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”

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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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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A Camera-Shy Photographer’s Journey to Vlogging {Part 1}

Most photographers would prefer to be behind the camera, not in front (unless you are Mark Saltissi, a full-time photographer and model.) So why did I decide to take the bullet by agreeing to do my first vlog? Because I know there are many camera-shy photographers in our Facebook group who are petrified to take the leap, so here I am. Okay, jokes aside and to the point, I’m naturally impulsive and I hope this blog + vlog (part 2) will inspire you to be more impulsive to vlog as well. Here we go. Continue reading “A Camera-Shy Photographer’s Journey to Vlogging {Part 1}”

Sydney | Experimenting with Lighting

We have the best community around. Our group gathers once a month and we often visit new places, meet familiar and new friends and participate in challenges that’ll make you want to throw your camera (and later send it to Fujifilm Australia for repair). The month of August was a special one in our books. We gathered at Newtown, NSW to experiment with all sorts of lights. Continue reading “Sydney | Experimenting with Lighting”

Glamping with Fuji X Aus

Glamourous Camping or Glamping as it’s known as has always been something I wanted to experience for a long time, fortunately, that opportunity presented itself through the Fuji X Aus community. Big thanks and shout out to Ian Tan for organising and putting it together, Dale Rogers from Photo Rangers for being our tour guide, Randall from The Sheltered Glamping Co for the amazing experience, Leigh Diprose from Fujifilm Australia for the loan GFX50s + assortment of lenses (and the awesome Fujifilm X Coffee Mugs) and finally to all those who attended the event. In short, it was an experience I would never forget and something that I want to share with the community.

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Fuji X Aus – Fujifilm Australia – Digital Camera Warehouse – Melbourne Photo Walk – May 25, 2018.

I have been a member of the Fuji X Aus Facebook group for a couple of years now and even had a stint as an administrator here in Melbourne. One of the key things that stands out and sets this group apart from other such groups, is its solid sense of community and shared values. I have joined and subsequently left other photography groups where poor etiquette and sometimes even nasty behaviour has gone unchecked. Individuals ruthlessly abusing others about their images or opinions that they have shared. It’s just an ugly scene and unfortunately a part of todays social media scene that I sincerely dislike. But in Fuji X Aus, the values of respect, support and encouragement are clearly evident. The admin team stand for no negative or disrespectful behaviour. So it is a safe space for people to share their work and opinions. And of course there is a shared love of all things photography and all things Fujifilm related.

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