13th November 2014 – International Food Photography Day

To celebrate International Food Photography Day, we are offering you the chance to win a personalised Fujifilm X-E2 body with XF18-55mm lens!

In association with Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, we will be celebrating International Food Photography Day on Thursday 13th November, and offering you the chance to win a personalised Fujifilm X-E2 camera and an amazing XF18-55mm lens (worth a snap-tastic £1078)

Image by John Armstrong-Millar Highly Commended - Food for Sale Category - Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2014
Image by John Armstrong-Millar
Highly Commended – Food for Sale Category – Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2014

The competition 

The theme is Snap the Rainbow. It’s really simple, all you have to do is capture the beautiful colours of food with your camera (doesn’t have to be a Fujifilm camera) and share them on Thursday 13th November 2014.

Enter by Twitter:

Upload your image to Twitter and include the twitter accounts @foodphotoaward and @Fujifilm_UK and the hashtag #allfoodsbrightandcolourful

Enter by Facebook:

Alternatively, post them onto the International Food Photography Day 2014 Facebook Event here.

The prize

The Fujifilm X-E2 is a multi-award winning CSC (compact system camera), packed full to the brim with technology and delivers outstanding image quality. The X-E2 comes with a XF18-55mm lens. The 18-55mm versatile short zoom lens which covers a variety of frequently used focal lengths from 18mm  wide angle to 55mm telephoto. A perfect range for nearly all photographic subjects.

The personal touch

Not only will you win this stunning camera and lens, but it will also be customised with one of the Fujifilm Signature colours and textures. Choose from any of the colours in the slideshow below:

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Good luck!

One winner will be selected from all entries received and notified by Twitter or Facebook on Wednesday 20th November 2014

To allow participants to contribute around the world, all entries must be tweeted or posted on Facebook between midday GMT on the 12th November and midday GMT on the 14th November 2014.

For further information please contact, Sue Richmond at Kenyon Communications by emailing sue@kenyon-communications.com

Full Terms and Conditions can be found at http://www.internationalfoodphotographyday.com

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Pimping my Fuji X-Pro1 – X-Signature Skin

By Kevin Mullins

What is the X-Signature range then? Recently, I was made aware of the new “pimping” service of the X-Series of cameras that Fujifilm have launched in the UK and I believe, worldwide. The Service involves having your X-Series Camera skinned with a choice of many different options. Current options include; Racing Green, Burnt Orange, Black Lizard, Blue Lizard, Beige Lizard Emboss, Light Green Lizard, Navy Blue Crinkle, Red Lizard and Red Crinkle Emboss.


Now, I’m a reportage wedding photographer right? Part of my remit at a wedding is try not to stand out in the crowd and to blend in as much as possible. So, with that in mind, I decided to avoid options such as Red Lizard and Burnt Orange (though I’m sure these will be fine choices for certain people!). Instead, I went for Black Lizard. Why? Well, because it’s black….mostly.

The process has been superb. I ordered my “pimping” on Tuesday. On Wednesday morning I received a pre-paid box and padded envelope. I popped my X-Pro1 in the post on Wednesday afternoon. Less that forty eight hours later I receive a parcel from Fuji with my brand new X-Signature Skinned X-Pro1.

For what it’s worth, as you know, I’m an official X-Photographer and a working professional. My cameras do take a battering and I was really keen to see the new skins in action. I chose my X-Pro1 as it’s my oldest work horse and probably, a bit like me, needed a face lift of some kind.


The box arrived. All plush and very very well presented. Inside the lovely box is the X-Pro1 with its X-Signature skin.

Now, the X-Pro1 had a pretty good feel in the hand and I never had the need to “grip” it to avoid slipping in the hand and it’s important that the X-Signature Skins offer that same tactile embrace. And it does. It actually feels better in the hand, and almost gives it a “better quality” feel.

According to the Fujifilm website you can “Personalise your camera by choosing from one of the fantastic customised Signature colours and textures. Whether you already own a camera or are looking to purchase one today, simply select a style to suit your personality and we’ll get your tailor-made camera to you in a flash.”


And pretty much I think that sums it up. Listen, having your X-E1 in Red Lizard isn’t going to make you a better photographer. It’s probably going to make you cooler that me of course icon smile Pimping my Fuji X Pro1 ~ X Signature Skin Ultimately this is about personalisation of your camera. It had to be excellent quality and materials that are good for the rough and tumble of the average wedding photographer.

Good Value? I think so. It’s not going to be for everyone of course but if you fancy being a bit different and adding a bit of quality personalisation to your camera then go for it.

Click here to get your X-Series camera pimped with a X-Signature skin on the Fuji UK shop.





About Kevin

Kevin Mullins is an award winning UK Wedding Photographer specialising in the documentary style of wedding photography. To see more of his work you can follow him on Facebook or follow his blog. Kevin’s non-wedding related Fuji content is on his new Fuji specific blog over at The Owl.

And now for something completely different…

Fujifilm UK has just officially announced the launch of its new Fujifillm X Signature customisation service.

Users of Fujifilm X cameras can now choose to have their camera re-skinned to one of many different colours and textures by a trained Fujifilm techhnician.

Orders can be placed at Fujifilm’s X Signature website and there is a 2 week turnaround on orders. The process involves sending your camera to Fujifilm in pre-paid packaging that will be sent to you. This will not affect your warranty as the service is carried out by Fujifilm’s Service Centre, and you will have the added benefit of a free check and clean of your product. It’ll be returned in an X Signature box with your chosen skin applied.

This service is also available on new cameras. The cost is £129.99 to re-skin your existing camera, or £99.99 if you order a new camera in an X Signature colour.

Click here to read the press release
Click here to visit the Fujifilm X Signature microsite

Here’s a couple of example skins that are now available:

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this service. Please leave a comment below or send a Tweet to @Fujifilm_UK and include the hashtag #XSignature