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...

Discovering The Unknown: A Journey Through Mexico

By Omar Z Robles My work as a photographer has been characterized largely by my choice of subject matter and composition. Best known for photographing dancers against uncommon backdrops, I frequently get asked why and how I choose the backdrops that make it into...

Why Resolution Isn’t Everything for Print

Camera resolutions are soaring in recent years, with Canon unleashing a 50-megapixel DSLR and Phase One showing off the new XF 100MP back. The unending argument of why manufacturers bother with such resolution swirls around one thing: printing. Photographers argue that a higher resolution camera...

Discovering Cuba with X Series

By Daniel Malikyar Wandering the streets of Havana felt like I had hopped in a time machine and turned the dial back 50 years. Avoiding tourist areas at all costs always provides an interesting experience, and we did all we could to experience the real...

A Day in Cuba with the X-Pro2

  By Daniel Malikyar I’m often asked, “How excited are you for your next trip?” The truth is, the anticipation for adventure never really kicks in until the abrupt lift off from the airport runway – signifying the beginning of a new chapter on my photographic journey. After...

Meet X-Photographer: Victoria Wright

Victoria Wright moved to Seattle from eastern Washington in 2007 to finish her degree and finally be in the city she loved. Inspired by her grandfather’s ability to create and share a beautiful moment with brushes on canvas, Victoria took an interest in photography...

Drew Gardner shoots the USA Womens 8 Olympic Team with the X-T2

By Drew Gardner I was assigned by ‘Sports Illustrated’ to shoot a multimedia project of The USA Olympic Team Womens 8 before they travelled to Rio where they would be in the running for another Gold medal. And having recently been greatly inspired by Google’s Excellent...