REVIEW: Fujifilm XF 70-300mm

I was lucky enough to score a loan from Fujifilm Australia of the new Fujinon XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR telephoto zoom lens as it started hitting the shelves a few weeks ago. As a nature and wildlife shooter I was excited by the prospects of such a far-reaching lens in a much … Continue reading REVIEW: Fujifilm XF 70-300mm

My A-Z process and guide on documentary event photography

Event photographers are documentarians. Or at least that's my view and style of event photography. I aim to be present but at the same time blend into the background enough to capture the elusive candid moments. My process has evolved over the years as I gained more experience as a photographer and got more comfortable … Continue reading My A-Z process and guide on documentary event photography

Unboxing & review of the Fujifilm Instax SQ1

The latest square format instant film camera from Fujifilm called the Instax SQ1 was released in October 2020. This is the second instant camera I've used so far. The first was the Instax LiPlay. The Instax SQ1 is different to the LiPlay in that the SQ1 is a straight analogue instant camera and also shoots … Continue reading Unboxing & review of the Fujifilm Instax SQ1

LAOWA 65mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro Fuji-X Review

Venus Optics is a fairly young company but it has carved itself a reputation making some fairly unique Laowa branded lenses for both the DSLR and the APS-C market. They made interesting forays in macro lenses, some of which I had the chance to test out like their 60mm f2.8 2:1 Ultra-Macro Lens or their … Continue reading LAOWA 65mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro Fuji-X Review

Pausing Before Judging the Fujifilm 50mm f1.0

If you haven't heard about the new Fujifilm 50mm f1.0, you've been living under a rock. If you want to know how it's like to test drive the lens, I'd highly recommend reading Jonas Rask's take on it here. This post is more of a rant than anything, possibly something we've all felt these past … Continue reading Pausing Before Judging the Fujifilm 50mm f1.0

Blurb Photobook

Review of Blurb Book Layflat Photobook

Blurb is a online publishing platform that allows anyone to create, self-publish, share and sell their own prints, wall art, books and ebooks. It's been a long time since I made a photo book. The last book I made was over a decade ago using Photobook Australia. It was a small square softcover book that … Continue reading Review of Blurb Book Layflat Photobook

FUJI X AUS BATTLE ROYALE REPORT

Recently, a tournament of epic proportions took place in a top-secret location between a select handful of photographers in what would be the inaugural Fuji X Aus Battle Royale. The tournament took place behind closed doors, but I was able to sneak into the grounds (amazing what a handful of NP-W126S batteries will get you!) … Continue reading FUJI X AUS BATTLE ROYALE REPORT

Review: Profoto Off Camera Kit A1X and Connect

Introduction Profoto is a Swedish company that produces photographic lighting equipment as well as a host of light modifier accessories for their range of studio lights. Their products are known for being high-quality, well-designed and are well-regarded amongst fashion and wedding photographers. Profoto, which has traditionally produced larger, higher-powered studio strobes, launched in 2017, their … Continue reading Review: Profoto Off Camera Kit A1X and Connect

Product Review – Hahnel Pro Cube 2 – Robin Mascall

Recently, I purchased a new Xpro3. I got it home, unpacked it, and was rather confused. There was no battery charger! A quick Google suggests that this trend is growing, the newer Sony A7 III does not come with a charger either. Surprised, I began to hunt for a battery charger. After all, charging multiple … Continue reading Product Review – Hahnel Pro Cube 2 – Robin Mascall

Landscape Photography – Nature’s Rebirth – Murray Lowe

Many of us enjoy getting out and about and shooting landscape photography. It is a fulfilling and relaxing genre that gets us out of the confines of our lives and explore the countryside.  But what if you found yourself witnessing the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters on record. A situation that has … Continue reading Landscape Photography – Nature’s Rebirth – Murray Lowe