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Slaying The Light! A Concert Photographers Journey – Shane Henderson

Imagine yourself front and centre at a packed venue. On stage is an amazing live band. You have better than front row access. And you are drenched in sweat, some yours, some the bands. Your ears are pounding. The lighting flicks from full dark to dim, to bright glare and back in the space of a few seconds – nor does it stop for the whole performance. The band’s energy is moving them up and down the stage. Unpredictable movement in doubtful light can be a photographer’s worst nightmare.  Not to mention the amount of distraction around you. Yet you must capture the shots. For some, this would be a nightmare. But for others getting in close to this kind of energy and opportunity is a dream come true.

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Fuji X Aus – Melbourne Photo Walk – 24 November 2018

Something a little bit different from me this time around. Not going to interview anyone. Not going to review any gear. Just going to talk about what was an epic day. A day, for me and I am sure my fellow participants, that was all about community, friendship and of course photography.  What more could you want? Oh yes, there was plenty of fine coffee. And of course, a day spent in Melbourne always includes amazing food. And the weather turned out to be not too bad after a drizzly start. So let me tell you all about the most recent Fuji X Aus Melbourne photo walk.

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Sydney | People with Cameras 2018

(Featured Photo by Ivor Dwitomo)

Melbourne had the first piece of cake of ‘People with Cameras’ on September 1st. Us Sydney folks had no choice but to watch from afar. We knew PWC was coming to Sydney in November, but a lot of us were jealous to see the buzz on Facebook. The retailers brought in lenses, drones, tripods, filters and the sheer numbers of attendees out with their cameras on a rainy afternoon. Rumours spread vastly that Chuck Norris (Joe Jongue) himself led the Fuji X Aus photowalk. Continue reading “Sydney | People with Cameras 2018”

Fuji X Aus SYD + Digital Camera Warehouse (Kent St) Collab in Newtown, Sydney

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At our last collaboration, we were welcomed by Noah’s flood in Chinatown. The rain was not very forgiving, however that did not stop us from meeting up. We had roughly 28 people show up and that spoke volumes about the kind of group we are. Rain or shine, it is all about getting together and exploring our passion in photography. For those who did not see our vlog from the meet up in Chinatown, here it is:

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Perth Landscape Workshop – Chong Lee

Last weekend I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to help run a Landscape Photography Workshop as part of the Fuji X Aus Facebook group. The workshop was headed by our amazing James Posilero and organised by our Perth Admin – Gus Potenza. This took months in the making and I was glad that it went off without a hitch – Chong Lee.

To read the rest of Chong’s telling of this amazing experience, then please check out his blog here.

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Why print when you can Instagram? – Harmeet Gabha

Welcome back to another entry in our new blog series on Fuji X Aus. If you have been playing along at home, then you will have seen a steady stream of blogs containing insights, opinions and experiences from a diverse and talented range of members of our very own community. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know these photographers and furthermore teasing out their personal stories and experiences. We have all taken up photography for various reasons and we all have varying skill levels. But often the best bits are the journeys we each undertake.

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Why print when you can Instagram? – Justin Curtis

Welcome back to another entry in our new blog series on Fuji X Aus. If you have been playing along at home, then you will have seen a steady stream of blogs containing insights, opinions and experiences from a diverse and talented range of members of our very own community. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know these photographers and furthermore teasing out their personal stories and experiences. We have all taken up photography for various reasons and we all have varying skill levels. But often the best bits are the journeys we each undertake.

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Why print when you can Instagram? – Anirban Chatterjee

Welcome back to a brand new blog series on Fuji X Aus. If you have been playing along at home, then you will have seen a steady stream of blogs containing insights, opinions and experiences from a diverse and talented range of members of our very own community. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know these photographers and furthermore teasing out their personal stories and experiences. We have all taken up photography for various reasons and we all have varying skill levels. But often the best bits are the journeys we each undertake.

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Fuji X Aus Perth Meetup – Chong Lee

Over the weekend, I hosted a photo meet up as part of the Fuji X Aus group. For this event, I wanted to check out the Swan Bell Tower. They are actually running a competition on their website at the moment, so I thought it would be a cool place to check out. As part of their competition, they are offering free entry for photographers. I have linked the details of the competition here, and the free entry voucher here if you want to check it out.

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WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? BRIDGING THE GENDER GAP IN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY – CHELSEY ELLIOTT

For me, one of the greatest features of the Fuji X Aus Facebook group is the diversity it invites and creates amongst its members.  People from all walks of life are embraced and welcomed, not out of charity, but out of equality. It is a genuine desire to see the diverse range of styles that have been influenced through cultural heritage, years of experience and worldliness – regardless of gender, ethnicity or belief system. In writing ongoing blogs for the Fuji X Aus website I have found this be a cornerstone of what makes our community so great. It is this unmistakable mix of individual uniqueness, that gives us such a broad and open awareness of the photography world around us. And it is a safe environment to express yourself and your photographic work.  I truly believe that.

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