“In the wake of excitement and fulfillment after each project passes, our desire to go bigger and do more continues to go on,” explains the filmmaker duo Double Vision from New Zealand. One major aspect that needs to be addressed appropriately is the seemingly endless equipment.
Every photographer or filmmaker will at some point be part of a project where all you can possibly carry is just one compact system covering it all. In their last two projects, the duo tested the FUJIFILM X-H2S hybrid camera system without experiencing any other X-Series camera before. Therefore, having a totally unbiased approach towards the X-H2s and its performance.
They never shot with an X-Series camera before, they never shot a mountain bike movie before, and tested the camera to the fullest by putting it on an FPV drone.
Walking through the streets of Paris, Barcelona, Rome or just taking a stroll along the promenade of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Traveling through different countries, cities, and cultures is probably something we all love. Slowly our lives are turning back to a more routine and less restrictive daily life. Thus also travel becomes possible again. Spring season is in full swing too and many people are ready to travel to different locations and countries again to admire and capture special sceneries. To get pleasing results, we have some helpful tips to make your memories unforgettable.
People are the heart of any culture, so when you journey to other countries or cities, you will find travel gold in their faces and the way they live. Street portraits and candids are two different types to capture those moments. While shooting a candid, your subject is likely to be unaware, or at least unconcerned, of your presence. Portraits are more likely to be posed, and will perhaps include eye contact, with the subject fully aware they’re being photographed. Consequently, some tricks are important to keep in mind…
The successful Wonder Photo Shop concept, a new era of photoshops, continues to evolve seven years after its launch, true to the FUJIFILM motto “Never Stop”. Wonder Photo Shop is becoming a reference for photo culture, appealing to the entire community: from analogue and instant photography enthusiasts to photo amateurs and professional digital photographers.
History: On 8 October 2015, the first Wonder Photo Shop in Europe opened in Barcelona on Gran de Gràcia street. Since then, the concept has spread worldwide, offering a perfect place where creativity, design, and technology come together to transform our memories and special moments into a unique and personal experience.
At Wonder Photo Shop, there is something for everyone! Besides inspiration for photographic projects or crafts, you can also discover the advanced technology of digital cameras and the most eco-friendly photo printing systems or start capturing your favorite memories with analogue cameras like in the good old days. Why not try the disposable cameras, films, and instant cameras that are once again becoming popular with young people? In addition, there will soon be new services and attractive new products that will delight photography lovers.
“We hope that all our friends will join us in this new 360º degrees project and that we can continue to expand the number of followers that Wonder Photo Shop Barcelona has garnered over the years, the origin of a large global community that continues to promote photography in all its dimensions, from analogue to digital and including the most disruptive technologies such as AI,”
Eduardo López, Director of Imaging and Recording Media at Fujifilm Europe Gmb, Sucursal en España.
London, Paris, Rome, New York. City trips offer you a unique opportunity to explore the culture and culinary delicacies of a country. In addition to the magnificent sights, the parks and cafés, it is the charm and the characteristics of a city that make a trip like this so interesting. Of course, the camera cannot be missing to capture and share the flair and vibrancy of the city. Here are our tips to make your pictures stand out from all the others.
The ‘Blue Hour’
After a stunning sunset, the sky will appear in a deep blue color and enters the ‘Blue Hour’. Historic monuments which are diffusely illuminated, buildings or the city in general will be lit up with all different kinds of lights with different color temperatures, creating a magical scenery. Unfortunately, due to different seasons, the Blue Hour can differ from season to season. Therefore, planning is key! Find out about suitable sights in advance and put yourself in a good place to get the most out of the Blue Hour.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Tower Bridge in London or the TV Tower in Berlin there are hundreds of images from all three sights. All look basically the same because they are usually captured from similar angles. Now it is time to mix it up a bit. Have a more detailed look at known monuments and think about interesting details you may see or objects surrounding the main motif which might support the visual appearance. Having a look at pictures online and getting inspired to develop these photographic ideas further can help to explore new perspectives as well.
Skillfully Avoid Mistakes
Taking a picture of a tower which looks like falling behind on the actual image or similar. So called ‘falling lines’ is the unpleasant effect when the camera is not aligned parallelly with the motif and the object has parallel edges. The slight inclination causes ‘falling lines’ which can be bothersome. Consequently, it is important to choose the angle carefully to avoid this mistake. If that is not possible, finding a suitable location and then using the falling lines creatively is essential. For example, photographing a skyscraper steep from below, which will emphasize the high of the building. This makes your photo more dynamic and transforms it into an eye-catcher.
Visiting sights in different cities always leads to crowds of people standing in front of one building or statue, which makes taking great shots almost impossible. In order to still have the motif playing the main role, there are two options to do so. Either visiting a sight early in the morning or late at night, or reach into the bag of tricks. With an exposure time of 1/15s or longer, motion blurs are created. This blurs the masses of tourists and puts the building back in the foreground. Very important: Use a tripod.
Capture The Skyline
Let’s be real. We all LOVE it. A city’s skyline can be magical for most of us. From an elevated viewing point, it is possible to experience a breathtaking sea of lights, which account for a photo that is rich in contrast. Depending on the location, there are some things to think about. When photographing the skyline through a window, it is important to stand as close as possible to the window to avoid mirroring reflections. Using the flash in that occasion can cause a white dot on the window and should be turned off. Making use of a tripod helps to take sharp photos.
Now you are prepared for the next city trip and awesome memories captured through your camera.