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FUJIFILM X-T1

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Price $ 1,499.99 (body), $1,699.99 (GS), $2,199.99 (Kit)

Bobbi Lane

Photographer's Bio

Bobbi Lane is a commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits in studio and on location. Lane's multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 40 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation. Lane shoots primarily people for editorial, corporate, and advertising accounts as well as photographing "real people" and travel for stock. Her stock photography has sold worldwide for ads, posters, and billboards, from clients that include: Aramco, CB Richard Ellis, Charles Schwab, GE, Warner Bros., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bose Corp., Mattel, McDonnell/Douglas, Sears' Tower Skydeck, and Sekonic Meters.

As a dedicated photo educator, she brings insight and enthusiasm to her fun-filled workshops. Bobbi's excellent rapport and communication with her students inspires and motivates, while her straight-forward teaching style reaches students of many different skill levels. Bobbi was named as one of the 'Top Workshop Instructors' by Photo District News and was honored with a Special Recognition Award for Education from Advertising Photographers of America for their 25th Anniversary.

www.BobbiLane.com

Photographer's Testimonial

The FUJIFILM X-T1 is my new camera of choice. It's a light weight camera with DSLR quality. My goal always as a photographer is to use the tool that is appropriate to my vision, so whatever gear I need to get the job done, is the right tool. My cameras should be an extension of my hands, and I want to use them intuitively, not having to stop and think about the mechanics, but be comfortable with the controls so that I can adjust quickly and easily. I don't pamper my gear and expect it to perform. The X-T1 is good, really good, far better than I expected from a small camera.

Photographer's Work

Lee Varis is a commercial photographer and Adobe Community Professional (formerly called Adobe Influencer) (Lee also shoots with the X-Pro1). www.varis.com

This is a "drag the shutter" shot, which I'm quite well known for. I was using one Profoto D1 Air strobe head with a silver beauty dish and grid. There is a silver reflector on camera right to add the bit of "slash" light to the left side of his face. The ISO was 200, camera exposure on Manual which is necessary when shooting with strobes. The f stop is f 9, and the ss is 1/8. The WB is Tungsten and there is a full CTO on the strobe to convert the color to tungsten to match the spot lights on the photos. The camera is shaken during the exposure causing the background that is lit by ambient light to blur, while the strobe freezes the subject.

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ISO 200 f 1.4 at 1/800, WB Daylight. Exposure Mode is Auto Aperture, Metering: Pattern. He is in the beginning of a tunnel going under a busy street for pedestrians so it's "garage door" or "porch" lighting.
 
 

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This is a natural light image, with a window behind her acting as a hair light and a reflector bouncing the light back onto her face. ISO 400, f 1.2 at 1/60, WB Daylight. Exposure Mode: Manual, Metering Mode: Pattern
 

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ISO 400, f 2.0, at 1/125, WB shade. Exposure Mode: Manual, Metering Mode: Pattern. Jeff is standing in a large walkway tunnel that has bright light at either end so he has the main light from camera left and the "slash" light from camera right. No reflectors, just using the light.

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The late afternoon sun was slightly softened by some haze, making it perfect for warm skin tones without too much contrast. The sun is low enough to cast the shadows of the arches on the stucco wall behind him so I framed him inside one of the arches. The wall is bouncing the light back onto the camera left side of his face, acting as a natural fill. No reflectors, no special techniques, just working with the beauty of the golden hour light. ISO 200, f 1.8 at 1/2000. Using a very shallow depth of field and careful framing keeps the viewer's concentration on the subject's face and the background is just a soft impression.

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This shot with a strobe, Profoto B1 and a grid. ISO 200. F 8, 1/180, WB Daylight for the strobe. This was shot with the Monochrome Yellow Filter. The lens is the 18-55 f 2.8-4, set to 55mm.

Dan Bailey

Photographer's Bio

Dan Bailey has been a full time adventure sports and outdoor photographer since 1996. His own passion for adventure often places him right alongside his subjects as he documents the unfolding scene and searches for the perfect image. In that way, his photography has become a vehicle for a life of exploration as he works to photograph expeditions, cultures and landscapes around the world. His shooting style can be defined as a cross between the raw immersion of first person photojournalism and the focused creativity of high-end commercial photography. Dan's assignment and stock clients list includes Alaska Airlines, Holland America Line, Fidelity Investments, Thales Navigation, Patagonia, Outdoor Research, Backpacker Magazine, Outside, Salsa Cycles and Coleman.

Dan also teaches photo workshops with Through The Lens Alaska and writes about photography. He has published 6 eBooks, and his latest title, ZEN PHOTOGRAPHER was rated as one of the Best Books of 2013 by the popular photography site Photo.net. He's currently working on an adventure photography how-to book which will be published next year by Focal Press.

With strong technical expertise, a tremendous level of energy and a true dedication to his craft, Dan will work hard to create the most dynamic images possible. In short, there is almost no limit to how far he'll go to get "The Shot." A Colorado native, Dan currently lives in Anchorage, Alaska, where he spends his free time exploring in his little yellow Cessna, hiking and skiing in the mountains and touring on his bikes.

www.DanBaileyPhoto.com

Photographer's Testimonial

The FUJIFILM X-T1 is my number one camera these days. With it's compact rugged design and fast predictive AF system that tracks motion at 8 fps, the X-T1 gives me high performance in a lightweight body, and it stands up to the abuse and rigors that I'm likely to dish out when I'm shooting in extreme elements. Also, as a longtime DSLR user, I like the intrinsic feel of looking through a viewfinder, so the big bright EVF on the X-T1 is a huge plus for me. It's so good that when I put the camera to my eye, I often forget that I'm really just looking at a little TV screen. Mechanically, it feels great in my hands, and all the manual controls let me make lightning quick changes on the fly, which is essential when working in fast breaking situations. The camera is built with some extremely usable, creative and well thought out features, and it delivers unbelievable quality imagery. Bottom line: The X-T1 doesn't slow me down or let me down, even when I'm shooting fast action in technical terrain and challenging weather conditions.

Photographer's Work

ISO 200, f/4.5 at 1/1250 sec. I shot this while hiking on Sólheimajökull Gladier in Iceland. The super wide view of the XF 14mm lens let me get that "right in the middle of the action" viewpoint and the predictive AF system on the X-T1 let me shoot while holding the camera low and still grab the moving subject in sharp focus. Exposure mode: Aperture, Metering: Pattern.

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ISO 400, f/4 at 1/25 sec. To get this vantage point, I attached the X-T1 with a XF 14mm lens to the bike with a Manfrotto Super Clamp and Variable Friction Arm. Using the self timer and a relatively slow shutter speed, I was able to capture the feeling of motion while riding the snow bike through a trail of fresh powder. Exposure mode: Aperture, Metering: Pattern.
 
 

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ISO 200, f/16 at 1/60 sec. This was one of my first photos shot with the X-T1. I was chasing light around the trails near my neighborhood around 2:30 in the afternoon in late December and came across this untouched snowy landscape that was lit with low afternoon sun. Using the XF 18-55mm lens, I zoomed all the way and stopped the lens down to f/16 to create the sunstar effect. Exposure mode: Aperture, Metering: Pattern.
 

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ISO 100, f/9 at 1/100 sec. While touring the south coast of Iceland, I came across these basalt rock formations. To compensate for the strong midday light, I used the BW Film Simulation in order to accentuate the bold geometric nature of these columns. Using the XF 14mm lens, I was able to create a wide landscape while working in a limited space. Exposure mode: Aperture, Metering: Pattern.

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ISO 200, f/3.2 at 1/3200 sec. While scouting locations, we found ourselves at the Matanuska Glacier right at the end of the day. Using the XF 56mm lens, I was able to compress the scene and isolate a few rugged ice spires. The moon was a bonus. Exposure mode: Aperture, Metering: Pattern.

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ISO 400, f/5.6 at 1/250 sec. While creating images for a client, we were pumping water from the stream and spraying the entire scene to create the pouring rain effect. This meant I was getting pretty wet as well, but the weather sealed X-T1 kept right on shooting. Using the XF 56mm f/1.2 lens, I shot on continuous AF mode and kept shooting frame after frame to make sure we got what we needed. The 56mm lens let me get a nice shallow depth of field, and at the same time, let me keep my shutter speed up in the dim, overcast light. Exposure mode: Manual, Metering: Pattern.

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ISO 250, f/6.4 at 1/950 sec. This is a natural light photo shot in late afternoon. I shot from a slightly low vantage point in order to give the "hero look" to my subject. Using the wide end of the XF 18-55mm lens, I was able to get close and still show some of the environment in the background. Exposure mode: Aperture, Metering: Pattern.

Jonathan Irish

Photographer's Bio

Jonathan Irish is a professional outdoor, adventure and travel photographer based in Washington, DC. He specializes in shooting active lifestyles, landscapes, and cultures abroad. His work has been published by clients worldwide, including, National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Apple, Outside magazine, and many others. Jonathan is also a board member of the American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP), DC -South Chapter. As an "X-Series Photographer", Jonathan is honored to spread the word about the incredible line of cameras FUJIFILM is producing.

www.JonathanIrish.com

Photographer's Testimonial

I absolutely love the new FUJIFILM X-T1. As an adventure and travel photographer, the compact size is really important to me. However, what really stands out is the excellent image quality, which is on par (even better than!) my big, heavy DSLR's. Thus far, the image quality has blown me away. The weatherproofing of the X-T1 comes in real handy when I am in rain or snow, and the lightening fast autofocus allows me to not miss a shot in fast action sports. I've been waiting for mirrorless cameras to give the big DSLRs a run for their money, and with the FUJIFILM X-T1, I firmly believe the wait is over.

Photographer's Work

The wind-eroded Navajo Sandstone formation called The Wave is reflected in a small puddle of water. Located in Southern Utah in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, it is a magical place to hike to and photograph. X-T1 with the XF10-24 lens.

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Ghostly dust clouds swirl in Upper Antelope Canyon, an iconic place for photography just outside of Page, Arizona in the American Southwest. X-T1 with the XF10-24 lens.
 
 

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King Penguins reflected in the cold waters of South Georgia Island, home to the largest populations of these graceful birds, just above the Antarctic circle. X-T1 with the XF50-140 lens.
 

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Adelie penguins take shelter on a beautiful iceberg floating along the Antarctic Peninsula. X-T1 with the XF50-140 lens.
 

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I brought the X-T1 out to Yosemite National Park, and am in love with the images it produced. The detail of the trees is incredible. Plus, when I was hiking, the compact cameras wasn't a burden at all. ISO 400, f / 8 at 1/60, WB Auto. Exposure Mode: Manual, Metering Mode: Pattern
 
 

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I got pretty close to the waterfall to shoot this shot. Normally, I would have been a bit worried about splashes. But the weatherproofing of the X-T1 really gave me the confidence to go for the shot I envisioned and forget about the splashes. ISO 100, f / 18 at 2.5 seconds, WB Auto. Exposure Mode: Manual, Metering Mode: Pattern
 

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I wanted to test the X-T1's performance on long exposure shots, so I took it to the Golden Gate Bridge and experimented with different exposures. The X-T1 performed beautifully. ISO 100, f / 6.4 at 30 seconds, WB Auto. Exposure Mode: Manual, Metering Mode: Pattern
 

Dan Westergren

Photographer's Bio

Dan Westergren, Director of Photography for National Geographic Travel is based in Washington DC where he spends his days looking at pictures of some of the most beautiful places in the world. Since picking up a camera in the 8th grade he has been fascinated with photography and the way photographers create objects of beauty from the world at large. He has turned this fascination into a lifetime obsession of constantly photographing everything around him. He's been lucky to photograph for the pages of National Geographic Traveler amazing places like the summit of Mt. Blanc and the North Pole. But often his subjects are just the neighborhood dogs or his kids, who he will drag to the Potomac river and make them stand waist deep in the cold water waiting for the light to be "just right." He is also an experienced teacher, having led workshops for National Geographic Expeditions in Santa Fe, Tuscany, Baja, Antarctica, The Arctic Ocean,Washington DC, and the Galapagos Islands.

Photographer's Testimonial

I have always been a fan of using small, unobtrusive cameras in my photographc work. When the photo world switched to digital photography, my quest to replace small film cameras became very difficult and I resigned myself to carrying huge cameras around the world to do my work. FUJIFILM's X series of cameras has changed my thinking and once again I can carry less and move faster with these amazing samll cameras. At first I used the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 as a secondary camera carried alongside my DSLR kit. But, the FUJIFILM X-T1 has changed that. Finally I have a small, responsive camera with a huge viewfinder and excellent image quality. I can leave the big cameras at home and know that I'm not making any compromise. I especially love FUIFILM's commitment to simplicity. The FUJIFILM X-T1 has wonderful external controls for almost every function of the camera and I no longer find myself lost in endless menus when trying to take pictures.

Photographer's Work

On Grimsey Island, at the Arctic Circle, in the summer there is more than 20 hours of sunlight. My visit to these cliffs filled with puffins coincided with sunset at 11:50 pm. I was thankful for the reach of FUJIFILM’s 55-200 mm zoom lens. The FUJIFILM X-T1’s excellent high ISO capability meant I could shoot at 3200 ISO, something I would almost never do with earlier generations of digital cameras. Especially pleasing in this shot was the performance of FUJIFILM’s Auto White Balance. I can’t believe that the puffin breast feathers remained absolutely white, while the color of the setting sun reflecting off their heads was recorded exactly as it appeared to me lying there on the edge of the cliff. ISO 3200, f/4.8 at 1/250, WB Auto.

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I was on a circumnavigation of Iceland on the National Geographic Explorer ship eating lunch as we entered the harbor of Heimaey Island, Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland. It was the middle of the day, so I wasn’t expecting any great photographic opportunities. I looked out the window and noticed that the morning’s thick fog was beginning to lift. I grabbed the X-T1 with 18-55 mm zoom lens and raced out on the deck to capture this image just as we sailed through the stunning cliffs at the entrance to the harbor. Because the X-T1 is small and easy to carry I have it with me almost all the time. This really made a difference in capturing the drama of the scene at just the right moment. ISO 400, f/4 at 1/320, WB Auto.
 

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While in the harbor at Akureyri, Iceland’s second largest town, I was reminded why I love traveling in the extreme north regions of our planet. Once again at close to midnight I was witness to an incredible color show of light in the sky. The hardest part in taking this picture was actually being in this spot at the right time. I had the FUJIFILM XT1 set to aperture priority with the multi-pattern metering. So, I simply pointed the camera at the scene and it captured what I was seeing and got what I was looking for. ISO 400, f/5.6 at 1/70, WB Auto.

Bryan Caporicci

Photographer's Bio

Bryan Caporicci is an award winning wedding and portrait photographer based out of Fonthill, Canada. He is a FUJIFILM X-Photographer and in 2011, he was awarded his Craftsman of Photographic Arts (CPA) designation by the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC), making him one of the youngest Canadian photographers to receive this level of achievement. Bryan is also the chair for the Hamilton/Niagara branch of PPOC.

Bryan runs a popular educational website for photographers called Sprouting Photographe, where he writes in-depth, how-to articles that revolve about the business of being creative. His podcast, the Sprouting Photographer podcast has been on the home page in iTunes ever since it's launch. On the show, Bryan interviews thought-leader all about business-specific topics as they relates to photography.

Bryan is the co-author of the book “Pricing for Profit”, where he discusses the nuts and bolts of pricing your photography for a sustainable and long-lasting career as a professional photography. The book has been adapted by several colleges and educational facilities as a part of their course content and textbook and so Bryan is proud to have his message and ideas being taught to younger photographers as they begin their career.

Bryan is a highly-sought after speaker and educator and has spoken for and at Vistek, Henry's, FUJIFILM and PPOC. Bryan has two books being published with Amherst Media in late-2014, one that is specific to mirrorless cameras for professional photographers. If you're interested in getting more information about that, you can sign up for his exclusive mirrorless community here.

Photographer's Testimonial

My FUJIFILM mirrorless cameras have changed how I approach photography. In specific, my FUJIFILM XT1 offers me the quality and flexibility that I am used to with my DSLR cameras, but with a size and weight that is more manageable. In addition, the electronic viewfinder (EVF) and tonality controls inspire me to photograph with more intent and allow me to create a much more thoughtful imagery. The raw, hard and mechanical FUJIFILM XT1 body makes me feel as though I am more a part of the image-making process. The FUJIFILM in-camera image processing is excellent and renders rich, warm, sharp and dense out-of-camera JPGs, saving me hours of processing time, which allows me to be behind my camera more than I am behind my computer.

Photographer's Work

This image was created at the end of the engagement session with my couple as we were chasing the last bit of sunlight. I had them walk off into the field, and I positioned myself with my FUJIFILM XT1 and 56mm lens through the blades of grass. With the flip-screen on the XT1, I was able to bring the camera right down to the ground and pick my vantage point and see the couple through the blades of grass.

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I was photographing my couple in a dark alley in downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake and as we were leaving, there was a beautiful quality of light coming through the opening at the end of the alley. Using my FUJIFILM XE1 and 60mm lens, I got in close and focused on my couple's lips. I used an exposure compensation of -2EV to bring down the brightness on their faces and emphasize the mood of the light on their lips.

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Using my FUJIFILM XT1 and 56mm lens, I manually set my white balance to 10,000K to emphasize the warmth and intimacy of this moment. I asked my couple to look down at each other's lips, take a deep breath and soak in the warm rays of sun shining on them. By dialling in to a wide aperture and in choosing a background that was far away from my couple, I created a beautiful depth of field and bokeh that draws your attention right into the moment happening between this couple in love.

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With the sun peeking through the trees behind, I had my couple come together for an intimate embrace. I positioned myself with my FUJIFILM XT1 and 56mm lens to capture the warmth from the background, and decided to mirror this with a warm moment between my couple. Using the EVF I was able to position the flare from the sun to add an extra visual element to this image.

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We found cover during a family portrait session under an amphitheatre stage, and I positioned the boys against the far wall where there was beautiful soft directional light hitting their faces. With my FUJIFILM XE1 and 60mm lens, I used the LCD screen on the back of the camera to maintain eye contact and engagement with the boys. We joked, laughed and they tickled each other; I captured them in a moment that truly embodies their relationship as brothers.

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After the wedding ceremony, I brought my couple to this beautiful column gazebo-like structure for some portraits. I knew that I wanted to emphasize the architecture and rich texture in the columns, while also creating an interesting composition with my couple as the main focus. With my FUJIFILM XT1, I flipped out the screen which allowed me to bring the camera angle down low and photograph upwards. Using my 10-24mm lens zoomed out all the way, it emphasized the lines and columns. I strategically put the sun behind the header of the columns and then slowly moved my camera around to allow the sun to peak over the column, creating a subtle flare.

Riley Joseph

Photographer's Bio

Hello, my name is Riley Joseph. I am a photographer & a gentleman.

Photography has been something I have done for over half my life. I started with a film SLR that my parents bought me in the 90's that I had no idea how to use. All it took was a mere 17 years after that where I feel more comfortable holding a camera than without.

In photography, like most arts, it is important to continually grow and hone your skills. I always have a camera with me. My wife will attest that if I think I see a potential photo I will stop and try to capture it. She knows that when I say "Just one more" it will quickly lead to a dozen more.

I am a documentary & portrait photographer. I love to create.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." – Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Photographer's Testimonial

Once upon a time I thought you would have to pry my FUJIFILM
X-Pro1 from my hand. I was initially resistant to the X-T1. I didn't want to like it. But in short order it made me a super fan. The EVF is phenomenal. It feels solid in my hand. I am not afraid of the elements when I have the X-T1 hanging on my side.

My switch from dSLRs came as a result of wanting to ditch the bulk without ditching performance. The X-T1 is the perfect tool for anyone who wants that tactile feel of the camera of yore. Looking at it the dials you know exactly what your settings are on even before you turn the camera on. The X-T1 gets out of my way and allows me to focus on my creative process. Whether I am shooting portraits, street, landscapes… the X-T1 is my companion.

Photographer's Work

Recently my love of landscape photography was rekindled with a trip to the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Just prior to the photograph was a downpour. My FUJIFILM X-T1 was soaked but still up for continuing around Emerald Lake. The clouds broke and the sun spilled onto an avalanche corridor devoid of trees. The green grass glowed and reflected on the water. I wanted the green grass to stand out even more. I set the aperture to f/2.8 to drive the water at my feet out of total sharpness and focused on the sparse trees, survivors of last winters deluge of snow down the mountain side. The clouds did my dodging and burning in this photo.

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I find during portrait shoots that some of the best moments are documented between locations. While relocating to a different portion of the property the cowboy and his best friend were standing at their edge of their field while I discussed the next look with his wife. She hollered to him "where are you two going?" I turned to them and instantly saw a photograph. I set my bag on the ground and took out my FUJIFILM X-T1. I had my ND filter in my back pocket and felt I would probably need it. I set the shutter to 1/4000th of a second. I could see the aperture was already at f/1.2 from earlier. I held the camera to my eye and thanks to exposure preview I could saw exactly how I wanted to capture it without the ND. I waited until our canine friend, Baxter, turned his head away from the field for a little more interest. And without the subjects knowing I saved the moment.

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Exploring my city with fellow FUJIFILM shooter Curtis Gee is a favourite way to pass spare time. With my FUJIFILM X-T1 I can explore without feeling like I have an anchor attached to me. I am always drawn to the rough textures, stiff lines and industrial qualities of parking garages. The above ground variety also provide a higher vantage point. We descended to the lowest level and I saw the column of light that was falling through the centre of the spiral vehicle ramp. Curt climbed up onto the platform to take some photographs of the ramp with his FUJIFILM X-E2. I hollered at him to "hold that!".. I backed up, climbed a concrete wall and finally had the composition I wanted. Curt's head and arms against the clean background looking up so the light fell onto his face.

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I was commissioned to make production photographs for a play premiering at a local festival. Not my usual kind of gig but since my sister was the writer, director and make-up artist it was hard to decline. I arrived at rehearsal in the basement of a community hall to make head shots of the cast for promotion. Luckily I brought a 5-in-1 reflector with me to use as a black background. This was the first time using the optional FUJIFILM battery grip for my FUJIFILM X-T1. Never liking the added bulk of battery grips in the past this allowed me more ease in vertical shooting and the XT-1 was still light and compact. I used a 28" softbox with a grid camera left. I shot at the max sync speed of 1/180th of a second to bring down the ambient light. With a required deadpan expression the eyes were forced to convey her story. The shallow depth of field is courtesy of the FUJINON XF 56mm f/1.2 R wide open.

Elia Locardi

FUJIFILM is proud to announce FUJIFILM Global Ambassadors, Pro Photographers, Ken Kaminesky and Elia Locardi, as well as the official affiliation with their new company Dream Photo Tours. As two of the founders and tour leaders of Dream Photo Tours, Elia and Ken get the chance to share their love for travel and photography with photo enthusiasts of all skill levels from around the world.

For more information on Dream Photo Tours, go to www.dreamphototours.com

Photographer's Bio

Elia Locardi is an internationally recognized professional travel photographer, writer, public speaker and educator who spends his life shooting some of the most beautiful locations in the world. Location independent since March of 2012, he and his wife live a 100% mobile lifestyle, perpetually traveling from country to country, continuously circling the globe. Since he began traveling full-time in 2009, he has visited more than 50 countries and flown over one million miles. Recently featured by Professional Photographer Magazine,
CNet Australia, and Wacom USA, Elia has built an engaged following of over 2.5 million people across various social media platforms.

Using a combination of traditional in-camera techniques, targeted times of day, and advanced post-processing methods, Elia has developed a widely recognized and highly unique style of travel photography. With each photograph, his goal is to share his vision so others can see the world as he does, full of color, texture, depth and emotion.

Throughout the journey, he shares the Art of Photography on his blog, teaches post-processing workshops worldwide, speaks at major international photography conventions, and is proud to be one of the founders and leaders of Dream Photo Tours; A company that designs acclaimed tours that celebrate photography, history, culture, and unique personal experiences in some of the most fascinating and exotic destinations in the world.

Google+: http://www.google.com/+EliaLocardi
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elialocardi
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EliaLocardi
Instagram: http://instagram.com/elialocardi
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/elialocardi
Blog: www.blamethemonkey.com
Portfolio: www.elialocardi.com
Photo Tours: http://dreamphototours.com/elia-locardi/

Photographer's Testimonial

Being location independent and a full-time travel photographer, it’s essential for me to minimize my gear load without sacrificing quality. The FUJIFILM X-T1 along with the FUJINON XF Lenses are a powerful combination that deliver superior image quality in a lightweight, portable, and road ready package. It’s really the perfect camera for a global nomad like myself.

My favorite feature of the X-T1 is that it's weather-resistant, dust-resistant, water-resistant and able to function in -10°C low-temperatures (couple that with the recently released water-resistant lenses) and these features make it an awesome option for landscape photography and when I’m shooting in dynamic weather environments.

Photographer's Work

Inside the Vatican in Rome you’ll find one of the most extraordinary spiral staircases in the world.

  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-T1
  • Lens: FUJIFILM XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS
  • Aperture: f/4
  • Exposure: 1/7 sec
  • Focal Length: 10mm
  • ISO: 200
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A sea of cherry blossoms surround the beautiful shape of Mt Fuji in Fujiyoshida Japan.

  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-T1
  • Lens: FUJIFILM XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS
  • Aperture: f/8
  • Exposure: 1/900 sec
  • Focal Length: 14mm
  • ISO: 800
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The view from Victoria Peak on a clear night in the dense urban landscape of Hong Kong.

  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-T1
  • Lens: FUJIFILM XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS
  • Aperture: f/8
  • Exposure: 3.7 sec
  • Focal Length: 13mm
  • ISO: 200
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At sunrise, the colors of the lavender fields in Valensole France are absolutely spectacular.

  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-T1
  • Lens: FUJIFILM XF 10-24mm f/2.8-4.0 R LM OIS
  • Aperture: f/8
  • Exposure: 1/90 sec
  • Focal Length: 19mm
  • ISO: 400
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A quiet sunset in the beautiful little Italian town of Vernazza, in Le Cinque Terre, Italy.

  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-T1
  • Lens: FUJIFILM XF 10-24mm f/2.8-4.0 R LM OIS
  • Aperture: f/9
  • Exposure: 1/15 sec
  • Focal Length: 14mm
  • ISO: 200
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A birds eye view of Gold Coast Australia, one of the gems of the Queensland Coastline.

  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-T1 (shot handheld)
  • Lens: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS
  • Aperture: f/8
  • Exposure: 1/125
  • Focal Length: 10mm
  • ISO: 400
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A quiet and misty morning, preparing for a hot air ballon ride in Queensland Australia’s Scenic Rim.

  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-T1 (shot handheld)
  • Lens: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS
  • Aperture: f/4
  • Exposure: 1/60th
  • Focal Length: 10mm
  • ISO: 1000

Ken Kaminesky

FUJIFILM is proud to announce FUJIFILM Global Ambassadors, Pro Photographers, Ken Kaminesky and Elia Locardi, as well as the official affiliation with their new company Dream Photo Tours. As two of the founders and tour leaders of Dream Photo Tours, Elia and Ken get the chance to share their love for travel and photography with photo enthusiasts of all skill levels from around the world.

For more information on Dream Photo Tours, go to www.dreamphototours.com

Photographer's Bio

Ken Kaminesky is a veteran commercial travel photographer, FUJIFILM Global Ambassador and X-Photographer, writer, consultant, and entrepreneur with decades of experience in the photography industry. His work has been featured worldwide in numerous commercial and editorial publications, including the New York Times and on the cover of National Geographic. His passion for travel and the incredible landscapes and people he encounters along the way are the inspiration for his popular blog, and the other publications for which he writes.

Throughout his travels, Ken seeks to capture images and stories that will inspire and motivate people to step out their front door and embrace adventure. As one of the founders and tour leaders at Dream Photo Tours, he gets the chance to share his love for travel and photography with avid photo enthusiasts from all over the world. Savouring art, food, history, and culture with tour groups in places like Jordan, Italy, and Iceland is one of the most rewarding aspects of his work.

His favorite place in the world is always his next destination. He believes that each place has a unique story that will inspire others, which he aims to capture and share in his images.

When he's not on a plane or peering through a camera lens, you can find him (and a selection of his most famous photographs) at his website, www.kenkaminesky.com

Google+: https://plus.google.com/+kenkaminesky
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kenkaminesky
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KenKaminesky
Instagram: http://instagram.com/kenkaminesky
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kaminesky
Blog: http://blog.kenkaminesky.com
Portfolio: http://kenkaminesky.com/
Photo Tours: http://dreamphototours.com/ken-kaminesky

Photographer's Testimonial

Keeping true to the retro styling that FUJIFILM has embraced, the awesome XT1 is not just stylish but also one serious professional camera. For the pro travel photographer, having lighter cameras and lenses without sacrificing quality is a huge benefit. The amazing thing about the X-T1 and the rapidly growing lens lineup from FUJIFILM is that photographers do not sacrifice quality when we opt for the lighter mirrorless X-Series camera system. In fact, in many ways it’s an improvement.

Weather sealing, dual view EVF, focus peaking, tilt LCD, 8 fps rapid fire shutter, and built in WiFi are just some of the outstanding key features in this professional camera. Add to this a beautiful retro design with intelligent ergonomics in terms of button and dial placements and you have the X-T1. This is truly a photographer’s camera.

Photographer's Work

Stunning sky above St Peter’s Basilica and Ponte Sant’angelo at Dusk

  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-T1
  • Lens: FUJIFILM XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
  • Aperture: f/8
  • Exposure: 1.6 sec
  • Focal Length: 60mm
  • ISO: 200
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Dramatic Sky at Blue Hour Tower Bridge on the Thames in London, England

  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-T1
  • Lens: FUJIFILM XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS
  • Aperture: f/8
  • Exposure: 80 sec
  • Focal Length: 12mm
  • Filter: Formatt-Hitech IRND 6 stop ND
  • ISO: 200
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Some of the Thousands of Waterfalls at Plitvice National Park in Croatia

  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-T1
  • Lens: XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
  • Aperture: f/14
  • Exposure: 0.5 sec
  • Focal Length: 135mm
  • Filter: Formatt-Hitech IRND 2 stop ND
  • ISO: 200
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Sunburst in the Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, Japan

  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-T1
  • Lens: FUJIFILM XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS
  • Aperture: f/22
  • Exposure: 1/10 sec
  • Focal Length: 10mm
  • ISO: 200
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The Kaleidoscopic “Medusa” Freeway in Tokyo, Japan

  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-T1
  • Lens: FUJIFILM XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS
  • Aperture: f/9
  • Exposure: 1.4 sec
  • Focal Length: 10mm
  • ISO: 200
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The Crystal Clear Waters of Upper Kananaskis Lake at Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Alberta, Canada

  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-T1
  • Lens: FUJIFILM XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS
  • Aperture: f/16
  • Exposure: 58 sec
  • Focal Length: 10mm
  • Filter: Formatt-Hitech IRND 10 stop ND
  • ISO: 200
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Glacial Ice on the Black Sand of Jokulsarlon Beach in Iceland

  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-T1
  • Lens: FUJIFILM XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS
  • Aperture: f/8
  • Exposure: 3.7 sec
  • Focal Length: 12mm
  • Filter: Formatt-Hitech IRND 3 stop ND
  • ISO: 200


Daniel Fox

Photographer's Bio

Explorer and storyteller, Fox believes in the power of nature to restore the human spirit. He uses his narrative to inspire the public to STOP . BREATHE . RELAX . LISTEN and reconnect with the natural world. Sometimes philosophical, sometimes poetic, his stories, his photos and his "Minute of Nature" video series seek to capture nature’s essence and the insights it offers.

He is the founder of W.I.L.D., an initiative that raises funds to send under privileged youth to wilderness immersion camps.

Besides being a FUJIFILM X-Photographer, Daniel is a Nature Valley contributor, a Kokatat Global Ambassador, an Aqua Lung, Deuter, Delorme and Wilderness Systems Ambassador.

His work has been featured in Outside Magazine, Canoe Kayak Magazine, Adventure Kayak Magazine, Sea Kayaker Magazine, Alaska Magazine, The Daily Post, NY Post, The Telegraph, Marin Magazine and others.

His inspiring talk FEEL THE WILD has been given at the Commonwealth Club, REI stores, universities and schools across the country.

You can find him on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +. He publishes his videos on Vimeo and his photography portfolio is available on Behance.

Website: http://www.wildimageproject.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/thewildimage
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewildimage
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/thewildimage
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/channels/thewildimage, https://vimeo.com/channels/minuteofnature
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/thewildimage
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewildimage
Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DanielFox/posts

Photographer's Testimonial

Having the best tools never guarantee the best results but it sure helps. I travel light, by myself, to remote and extreme places, and am gone for long periods of time - so everything I have in my bag must be light, tough and extremely reliable. The XT-1 is my new weapon of choice. It is everything I need and much more. Having used DSLR for many years, I had always felt that going more compact and opting for the benefits of mirrorless cameras meant loosing in quality and capacities. But those days are now gone and over with. The XT-1 is the future, my future! It gives me the power of technology in a camera I have no worries taking it along with me either while kayaking the burning hot Sea of Cortez, backpacking the wet and windy spring days of British Columbia, or biking the cold winter wilderness of Alaska.

Also really important, I never feel physically disconnected from the process of photography - which is something that is happening today because of technology - you gain new advantages while loosing connection. The XT-1 is the opposite. Its simplicity and its tactile controls connect me with my art, with the photos. I feel in control, not controlled and dependent of a machine.

The XT-1 is a no fuss, extremely powerful, weatherproof and compact wonder! And it is the only one I carry with me.

Photographer's Work

ISO 250, 18mm, F/5.6, 1/500, XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6R LM OIS WR, Self Portrait. Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja California

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ISO 3200, 19mm, F/3.6, 30.0, XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6R LM OIS WR

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ISO 320, 135mm, 0.7 EV, F/5.6, 1/1000, XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6R LM OIS WR

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ISO 200, 18mm, -0.3 EV, F/8, 1/500, XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6R LM OIS WR, Self Portrait

Jack Graham

Photographer's Bio

Jack Graham is a professional photographer with over 24 years of experience. Jack resides near Seattle, Washington, in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Jack leads photo workshops in California, Wyoming, Utah, Iceland, Canada, Arizona, Maine, the Midwest, and the Pacific Northwest as well workshops for the Pacific Northwest Art School on Whidbey Island, Washington. Jack also offers single day, workshops for extensive one on one instruction. Along with Jack’s longtime friend and photographer Bill Fortney, a website dedicated to FUJIFILM “X” shooters and workshops has been launched. Click HERE for access.

Jack has been successful in publication, print sales and stock photography as well. Photo and writing credits include Outdoor Photography, Landscape Photography Magazine, Nature’s Best Photography, Extraordinary Visions Magazine, NANPAS Travel Magazine, Photo Life Magazine, Expressions, California Wild, Current’s (NANPA) and many DNR publications, Audubon, The Luminous Landscape, The Nature Conservancy, Chicago Wilderness and Sierra Club publications as well as many calendar credits. Corporate work includes prints and stock applications for internal as well as publication use.

Jack is a member of the Board of Directors for the North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA), and previously served as chairperson on NANPA’s Awards Committee. Jack is also a member of Federation for North American Wild Sheep (FNAWS), Mono Lake Committee, and Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA).

You can learn more about Jack, view his workshops, purchase his E-books and more by visiting his website www.jackgrahamphoto.com or blog www.jackgrahamsblog.com

Jack can be reached at Jack@JackGrahamPhoto.com

Photographer's Testimonial

Using the FUJIFILM X-T1 camera has reinvigorated me. Its simplicity and ability to deliver professional quality images lets me worry about photography, not dials and menus! I feel comfortable shooting at high ISO’s knowing any digital noise is going to be minimal. Being weather sealed is a huge factor for me since I am often in less than good conditions. Though I don’t go into the menus that much (once things are set up) the menus are extremely user friendly. I have total confidence that the XT-1 and great FUJINON glass will deliver the images I expect in the toughest conditions. Being light and less bulky than other DSLRS is also a big plus. These factors, along with the fact that the company actually listens to their customers makes these products stand out from the rest.

Photographer's Work

Dead horse Point Panorama

FUJIFILM X-T1 / XF16-55mm F 2.8 R ML WR
1/4 sec at F 16 /ISO 200     -1/3comp
WB: Daylight     Exposure Mode AV    Metering Mode:

This image is a 6 frame vertical panorama. Rather than the iconic image I though a Panorama would be something different. This one of the first images I made with the new XF16-55mm F 2.8 R ML WR lens. I was really amazed (but not surprised) on how ultra-sharp it is.

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Icelandic Horses

FUJIFILM X-T1 / XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
1/2900 sec at F 4.5 /ISO 200
WB: Daylight     Exposure Mode AV     Metering Mode:

Icelandic horse are so beautiful. Capturing them in motion was something I’ve tried more than once. Their manes are long a flowing which adds to the drama. I wanted to try and capture the long manes while they were galloping along.
I only had a few seconds to get a few frames off (shooting in the CH setting) all the while hoping that that the horses would run past me, which fortunately for me they did. I had to hand hold using the OS for this shot. I typically would have used a tripod but couldn’t here.
The CH setting along with the ability to shoot at ISO 2000 with little or no noise along with the Fuji glass(this was with the18-55 f2.8-4.0 as the 16-55mm 2.8 was not out yet when this image was made)

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Oregon Coast Sea stack

FUJI X-T1 / XF14mm F 2.8 R
4.3 sec at F 16 /ISO 300     -1/3comp

WB: Daylight     Exposure Mode AV     Metering Mode: Pattern

The Oregon Coast has many sea stacks. This are is not far from Bandon Beach on the southern Oregon Coast. I used a Singh-Ray Vari ND to slow down the water and create the feel I was looking for.
There was a heavy mist was falling but the weather sealed X-T1 performed without a glitch. Add the to the tack sharp 14mm 2.8 R lens I was well equipped to make this image the way I wanted it to look.

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Lofoten, Norway

FUJI X-T1 / XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS

30 sec at F 22 /ISO 200     + 2/3comp
WB: Daylight     Exposure Mode AV     Metering Mode: Pattern

WE have only about 4-5 hrs. light in the winter. Fortunately the light is perfect as the sun is only about 4 degrees off the horizon during January. This is a typical fishing hut on the fjord in Lofoten. I used a 30 second exposure to diffuse to add some interest to the clouds and water.
Conditions in this area can be tough. Having a weather sealed camera really made me feel better.
The red hut against the snowing mountain peak caught my attention for this image.

Bill Fortney

Photographer's Bio

Bill Fortney is a photographer, writer, pilot, and highly sought after presenter with over 45 years of experience in-the-field. Bill has done professional work as a newspaper and magazine photojournalist, sports photographer, (once an official photographer for the Washington Redskins), medical photographer, and nature/landscape photographer. Bill’s best selling books include; The Nature of America (with David Middleton), American Vision (with David Middleton, John Shaw and Wayne Lynch), America From 500 Feet (with Wesley Fortney), Bill Fortney’s Great Photography Workshop. America From 500 Feet II (with Mark Kettenhofen). Bill’s books have sold well over 150,000 copies, placing him on the list of best selling photographer/authors in America. Bill has been named a Fellow by the North American Nature Photographers Association.

Bill currently teaches for KelbyOne and appears at Photoshop World as a speaker/teacher. Bill teaches His Light Workshops, a Christian based workshop company.

Bill, and his wife Sherelene, live in Corbin, Kentucky, and have three grown children and 6 grandchildren.

To learn more about Bill, his workshops and view his work, visit www.billfortney.com.com

Photographer's Testimonial

I am celebrating my 46th year as a working professional photographer in the fields of photojournalism, sports, nature/landscape, close-up, and travel photography. Since switching to Fujifilm with the release of the X-E1 I have fallen in love with the incredible X-System. Being an “old school” guy, I love the retro controls like the early film SLRs I learned with many decades ago! The build quality, and fit and finish are confidence inspiring. Fujifilm has always been a master of color reproduction with their great films, and they have captured that look and feel in the X-Series cameras. One of my favorite things about the X-System is the drop dead gorgeous lenses. Fujifilm has built and continues to build a full system of lenses in all the focal lengths and types a working pro needs to get the job done. Maybe the most important thing for me is that the Fujifilm X-System has brought back the joy and excitement to my photography!

While I excitedly wait for each new product, I’m overwhelmingly happy with the my current system; a pair of X-T1s, X-E2, X100T, and the following lenses; 14, 16, 23, 35, 56, 60 Macro, and have the 90mm on order!!!

My zooms include the; 10-24, 16-55, 18-55, 50-140, and the 55-200. I plan to add a Fujifilm X-T10 as well!

Photographer's Work

Fern Leaves

FUJIFILM X-T1 / 60mm Micro
0.4 sec at F11 /ISO 400

I photographed these rain cover fern leaves in the early spring in the Columbia Gorge of Oregon. The overcast light helped the deep colors come through. April in the Columbia Gorge is replete with rich green subjects, waterfalls and streams!

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Fall Leaf with Dew

FUJIFILM X-T1 / 60mm Micro
1/17 sec at F16 /ISO 400

The fall foliage of Maine in October can be stunning! Wet knee photography can be a lot of fun and very rewarding when you find subjects like this!

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Spiral Stairs

FUJIFILM X-T1 / 10-24mm
1/8 sec at F 8 /ISO 6400

In the administration building of Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill, Kentucky is a beautiful spiral staircase fashioned in the traditional Shaker method. The 10-24 was the perfect choice to take it all in!

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Red Floats

FUJIFILM X-T1 / 18-55mm
1/11 sec at F 106 ISO 320

Walking around the docks along the coast of Maine in Acadia National Park you will see lots of very colorful lobster trap floats. With the 18-55 you can compose some really fun images. The striking rich color of the Velvia film simulation is a perfect match for this kind of subject.

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Smokies Stream Fall

FUJIFILM X-T1 / 18-135mm
2.5 sec at F22 /ISO 100

My favorite place to shoot the beautiful streams of the Smokies is my home, National Park, the Great Smokies and the Tremont Branch of The Little River.

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Paint Brushes

FUJIFILM X-T1 / 55-200mm
0.9 sec at F 10 /ISO 400

In Brown County, Indiana you will find lots of old work sheds and you might get lucky and find these old paint brushes handing against a weathered wood wall. The Fujifilm X-System is wonderful for shooting tight Americana images, and the 55-200 is very sharp even focused close.

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Cadillac Mountain

FUJIFILM X-T1 / 18-55mm
1/6 sec at F 16 ISO 1600

There are few places more breathtaking than Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in Fall. On the mountain top the fall color is the close-cropped shrubs along the lichen covered rocks. When you get fog the light is perfect!

Kerry Payne

Photographer's Bio

Kerry Payne is an Australian documentary photographer based in New York City. She is drawn to the power of photography as a tool for healing, advocacy and promoting change within issues that are widespread, yet generally considered taboo. Her current project, "The Children (I Never Had)" pays tribute to the bloody emotional battle of hope and loss, played out month after month, behind doors, by millions of women worldwide in their fruitless quest to become mothers. Her long term project "Left Behind" probes the complicated grief facing those left behind when somebody they love dies by suicide. She and her husband have been jointly documenting their love affair since the day they met. "Instant Love Story" began as a respite to Kerry's emotionally challenging projects dealing with suicide and infertility and it has become a sweet daily reminder of the beauty this life can offer.

Kerry has studied photography, documentary film making and writing at the International Center for Photography, School of Visual Arts and New York University.

Her photography has been published and exhibited internationally. A partial list of publications includes Marie Claire (Italy and Brazil), Esquire, The Sydney Morning Herald, Revista Photo Magazine (Brazil), Popular Photography (Australia), The Huffington Post and Burn Magazine, among others. Her project 'Left Behind' was exhibited on billboards throughout Sydney, Australia, and via a solo show and reception at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC. "Instant Love Story" was exhibited at the Center for Photography, Woodstock in "The Space Between", showcasing contemporary smartphone photographers. She will soon have a month long solo exhibition in Rio, combining three major bodies of work, supported by the Rio Town Hall cultural division. Kerry teaches workshops on "Intimate Reportage, Self as Subject" and "Advocacy, Photography as Agent for Change" and has participated in photography and advocacy related panel discussions with Aperture and the New School in NYC, Suicide Prevention Australia, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and at Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University.

Her nonprofit clients include The United Nations Foundation, where she is a Senior Fellow of #instacorp, and the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention. She is a partner in the initiative 1in20, providing a platform for people living with mental illness, and their caregivers, to share their experiences through the art of visual storytelling.

Kerry is a passionate FujiFilm advocate and shoots FujiFilm X Series cameras exclusively for both her commercial and personal work.

Learn more: www.kerrypayne.net

Photographer's Testimonial

It really was love at first sight when I first picked up an X-T1. The camera does everything my old SLR system did, and then some. As a documentary and street photographer I want to carry a camera with me at all times, and I need to be as close to invisible as possible so as not to disturb the scene I'm capturing. Both the X-T1 and the X100T are fast, silent, and tiny, compared to the SLR system I'd been using. I have several Fuji lenses, and use them for different assignments, though the 18mm (28mm equilivent) prime is my preferred lens. The unit is so small it fits neatly into my purse, and I no longer have need to carry a camera bag, helping me 'disappear' on the streets even further. The image quality is superb. Much of my work is output to multimedia pieces and the images project to a huge scale, with perfect clarity. The color, right out of camera, is just beautiful... as close to film as I've ever experienced in a digital system. The multi-zone focusing system makes rapid and precise shooting a dream, and in addition to my need for my camera's to deliver sharp as a tack images for my commercial work, you will see in my gallery that I'm also a fan of deliberate soft focus... my personal approach to image making is to show the viewer how a scene 'felt', rather than how it looked. Having all the major function controls as dials and buttons on the body of the camera makes it so simple to control the process, from exposure to focus, on the fly. The tilting rear screen has allowed me to capture images from a perspective that would never be achievable with another system, and without making a spectacle of myself. I use the focus assist tools and electronic viewfinder all the time, and again, have been able to make images in low light situations that were not possible before without the intrusive and attention drawing focus assist beam that is the standard for SLR systems. I'm hooked on the X series cameras. Within a couple of months of first picking them up, I sold my entire SLR kit and have never looked back.

Photographer's Work

Sailing on the Hudson River off Manhattan Island, we'd just lowered the sails and turned back for port. This image was made on a beautiful summer’s day. I knew I'd want varying focal lengths that day so I carried my 18-55mm lens with me. Still compact enough to fit into my purse, but with versatile enough to cover the entire trip.

X-T1 18-55mm, F4.5 1/1900 sec.

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‘Bad’ weather produces some of my favorite images and the weatherproof X-T1 has freed me from the tyranny of the plastic bag cover up I was tied to with my old camera system. This was made on the Sydney waterfront, on a wet but beautiful Winters day.

X-T1 14mm, 1/13th sec, f8.0

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This is the view from my rooftop in Brooklyn. I’ve made countless frames of this beautiful Manhattan skyline and keep a camera loaded with SD card by the window at all times for moments just like this one.

X-T1 122.6mm, 1/20th sec, f9.0 ISO 800

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During a rainy day stroll through Brooklyn’s Botanic garden in early spring, the delicacy of these tulips drew me in. It was my first outing with the X-T1 and I was amazed at the lens quality and depth of field. It handled the cloudy lighting situation beautifully.

X-T1, ISO 200, 1/4000th SEC AT F2.0, 18mm lens

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During a commercial shoot for Manhattan’s oldest standing bar, The Ear Inn, I noticed this sweet moment in the corner. Very low light, no flash, the X-T1 handled the lighting situation beautifully.

X-T1, ISO 6400, 1/4th sec at f5.0, 14mm lens

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I’m a sucker for a little romance, and my favorite hotels are those that place flowers in their water features. This image was made at high noon on a steaming hot day in Palm Springs, the vibrancy of the color produced by Fujifilm’s X Series cameras never ceases to amaze me.

X-T1, ISO 250, 1/4th sec at f2.0, 14mm lens

David Hobby

Photographer's Bio

David Hobby shot more than 10,000 editorial assignments as a staff photojournalist from 1986 to 2007. In 2006 he founded Strobist.com, and left the newspaper ranks shortly thereafter.

Strobist is a leading resource worldwide for photographers interesting in learning about photographic lighting, with millions of photographers having taken its free online courses. Through Strobist, Hobby has taught dozens of lighting workshops all over the US and around the world.

Most recently, he spent 2014 producing the video series The Traveling Photographer, which was filmed on location around the world for Lynda.com.

Photographer's Testimonial

I spent 30 years shooting film and digital SLRs from another manufacturer before discovering the Fujifilm X-Series in 2012. An old film guy, I immediately fell in love with Fujifilm's nuanced approach to color. There is 80 years of film manufacturing experience baked into every single X-Trans chip, and it most surely shows.

I love that Fujifilm offers me the consistency of that X-Trans chip and color handling all across the camera line, allowing me to choose the form factor best suited for my current subject.

When an SLR is called for, the Fujifilm X-T1 fits the bill—and my hand—perfectly. Gone is the bulky, SLR-on-steroids feel of many pro DSLRs today. The X-T1 reminds me of the feel of a classic film camera from back in the day, when my "chip" was a roll of Fujichrome 100.

Whether shooting in the normal SLR style or using the articulated screen as a waist level finder to discreetly grab photos on the street, the X-T1 is a highly versatile camera. Fujifilm's unique approach to color—and the tremendous amount of control over the color palette in camera—means I spend more time shooting and less time in post- production, which is always a good thing.

Photographer's Work

From a rocky corniche outcropping in the Arabian Gulf, I photographed the futuristic Dubai skyline at dusk. An X-T1 and the very compact 14mm f/2.8 has the weight and footprint of a point-and-shoot, but yields professional quality files. It's a great combination for travel.

X-T1 1/1.7s at f/5.6, ISO 400

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At mix light, the courtyard of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is illuminated by lights on the minarets. What you don't see: the dozen other visitors who are standing right in front of me. That's because the Fuji X-T1 allows me to use the articulated screen to grab a "Hail Mary" shot with outstretched arms. And the 10-24mm f/4 wideangle zoom has image stabilization to keep the resulting photos tack sharp, even at slow shutter speeds.

X-T1 1/30th at f/4, ISO 800

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I spent an evening photographing Paris citiscapes from atop a high-rise office building. Using the 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 telephoto zoom, we were able to choose any number of different compositions, including this one of a Paris Metro line. Had I wanted, the highly variable "Kelvin" white balance setting on my Fuji X-T1 would have allowed me to neutralize the warm light of sunset. But in this case I went the other way, using the camera's internal controls to embrace that warmth and run with it.

X-T1 1/480th at f/8.0, ISO 400

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In Paris, everyone wants to climb the Eiffel Tower to photograph the city. That's fine, except your photo is going to be missing something very important: the thing you are standing on. So we choose instead to shoot our citiscape from nearby Montparnasse Tower, and include the Eiffel Tower in our shot. The image stabilization on the Fuji 55-200 f/3.5-4.8 zoom allowed us to shoot deep into dusk, using only a railing as support.

X-T1 1/30th at f/3.6, ISO 800

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I love the interplay of the deep red last light with the deep blues of shadow. And few places are better to see than than the overlook at Sacre Coeur in Paris. Monmartre is set like a stage before you, the labrynthine buildings crowding together in the gritty area of town. The Fuji 55-200 f/3.5-4.8 telephoto zoom allowed me to choose my frame perfectly—and the image stabilization kept me tack sharp without a tripod.

X-T1 1/125th at f/5.6, ISO 400

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Fujifilm's lifetime of expertise in film manufacturing really shows in their X-Series cameras, in this case an X-T1. And that doesn't just mean color. While most every digital camera can shoot in black and white, to my eye no one gets anywhere near as close to film as does Fujifilm. This photo, of Notre Dame in Paris, is exactly as it came out of the camera, with zero post processing. To me, that does not look like digital. That looks like a black and white print.

X-T1 1/4th at f/4.0, ISO 800

Valerie Jardin

Photographer's Bio

Photography changed my life forever. The day I picked up a camera I became a storyteller. Photography is my passion, my obsession, my addiction. I live and breathe in pixels!

My passion for humankind drives me to shoot mostly street photography. I thrive on searching and waiting for just the right moment when a story unfolds in a single frame. I also look to shoot the extraordinary in the ordinary - it's in the details. I've learned to see when I look, to find beauty everywhere. Although I love wandering the streets of large cities, the natural world around me always amazes me. I feel so privileged to see it all through my lens.

After working as a commercial photographer for 14 years, I am now devoting my time and energy to educate others. Teaching is my opportunity to share my passion and skills with others while leading international photography workshops. I also give talks and presentations at photo conferences.

I also share my passion for photography by writing articles. I'm a writer for Australian-based dPS magazine and the host of my very own street photography weekly podcast Street Focus.

I fell in love with the X100S when it came out and never looked back. The gear should never get in the way and this little camera has simply become an extension of my vision.

Born and raised in France, I currently live in Minnesota, USA.

Living the dream...

www.valeriejardinphotography.com

Photographer's Testimonial

I originally bought the Fujifilm X-T1 as a back-up camera in case anything happened to my Fujifilm X100S while traveling and teaching workshops. I quickly fell in love with its handy ISO dial and flip screen. Paired with a short prime lens it is very inconspicuous on the streets. Then the Fujifilm 16mm f/1.4 came into my life and I was blown away by its quality. Today the X100T remains my favorite tool for street photography, but when I need a little more flexibility in focal lengths, nothing beats the Fujifilm X-T1 in my world!

Photographer's Work

  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-T1
  • ISO: 200
  • Focal Length: 16mm
  • Exposure Bias: 0
  • Aperture: f/4.0
  • Shutter Speed: 1/105
  • White Balance: Auto
[Photo] Sample Image
  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-T1
  • ISO: 1600
  • Focal Length: 24mm
  • Exposure Bias: 0
  • Aperture: f/4.0
  • Shutter Speed: 1/480
  • White Balance: Auto
[Photo] Sample Image
  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-T1
  • ISO: 5000
  • Focal Length: 20mm
  • Exposure Bias: -1/3
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Shutter Speed: 1/60
  • White Balance: Auto
[Photo] Sample Image
  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-T1
  • ISO: 250
  • Focal Length: 16mm
  • Exposure Bias: 0
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Shutter Speed: 1/60
  • White Balance: Auto
[Photo] Sample Image
  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-T1
  • ISO: 200
  • Focal Length: 35mm
  • Exposure Bias: 0
  • Aperture: f/4.0
  • Shutter Speed: 1/60
  • White Balance: Auto
[Photo] Sample Image
  • Camera: FUJIFILM X-T1
  • ISO: 6400
  • Focal Length: 16mm
  • Exposure Bias: 0
  • Aperture: f/1.4
  • Shutter Speed: 1/50
  • White Balance: Auto