Artistic vs. Technical Perfection

When browsing photography on the Internet it appears to be one huge quest for technical perfection. A plethora of websites deals entirely with photo gear and its evaluation. Pixel peeping has become an obsession for many. Message boards are groaning with perpetual arguments about the superiority of one camera system over another. Then, there are [...]

Summary of 2013 and Top 10 images of the year

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 [...]

California Dreaming with the X-series cameras

What a trip it was! Almost 10 days, 5,500 kilometres, three ghost towns, the Oregon Coast, San Francisco, Yosemite and lots in-between. Kasia and I had planned this trip for a long time. Some places we had visited before (Shaniko, Oregon Coast), while others (Bodie, Yosemite) were new for us. As usual with such a [...]

The Valley of The Ghosts – with the Fuji X-series

The Valley of The Ghosts – with the Fuji X-series

Hidden in the mountains of the West Kootenays in British Columbia lies the Valley of the Ghosts – a once rough but vibrant cluster of prosperous settlements – which has now mostly vanished. Kasia and I recently travelled to this forgotten area to search and photograph what is left of this magnificent piece of history. [...]

JPEG?! Are you kidding me! Maybe. Definitely yes.

If there is one word that you don’t want to use while talking to a typical “pro,” it would be JPEG. However, if you were foolish enough to make such a grievous mistake you would notice typical symptoms: sudden mood change, eye rolling and dismissal, quickly followed by an extensive and in-depth lecture about the [...]

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 [...]

Walking around Vancouver with the Fuji X100s

Thank you so much for your comments and kind words. We have been shooting Fuji X100s quite extensively in the last few weeks and here are some additional (full review here) thoughts about the camera and the files it produces: The autofocus is indeed much, much faster. The camera is dead quiet, unlike anything else [...]