Classic Negative using Capture One on X-T3

Classic Negative using Capture One on X-T3

Classic Negative is one of the newest Film Simulations introduced by Fujifilm in their latest cameras the XPRO-3 and X-T4. However as they do, they don't release this via firmware update for older cameras like X-T3. The film simulation is a recipe that emulates the classic looks from days of Film when you would buy the roll and shoot in your SLR camera. Eventually you would develop them yourself or at the Photo Lab to see the final results. Classic Negative gives your photos a unique look that has low contract, reduced saturation with blue tones emphasised while adding some film grain. It is...

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Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts

Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is such a powerful tool when it comes to organising and editing your photos. Its something that all photographers use on a daily basis. As a new user to Lightroom Classic there are several Keyboard Shortcuts that you should learn in order to speed up your workflow and navigation within Lightroom Classic. These keyboard shortcuts have made my workflow so much faster and allows me to edit my photographs very quickly and efficiently. Hence this post to share these shortcuts to help you work faster in Lightroom as well. Download the image below or print it for quick...

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Multiple Export Presets in Lightroom

Multiple Export Presets in Lightroom

Some time ago, Lightroom introduced a useful and powerful feature that is Batch Export.  This may be confusing but you could export multiple images in a single export but what you couldn't do is Export Single/Multiple images via multiple exports. Let's simplify this a bit as I'm sure you are confused. Lightroom has Export Presets. These are export settings like location, file type, dimensions and resolutions etc that you can save to quickly export your images. So as you would you could create Export Presets for: Instagram - image size optimised for Instagram Twitter - image size optimised...

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Cheap Gear Carry Case Review

Cheap Gear Carry Case Review

While there are many expensive options available out there for Gear Cases most are targetted towards pro photographers but what about us enthusiasts and hobbists? We also want our gear to be safe and protected. The most common brand for gear cases is Pelican and they have a huge range of products, I found an inexpensive and cheap case which is great value for money. It is a case by Craftright which is available from Bunnings (local hardware chain in Australia) and can be picked up for only $59. I actually didn't know about it myself, but read about it in a Facebook Group on a post from a...

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Fujifilm X-T4 ALL Film Simulations

Fujifilm X-T4 ALL Film Simulations

  Fujifilm Cameras inherit a great bit of history from the 35mm Film days when there were different films available that will give you different looks and results based on your selection. With Fujifilm's X-Series range, you find many of these films now included as Film Simulations on your camera. They are not like Canon or Nikon who provide Landscape and Portrait profile which simply tweaks some software settings and generate looks which vary sharpness, saturation etc. Film Simulations actually are reproductions of the Films in your Camera. As every now and then Fujifilm introduce new...

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Fujifilm X-T4 Review

Fujifilm X-T4 Review

What's New? Let's start with what's new with this camera and then we will dive into the details. In this newest camera by Fujifilm, the X-T4 brings with it some new features that will please some crowds while upsetting others. One thing is for sure that Fujifilm are listening to its customers and giving them what they want. 5 Axis - In Body Image Stablisation (IBIS) Flip Out LCD Screen Brand new Li-ion battery NP-W235 rated up to 600 Shots on a single charge. Approximately double the capacity of X-T3 Dedicated Still and Movie switch, backed by their own unique Menu system and settings New...

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Low Light IBIS Performance Fujifilm X-T4

Low Light IBIS Performance Fujifilm X-T4

Finally in this latest camera by Fujifilm we now have 5-axis In Body Image Stablisation (IBIS) which means that you can get a lot more steady handheld shots in low light or night scenes. I decided to test this capability of the X-T4's IBIS as I know that I'm quite poor at shooting hand held in low light conditions. Generally I can shoot at 1/60th or 1/50th of a second but anything slower I will get blurry shots, or I'd need to crank up the ISO in order to get a stable shot. But with the X-T4 we now have the ability to stablise the frame up to 5 stops thanks to IBIS. This feature is also...

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Capture One Tips for ex-LR Users

Capture One Tips for ex-LR Users

Capture One Pro/Express can be quite intimidating at first, especially if you are coming from using Adobe Lightroom. In this post (and video below) I hope to bridge this gap. You will hopefully find after reading this post and watching the video, that Capture One is actually more powerful, flexible and feature rich than Adobe Lightroom. And runs a lot faster (for me anyway), I know this topic has its many arguments. You have two options, watch the video or read the post below and jump to that section of the video directly Tip #1 - Exposure Tab Kind of like the Develop Module in Lightroom,...

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Unboxing Fujifilm X-T4

Unboxing Fujifilm X-T4

Earlier this May, Fujifilm released these next flagship camera X-T4 with the rumoured articulating screen and In Body Image Stablisation (IBIS).  I reached out to Fujifilm Australia to request if a review unit could be sent to me for testing and review. Sure, enough soon after the release of this camera they reached out to me one Monday morning. It made my day to get the news and after completing the paperwork, the camera was swiftly sent to me the next day. It arrived by courier right on time as indicated on the loan agreement.  As I start setting up and getting used to this camera I...

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Miniature Worlds – Project #3

Miniature Worlds – Project #3

This weeks video is about creating Miniature Worlds using these figurines by Faller that I had lying around for a long time. Thanks to a friend Greg who posted some really nice Lego Star Wars scenes that inspired me to go looking for these figurines and use them around the house to capture some creative shots. If you don't have this figurines then you can use Lego or any other small figures you have. Heck, if I had my brother GI-Joe collection I'm sure I could have had some fun with that. I setup these figurines in pots and outdoor table to create some scenes that depict a conversation or...

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