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 opportunity to change something in photography, to find new meanings […]
During the winter holidays I have finally met a fellow photographer, Stefan Neagu from my hometown, Onesti, Romania, who uses Fujifilm cameras for his work and passion. And now, it’s time to meet him and hear his words.
Some of us like to do an overview of the passed year, balancing the goods and the bads, followed by some kind of a “plan” for the new year to come.
There is something outstanding and unique about the Fujifilm X100 series. The first X100, originally announced in September 2010, was launched in March 2011 and started what I could call “the revolution”.
We often look at photography and its inspiration in a very different ways and each of us extracts a different meaning. Some of us see photography as a duty, others as a passion, or even fun.
I often discuss with my friends about the tips and tricks in all kind of photography fields. It is good to share your knowledge within a group of photographers. “Let the envy go away and act like a true member of a growing family of photographers”, I say. Each one has its own vision and original concepts and it is very profitable to share some of the techniques you have, based on your own experiences, which most of them were acquired on a trial and error approach. We often make our own mistakes, even if we were taught about them in the first place. It is good to make mistakes in photography – this is the most powerful way to learn, for good, the correct ways.
This idea of an article related to street photography using prime lenses (in my case, Fujinon lenses, built by Fujifilm, because I am using a Fujifilm X-T1), just came out during my curation for some street photographs I have made during my journey to the Sunrise Country (Japan).
The word “Bokeh” actually comes from the Japanese word “boke” ボケ, which means “blur”. The “h” at the end was added to emphasize on the correct pronunciation by the English speakers. “Bokeh” refers to the quality and aesthetics of the blurry parts (out of focus areas) in an image, taken by a photographic lens. It is not something you could really mathematically measure, or quantify, but more of an aspect which relates to photographic artistic principles.
This time I would like to share with you my opinion on using the middle-class telephoto zoom from Fuji, the Fujinon XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS, especially when used for portrait photography.
About manual focus lenses, there are quite a few articles on the internet, to help you understand what this is all about and how to choose your ideal setup for your camera.