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Café Culture

Café Culture

Hani DabbaghApr 10, 20240

There’s something about sipping a morning cappuccino at a Tuscan terrace, in a narrow cobblestone street, watching the town shake off its slumber, that is deeply satisfying. Bar Rossi is a small café in the medieval town of Orbetello. It has a good vantage point overlooking the shops on Corso…

“The Calm Sea” – The story behind this photo

“The Calm Sea” – The story behind this photo

Adhnan IbrahimMar 26, 20240

That morning was special. I decided to join my dad for fishing, something he does regularly after morning prayers. I felt like going along this time. So, with excitement building up inside me, I happily joined my dad on our small boat in the calm waters of our island, Bilehdhoo,…

Moments of Silence – Czech Ossuaries in Photography

Moments of Silence – Czech Ossuaries in Photography

Miroslav HlinkaMar 22, 20240

I stand alone in a darkened room. I absorb the atmosphere of the place. The silence. Reconciliation. Slowly, I get into motion. I watch the light, the shapes, while many empty eye sockets watch me. Bones and skulls are towering up. Witnesses of the ancient past. They speak of transience,…

Brice Gelot Archives Book Vol.1

Brice Gelot Archives Book Vol.1

Brice GelotMar 19, 20240

This first archival book represents much more than a simple compilation of images. This book embodies, on the one hand, an attempt to present my thematic work in a tangible and chronological manner, but also to observe an evolution over the volumes. It is an authentic dive into my universe,…

It’s Street Fashion!

It’s Street Fashion!

Massimo GurciulloMar 15, 20240

“It’s Street Fashion!” is an extract from “Sicily,” my more general work, which I have been pursuing since the first edition of the book was released in 2017. Subsequently, “Sicily” was transformed into an annual publication, a “private diary” in the form of a large format magazine. In 2024, number…

Moments of Silence – Book Review

Moments of Silence – Book Review

fujixpassionMar 14, 20240

Miroslav Hlinka, a versatile creative encompassing the roles of artist, graphic designer, and photographer, specializes in capturing landscapes, urban corners, abandoned places, and ancient cemeteries. If you’re familiar with his extraordinary portfolio, it’s likely because he stands out as one of the leading contributors to the Fuji X Passion project.…

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INSIDE YOUR BAG: Rafael Borda d’Água

INSIDE YOUR BAG: Rafael Borda d’Água

fujixpassionMay 23, 20162

“Hi, my name is Rafael Borda d’Água from Alverca do Ribatejo, Portugal, and my nickname is “Borda_H2o” I’m not a photographer but a person who takes pictures with FUJI X equipment and with the ambition to be able to tell stories through my photos. The stories that fascinate me most…

Fuji X-Pro1: Still a viable choice in 2022?

Fuji X-Pro1: Still a viable choice in 2022?

Alwin KokSep 15, 202110

Since we are just a few months away from the end of the year, please allow me to jump into 2022 instead of 2021. First thing first, yes, you can still use it to shoot. A camera is a camera, it is still capable of doing what it is designed…

From Voigtländer Vito B to the Fuji X-Pro2

From Voigtländer Vito B to the Fuji X-Pro2

Dave TrewrenNov 4, 20169

It has now been a matter of a few months since I made the decision to go down the Fuji X system road and I thought it would be interesting to describe my experiences to date. I am not a professional photographer; although I have some history of studio portraiture…

GO TO(U)IT! Food photography with the Zeiss Touit 50mm and the Fuji X-T1

GO TO(U)IT! Food photography with the Zeiss Touit 50mm and the Fuji X-T1

Iulian MarcuMay 23, 20170

Some of my dearest childhood memories refer to a store room my father transformed into a dark room. I grew up surrounded by the smell of the chemical substances, the red light, the timer, and the miracle of seeing blank rectangular paper turning into pictures. Fuji…

One year with the Fuji X System

One year with the Fuji X System

Andy MumfordOct 20, 20162

It’s been little over a year since I made the switch from Nikon to Fuji, and on the eve of moving from the X-T1 to the X-T2 I thought it would be a good time to review what the system has been like long term used in a wide variety…

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Why I converted camera religions

Why I converted camera religions

“I’m a Nikon guy,” I thought as I browsed through the list of Fujifilm X-T4s. “However, they do look really cool and geez, look at those video capabilities! Maybe it’s finally time to make the jump?” It took some arguing with myself in the mirror, but I eventually jumped the Nikon ship and am now the proud owner of a mirrorless Fujifilm X-T4. Confession time, I haven’t completely jumped the…

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Premium/ Size Matters (?)

fujixpassionAug 19, 2022

Does size matter? What is the resolution and size of your photos for print or online use?  What is the best resolution to print or to use online?This is, perhaps, one of the most recurrent questions that constantly knocks on our door. When we start talking about size, we usually…

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Premium/ How to improve the battery performance of your Fuji camera

Maurício ReisSep 26, 2019

When I switched from Canon to Fuji in 2016, the last thing I thought about was the battery life. I had more to think about, like file quality, construction, lenses, weight, features… After starting to use Fuji equipment, I actually noticed some difference in battery life to what I was…

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Premium/ Fujifilm – From Fuji to film photography

Sebastian BoatcaOct 8, 2020

We have read many stories on Fuji X Passion Inspirational Photography Magazine, and all of them are captivating. Apart from the fact that we continuously learn useful tips about using Fujifilm gear and improve our techniques, this community is so much more! It is not a place for clinical, mathematical…

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Visual Stories

Lost Paradise

Lost Paradise

Intrepid NomadsMay 13, 2020

It’s difficult to understand the real motivations that led us to go to Hawai’i. If you think carefully about it, they’re one of the most remote islands. At 8000 miles…

Two cups of coffee and natural light

Two cups of coffee and natural light

Marcelo de CoghlanJun 11, 2020

I give thanks every day since, in this life of troubles and commitments, I can carry out many activities that I am passionate about. In these quarantine times, these things…

Ibiza

Ibiza

Michael LeskiJul 6, 2023

Visiting places like these comes with a certain set of expectations, clichés, imposed assumptions, things you expect to see, feel, experience. And it’s all true when visiting Ibiza. But then…

The mountains

The mountains

Maurício ReisApr 24, 2020

Through this visual story, Maurício Reis shares his experience of discovering the autumn beauty in one of the lesser-known mountain ranges in Portugal. Serra da Freita, a place to visit…

Deconstructing my photos

Deconstructing my photos

Stefan PanaitescuJun 25, 20203

When I switched from Sony to Fuji, I had no idea how much photography would actually grow on me. Of course, I wanted to get better and take nicer shots, but since that first trip in Marocco, I started getting more and more into photography and focused on learning as…

The day I held the camera on the streets!

The day I held the camera on the streets!

Kanishka SarangiMay 27, 20202

There are numerous genres in photography, and with the advancement in time,  we see a particular genre to evolve and differentiate into a new one. Photography perse still remains the same, but the approach to make a photograph has changed considerably in today’s day and age. With the invasion of…

The portrait of Paris

The portrait of Paris

Paul Mart dicleJul 4, 20236

Hello everyone! First of all, I want to thank the editorial staff of Fuji X Passion for welcoming me back to their pages. For my birthday this year, my girlfriend gave me a 4-night trip to Paris with her, to be together and give me the chance to take some…

A sense of purpose

A sense of purpose

John BrownbridgeMay 8, 20206

Hello, my name is John Brownbridge. I live in England and retired 2 years ago after a career in the motor industry. Along with cars, photography and hi-fi have been lifelong interests. My first camera was a Zenit E, bought in 1976 with money from a Saturday job whilst still…

FunLeader Caplens 18mm f8 Pro – Always ready to shoot

FunLeader Caplens 18mm f8 Pro – Always ready to shoot

Alwin KokDec 6, 20222

We all know the function and purpose of a camera body cap. It is to cover and protect the sensor when it is not in use. That’s simple. FunLeader Caplens 18mm f8 Pro Some of us might even be aware of some interesting body caps such as Fujifilm XM-FL 24mm,…

Respect the Ocean

Respect the Ocean

Jack GrahamMay 31, 20190

Background For many years I have always been interested in photographing the ocean in a different way deviating from the billions of ocean and coastline images made every day. It’s a real challenge. I’ve picked up a lot of techniques for others and from reading. For example, I learned that…

Prio Setiawan: X-perience in Paris

Prio Setiawan: X-perience in Paris

fujixpassionMar 3, 2016

It has been nearly 1.5 years owning Fuji X-Pro1 to accompany in my daily life. Yes, the camera is the thing I can’t live without. So you would have no…

Interview with Matt Gutteridge, wedding photographer

Interview with Matt Gutteridge, wedding photographer

Matt GutteridgeSep 28, 2016

Hello Matt! Could you please introduce yourself? I’m Matt, I’m 40 and a wedding photographer based in the south west of England. I’m married to Lillian and have 3 boys…

A portfolio by Ashok Viswanathan, India

A portfolio by Ashok Viswanathan, India

fujixpassionAug 22, 2016

I started photography young while in school in the early 70’s starting with a Zeiss Super Ikonta IV and progressing to a Nikon FM with 4 lenses by the time…

Peper Harow, the Fuji X-Pro2 and the Fujinon XF100-400mm

Peper Harow, the Fuji X-Pro2 and the Fujinon XF100-400mm

fujixpassionMay 11, 2016

Even the very name is redolent of past times, often characterised by sticking an e one the ende ofe everythinge. It’s a small, picturesque pre-Domesday Book village in the Surrey…

Wedding reportage with X-Pro2 and X-T3

Wedding reportage with X-Pro2 and X-T3

Tomasz PanszczykMar 25, 2019

Hi, my name is Tomasz, I live in the south of Poland and I have been interested in photography for 5 years. I am a professional wedding photographer but I…

Waleed Shah: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review

Waleed Shah: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review

fujixpassionFeb 15, 2016

It’s always nice when Fuji calls and says, “Hey, wanna test out a new product?” This time it was the X-Pro2. I only had it for a week though so…

“Everything I See is Shaped by Light” – Interview with Benjamin Peacock

“Everything I See is Shaped by Light” – Interview with Benjamin Peacock

Benjamin PeacockApr 21, 2023

Hi Benjamin! Could you please start with an introduction and tell us a bit about yourself, where you are from, where you live, what you do, your hobbies and passions?My…

Freezing Moments – Interview with Deniece Brouwer

Freezing Moments – Interview with Deniece Brouwer

Deniece BrouwerJun 27, 2023

Hello Deniece, and thank you for this opportunity to learn a little more about your work. Could you start by introducing yourself?Hello! I am Deniece, a 32-year-old woman from Rotterdam,…

Artificial Paradise

Artificial Paradise

Freek WilleOct 4, 2022

The oldest vivid photography memory I can recall – is a shadowplay photo I took in Switzerland with my dad’s analog Canon Rebel. The guillotine shutter sound really hit me.…

Premium/ If you could only choose one focal length to use for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Premium/ If you could only choose one focal length to use for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Hugo PinhoMar 27, 202012 min read

If you could only choose one focal length to use for the rest of your life, what would it be? Fortunately, it was not for life, but only for a…

Prio Setiawan: X-perience in Paris

Prio Setiawan: X-perience in Paris

fujixpassionMar 3, 20163 min read

It has been nearly 1.5 years owning Fuji X-Pro1 to accompany in my daily life. Yes, the camera is the thing I can’t live without. So you would have no…

Helios 44-4 Lens Review: A Swirly Bokeh Portrait Lens for $30

Helios 44-4 Lens Review: A Swirly Bokeh Portrait Lens for $30

Paul MauerJan 23, 20188 min read

The Helios 44-4 58mm f/2 is a vintage Soviet-era lens with a cult following for it’s unique ‘swirly’ bokeh. For $30, it clocks in as one of the best portrait…

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ROOM 144 There is a place facing the sea, as simple as it is decadent, that invites you to let yourself go. Sometimes it is not the place, sometimes it…

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