Teeny Weeny Worlds – Macro Photography with Igor Vyvey

The Fuji X Aus Facebook group has some incredibly talented members that shoot in a broad range of styles and genres. One such genre has a very unique and patient group of photographers that are happy to work in the minute world of Macro! The most appealing part of macro photography to me is that we are given a really unique and rare view of plants, insects and animals that we would otherwise take for granted. Spiders are creepy and in my opinion part of an alien race! Who needs 8 eyes? But I do have to admire their beauty and form when captured in macro by someone with a knack for it. One such person is fellow Fuji X Aus community member Igor Vyvey. One other thing I love about Igor’s work is that he is not shy to take a shot (pun intended) at any photographic genre. So, let’s have a chat to Igor about what it takes to have a significant impact in a minute world.

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FXA Perth landscape photography workshop experiences and my lessons learned – Janice Kho

Landscape photography has become one of my favourite genres of photography since I changed over to the Fujifilm X mirrorless camera system. It’s hard to go wrong with the combination of experiencing nature and its beauty with the creativity of photography. When I heard from our fellow FXA Perth reps Gus and Chong that they were looking into organising FXA Perth’s first ever landscape photography workshop down in Margaret River, I was stoked! I was also excited to hear a fellow FXA Facebook community member James Posilero will be running the workshop. I’ve long admired his beautiful landscape photography that he shares in the group. It was a fun and educational weekend down in the Margaret River region of Western Australia. It was also the perfect sized group of 6 photographers. We got to know each other, our photography interests and also learned from each other.

To read the rest of Janice ’s amazing experience, then please check out the rest of her blog here.

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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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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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SHOOTING VIDEO ON YOUR X-SERIES CAMERA – A QUICK START GUIDE

Introduction

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My handheld rig: 1) Fujifilm X-H1, 2) Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 lens, 3) RODE VideoMic Pro

Fujifilm’s X-series cameras are known for their producing beautiful images straight out of the camera with the use of their film simulation modes and their excellent selection of high-quality and affordable lenses. Whilst these features primarily benefit stills images, they are also equally, if not more, compelling for users who shoot video.

I started video with Fujifilm cameras ever since the X-T2 was released and now with the X-H1, which has more video-friendly features, I’ve found that I’m shooting more video than ever. Not only that, I’ve surprisingly found myself encouraging other Fujifilm shooters to try their hand at video because I’m just enthralled by the beautiful footage I’m recording with these amazing cameras.

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Fujifilm Product Improvement – Expanding Customisable Buttons

One Button To Rule Them All!

I’m the type of guy who loves shortcuts and hotkeys, I think it’s a result of many years of gaming where having keys to perform certain actions at your fingertips instead of reaching across the keyboard and taking your eye off the screen anything to get that competitive advantage. So when it comes to customisable buttons on cameras, the more the better, not to the degree where you try and cram as many buttons physically possible onto a small compact camera. This got me thinking, on the current X Series bodies we have the option to customise the D-Pad and a handful of Fn keys, some models even allow you to customise the front and rear dials. But outside of that, you’re limited to an approx. 8 or 9 customisable buttons (less on certain models). I believe I may have a solution that will increase the number of customisable buttons without adding any more physical buttons to the camera body, and it could actually be done via a firmware upgrade.

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WORKING YOUR OWN FLOW WITH FUJIFILM X SERIES – PART II

In recent weeks I have been writing a series of blogs for the Fuji X Aus site. It has been an amazing and eye opening experience to talk with members of the Fuji X Aus community and discuss with them their skills, insights, processes and move all else, how they utilise the Fujifilm X Series in their photographic journey. I have been able to address some key questions in these blogs to date and as a result have been able to provide a reference for other photographers to learn from on the Fuji X Aus site. 

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Landscape techniques with the Fujifilm X Series – Part II

Over the past few weeks I have been writing a series of blogs for the Fuji X Aus site. The key to these blogs has been and will continue to be all about gathering the thoughts, opinions, insights, skills, workflows and tips directly from members of the Fuji X Aus Facebook group. These blogs will be about some of those key photography questions that we see discussed in the group on a fairly regular basis.  And in return it is my hope that these blogs will give back to the greater community a wealth of information. The members are approached by myself for a short interview to gain a little insight into who they, what they shoot and why they use Fujifilm X Series products.

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