Huck: ‘Great photographers need determination not talent’. Advice from Chris Killip

http://www.huckmagazine.com/art-and-culture/photography-2/chris-killip-in-flagrante/

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Huck: Dear young photographer: ‘Shoot a lot of pictures. Be a doer, not a chatter.’ Advice from Magnum’s David Hurn

http://www.huckmagazine.com/art-and-culture/photography-2/david-hurn-magnum-advice/

Alien Skin: Exposure X2 Update – Portrait Touch Up Presets and More

https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2017/exposure-x2-7-update/

“We just released the 2.7 update to Exposure X2 that introduces several great new features. …

… One new feature is the addition of several new portrait touch up presets. These help you quickly refine your photos. The presets add several portrait retouching layers in a single mouse click. Each covers the fundamental touch ups you’ll need – soften skin, enhance iris, and whiten teeth – and two add additional refinements: deemphasize background or red eye removal….

… We’ve also added new features to Exposure’s layering that make layering even easier to use. You’ll find the layer opacity slider in the panel control area, above the layers. This streamlines Exposure’s user interface. New visual drop indicators provide visual cues that make it easier to drag and drop layers, and to drag and drop presets onto layers. Similarly, brushing pins now have the same Show options as Exposure’s Spot Healing tool, giving you more control of how brush pins appear onscreen….”

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Fujifilm: The GFX system expands further with exceptional glass: Fujifilm announce FUJINON GF110mmF2 R LM WR and GF23mmF4 R LM WR

https://www.fujifilm.eu/uk/news/article/the-gfx-system-expands-further-with-exceptional-glass-fujifilm-announce-fujinon-gf110mmf2-r-lm-wr-and-gf23mmf4-r-lm-wr-1

“FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has today announced that it will release the FUJINON GF110mmF2 R LM WR Lens and FUJINON GF23mmF4 R LM WR Lens in June 2017. Both products are professional interchangeable lenses for GFX 50S 43.8×32.9mm format digital camera. Fujifilm has also unveiled new accessories to complement the GFX system….

… The FUJINON GF110mmF2 R LM WR Lens is a medium telephoto lens for portraits. With a focal length equivalent to 87mm in the 35mm format, it achieves a brightness of F2.0 when used wide open to deliver beautiful bokeh. The high resolving power of the area in focus and the rich bokeh unique to medium-format fast-diameter lenses depicts portraits with a realistic three-dimensional feel.

The FUJINON GF23mmF4 R LM WR Lens has a focal length equivalent to 18mm in the 35mm format and is perfectly suited for landscape and architectural applications. Despite the super-wide angle of view, distortion is kept to a minimum, and with the high-resolution performance extending all the way to the edges, the resulting image is outstandingly sharp….”

Fujifilm: Fujifilm sets its highest record with 17 products won the globally-prestigious Red Dot Design Award

https://www.fujifilm.eu/uk/news/article/fujifilm-sets-its-highest-record-with-17-products-won-the-globally-prestigious-red-dot-design-award

“FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is proud to announce that its 17 major products, including the compact and lightweight medium-format mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM GFX 50S,” carrying a large image sensor, have won the Red Dot Design Award 2017, a product design award program organized by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen based in Essen, Germany.

Fujifilm has won the Red Dot Design Award for five consecutive years since 2013 with its products, including the X Series of digital cameras, praised by professional photographers and photography enthusiasts for their outstanding image quality, excellent operability and premium design. This year, 17 products, the highest record for Fujifilm, have won the honor in recognition of their innovative product concepts that address leading-edge user needs, excellent performance, advanced technologies that enable the performance, and premium product designs….”

Alien Skin: The Exposure X2 Advanced Layers Update Is Here!

https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2017/advanced-layers-update-exposure-x2-available/

“… The new non-destructive layering system is something that many of you have asked for. You can now stack effects more intuitively and with greater creative control. Layers can be copied and pasted, blended, applied to multiple images, saved as custom presets, and more. There’s no limit to the number of layers you can create, and it’s easy to manage them.

New Presets and Overlays
New vintage platinum presets provide delicate, rich platinum tones that imbue your images with warm blacks and expanded mid-tone grays….

Exposure now supports the following cameras and lenses:

  • Fujifilm XF 10-24 f4 and XF 35mm f2 lenses
  • Canon 5D Mark IV and Canon 80D cameras
  • Manual lens correction enables you to adjust lens distortion, select a lens profile, and turn off lens correction….”

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Fujifilm: Fujifilm sets its highest record with 14 products recognized in the internationally prestigious “iF Design Award” in recognition of their product design and performance in diverse fields

https://www.fujifilm.eu/uk/news/article/fujifilm-sets-its-highest-record-with-14-products-recognized-in-the-internationally-prestigious-if-design-award-in-recognition-of-their-product-design-and-performance-in-diverse-fields

“FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the “iF Design Award 2017” for 14 of its main products including the medium-format mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM GFX 50S” and “instax SHARE Smartphone Printer SP-2”. The award is organized by the iF International Forum Design in Hanover, Germany, an international organization for design promotion.
Winning recognition for as many as 14 products is the highest record for Fujifilm.

The iF Design Award is an international design award launched in 1953. It is one of the world’s three most prestigious design awards, alongside Germany’s “Red Dot Design Award” and the United States’ “IDEA.” The Fujifilm products, awarded this time, range from consumer products including digital cameras, printer and cosmetics, to industrial products such as a cinema camera lens. They were recognized not only for their exterior design but also for their advanced product performance and ease of use….”

Think Tank Photo: Updated Airport TakeOff ™ V2.0 Rolling Backpack is 15% Lighter

https://www.thinktankphoto.com/blogs/news-events/updated-airport-takeoff-v2-0-rolling-backpack-is-15-lighter

“There are times when uneven terrain simply forces photographers to carry their rolling camera bags.  Now, with our Airport TakeOff V2.0, you can convert your roller to a backpack. And since the new version is 15% lighter, you can carry your gear to the next location more comfortably. Sized to meet the needs of the traveling professional, the Airport TakeOff V2.0 fits most U.S. domestic and international airline carry-on requirements….

… “The Airport TakeOff V2.0 features a custom designed retractable handle with inset channel on aluminum tubing for added strength and durability, making it easier to roll down the street,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s CEO and lead designer….”

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Think Tank Photo: New “Signature” Shoulder Camera Bag Series Features Advanced Fabrics For A Modernized Classic Shoulder Bag

https://www.thinktankphoto.com/blogs/news-events/think-tank-photo-s-new-signature-camera-bag-series-features-advanced-fabrics-for-a-modernized-classic-shoulder-bag

“… Whether one is a young urban professional or corporate photographer, the Signature shoulder bag is as fashionable as it is functional. Hand sewn, advanced fabrics blend weather protection and durability with the classic feel of fine wool. Genuine leather detailing and metal hardware adds character and stands up to the rigors of daily use….

… Signature  10

  • 1 standard size DSLR with 3–4 prime lenses and accessories
  • A complete Mirrorless camera system with 3–4 lenses and accessories
  • 10” tablet fits inside a dedicated compartment…”

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