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# 1007. Desperate Times (documentant le dernier des géants de la vapeur)

L'auteur Mike Peart est une sorte de luminaire dans la préservation des chemins de fer au Royaume-Uni. À une époque où British Railways enrichissait les propriétaires des chantiers de ferraille d'Angleterre, il (et quatre amis) a fondé le Great Western Society pour préserver une partie de l'histoire ferroviaire qui était emportée avec une hâte indécente. Cela aurait été suffisant pour beaucoup, mais même alors, Mike a également pris une bonne photo. ************************************************** ********************** Il s'agit d'une histoire de la photographie ferroviaire au début des années 1960. Nous étions de jeunes passionnés de chemin de fer vivant dans l'ouest de Londres, toujours au lycée, faisant nos examens de niveau «O» et «A». Nous étions diplômés de la f...

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Creating Custom Looks With Your Fujifilm Camera

I just posted my latest video tutorial, Creating Custom Looks With Your Fujifilm Camera. You can watch it on my YouTube channel. Expanding on the topics I covered in my previous lesson, where I outlined How To Use Fujifilm’s Highlight and Shadow Tone Controls, in this tutorial, I show you how to take your creativity and image making fun to the next level by tweaking the film simulations with some of the other creative tools and settings found in your X Series camera. Buried in the Image Quality Menu and the Q MENU by default, you’ll find a set of useful, but little understood exposure controls. These consist of COLOR, SHARPNESS, SHADOW TONE, AND HIGHLIGHT TONE. On the X-Pro3, X-T4 and X100V, you now have a CLARITY control. These controls are overlooked by many photographers, me inclu...

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Celebrating 10 Years of Blogging!

Wow! I’ve been running this blog for 10 years. That makes this the longest job I’ve ever had! I certainly had no idea when sitting in a hostel in Australia, searching for what to call it, that it would take me on such an incredible journey.Let’s rewind to that point, and see how I got to where I am today.I quit my job in 2009 to set off on a year-long trip around Australia. I had literally no idea what direction my life would take after that. I knew I didn’t really like working in an office, playing corporate politics and working for someone else.However, I also had no idea what the alternatives were, or what I really wanted to be doing. With a degree in computer science and a career as a software developer, it was hard to figure out exactly what path to take that would satisfy my creat...

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Comment photographier Bruges la nuit

Bruges est un site magnifique et culturellement riche du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO. Voici comment photographier Bruges la nuit.Veiller à ce que les bâtiments et les scènes de rue que vous photographiez soient éclairés et régler la balance des blancs de votre appareil photo pour produire le rendu des couleurs souhaité est essentiel à la façon dont vous photographiez Bruges la nuit. Un trépied vous aidera à obtenir des images nettes tout en enregistrant le mouvement de l'eau et des nuages.Si un trépied ne fait pas partie de votre kit appareil photo, vous devrez utiliser une sensibilité ISO élevée pour vous assurer que la vitesse d'obturation est suffisamment rapide pour éviter le risque de bougé de l'appareil photo.Cela vous permettra de faire des photos nettes, mais probablement à l...

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Photographie – Quelles sont les compétences dont vous avez besoin pour devenir photographe

Démarrage d'une entreprise de photographie - Quelles sont les compétences dont vous avez besoin pour devenir photographe! * Écrit sur la base de mes propres expériences de travail dans l'industrie depuis plus de 15 ans et des compétences que j'ai dû acquérir en cours de route. Prenez-en toutes les informations que vous aimez qui sont pertinentes pour votre propre voyage en photographie. Plus de 95 millions de photos sont partagées quotidiennement sur Instagram uniquement. C'est BEAUCOUP de compétition à affronter en tant que photographe. Cela signifie également que le monde a besoin et prospère quelque peu du contenu visuel. Dans ce cas, existe-t-il encore des opportunités de se tailler une carrière dans le monde de la photographie? Heck oui, ils le font. Comment démarquez-vous votre t...

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Your Best Options in 2020

Last Updated on March 11th, 2020 Do you want to know how to do wildlife photography on a budget? Are you struggling to choose the gear for high-quality wildlife photos, but you don’t want to break the bank? Look no further. Because this article will tell you everything you need to know about starting wildlife photography with a reasonable investment. In fact, it’s entirely possible to capture amazing wildlife images for under $2000 (and a lot less, in some cases). Sure, you’ll upgrade your gear over time. You’ll eventually add to your kit. But the first pictures you’ll have taken will still be professional quality. And you’ll be proud of them. Guaranteed. Now, equipment is one of the most important aspects of wildlife photography. Without great equipment, you won’t be able to get...

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#1004. Plastic blasphemy: 30 year-old Nikkor 50/1.8 on Hasselblad X1D!

Plastic, the 30+ year old lens certainly is. Fantastic remains to be seen 😉 Can a cheap and old design be of any use on a (relatively) modern mirrorless camera that’s not even the right format for it ?   Nikkor 50/1.8 on Hasselblad X1D   Feeling the aperture ring jump hesitantly from one notch to the next brings up chills through my spine. If this was an expensive Hassy lens, feeling anything remotely as wobbly and fragile would put me in shock. But this is the very plastic, decades-old Nikkor 50/1.8 kit lens that came with my beloved F-801 and which my wife just asked me to clear out of a drawer with all the other “old crap”. Ahem … Yes, the haptics are all wrong, the lens is smaller than the adapter and frame coverage is never going to be good. But, besi...

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New Video Lesson – How to Use Fuji’s Highlight And Shadow Tone Controls

I have just uploaded my latest video lesson, How to Use Fujifilm’s Highlight and Shadow Tone Controls. In this 10-minute tutorial, I show you how to make use of one of the most powerful and easy-to-use tools that’s found on every single X Series camera. The Highlight and Shadow Tone controls give you an very straightforward way to manage the contrast of your images. By making simple adjustments with one or both of these settings, you can bring slight highlights under control, you can open up the shadows to reveal more detail and texture to the darker areas of your images, or you can increase the shadows for added contrast and drama. With adjustment settings between +4 and -2, “plus” always adds more contrast, and “minus” always decreases contrast, and you can see the changes reflecte...

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Alien Landscapes in Australia – Finding the Universe

If you’re hankering to get off-planet and explore alien landscapes, your options for getting into space as a tourist are kind of limited and expensive right now. Plus, you can’t really go anywhere cool in space just yet, all you can do is float around a bit.Whilst floating around in space still sounds pretty awesome, the price tag is quite high for such an experience. So if your bank balance doesn’t have multiple zeros before the decimal point, you might instead consider heading to Australia.Why Australia? Well, in some of the remote outback locations of this vast country, it’s not hard to imagine you’re on an alien planet.But don’t just take my word for it. Numerous films have used Australian scenery to stand-in for either other planets, or post-apocalyptic landscapes, including Pitch ...

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