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Landscape photography is all about capturing emotion.
Photojournalism and war photography are two genres that are capable of capturing the despair of human suffering and offering up blatant tear-jerking visuals for the unsuspecting. Landscape, along with still life and abstract minimalism, is at the opposite end of the emotive spectrum.
Here’s another RENDER MY RAW™, but this time, with a difference: a RAF file from a pre-production sample of the new Fujifilm X-Pro2. This was a shot captured in the Lakes early in November just before all the devastation from the floods. Continue reading
Rumour sites have been hot with anticipation for months, eagerly awaiting the release of the successor to the Fujifilm X-Pro1. I’m delighted to reveal that I’ve had the enviable opportunity of shooting landscapes with a pre-release version of the X-Pro2 for the past two months after being invited to contribute to the 100 X-Photographers exhibition in Tokyo, celebrating the first 5 years of X-Series. Continue reading
The journey to mastery of landscape photography in the deepest sense, is paved with spirituality. It is about finding resonance with nature’s theatre, visual discovery, self-expression; fundamentally, landscape photography is a metaphor for the human condition. Continue reading
Sharpening is one of the most taxing aspects of the digital process and consequently many photographers prefer to stick to safe and secure ways, either using presets, plug-ins, exporting to Photoshop or ultimately using JPEGs straight from camera. The X-Trans sensor produces wonderful JPEGs, and all the usual advice about always shooting in Raw doesn’t necessarily hold true anymore. There are now many professional photographers who happily shoot JPEG using X-Series cameras all the time and have no complaints.
JPEGs are very convenient, but for a landscape photographer like me, interested in the creative process and using post-processing as part of the digital alchemy, Raw files are so much more versatile. Sharpening Raw files from the X-Trans processor can be challenging for those of us who have grown familiar with more traditional Bayer array sensors; they demand a different approach and even experienced photographers will find there is a learning curve. Continue reading