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR (Fujifilm) – Review / Test

Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR (Fujifilm) - Review / Test Fujifilm may be a small player in the grand scheme of things but they are certainly entertaining us big time here in the lab. While they have a few budget offerings, they are obviously primarily...

Looking through a new world with the Fujinon XF16mmF1.4 R WR

Who would have thought a lens could make such a difference in the way you see the world? The focal length of the XF16mmF1.4 R WR is superb for photographing indoors and outdoors and is often overlooked by many photographers wanting something wide....

Adventuring with Mother Nature and X Series

By Daniel Malikyar From the moment I truly began to pursue photography, I strived to distinguish my work from the millions of images flooding digital media across the world. In doing so, I’ve always been an advocate of doing whatever it takes to get...

Boudoir in Paris

I could have shot all day on the balcony of our hotel suite location. The play of light, shadows and vantage point all gave the balcony a magical charm. Instead we started inside with the curtains closed. 01. For our first shot of the session we...