Post has attachment
Long exposure photography tips

Chicago in blue hour from North Avenue Beach. This is a long exposure: 60 seconds with a Lee 10 stop Big Stopper Neutral Density filter. Canon EOS 80D and EF-S 18-135mm USM using Bulb timer. I've just published a guide to long exposure photography at https://www.cameralabs.com/long-exposure-photography-tips/
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Liverpool Cathedral with Leica 8-18mm - review completed!

I've completed my in-depth review of the Leica 8-18mm, an ultra wide zoom for Panasonic and Olympus mirrorless bodies. Over a long and enjoyable testing period, this zoom became my favourite wide lens for Micro Four Thirds thanks not only to its excellent optics, but also the ability to screw-in standard filters without vignetting - even my Lee Seven5 ND system. Check out my review at the link below and as always if you're ever shopping for anything at Amazon, B&H or Adorama, you can support me by first clicking through to them via the links on my reviews - thanks!

https://www.cameralabs.com/leica-dg-8-18mm-f2-8-4-review/
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Austin, Texas at night with the Sony Alpha A6500!

Here's a 20 second exposure with the E 24mm lens mounted on the brand new Sony A6500. I've been testing a final production body and have posted loads of sample images and movies in my review-in-progress at cameralabs including videos that demonstrate the new touchscreen focus pulling and built-in stabilisation!

#sonyalpha

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Sony_Alpha_A6500/
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Convergence

World Trade Centre, New York, with Fujifilm XT2 and XF 10-24mm. Ooc JPEG in Provia. Check out my completed review of the XT2 at the link below!

+FUJIFILM Europe +FUJIFILM UK #fujifilm

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Fujifilm_XT2/
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Flatiron, Face-on

So pleased to finally bag this view of New York's iconic Flatiron building last week from the sixth floor of a building opposite. This allows you to shoot square-onto the building rather than looking up at a funny angle or having to deploy a tilt-shift lens to correct converging lines. Midday sun meant harsh lighting so I went with a forgiving monochrome style, which always makes Manhattan look classy, right? It also reminds me of photos of the era in which it was built, back in the early 1900s. I took it with the Fujifilm XT2 in ACROS and XF 35mm pressed up against another window; it wasn't the cleanest window, but I wasn't complaining. Thanks again to Mark Wyman for letting me borrow his camera as mine was packed away back at the hotel.

My XT2 review is progressing at the link below:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Fujifilm_XT2/
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Sunrise above Lake Bled, Slovenia - JPEG from Fujifilm X-Pro 2.

I'm not great in the mornings so sunrise shoots are always a big challenge for me. Particularly so when the shooting location requires an unknown hike in the dark beforehand. There's an elevated view of Lake Bled I've always wanted to capture but this isn't it. I found the right trail but in the pre-dawn darkness, marched past the correct turning and didn't emerge until a much higher elevation. I'd also have preferred not to shoot into the Sun. But having got up in the dark, hiked almost an hour in darkness and also broken the zips on my backpack, I was going to try and make the most of whatever was in front of me. It's not the view or the lighting I was aiming for but I reckon it's turned out ok. Plus on the way down I found the right turning to the 'secret' romantic bench view and spoilt a young couple's otherwise perfect moment.

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Fujifilm_X-Pro2/
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
The Ruin Pub

Back at the stunning Szimpla Kert 'Ruin pub' in Budapest. Sure it's full of tourists but there's so many rooms, nooks and crannies, you can always find a spot to yourself. Indeed I'm putting a few hours in here on Cameralabs. It's also one of the easiest places to practice Urbex photography!

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 and XF 10-24mm then WiFi to phone.

#‎szimplakert‬ ‪#‎fujifilm‬ ‪#‎urbex‬ ‪#‎budapest‬

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Fujifilm_X-Pro2/
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Parliament at dusk

Budapest Parliament building the other evening with the Sony A6000 and FE 70-200mm with Lee 3 stop ND and 20 second exposure. This was just as they turned the lights on. About a minute later they're a uniform yellowy-orange but during the warmup there's other shades and colours visible which makes it look more interesting to me!

‪#‎sonyalpha‬ ‪#‎budapest‬ ‪#‎parliament‬
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
We come in peace... or do we?!

The wonderfully alien and imposing Miskolc-Avas TV tower in Miskolc, Hungary. Built in 1966 and 72m tall. This is a 1 minute exposure with the Fujifilm X-Pro 2 and XF 10-24mm at 10mm heavily filtered with 13 stops of ND from Lee Filters and timed by Triggertrap. It is, as always, an out-of-camera JPEG here using Fujifilm's ACROS film simulation.
‪#‎fujifilm‬ ‪#‎fujiholics‬ ‪#‎repostmyfuji‬ ‪#‎monochrome‬ ‪#‎longexposure‬

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Fujifilm_X-Pro2/
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Time for Bled. Out of camera JPEG

Lake Bled, Slovenia. One of the shots I took the other day from the lake's edge with the Fujifilm X-Pro 2, XF 10-24mm and Lee ND filters on my mini Feisol tripod. The sky wasn't particularly interesting so I used a graduated ND to darken it and went for my now trusty ACROS monochrome film simulation. It's a 60 second exposure timed by Triggertrap and as always an out-of-camera JPEG sent by WiFi to my phone.

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Fujifilm_X-Pro2/
Photo
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded