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Fujifilm X-T4 first look preview – Closer to technical bliss. – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

Fujifilm X-T4 first look preview – Closer to technical bliss. – jonasrask|photography In what has become the most busy “review/preview” winter I’ve ever had, the time has now come to look at the brand new Fujifilm X-T4. Fujifilm has been on a serious releasing spree this winter, and since writing my mammoth run-through of the X-Pro3 which I was very close to the development of, they have put out an insane amount of products in the course of just 3 months.…

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morning – Black and White – Black & White Photography Article

morning – Black and White Helen, Ansel, Matilda, Bill, Emma and Rio. on the front stairs of the Starkes house. It’s morning, and again I am that lucky person who is in it.–Mary Oliver Author: WmX I stumbled off the track to success in 1968, started chasing shadows that summer. Since then, In addition to farm-laborer and newspaper photographer my occupational incarnations include dishwasher, janitor, retail photo clerk, plumber, HVAC repairman, auto mechanic, CAT scan technologist, computer worker and politico…

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Taking a break – LEANNE COLE – Fine Art Photography Article

Taking a break – LEANNE COLE It is that time of the year and while I normally blog for longer, I am going to be taking a break. Christmas is here and I need to get a lot done before the day. Plus my husband has a couple of weeks off so I will be spending time with him and my family. I do intend to do some blog posts on Caught Midway, but they were prepared a while back.…

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The 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 review – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

The 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 review – jonasrask|photography Hey! So it’s been a long time since I did a little writeup on anything other than Fujifilm gear, but that is about to change!Last month saw the launch of the Fujifilm X-Pro3, which I had been very much involved in, and as a result I have been insanely busy doing all sorts of fun stuff because of that particular launch. The Pro3 should be making its way out into the hands of…

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The 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 review – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

The 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 review – jonasrask|photography Hey! So it’s been a long time since I did a little writeup on anything other than Fujifilm gear, but that is about to change!Last month saw the launch of the Fujifilm X-Pro3, which I had been very much involved in, and as a result I have been insanely busy doing all sorts of fun stuff because of that particular launch. The Pro3 should be making its way out into the hands of…

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New Born Maternity Portraits with Alicia and Alivia – Commercial Photography Article

New Born Maternity Portraits with Alicia and Alivia The return of Alicia and her beautiful new born daughter Alivia, for an updated infant maternity portrait session to go along with her original maternity session. It was such a pleasure to have them in the studio, you couldn’t ask for a more adorable baby…and so happy. Definitely got her modeling career off to a great start.I’m so excited to share a few portrait highlights of our time together.  … This is…

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Multi-Generation Family Portrait Session – Commercial Photography Article

Multi-Generation Family Portrait Session I’ve had the pleasure to photograph the R. Family before, but just with five family members. This time, however, was much different.Donna’s mom was turning 91 and she wanted all of her siblings, and the grandchildren together for a family portrait session at the house. Originally the pictures were going to be taken outside, but the weather had other ideas that day. The family came from all over for a special occasion and we had a really…

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The Russo Family Mini Photo Session at Hilltop Park in Bordentown, NJ – Commercial Photography Article

The Russo Family Mini Photo Session at Hilltop Park in Bordentown, NJ Tera and I have known each other for a long time, she worked at my daughters’ grade school and her younger sister and I were in the same grade. So when she won my session during a fundraiser I was so thrilled! And of course, I wanted to make sure that the images came out amazing because Tera’s sister is also a photographer.The day was beautiful if not…

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Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX review – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX review – jonasrask|photography In March 2018 I reviewed the Laowa C-Dreamer 9mm f/2.8 for the Fujifilm X system. If you havn’t already, then you can read about it HERE. A lot of things have happened since then in Fujifilm land, especially in the GFX department.The widest lens available natively by Fujifilm is the amazing 23mm f/4 which I wrote about HERE after taking it to Iceland. So when Laowa announced the 17mm f/4 development almost at the…

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Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX review – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX review – jonasrask|photography In March 2018 I reviewed the Laowa C-Dreamer 9mm f/2.8 for the Fujifilm X system. If you havn’t already, then you can read about it HERE. A lot of things have happened since then in Fujifilm land, especially in the GFX department.The widest lens available natively by Fujifilm is the amazing 23mm f/4 which I wrote about HERE after taking it to Iceland. So when Laowa announced the 17mm f/4 development almost at the…

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Midsummer vibes – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

Midsummer vibes – jonasrask|photography These days we’re spending our holiday in Denmark. We have taken a small mini-break at my father-in-law in southern Denmark this weekend. Tonight we (well, not we…the kids) went swimming, and enjoying the gentle summer evening. I brought my GFX50R equipped with the Minolta Rokkor 58mm f/1.2 on a Photodiox Pro adapter. If you want to read more about adapting vintage Minolta Rokkor lenses on your GFX I wrote a big article about it HERE(I also…

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500px Blog » » 9 tips for creating family images that sell – Photography Article

In 1888, George Eastman released the Kodak #1 camera and gave ordinary people the ability to immortalize life’s most important moments. Family photo albums have been a part of our culture ever since. More than 130 years after that fateful invention, countless family photos are available to us with the click of a button; you can find millions of them on Instagram alone under popular hashtags like #DocumentYourDays, #LetThemBeLittle, and #ChildhoodUnplugged. Still, in a world filled with images, we continue…

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Alicia | Mesa Arizona Maternity Photographer Chad Weed – Commercial Photography Article

Alicia | Mesa Arizona Maternity Photographer Chad Weed Maternity Portrait Session with AliciaI am always in awe at the beauty of a pregnant woman in the third trimester… The glow that radiates from them is amazing! Having the chance to do a maternity portrait session with a local tattoo and boudoir model was such an honor. With all the photographers that she works with regularly , she chose to work with us to capture this important moment in her life! …

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A Maine Swedish tradition: New Sweden Midsommar Festival – iPhone Photography Article

The summer before last, I lived with my sister in Northern Maine and we decided to attend the New Sweden, Maine, Midsommar Festival which takes place in late June each year. Its a 2-3 day event, and is steeped in Swedish culture and heritage.  Its a colorful festival filled with beautiful flowers, lots of Maine lupine, and colorful traditional clothing and music.  We went to the decorating of the Midsommar Pole, and stayed to see the children, dressed in authentic…

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Citrus colors and artfully-styled vegan food – Photography Article

Keep up with key trends in Licensing as 500px’s Art Director & Creative Research Lead, Karen Biilmann, analyzes common threads and current themes throughout our Contributors’ photography submissions. From standout pops of citrus colors to artfully-styled vegan plates, here’s what’s trending in this sample of some of the most popular genres in the 500px collection. The people category lends itself to a variety of areas within photography. We see genres overlap as they border the realms of fashion, family, lifestyle,…

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SUSIE of ARABIA: Russian Interview – Part 3 – Photobook Photography Article

SUSIE of ARABIA: Russian Interview – Part 3 This is the 3rd and final part of the interview I did with Volodymyr for his YouTube Channel.  It is all in English. This 15 minute segment discusses my son’s three years in Saudi Arabia when he was a teenager and what my life here in Jeddah is like now.  I hope you have enjoyed this peek into my life!To Volodymyr – I’d like to thank you for your professionalism and for…

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SUSIE of ARABIA: Widowed in Saudi Arabia – Photobook Photography Article

SUSIE of ARABIA: Widowed in Saudi Arabia Several years ago in 2009, I brought you the true cautionary tale of a British woman who was widowed in Saudi Arabia.  In the four part series, I detailed the struggles of the woman and her children when her Saudi husband passed away and how her husband’s family trapped the woman and her children in Saudi Arabia for ten long years.   By late 2010, the family managed to finally escape from the country…

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SUSIE of ARABIA: Yanbu Flower Festival 2018 – Photobook Photography Article

SUSIE of ARABIA: Yanbu Flower Festival 2018 The 12th annual Yanbu Flowers and Gardens Festival is a spectacular event going on now through March 25th.  It is open daily from 4-11pm.  It’s also open in the mornings to just walk around the gardens and pools, but the vendors are not there during the day.  Over the past three consecutive years that I have gone, it has just gotten bigger and better with each year.  The event is extremely well organized,…

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Captain Kabob Interviewed on American Bedu – Photobook Photography Article

Captain Kabob Interviewed on American Bedu (This post was originally published in October 2009…)My 16 year old son Adam, whose alter-ego is Captain Kabob, has been interviewed by my friend and fellow blogger Carol, over at American Bedu. Carol’s blog is amazing. It is your virtual “Everything You Wanted to Know About Saudi Arabia, But Were Afraid to Ask” informational source. She is a former seasoned American diplomat who resigned her position to follow her heart by marrying her Saudi…

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A Peek Inside a Saudi Wedding – Photobook Photography Article

A Peek Inside a Saudi Wedding In December I attended a family wedding at the brand new Hotel Galleria by Elaf in Jeddah.  The lobby is quite elegant and it’s several stories tall. It has a grand European ambience.  The exterior of the hotel is spectacular. We arrived after dark though, so I don’t have any exterior shots, but you can see some HERE.  Traditionally, Saudi weddings are notorious for starting very late in the evening and lasting until the wee hours…

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Cold! Northern Maine cold! | Nanette Faye Photography – iPhone Photography Article

Cold! Northern Maine cold! | Nanette Faye Photography Day 10 of the Gentle January photo challenge presents the prompt:  COLD! Last winter, I spent a good part of the month of January with my sister on her organic farm in Northern Maine near the Canadian border.  It was a January that brought snowstorm after snowstorm. We spent most days shoveling snow and “feeding” her wood stoves. My honey spent many days helping us out too. The snow and wind blew…

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The New Jeddah Waterfront Project – Photobook Photography Article

The New Jeddah Waterfront Project The city of Jeddah runs north and south for many miles along the Red Sea coastline.  A large phase of the Jeddah Waterfront project was recently completed and officially opened to the public on November 30th.  This phase of the project cost a whopping 800 million Saudi riyals and runs along the coastline for 4.2 kilometers. I stayed away until a couple of days ago hoping the crowds had died down.  There is also no…

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Why Do We Dress Like This? – Photobook Photography Article

Why Do We Dress Like This? Likeable. Upbeat. Adorable. Genuine. These are words I would use to describe the refreshing Emerati couple in this video, Khalid Al Ameri and his lovely wife Salama Mohamed.  The parents of three young children, the Al Ameris live in Abu Dhabi – and they are living the dream and having lots of fun while they are doing it.  But Khalid never forgets the struggles and hardships he went through to get to where he…

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Changes | Under the Abaya – Photobook Photography Article

Changes | Under the Abaya Tomorrow marks one year since I posted on this blog.  This month marks 10 years since I first moved to Saudi. Was it a coincidence that I felt the urge to write this evening, or was it my remembering how writing used to help me make sense of my inner world and to relieve certain amounts of stress and anxiety? Either way, I guess it’s time for an update. So much has changed in my…

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