Fujifilm X Magazine – Issue 1 reader images 3/3

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

 

ERALDO MOSTINI – KORNATI

eraldo mostini
Camera: X-E1 Lens: XF55-200 at 128mm
Exposure: 1/800sec at f/14, ISO 200

Eraldo took this shot during the summer on a trip to the Croatian archipelago of Kornati. Attracted by the silhouetted shapes set against the glistening sea, he used his X-E1 and XF55-200mm telezoom lens to capture the scene.

I’m not a professional photographer, but I love using my X-E1 for shooting a wide variety of images,” he says. “It’s so lightweight, and offers an excellent electronic viewfinder that makes framing images really simple.

Picture quality is excellent, as well. I shoot mostly JPEGs, which look great straight out of the camera and the XF55-200mm telezoom delivers impressive levels of sharpness.

PRASHANT BUDHATHOKI – OLD WOMAN

Prashant Budhathoki
Camera: X100S Lens: 23mm fixed
Exposure: 1/1000sec at f/2, ISO 200

As soon as Fujifilm announced the X100S, I put in an order for one and I haven’t been disappointed. The image quality is what I love most, both JPEG and Raw. It’s a great all-rounder and I carry it everywhere with me, whether I’m taking street images or shooting landscapes. Thanks to the X100S, I’ve been able to explore a new side of photography that I was finding hard to achieve with my big DSLR.

This old woman was begging for food in the Pashupatinath area of Kathmandu. I offered her some money and then stayed for a while to take a few shots. I chose to work in Monochrome mode because I wanted to show the age lines on her face. I don’t think shooting in colour would have had the same impact.

PAUL REMMELTS – CHILDHOOD MEMORY

Paul Remmelts
Camera: X-Pro1 Lens: XF 35mm f/1.4R
Exposure: 1/340sec at f/3.2, ISO 200

I went to a local park and spotted this boy burning his name into a piece of wood with a magnifying glass. It reminded me of my own childhood, so I asked if I could take his picture. Having the X-Pro1 puts people at ease – because it’s smaller than a digital SLR, my subjects seem to be more relaxed.

Photographs like this always start with a conversation, then I just work with what is around me at the time. It’s hard to say where my ideas come from specifically, it’s just what feels right at the time.

Before I got the X-Pro1, I had an X100. It took great pictures, but I prefer the handling of the X-Pro1 and I’ve even used it for some of my commercial projects.

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Fujifilm X Magazine – Issue 1 reader images 2/3

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

Here’s a few more 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

 

MATTHEW HART – FESTIVAL TIME

MATTHEW HART
Camera: X100 Lens: 23mm fixed
Exposure: 1/1250sec at f/5.6, ISO 250

I had a press pass for the Africa Oyé festival and this image was taken from the press pit. The event is the largest African music festival in Europe and is held every year at Sefton Park in Liverpool. This lady was just dancing in the crowd, so I grabbed a shot then processed the resulting image using Adobe Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro 2.

I’ve been blown away by the X100, not only does it look great but it’s all you need when you are out and about. I’ve been so impressed with the image quality that I sold all my Nikon DX bodies and lenses. It really is that good!”

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ALAN FEGENT – VICTOIRE

ALAN FEGENT
Camera: X20 Lens: Zoom at 28mm
Exposure: 1/1000sec at f/2.2, ISO 100

I’ve owned an X20 for a couple of months and it has put the fun back into my photography. I always want to go out and shoot more! It offers a 1:1 format, which I like to use on my portraits, plus I love the fact that it’s both small and light but doesn’t limit my creativity in any way.

Victoire is my partner’s grand-daughter. For portraits like this, I prefer to work like a photojournalist, trying to seize the moment. I just left her to have fun while I took photographs using the available light – I wanted her to completely forget about me and the camera.

I try to keep post-production to a minimum. Here I used Lightroom 5 to convert the Raw file and Color Efex Pro 4 to add the contrast and colour.”

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanfegent/

MICHAEL GREENE – HOME FROM CALIFORNIA

Michael Greene
Camera: X100 Lens: 23mm fixed
Exposure: 1/250sec at f/2, ISO 640

This is my son’s friend Tommy who had just returned from an extended trip to California. I wanted to get an image of his tattoo, but didn’t want just a record of the artwork. This guy has a beautiful form and his face is classic. I realised while looking through the viewfinder that parts of all those elements just looked right. The shot I took afterwards, with his face in it, isn’t half as compelling to look at.

As soon as the X100 was announced, I sold the digital camera I was using. I don’t need program modes and I don’t need the camera to do the thinking for me; give me an f/stop, shutter speed and ISO control and that’s it. I have the X100 with me all the time – that’s no exaggeration. The camera is built well and stands up to daily use; I don’t baby it. The image quality is just amazing, too – there’s a lustre to the photos that I really can’t describe, it just fits with how I see the world.

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Fujifilm X Magazine – Issue 1 reader images 1/3

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

 

VICENTE DASÍ LÓPEZ – STROLLING WITH MY X100

VICENTE DASÍ LÓPEZ
Camera: X100 Lens: 23mm fixed
Exposure: 1/250sec at f/2, ISO 640

Vicente won his X100 in a Fujifilm-sponsored competition. “The theme was street photography and I entered an image taken in Valencia using my X10,” he says.

Now that I’ve got the camera, I often go walking around Valencia and take it with me; that’s where I took this image. I find the X100 is really comfortable to carry and delivers excellent results with the high-performance Fujinon lens; it’s perfect on detailed subjects like this. There’s very little noise when working with high ISO settings and I like the way the controls are distributed – the design helps me enjoy taking every shot and encourages my creativity.

http://vdlfotografo.blogspot.com.es/

 

BERND TWIEST – DUNCAN

BERND TWIEST
Camera: X-Pro1 Lens: XF 35mm f/1.4R
Exposure: 1/125sec at f/1.4, ISO 200

This is my dog, Duncan. It was one of the first shots I took when I went out testing my new X-Pro1 in a forest near our home in Holland.

I love black & white photography, even more than colour. This image was taken using the Monochrome Film Simulation mode and I tweaked the colour temperature in Adobe Lightroom to give the image a real vintage look.

The X-Pro1’s size and weight are crucially important to me. My health limits how much photography I can do and if the camera was too heavy, I wouldn’t be able to take pictures at all. I also like the image quality – the pictures are sharp straight out of the camera. 90 per cent of the time, I shoot JPEG instead of Raw because the quality is that good. The ISO performance is magnificent, too

I don’t feel scared to push it to ISO 6400.

 

SHANEA GAIGER – FRECKLES AND SPECKLES

SHANEA GAIGER
Camera: X-S1 Lens: Zoom at 55mm
Exposure: 1/160sec at f/4.5, ISO 100

This is my daughter Derryn who has for a long time had some severe body dysmorphic issues. We had talked about a ‘demon-confronting’ shoot for a long time and the idea was to create a few images of her without make up, without retouching, just using natural light, so she could see how beautiful she actually was, despite her own feelings. It worked, so well, in fact, that she gained enough confidence to take up modelling as a part-time hobby.

I moved to the X-S1 from an S100FS and it feels much more solid and produces better results. I was recently asked to do a basic photography lesson with a young autistic lad interested in photography and we used the X-S1. He had never attempted to use a ‘real’ camera before but he found it really easy to get to grips with and by the end of the day he was talking about buying one himself.”

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