Black & white conversions – Lightroom tutorial video

Roger Payne explains how to take a colour image and use Lightroom to convert it into a contrasty black & white shot Add life to your landscapes – The Graduated Filter Tool A beginners guide to Lightroom – Importing your photos A beginners guide to Lightroom – Post-production Get...

Catching up

Filmed and edited by Palle Schultz – palleschultz.com As I wrote in my last blogpost here, I have been insanely busy since, well, since march 2016. Since the launch of the X100F, GFX, XT20 et al, things have been nice and cozy. That also means time...

London F

So, it’s been some days since Fujifilm dropped a lot of gear on us. Just like most of 2016, I was right in the middle of the storm. Fujifilm UK asked me to run an X100F presentation workshop for journalists on the 19th, right after...

Practice, a noun

Routine shooting for long-term happiness Sitting over lunch. Images and thoughts bouncing between us, Shiela and I discussed what we had just experienced. The scene is an art gallery café and the images were, mostly, those of Walker Evans. The idea of “practice” emerges from...

Out in All Weathers

The beauty of living in East Lothian is being able to photograph the scenery in all weathers.  While I love a beautiful sunrise as much as the next landscape photographer, you can't beat a good stormy day with lots of drama to get the creative...

The Fujifilm X100F Review – Fantastic Fourth

It seems like only yesterday that I was sitting in front of the laptop writing the draft of what would eventually be my first look at the X-Pro2. Prior to that had been two hectic months filled with photographic inspiration. There was no doubt in my mind...

The Fujifilm GFX 50S Review – Portable Beast

There had been speculations for many months. Heck, even years prior to the reveal back at Photokina in 2016, there had been ramblings about a mirrorless medium format system from Fujifilm. Hasselblad took the early bird and introduced their iteration of a mirrorless medium format...

Fujinon 50mm f/2 first look – Completing compact

A compact 50mm, to complete the Fujinon f/2 nifty lens trilogy has finally arrived. And it’s fantastic.  Back in the fall of 2015 I reviewed the newly released 35mm f/2. It is an awesome lens, that I to this day still use on a weekly, if...

Rückblick – a look at 2016

Places and faces captured on the job Just cleaning up the work Lightroom catalog and ran across a few images from the past year. Some are of places I traveled to for work. Some are of the people at events I photographed. Some are of colleagues, sometimes...

KUSHTI, The Art of wrestling – Dubai

Every Friday before sunset, a few hundred spectators gather around a small obscure dirt field, close to the Hyatt Recency hotel to watch a traditional Indian-Pakistani wrestling competition called Kushti. Now going back more than 3000 years, Kushti fighters from India, Pakistan and Iran have traditionally been sticking strictly...