I have been reading the book “Approaching Photography” by Paul Hill for the last couple of weeks. It’s a book that I dip into with a cup of coffee when I have a quiet moment. Hill explores the different genres and themes within photography and clarifies the theories and practicalities that are inherent within those … Continue reading Snapshots and Art
Further to my last post, here is a size comparison of the two lenses on an X-T4. As you can see, it is not a massive difference in size between the lenses and as I also said, the XF16-80mm handles very nicely and balances well on the X-T4.
I have owned the rather brilliant XF18-55mm zoom lens since I purchased my first Fujifilm camera, the X-E2. Over the last few years, I have added two more zooms to my lens stable, the superb XF55-200mm and the under-rated XF18-135mm. I have now added the XF16-80mm. The intention is to use it in place of … Continue reading Fujinon XF16-80mm R OIS WR
I’ve just read a very interesting post by photographer and writer David duChemin about vision or rather what he calls intent and how neither of those things is immediately available when on a shoot. You can read the full article here. It might help to do so before reading on. I have followed David for … Continue reading Vision and Intent
Over the last month, I have become very interested in the New Topographics Movement (NTM). The NTM is a photographic movement that was labelled as such by William Jenkins in 1975. Jenkins used the term to describe a small group of American photographers that were inspired by subject matter that was man-made and had a … Continue reading New Topographic Movement
Fujifilm has announced that the next iteration of the X-E range of cameras will be released at the end of February, named the X-E4. A few years ago it was rumoured that the X-E line would not be updated after the X-E2s but along came the X-E3, mainly it is said because Fuji users asked … Continue reading Fujifilm X-E4 Announced
We are now three-quarters of the way through January and at the start of another lockdown, or Tier 5, as our government says. I wonder how many tiers (tears) there will be before this whole mess recedes to what will be probably a yearly jab for ever? I do not really see any great change … Continue reading Keeping Busy
I very rarely combine two images to make a composite, but the one above was one of those exceptions. In 2018 Mrs M and I visited Barrington Court, a Tudor period National Trust manor house in Somerset. I don’t normally take that many pictures inside these properties at all, but on this visit, there were … Continue reading Fly By Night