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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Musings on the Fujifilm GFX50R (VS 50S) – Mati Beetson

In today’s blog we hear from Fuji X Aus member, Mati Beetson, on his experience using the GFX 50S and the newer and smaller GFX 50R. It is nice to see some love for the X-Series bigger brothers especially from someone who shoots with both. Mati has a truly unique photographic approach to his landscape, seascape, wildlife and even aerial photography. Let’s hear what Mati has to say.

When I first picked up the 50r body it was definitely a wow moment for me, having used the 50s on and off over the last 12 months I thought I had really gotten used to its bulk. So, it was a bit of a shock/nice surprise to immediately feel a lighter medium format body in hand.

Apart from the fact there is a 145gram difference compared to the 50s with standard EVF (minus the tilt adaptor), the balance of the camera I find to be a real blessing…I won’t miss the brick on the back of the 50s!

Being a long-ish term user of the Xt1/2 with a mixed bag of lenses, using the 50s and now 50r has reminded me of the times when you ‘slowed’ down to use medium format film cameras. Using such a high megapixel camera (much like their film MF counterparts) it really does show up poor technique quite brutally!

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Review of Fujifilm Techno-Stabi 12×28 TS1228 Binoculars – Igor Vyvey

Igor Vyvey is a man of many photographic talents.  You would be mistaken to think that he just shoots macro. Getting in close and personal. And that is very true. He does shoot some amazing macro shots – stay tuned for an upcoming blog about that! But he is my favourite kind of photographer. The kind that will have a go at any genre. I have seen him walking the streets of Melbourne in a bid to capture some street photography. He has more recently been experimenting with model photography too. He is also a regular at Fuji X Aus events in Sydney. And, of course, he loves his nature photography. Birds and wildlife. Which is why he recently took a new set of Fujifilm binoculars out with him on a wildlife shoot. Let’s hear what Igor though about the experience and the product.

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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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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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SHOOTING THROUGH ADVERSITY! A PHOTOGRAPHERS JOURNEY – ANDREW HALL

The reasons why we choose to take up and pursue photography are countless. It may be the need to explore a creative outlet, or to take on a hobby that gets you out and about. It may be as a career choice or purely to have some fun and meet and interact with like-minded people. 
In having conversations with many members of the Fuji X Aus group, and more directly in conducting interviews for the Fuji X Aus website, it is clear that many people have very clear and strong personal reasons for choosing this path. Previously we had a discussion with Fuji X Aus member Peter Walpole whose story struck a very personal cord for me in how he has used his photography as a form of therapy to manage the impacts of a life changing event and ongoing medical issues. Shooting through adversity. It was inspiring for me as I am sure it was for you. If you haven’t read that interview yet, then please do so be clicking here.

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