THE FUJIFILM X MAGAZINE IS HERE! – ISSUE 8

Issue 8 of the Fujifilm X Magazine is now available to view online, or download to your mobile or tablet via the Android or Apple app.

In this issue Swedish photographer Knut Koivisto shares his approach to people pictures, we give you seasonal portrait ideas, the X100T gets a test drive and to top it off, we showcase a superb set of desert landscapes taken in the Wild West!

 

 

 

Interview – Knut Koisvisto

Every photographer can learn from Knut Koivisto’s approach to portraiture. He explains how he works and why he uses Fujifilm X-series.

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X Marks the Spot

Monument Valley was on Gary Collyer’s photo bucket list for years. When he finally visited, it didn’t disappoint – and nor did his images.

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What to shoot

Whether you want to work in the studio or outdoors, this is a great time to be shooting portraits. We’ve got all the advice you need.

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Exhibition

Head to your local town or city and shoot urban images – that’s exactly what these X Magazine readers did and look at the results.

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master the xMaster the X-series

How to take better portraits with off-camera flash, plus we get our hands on the third generation of the X100 models, the X100T.

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Competition

If you’ve got a blog, we want to hear from you. X Magazine’s best blogger will win a fabulous new Fujifilm X-A2 outfit.

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The Fujifilm X Magazine is back!

X07-COVER-UKIssue 7 of the Fujifilm X Magazine is now available to view online, or download to your mobile or tablet via the Android or Apple app.

We pass on some brilliant cold weather shooting advice, showcase the work of portrait and fashion photographer Jamie Stoker, teach you how to master open flash and give you the chance to win a Millican camera bag.

We’ve also given the XF18-135mm lens a bit of test run and let you know how we got on.

 

Interview – Jamie Stoker

Jamie Stoker is a rising star in the world of fashion photography. We talk to the X-Pro1 user about his approach in this ultra-competitive field.

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X Marks the Spot

Tom Applegate travelled through Europe earlier this year, taking a Fujifilm X-T1 to document his journey. See a selection of his shots and read how they were taken.

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What to shoot

4_what-to-shoot_1 As temperatures cool down, photo opportunities hot up! We offer tips and advice to help you make the most of the colder conditions.

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Exhibition

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Want to get great pictures? You need to take things slowly, as these shots by your fellow readers show.

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Master the X-series


Grab your flashgun and create superb outdoor shots by using open flash – we show you how. Plus, the weather-resistant XF18-135mm lens on test.

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Competition

Daniel the Camera Bag from Millican is up for grabs and he could be yours. Just answer a simple question to be in with a chance of having him on your shoulder!

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Fujifilm X Magazine issue 6 is now available for your reading pleasure

It’s that time again. A new Fujifilm X Magazine issue is ready to your reading and viewing pleasure.

Interview with Merhdad Samak-Abedi

This issue features an interview with pro photographer Merhdad Samak-Adebi who travels the world as part of his job (working for a German airline) and therefore is lucky enough to get the opportunity to shoot his passion – landscape photography.

Take a walk around Varese, near Milan 

This issue’s “X Marks The Spot” features some fantastic street photography by Italian photographer Emanuele Toscano in and around Varese, Italy.

Be inspired

Issue 6 also contains the other usual features; “What to Shoot Now” provides you with inspiration on what subjects to shoot during the summer holiday months, “Get more from your X series” takes a look at bracketing functions that feature on most Fujifilm X cameras and the “Exhibition” shows a fantastic array of colourful images, plus the stories behind them, shot by our readers.

Competition time

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Fujifilm X Magazine competition – win a Fujifilm XQ1 underwater kit

And finally, you could win a fantastic XQ1 underwater kit in our competition. For a chance to win, send us your best holiday shot. More details in the magazine itself!

 

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Fujifilm X Magazine issue 5 is now available to download

It’s that time again. A new Fujifilm X Magazine issue is ready to your reading and viewing pleasure.

Interview with Eric Bouvet

This issue features an interview with the amazing award-winning reportage photographer Eric Bouvet who travels the world with his X-Pro1 and X-T1. Learn about what inspired Eric to take up photography and what pressure really feels like when he is standing in the firing line (literally) and trying to capture the events so people like you and I can see first hand what is going on across the world.

Take a walk around Yellowstone National Park 

This issue’s “X Marks The Spot” features some amazing infra-red photography by Simon Weir using a modified X-E1 plus Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro.

Be inspired

And the usual features; “What to Shoot Now” provides you with inspiration on what subjects to shoot during the summer months, “Get more from your X series” takes a look at the wireless connectivity function featured on many Fujifilm X cameras and the “Exhibition” shows a fantastic array of images, plus the sotires behind them, shot by our readers.

Competition time

Fujifilm X Magazine competition. Win an XF10-24mm lens!
Fujifilm X Magazine competition. Win an XF10-24mm lens!

And finally, you could win a fantastic XF10-24mm lens in our competition. For a chance to win, send us your best wide-angle image. More details in the magazine itself!

 

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The eXhibition: Low Light – Part 2

X-series users from across the globe share their finest images and the stories behind them

Get your work in eXhibition

Would you like to see your images on these pages? If you’re an X-series user, we’d love to see your shots. Email your images, along with details of the story behind them and some information about you and your photography to: gallery@fujifilmxmagazine.eu

Spencer Bentley – CITY LIFELINE

“I had the great X-E1 and the beautiful 35mm F1.4 R lens first but after a few months I wanted something with even more portability and the ability to expand my interest in high-speed photography. So I bought the X100S. My gamble has been paying dividends ever since.

“One of my favourite places to photograph is the Washington DC underground metro rail. It’s the lifeline of the city. This photo was when I was experimenting with the camera’s low-light capabilities. I increased the ISO sensitivity to 3200, to get an evenly exposed photo while maintaining a shutter speed fast enough to stop the motion of the train and reduce camera shake.”

Camera: X100S Lens: 23mm fixed Exposure: 1/80sec at F8, ISO 3200
Camera: X100S Lens: 23mm fixed Exposure: 1/80sec at F8, ISO 3200

Nick Palliser – The Munchies

“I am a professional photographer and teacher, and I use the Fuji X system for more than 90% of my work.

“This image is from my latest series, The Munchies, taken with the X-Pro1 and 35mm F1.4 R. I doubt I would have captured them so well with any other system.

“The series explores the diversity of late night independent takeaway establishments and their patrons. I chose a very structured way to compose them, taking cues from Edward Hopper and Arne Svenson. I am planning to expand on the series and possibly produce a book.”

Camera: X-Pro1 Lens: XF35mm F1.4 R Exposure: 1/100sec at F1.4, ISO 3200
Camera: X-Pro1 Lens: XF35mm F1.4 R Exposure: 1/100sec at F1.4, ISO 3200

Stephen Ip – NEWPORT BEACH Pier

“I am a landscape and travel photographer based in Southern California, USA. I have been shooting exclusively with the X-series cameras since March 2012. I currently use the X-Pro1 with the 14mm and 35mm lenses along with the X100S.

“This long exposure image is from a personal project I am working on to photograph the piers along the California coast.”

CAMERA: X-Pro1 LENS: XF35mm F1.4 R EXPOSURE: 110secs at F16, ISO 200
CAMERA: X-Pro1 LENS: XF35mm F1.4 R EXPOSURE: 110secs at F16, ISO 200

Kjetil Iversen – My home town: Bodo

“I love my Fujifilm X100. This shot is from my home town, Bodo, in northern Norway. I made it with my fantastic X100 and the wide-conversion lens. I mainly use the X100 for family shots, but it really is a versatile tool.

“This photo was shot in Raw and developed on my computer. The X100 Raw files are fantastic!”

Camera: X100 with wide-conversion lens Exposure: 13secs at F8, ISO 200
Camera: X100 with wide-conversion lens Exposure: 13secs at F8, ISO 200

The eXhibition: Low Light – Part 1

X-series users from across the globe share their finest images and the stories behind them

Get your work in eXhibition

Would you like to see your images on these pages? If you’re an X-series user, we’d love to see your shots. Email your images, along with details of the story behind them and some information about you and your photography to: gallery@fujifilmxmagazine.eu

Chris Saddler – Night-time Vegas

“I’m so glad I took the plunge and bought an X-series camera. The images are stellar and the high ISO capability amazes me. This aerial shot was taken at ISO 2000. I took it in Raw and made minor adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw.”

Camera: X-E2 Lens: XF18-55mm Exposure: 1/10sec at F5.6, ISO 2000
Camera: X-E2 Lens: XF18-55mm Exposure: 1/10sec at F5.6, ISO 2000

Jorge Miño – The look of love

“I was walking in Madrid looking for black & white urban images when I saw this impressive pub. I realised that this girl was looking at her boyfriend with big open eyes so I composed the image and took three shots. The pub is really impressive, but I value much more her way of looking at her boyfriend – to my eyes it says she’s completely in love.”

jorge Mino La mirada del amor
Camera: X-Pro1 Lens: 35mm Exposure: 1/50sec at F1.4, ISO 800

Peter Fauland – EPFL Rolex Learning Center, Lausanne

“I run a studio and photography school in Berlin, Germany. Recently I documented the construction of the EPFL Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. Returning to Lausanne, I was thrilled to visit the Center again, this time with my X-series cameras.

“For around a year I’ve been using these mirrorless cameras and the FUJINON lenses because of their outstanding image quality, especially in low-light situations, the simplicity of operation and the much smaller size and weight compared with my old camera kit.”

Camera: X-Pro1 Lens: Zeiss Touit F2.8 12mm Exposure: 6.3secs at F11, ISO 250
Camera: X-Pro1 Lens: Zeiss Touit F2.8 12mm Exposure: 6.3secs at F11, ISO 250

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X-series users from across the globe share their finest images and the stories behind them

Here’s another selection of users’ images published in our Fujifilm X Magazine. If you would like to see your images in our magazine, and if you’re an X-series user, we’d love to see your shots. Email your images, along with details of the story behind them and some information about you and your photography to: xmagazine@bright-publishing.com

Matt Hart – Whitby Pier

Technical details Camera: X-Pro1 Lens: XF 18mm F2 R Exposure: 1/40sec at F11, ISO 200
Camera: X-Pro1- Lens: XF 18mm F2 R
Exposure: 1/40sec at F11, ISO 200

“Whitby in north east England is a timeless place. So far, it has been left untouched by developers so it is largely unspoilt and has real charm. I think it’s a place you can walk around all day and all night with a camera in a very relaxing environment.”

“The image was taken one evening using my X-Pro1 hand held – I just love its ease of use and the stunning sensor. I have just sold all my Nikon equipment because of this camera – people think I am mad going from a D3s to the X-Pro1, but I fell in love with the X100 and once I had used the X-Pro1 for a few days I was completely hooked.”

SEE MORE OF MATT’S WORK HERE

Rex Adams – Birling Gap

Technical details Camera: X-Pro1 Lens: XF18mm F2 R and 10 stop ND filter Exposure: 8.5secs at F16, ISO 200
Camera: X-Pro1 – Lens: XF18mm F2 R and 10 stop ND filter
Exposure: 8.5secs at F16, ISO 200

“I love black & white photography as I feel the results are less cluttered than in colour. A black & white photograph draws your attention to the subject without the distraction of colours which may or may not be an intentional part of the image.”

“I took this image with the X-Pro1, which I chose as I wanted a camera to carry around without having to lug a heavy DSLR. The X-Pro1 is the most versatile camera I have used, and the images produced are as good if not better than my Canon DSLR.”

“Personally, I am excited with the direction Fujifilm is going at the moment and am particularly interested in the Fujifilm X-E2 which may end up in my bag before too long! I like the way Fujifilm listens to users’ suggestions, and many of these have been incorporated into firmware updates. This demonstrates that it’s a forward-thinking company that puts its customers first.”

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Gerald Robinson – Dead Calm

Technical details Camera: X-Pro1 Lens: XF18-55mm Exposure: 4 seconds at F22, ISO 100
Camera: X-Pro1 – Lens: XF18-55mm
Exposure: 4 seconds at F22, ISO 100

“I was after a sunrise, but it wasn’t going to happen so I decided to shoot an alternative image using a long exposure. I don’t usually shoot landscapes in black & white, but in this situation it wouldn’t have worked in colour.”

“I used my X-Pro1, but I also shoot with an X10 and X20 as they are ideal pocket cameras for any occasion. I recently changed all my gear from the Nikon DSLRs with a selection of lenses to the Fujifilm X-series and various lenses, and for me it was the right move. I just love the full manual control the X-Pro1 gives me.”

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X-series users from across the globe share their finest images and the stories behind them

Here’s another selection of users’ images published in our Fujifilm X Magazine. If you would like to see your images in our magazine, and if you’re an X-series user, we’d love to see your shots. Email your images, along with details of the story behind them and some information about you and your photography to: xmagazine@bright-publishing.com

Paulo Bizarro – Carcavelos

Technical details Camera: X-E1 Lens: XF14mm Exposure: 27secs at F11, ISO 200
Camera: X-E1 – Lens: XF14mm
Exposure: 27secs at F11, ISO 200

“This was shot near my house on the beach at Carcavelos just outside Lisbon. It’s an area I know well, and I have recently started shooting a personal project there. I’m making a series of long exposures around sunset (some up to six minutes) of this pier and the sea. The idea is to get the locals to view the area differently. For this photo, I also applied a Velvia preset in Lightroom; I have used Velvia slide film for almost 20 years!

“I am a recent convert to the Fujifilm X-series after using Canon EOS for more than 20 years. I like to photograph travel, landscapes and people. For these subjects the Fuji works very well and the prime lenses are really good. I now have an X-E1 and X-Pro1 with three lenses: 14mm, 35mm and a Zeiss 50mm F2.”

SEE MORE OF PAULO’S WORK HERE

Francisco Godoy – Malaga

Technical details Camera: X-E1 Lens: XF18-55mm Exposure: 26secs at F11, ISO 200
Camera: X-E1 – Lens: XF18-55mm
Exposure: 26secs at F11, ISO 200

“Here’s my contribution to the excellent Fujifilm X Magazine. It was taken at sunset a couple of weeks ago in Malaga and I love the colours in the sky and on the lookout post.”

“I used my Fujifilm X-E1 and standard zoom lens. They’re a great combination and I’m really impressed with the quality of the lens and sensor – they deliver images with strong colours and great detail. The camera was tripod mounted to avoid camera shake.”

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X-series users from across the globe share their finest images and the stories behind them

Here’s a selection of users’ images published in our Fujifilm X Magazine. If you would like to see your images in our magazine, and if you’re an X-series user, we’d love to see your shots. Email your images, along with details of the story behind them and some information about you and your photography to: xmagazine@bright-publishing.com

Ken Ratcliffe – Relaxing in the park

Technical details Camera: X100 Lens: 23mm fixed Exposure: 1/25sec at F2, ISO 6400 and Hoya R72 filter
Camera: X100 – Lens: 23mm fixed
Exposure: 1/25sec at F2, ISO 6400 and Hoya R72 filter

“I live in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and photography has been one of my hobbies for about 30 years. I took this shot at Blenheim Gardens, in Minehead in Somerset. I take all my infrared images hand-held, with no tripod – the fixed lens/sensor/ viewfinder combination on the X100 allows you to use it like this with the Hoya filter.

“I’ve been shooting with digital for the last seven years, and the Fujifilm X100 has been my best purchase  –  pound for pound, it’s the best camera on the market. It’s so adaptable and versatile, yet easy to carry, and you get super image quality. My best piece of photography advice would be to always have your camera with you – it’s when you’re not expecting it that the best images happen.”

Willy Verhulst – Belgium

Technical details Camera: X-Pro1 Lens: XF 18-55mm Exposure: 1/1000sec at F8, ISO 640
Camera: X-Pro1 – Lens: XF 18-55mm
Exposure: 1/1000sec at F8, ISO 640

“This image was taken early one morning in the Ardennes region. 
I like to be at one with nature and try to create atmospheric images, which I think I managed here. Doing this generally means paying particular attention to how the light is falling on a scene.

“I’m 59 years old and have been taking photographs since I was around 12. I’ve had several exhibitions, but now I simply enjoy taking photographs while I’m traveling. The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is perfect for this – it’s light enough to be carried all day and delivers brilliant results.”

SEE MORE OF WILLY’S WORK HERE