Last Friday evening I had a very pleasant time shooting the event to raise money through music for Oxfam, the UK famine relief charity. For the technical friends X-Pro1 @ 6400iso on 14mm lens. By the way, Mettricks at the bottom part of the High Street is a great coffee shop, and a favourite haunt of mine, especially on a Friday night! Here are the images:
The Grapes in George Street, Oxford is the towns only surviving Victorian pub. I took this lovely image of it on the X-Pro1 using the 18-55mm lens, and then did some work in Lightroom using the Velvia preset and a graduated filter:
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Originally posted on The Fujifilm Blog:
Follow Dale as he takes a journey round Devon’s beautiful Croyde Bay & Lundy Island. As you may or may not know the XF35mm is my ‘everyday’ lens but when it comes to landscape…
This video got me thinking, and I urge everyone who shoots digital to view it and act on it. Watch it NOW before it is too late.
Had great fun this week using the X-Pro1 to shoot images of prospective students taking part in an ‘experience’ session in the electronics lab at Southampton University. Here are just a few of the images, all of which were taken without flash and from 800 iso to 1000 iso:
Just occasionally, very occasionally, I see somebody that I just feel I have to photograph. This happened recently whilst sitting in a bar/cafe one evening listening to undiscovered talent playing for free. A young voice struggled against the very loud hubbub of the audience whilst playing her electric ukelele. I found her boyish looks and styling attractive so I asked singer Clare Dussek to let me photograph her, and she very kindly agreed.
I shot with the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and just the 18-55mm lens on a very bright day utilising the backdrop of a couple of old buildings close to the cafe where I had first seen her, and I am very pleased with the outcome. Highlight control was a little difficult but with judicious use of the sliders in Lightroom 5 everything was fine. Below are couple of examples (who says the X-Pro1 can’t do action?) and you can see the full gallery on this link.