When we read about British Columbia’s Bridge River Valley and its rich history we knew it was going to be our next photo escapade. Last weekend we packed our gear: Fuji X-T1, Fuji X100S, 14mm F2.8, 56mm F1.2, some spare batteries, detailed maps of the region and warm clothing. We made sure we had a [...]
One of the greatest advantages of film cameras was cost (you are probably rolling your eyes but please stay with me). The roll of film, 24 or 36, provided the photographer with limitations and forced her/him to operate within those limits. As a result, each scene was evaluated quite carefully before the shutter button was [...]
What a productive and exciting two weeks it has been! Not only have we been shooting with the brand new Fuji X-T1 but pairing this camera with the XF 10-24 F OIS and XF 56 F1.2. The wide-angle perspective is our favourite way of seeing the world. However, shooting with wide-angle lenses is extremely difficult [...]
Kasia and I decided to try something different and went to the Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade. What an explosion of energy and colour! We were equipped with the Fuji X100S and Fuji X-Pro1 plus XF 60mm F2.4 R combo. 2014 © Olaf & Kasia Sztaba Photography. All rights reserved.
We added a new section to our website titled “gear we use and recommend.” Many of you ask for camera recommendations, so you should find some answers here. It appears that the interest in the new Fuji X-T1 is sky high and for good reason. One of our readers, Stephen, was kind enough to [...]
While heading to the ballroom on New Year’s Eve, we photographers had a lot of reasons to celebrate: 2013 was a year when many people rediscovered their passion for photography. After years of megapixel wars and an SLR monopoly, last year brought us new tools, which helped to redirect our senses toward image creation and [...]
First on our list of West Kootenay ghost towns was Sandon, where they mined galena, a mix of silver, lead and zinc. When you look at the remaining buildings it is hard to believe it once was a booming city with nearly 8,000 residents. Not only did the city have two newspapers, seventeen hotels, dozens [...]
Since I sold my SLR gear and started shooting exclusively with X-series cameras I have started enjoying photography once again. I spend less time playing with menus and settings and focus instead on light and composition. The biggest drawback of the system so far has been the lack of wide-angle lenses – my favourite perspective. [...]