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Better Than the Price: Viltrox 56mm f/1.7 Initial Review for Fujifilm X-Mount

When viltrox asked me if I wanted to try out the new 56mm f/1.7 lens for Fujifilm X-Mount, I thought… nah. I have a whole bunch of other lenses similar in focal length, from the Fujifilm "Fujicron" 50mm f/2, to the Sigma 56mm 1.4 and all the way to the big 56mm f/1.2 WR from Fujifilm. But then I saw that this lens was only $140, and…

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The Storm

I’m feeling it. The weight of success. The looming specter of failure. It’s almost been two full years since I quit my job without a plan, and I’ve somehow made it. But it’s not enough. It never is, is it? Humanity is conditioned to look at the horizon and fear the storm instead of marveling at its beauty. That’s me, on a hill looking into the distance,…

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Fujifilm X-T5 and X-H2 Pixel Shift Mode: A Fancy, Frustrating Marketing Gimmick

First introduced in Fuji cameras with the GFX system, pixel shift promises unparalleled resolution. With the X-H2 and X-T5 camera bodies, Fuji has a “wow” factor by making us believe the cameras are capable of 160 megapixels. By using the IBIS system, the camera “shifts” the sensor to capture different sets of pixels and is able to take 20 images that you must then combine using Fuji’s…

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Fujifilm X-T5 and XH2 Jpeg Recipe “Memphis”

No, not THAT Memphis. This recipe is actually named after Memphis, Nebraska, a small town of 110 people. It's a charming little town with one bar, a church that may or not be in operation, and a REALLY cool old truck and an amazing blue bus in the middle of town. I love this spot, as it's fun to play with the composition between the truck and…

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Fujifilm X-H2 and X-T5 Autofocus Problems?

I’ve been shooting a ton with the Fujifilm X-H2 lately and finding major problems with the autofocus system when photographing even slowly-moving subjects. The X-T5 is weeks from release, but since Fuji has already stated that it has the same sensor and autofocus system as the X-H2, my problems with autofocus are likely to exist on that camera as well. First, I want to say that if…

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How to Get Better at Photography: The Power of Setting Limits to Improve Your Skills

If you’re one of those photographers who agonize over what gear to stuff in your camera bag every time you head out the door, you might to hear this! Setting limitations has been a key learning tool for as long as people have been pushing themselves to get better as creatives. While sometimes we try to get better at EVERYTHING as artists, teachers and mentors often slow…

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An Interview With Photographer Randy Edwards

Find Randy's amazing work on his Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/randyedwardsphotos/ Or check out his website here: https://randyedwardsphotos.com/ From Randy's Website: I'm a photographer & videographer with a wide range of shooting experience. I began my career in 2012 photographing weddings, studio portraits, senior photos, and events.In addition to photography, I'm a musician, which led me to having a camera on me at shows. I quickly fell in love…

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“Shadows and Light” – A conversation with Photographer Tim Carlson

Tim is one of those photographers that makes me want to go out and take more photos. The way he sees the world and captures common beauty astounds me. Our conversation was enlightening for me, not having delved into film photography for a long, long time. Tim also happens to be a member of my photography community, Cameras and Coffee Cups. If this conversation interests you, come…

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Yes, You Are a Photographer

After class last weekend, I struck up a conversation with one of my students. During the conversation, she cautioned me: "But I'm not a photographer. Not really. I just take pictures." I asked her what she meant, and she said she couldn't begin to compare herself to others out there, and that every time she got on Instagram she felt like she had so much to learn.…

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