Podcast: A look at the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and more…

Piet, (foreground) and Rene with the camera and the SMDV Speedbox Professional 70cm and a Cactus RF60 in the alleyway of Varanasi, India.

Piet, (foreground) and Rene (camera to his face) and the SMDV Speedbox Professional 70cm and a Cactus RF60 in the alleyway of Varanasi, India.

Every year after our workshop in India, Piet Van den Eynde and I spend an hour or so talking about this years new Fujifilm gear. Because we do it in the field it sometimes becomes difficult to find a good location to record these discussions. It is India after all, things are noisy. One year we even made a tent out of blankets and recorded the show under it. Not to worry, this years was a breeze. Piet and I only had to deal with noisy bellhops and stray dogs,  all of this served as a background to an amazing hour of looking at the latest gear from Fujifilm.  For this episode we invited camera geek and photographer Rene Debar, host of the Fuji Xtras blog to help us with our yearly overview and to discuss the new Fujifilm X-Pro2. Continue reading

Thaipusam Day 2

Massive flood lights light up one of the staging areas for the Thaipusam pilgrams.

Massive flood lights light up one of the staging areas for the Thaipusam pilgrims.

 

For the past few years that I have been covering Thaipusam I have always shot using a flash early in the morning. I often use a technique called dragging the shutter or rear curtain sync. Today I wanted to try something different. I spent much of my morning shooting with available light, with a few exceptions. These are images from day two of Thaipusam. Continue reading