Kurt Johnson Photography Branding Session

If you haven't checked out Kurt's work, do it now. He's fantastic, and he reached out to hire me for a branding session for the company's new website. We went for a casual look into his day: taking photos in his studio, editing, and generally being a good human being. (All photos using the Fujifilm X-Pro3 with the XF 35mm f/1.4 and XF 90mm f/20)

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Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 Review: One of Fuji’s Best

https://youtu.be/G4TS2fIrDGM The Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 lens is a stunner from Fuji. It's one of the fastest lenses Fuji has for autofocus, it blurs backgrounds incredibly well, and the overall quality of the images is stunning. Check out the video above and the example photos taken with the Fujifilm 90mm f/2:

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Fujifilm 33mm f/1.4 Natural Light Portrait Session

Had a great time doing some portraits for a local musician and friend, Jeremy Mercy using the Fujifilm XF 33mm F/1.4 lens on the Fujifilm X-Pro3. The 33 1.4 lens locks focus quickly and accurately, which is fantastic for quick portraits. The background blur (bokeh) on this lens is also outstanding, creating a very sharp and pleasing in-focus area that transitions to a smooth and creamy background…

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Fujifilm Lens Shootout: 33mm f/1.4 vs 35mm f/2 vs 35mm F/1.4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyR0cGK3H8w Let's look at Fuji’s lineup of 50mm equivalent prime lenses. I’m going to tell you about the pros and cons, show you a bunch of examples shot on each lens, and also which one I’d keep if I could only keep one. The 50mm focal length prime lens has a special, legendary place in photography’s history. It’s a lens favored by some of the legends of…

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The Fujifilm X100v: Telling the Story of Rural Nebraska

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18vLdgBvbi0&t=5s This old church is close to my heart. She’s an example of the beauty that one can find even in your own “back yard.” This place is a well-known and photographed place in Nebraska and we are all watching and waiting, kind of like a slow-motion car wreck, for her to fall down. We don’t want it to happen, but it’s inevitable. At least we have…

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New X-Series Fujifilm in May 2022 – A Look Back and Forward!

https://youtu.be/cfiMmfh-M6w It’s been 10 years of Fujifilm cameras, and Fuji has just stated that it’s going to release the newest camera in the X-mount system in May. I wanted to make this video to tell you about why I chose Fujifilm, and why, after a year of working at a camera store and using the latest and best out of all the camera manufacturers, I’m still with…

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Fujifilm X100v or X-E4 with 27mm?

For me, I buy cameras and lenses with a purpose in mind. The X-T4 is my professional camera when I’m doing a paid job. The X-Pro 3 is my professional backup and part-time fun camera, and the Fuji X100v is my fun camera that just so happens to allow me to get amazing prints for my print shop. BUT... when I saw a good deal on the…

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Fujifilm X100v and X-E4 Photo Adventure in Nebraska

The Fujifilm X100v just may be my favorite camera of all time. It's small, compact and can go almost everywhere with me. The X-E4 is almost as small, but can use different lenses. I think there's room for both, so I took them along with me for a photo adventure in Nebraska. Nebraska is full of "treasure" like what I found here, including an old fire truck,…

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Fuji X-E4 with 27mm f/2.8 Real World Examples (This combo rocks!)

For me, Fuji is all about producing great results while giving the user a sense of enjoyment when photographing. It's why I love the small form factors of the Fuji cameras, the dials, and especially the image quality that comes out of these picture-taking machines! I thought it would be useful to show the Fuji X-E4 with the 27mm f/2.8 examples from the real world (if you…

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How the 50-140mm f/2.8 Fuji Lens Convinced Me To Change From Canon to Fuji

Back when I was a Canon guy, there was one single aspect that was stopping me from switching to Fuji: the Canon 70-200 F/2.8 IS. This lens was my most used, most trusted workhorse of all time. I happily spent thousands for every new version that came out and I still look back through hundreds of weddings and portrait sessions and find that man of my best…

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