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Fujifilm X100V first look preview – The desert island camera – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

Fujifilm X100V first look preview – The desert island camera – jonasrask|photography In what seems like a never-ending spree of new releases from Fujifilm this winter-season, today they announced the newest iteration of the iconic and beloved X100 series, The X100V X100V – F/4 – 1/500s – ISO800 I still remember that day back in 2011. That day where I went into a local photostore here in Aarhus, and impulse purchased my X100 camera. At the time I had a…

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The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Review – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Review – jonasrask|photography Today Laowa released their newest offering for mirrorless camera systems. The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO. I was so fortunate to be sent a copy late November 2019 to test out a bit and give my thoughts on.Now, I’m NOT a macro photographer. I don’t do that kind of photography much. I don’t have the fancy ring lights, I don’t have fancy turn-around-lenses-and-mount-them rigs. I don’t particularly…

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Fujifilm XC 35mm f/2 first look preview – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

Fujifilm XC 35mm f/2 first look preview – jonasrask|photography First of all happy new year! I took a well deserved break from blogging since my review on the 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 back in late November of 2019. But this is a new decade, and behold – the first gear writeup of the new century on my blog is yet again a 35mm lens writeup.I will not deny the fact that I have two favourite focal lengths on APSC. One being…

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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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X-Pro3 – Vintage’d – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

X-Pro3 – Vintage’d – jonasrask|photography As has become customary on this site of mine, I always end up writing a little about using vintage lenses on the newly released Fujifilm gear. With the release of the X-Pro3, this is no different! – In fact with the X-Pro3 I feel that it’s more relevant than ever since Fujifilm put some nice little features in the camera to aid in using our manual focus glass. Be they vintage or modern.I love to…

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X-Pro3 – A different breed – First look extensive preview – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

X-Pro3 – A different breed – First look extensive preview – jonasrask|photography FINALLY! That is about all I can say. Finally the cat is out of the bag. I know that the general public got a good preview of the X-Pro3 at the development announcement in Shibuya back in September. But now I can finally share my story about the magnificent X-Pro3 with you all.Truth is that I was introduced to this camera more than a year ago. Or, at…

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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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Issue 52 of Lightroom Magazine Is Now Available – Photography Article

Posted By Chris Main on Thursday, July 18, 2019 in Featured, KelbyOne, Lightroom Magazine | Issue 52 of Lightroom Magazine is now available for KelbyOne members on the KelbyOne site and on the KelbyOne Mags app for iOS and Android. In this issue, learn how syncing Lightroom Classic collections will allow you to easily share photo galleries and get feedback on your images using Lightroom web, plus creating black-and-white infrared effects, shooting whitewater sports, creating panoramas, and so much more!…

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Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR first look preview – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR first look preview – jonasrask|photography Fujifilm didn’t just release the GF50mm f/3.5 today which I wrote about HERE, they also released a little something for the X-series. I remember back in may 2018 when I took the X-T100 with me to Crete to do the whole brochure imagery for Fujifilm. They had a wishlist of very specific lenses that they wanted me to test out on the camera. Among the listed lenses was…

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Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 first look preview – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 first look preview – jonasrask|photography This is not a review. Well, actually it is. It’s the same as it has always been, but as someone in an internet forum recently made me aware, “A hotel staff member can’t review the hotel he works for”.  I have never hid the fact that I was deeply involved with Fujifilm, nor that my views were obviously biassed because of said relationship.So, now my reviews will be labeled “first look…

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Book Winners Announced, and an Answer to a Reader Question – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in Cloud-based Lightroom, Featured, Fun, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Ecosystem | First, I want to thank everyone that left a comment for a chance to win my Lightroom Classic for Dummies book last week. It really meant a lot to see so much interest in it. I used a random number generator to help me pick the winners, and I have sent an email to B. Glidden and T. Stein to let…

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Here Is Your Light Stalking Update For This Week – Photography Article

[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] We are in a stable state after all the migrations, and we all should have a much better experience. We want to give a warm welcome to all the new members that missed introducing themselves to us. You still can, so feel free to say hi. We are sure that you’ll find a vast amount of information that will make you better and more conscious photographers. So for today, we bring you everything that you…

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Guest Blog: Filmmaker Dan Newman – Photography Article

Photo by Justin Bettman Times will change, let the waves take you. It’s been a couple years since my last guest blog post, and a couple hundred thousand miles’ traveled in between now and then.  Since speaking last, I’ve traveled the world with musicians, produced over 3,500 videos, produced, directed, and shot a couple documentaries, picked up a full time gig and moved to the city of dreams, New York City. Sounds like the dream right? Every dream comes with…

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6 Tips For Making Great Photo Prints At Home – Photography Article

[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] This isn’t the first time and probably won’t be the last time I address the issue of printing photos. It’s something everyone should be doing, in my opinion. Mainly because experiencing a photo in printed form invokes a level of appreciation not attainable when viewing it on a screen. There are dozens of places online where you can simply upload your image file, make a few selections about things like size and paper type, and…

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Instant Awesome Looks Using Creative Profiles in Lightroom – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, July 15, 2019 in Develop, Featured, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Videos | [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6baouvJ0vc?feature=oembed&w=838&h=471] Terry White did a great video on one of my favorite Lightroom features in years — the Creative Profiles. I found so many users who aren’t taking advantage of these profiles, and if that’s you, make sure you check out Terry’s video (above). This will open a whole new world of awesome looks the easy way. Thanks, Terry! I’m…

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I’m Back From Japan (and some other things to catch up on) – Photography Article

I’ve been gone for 10-days on a family vacation with the kids to Tokyo. Incredible trip! Had an absolute ball, and the kids loved it probably more than any family trip ever. I didn’t take a lot of photos, but I got a few here and there. I haven’t had a chance to process them all, and get a SparkPage up for them yet, but hopefully soon, and I’ll post a link here. I saw where Canon officially announced a…

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How To Find And Photograph Events Near You – Photography Article

Last Updated on July 14, 2019 by Angie Event photography can be a fun-filled activity, but as you might expect it can also be a pressure-filled undertaking. The most obvious stressors arise from feeling the need to capture once in a lifetime moments. There are no do-overs in event photography — if you miss a moment it’s gone forever. Then, of course, there are the technical considerations — gear and settings. Is flash a viable option? Should you use a…

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Discussions, Challenges, Sunsets, And Spirals – Photography Article

Hi there folks, this was quite an odd week due to some migrations, but we are now back on track and things should go back to normal in the upcoming days. We want to give a warm welcome to all the new members that skipped introducing themselves, feel free to roam as you please, I’m sure you’ll find a vast amount of information that will make you grow as photographers. Claim Your Free Camera Craft Cheat Sheet Print it out…

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New KelbyOne Class: Advanced Color Grading to Create Mood & Drama – Photography Article

Advanced Color Grading to Create Mood & Drama with Unmesh Dinda Master the art of color grading your photos with Unmesh Dinda! In this class you’ll learn practical steps you can apply to your photographs in a variety of ways and to achieve dramatic and moody results. You’ll learn how to color grade using gradient maps, curves, selective color adjustments, look up tables, and more. Unmesh even teaches you techniques for incorporating film-like grain, overlays, light flares, and spot light…

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Editing with Lightroom Desktop (and a Book Giveaway!) – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Cloud-based Lightroom, Develop, Featured, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Ecosystem, Lightroom Only | This post is following up from last week’s look at the cloud-based Lightroom desktop app. Today I want to explore the editing workflow to see how similar, yet different it is from Lightroom Classic. I’m also super excited to announce that the update to my Lightroom Classic for Dummies book is finally out! To celebrate I’ve got two copies…

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Guest Blog: Wedding Photographer Roberto Valenzuela – Photography Article

Roberto Valenzuela will be teaching at Photoshop World Las Vegas, taking place August 21-23, so register now to come see him in person! Behind The Shot: A Look Into My Process Today I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from international workshops, along with the stories and techniques behind them. I’m also including the EXIF data of each photo so you can see my settings. Enjoy! Behind the Shot: Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: Roberto Valenzuela Camera: Canon…

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Photo Of The Week And More From Light Stalking This Week – Photography Article

Hi there, Light Stalkers! Here is what you all busy folks have been waiting, the weekly wrap up! Today we want to give a special shout out to our newest members Bill Gordon, John Michael, Elizbeth Davis and Bill Ferguson. Feel free to roam as you please; I’m sure you’ll find a vast amount of information that will make you grow as photographers. We are thrilled to see how many of you have started developing out not only a style…

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New KelbyOne Class: Speed Up Your Portrait Retouching Workflow Using The Perfectly Clear Plug-In – Photography Article

Speed Up Your Portrait Retouching Workflow Using The Perfectly Clear Plug-In with Kristina Sherk Learn how to perform amazing portrait retouching with Perfectly Clear Complete with Kristina Sherk! Perfectly Clear Complete is a plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom Classic that was developed from the ground up exclusively for retouching digital photographs. In this class you’ll get oriented to the interface and learn how to make the most of its face selection capabilities to apply intelligent edits to faces, eyes, teeth,…

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Taking a Closer Look at the Cloud-based Lightroom for Desktop App – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in Cloud-based Lightroom, Featured, Import, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Ecosystem, Lightroom Mobile | If you haven’t checked out the cloud-based version of Lightroom for Mac and Windows recently, it might be worth taking another look. Before going any further, you may want to read through my blog post on the May 2019 updates to Lightroom to better understand the most recent name change Adobe has made to its Lightroom family of applications…

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Guest Blog: David Bergman, Commercial Photographer and Photo Educator – Photography Article

Canon Explorer of Light David Bergman Remote Cameras for Concert Photography2 As someone who has photographed over 1,000 concerts and teaches a series of live concert photography workshops, I’m often asked, “How do you keep it fresh?” Bon Jovi in concert at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, GA on April 15, 2010. I toured with Bon Jovi for nearly a decade and just started traveling with country superstar Luke Combs earlier this year. On tour, it’s easy to make the…

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Happy Independence Day! Here’s How to Photograph Fireworks – Photography Article

Image by Derek Key on Flickr Regardless of where in the United States you might be, when the fireworks explode over the skies, you can bet that around you, there will be a see of onlookers, cooing in amazement with their iPhones in hand.  Of course, fireworks are one of the hardest things to actually photograph — especially if you don’t have your camera dialed in with the right settings. Because it’s such a challenger, we asked resident lighting expert…

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6 Prompts to Encourage Authentic Lifestyle Portraits – Photography Article

Image by Elena S. Blair Elena S. Blair has built a mini-empire in under a decade by capturing authentic family moments. But the Seattle-based photographer didn’t build a business delivering images of real moments without photography posing — in fact, just the opposite. Elena uses unique lifestyle posing techniques to encourage authentic interaction so much so that she says she hardly ever stops talking during a session. Rather than stiff posing working for that perfect S-curve, Elena works with posing activities, like asking the family…

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Advanced Lightroom Start To Finish Project – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, July 1, 2019 in Develop, Featured, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Videos | Mornin’, everybody! Today we’ve got a tutorial that moves at the speed and style for advanced users. There’s nothing here that you can’t do — it’s just the speed and the fact that I don’t explain every little thing along the way like I would for a beginner tutorial. I think you’ll find lots of helpful little tricks in this one — I start…

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Why Going Out Shooting With a Friend is Important – Photography Article

My friends Peter Treadway, and Dave “Travel Tuesdays with Dave” Williams, and me, after a day of shooting around London a few years ago. Funny thing: I just went shooting with Peter and Dave in London last week (on different days), and at one point we wound up at this very same place. I talk to a lot of photographers when I’m out on the road with my seminar, and I sometimes talk to folks who tell me that one…

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How to Sync Your Images in Lightroom Classic To All Your Mobile Devices – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Friday, June 28, 2019 in Featured, Lightroom Mobile | Fantastic video today from our good friend Terry White, and it’s all about how to get your images from LR Classic to all your mobile devices (and it’s much easier than you’d think. Check it out: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5rYp7cerwk?start=138&feature=oembed&w=838&h=471] Terry rocks! (Thanks, Terry). ???? New Full-Length Class from Terry on “Client Proofing Like a Pro Using Lightroom Classic.” If you ever need to share images from a…

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