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A Review of the Fuji XF 14mm 2.8

Unlike the world of the DSLR, the mirrorless ecosystem is not awash with what could be regarded as ultra wide angle lenses. One that does stand out is the Fuji XF 14mm f2.8. It was released originally as a companion to the Fuji X-Pro1 but will fit any of Fuji’s current interchangeable lens models including the XT1. These cameras use an APS-C sensor which means when we add in the crop factor, the 14mm gives an equivalent filed of view of 21mm. Of course, the major advantage of being designed for an APS-C sensor is that the size can remain more compact than an equivalent full frame version. Let’s see how this lens performs.

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How to Motivate Yourself to Carry Your Tripod Along More Often

Cumbersome, heavy and unnecessary are words that often spring to mind when talking about tripods. All of these words are quite accurate and good excuses not to take a tripod with you. The fact is though, in many cases you can get much better image quality if your camera is tripod-mounted as opposed to handheld. Maybe the light has faded fast, you may have seen an amazing flower, perfect for a tripod locked macro or perhaps that scene in front of you is begging for a deep depth of field. These are all shots you may lose if you don’t have a tripod with you. Today, rather than espouse the benefits of tripods, we are going to look at ways of motivating yourself to take one more often.

Pelican's wings by ©Sheen's Nature Photography

Abstract Nature Photography: 3 Effective Tips to Create Captivating Images

Abstract art separates reality of a subject through the use of imagery. Instead of an accurate, concrete image, abstract art instead conveys feeling, mood, color, movement and/or texture. While there is not a hard and fast definition of abstract nature photography, we can apply the principals found in abstract art to create captivating images. Exploring and using an abstract approach in nature photography positively impacts our creativity in 1) composition, 2) use of color, movement, lines and texture, and 3) post-processing. When delving into abstract, a key tip is to bring the focus to the elements of the subject versus the subject itself.

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Autumn Through a Macro Lens: 19 Inspirational Images

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all,” wrote Stanley Horowitz. It is apparently the succinctness and vividness with which Horowitz describes autumn that has so resonated with people searching for seasonally appropriate quotes. Accordingly, the macro images that follow all embody, to one degree or another, the brilliant patchwork of seasons that is autumn.


7 Things to Keep in Mind When Doing Travel Photography

When traveling there are things that are not in your control, especially if photography is one of the main reasons you are traveling. That doesn’t necessarily mean that there is nothing to be done. Here are 7 things to keep in mind when doing travel photography.

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Mountains in Flintstone, MD

IMG_5197.JPG by dew23456 on Light Stalking I took this while on top of a lookout point on a walking trail. The image has not been modified at all. I was using my Canon T4i with the 18-55 kit lens, this one was 18mm, 1/125 @ f7.1, ISO 100, This is my first upload I hope […]


Mark Alexander

what got me interested in photography was a friend’s photograph of Yosemite Falls with a neutral density filter. The water looked just like silk and with his compositional skills, it made me want to take up the art…



Photography is a form of art, and I am an artist.



Calvin Ferguson, freelance photographer in Charlotte, N.C.


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Hi, I’m a Mum of two with a passion for photography! I’m English, Live in Connecticut and I see pictures everywhere I go. My Dad started my interest in photography as a child and I’ve started to take it more seriously in the last couple of years.


city of cologne panorama view

city of cologne panorama view Nikon D5300 f/7.1 iso 160 20sec. 21mm city of cologne panorama view by mauipascal on Light Stalking link to flickr


Which one?

Photo of Vatican Museum stairs. When I looked down I thought, “black and white”, but now I like the original color shot. What do you think, and anything I should have done to improve it? Rome__DSC6602_2014-06-03 – Version 2.jpg by TerryNick on Light Stalking CC: @admin