Get wide right! (shooting with the Fujinon XF 14mm F2.8)

While we continue to shoot almost daily with the X100s and gather our thoughts about this camera, we decided to take a break from the topic and present some images from our recent trip to an unknown British Columbia. Shooting with wide-angle lenses poses a challenge for many new photographers. This is not a “have [...]

To colour or not to colour?

In the last few months I have noticed a flood of strongly de-saturated imagery on the Internet as if colour had suddenly fallen out of fashion. I have even heard an opinion that using strong colour is not professional. Part of the reason could be the rising popularity of HDR-like, oversaturated imagery, which indeed looks [...]

While writing with light you sometimes need the right ‘pigment’.

Without light there would be no photography. In fact, the word photography comes from two Greek words that mean “writing with light.” I am often asked how I get these colours. My short answer is: without the right light, no camera, lens or software would give me this type of strong, dramatic and powerful colours [...]

No Colour Necessary

With the surge in digital imaging technology, nearly everyone has gained access to the world of photography. One would think that the elimination of cost barriers, ease of use and abundance of processes would yield a large amount of exceptional work. Quite the opposite! Photography has become a form of visual “fast food.” You don’t [...]

Search for the unknown!

In a previous post I wrote about searching for an uncommon perspective. While the different perspective may produce an outstanding image, the choice of a location is always a starting point for me. How many times have you gone to a popular spot in your city only to find the place crowded with photographers? While [...]