Fuji’s Classic Chrome and the X-Pro 2

Fuji has done some awesome things lately. Their film simulations in camera have been interesting. It started with Fuji introducing Classic Chrome when the X100T came out. They made it a firmware update for the X-T1 also. I was intrigued by it. A lot of people have compared Classic Chrome to Kodak’s iconic Kodachrome film but is it really? You can’t buy Kodachrome anymore so shooting a roll of it and comparing it won’t work. So how do you compare the look of Classic Chrome to the real thing? I searched for the perfect preset for Lightroom to get that…

Fuji X-Pro 2 The Film Shooter’s Digital

Yes, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted. Excuses? Not really, I guess just a little lazy. When I heard that Fuji was coming out with the X-Pro 2, I got excited to say the least. I love Fuji cameras and I have written about the X-Pro 1 and also my favorite, the XT-1. I picked up the X-Pro 2 last week and finally got to go shoot with it yesterday. In a word, it was “Awesome”. This isn’t a technical review of the camera at all, it’s just my impressions of this camera and what I liked and…

Fuji X-T1 in the Studio

I have owned this wonderful camera since March and finally decided to see how it can shoot in a studio setting. Using both available light and also the strobes. I shoot primarily food photography, and try to earn a living doing it but that’s another story. When I was shooting with the Canon 5d MkII, I used the Canon 100mm macro lens for the bulk of my food shots. On the Fuji, I have the Fuji 60mm macro lens. Did the Fuji live up to my expectations? Boy did it except for a few quirky things. First off, I tried…

My Thoughts on Street Photography

It seems that the latest craze in photography is Street Photography. I’m not sure why it’s becoming so popular because street photography has been around for years and years with the master or godfather of street photography being Henri Cartier-Bresson. Of course, that’s my opinion but he had a photojournalistic approach to his work starting way back in the 1930’s. So what exactly is street photography? Does it have to always have people in the images? Does it always have to be black & white? No and no. To me street photography captures textures, reflections, patterns, architectural elements, and shadows….