Fuji X-Pro 2 Hands On

Fuji has just announced the Fuji X-Pro 2, its new and long awaited flagship camera. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a sample unit and, in a nutshell, I got to say, Fuji is on the right track. The specs are easily available all over the web so I won’t focus […]

Walkthrough: Setting up a photo booth with Fuji X

In a recent wedding I shot, I was asked to set up a photo booth. The idea was to have guests take photos, unassisted, with fun props like hats, moustaches and all kinds of crazy accessories, while the party went on. Guests could have their photos printed on the spot, and a […]

“Versus”, A Photo Exhibit

Opens next Friday, December 5th, on “Sol, Sul e Sal” Gallery,  in Olhão, Algarve, Portugal. VERSUS is a set of emotions, of contrasts, of how between just looking or really seeing, the light reveals itself among the shadows confirming the certainty that nothing exists without its opposition, how not everything […]

Hands On Review: Fujifilm X-E2 + Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

I just got my hands on a Fuji X-E2 kit with the Fuji XF 18-55 F2.8-4 OIS lens. As a longtime DSLR user, I’ve been skeptical about the mirrorless systems’ capabilities. I’ve tried a fair number of top compact cameras, but the results were always lacking.

Fuji X System Hands-on : The Fuji X-E1

My friend Paulo Pinto from Colorless Impressions has become a great Fuji X system enthusiast; so much that he decided to sell all his Canon gear and really invest in the new system. We’ve had long conversations about the pros and cons of different systems and why he made the […]

Quick Tutorial: Local Contrast Enhancement with Unsharp Mask

When processing a new image, there’s a quick technique you can use to improve the perceived definition and clarity of your images. I learned this technique several years ago and still use it to this day. I’d say 90% of images will benefit from this.

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Tutorial: Non-destructive dodge and burn

Since the darkroom times, dodging and burning—that is, emphasizing areas of an image by darkening (burning) or lightening (dodging) them—have been indispensable tools to help photographers realize their artistic vision. In the darkroom, masks are used during the printing process to selectively reduce or increase exposure to light in specific […]

Tutorial: Shooting Star Trails (Part I of II – The shoot)

Star trails are stunning; on this we’ll have to agree. Maybe you’ve seen one of these images and wondered about how it’s done, or you’ve tried it yourself but need a tip or two about the process. Either way, this post is for you. The trails can be achieved by […]