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  1. I’m not paying for it - my version of the app seems to be free Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Yes - I’ve had some of my favourites not get past the ‘fresh’ stage, but others I’d thought less of get through to ‘popular’. Saying that, I’m getting better at telling which ones are worth submitting and which aren’t. What I’ve learned: - my personal interests and hobbies aren’t in themselves interesting to other people. - what people like seems to be a strong, clear subject, a story, and some emotion depicted or implied Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. I just signed up for 500px this past week. You get very quick feedback on your photos from photographers all over the world. You know within minutes whether a picture you post has what it takes to grab people’s attention. Anyone else here on it? https://500px.com/warwickcairns Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. I’d probably stick with mk1 then! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. How about the new Laowa 9mm? It’s small, it’s light, it’s ultra wide and it’s optically corrected. People like Jonas Rask are raving about it. It’s also very different from the focal lengths you currently have. https://jonasraskphotography.com/2018/03/20/going-extrawide-the-laowa-9mm-f-2-8-review/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. X100t is small. Just get a bag for your laptop and slip your x100t in it, or in your pocket! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. I may get one of these. I’d see it as replacing my Samyang fisheye for close-up action sports photography, without having to worry about weird distortion Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. I’d gradually update all the lenses to WR and the latest focussing if I were Fuji. That said, I probably wouldn’t buy a new 23mm f1.4. I used to have the current one but I sold it when the 23mm f2 came out. The size, weight and focussing speed of the f2 make it a joy to use. You can slip it on your camera and forget about it, and you don’t look conspicuous or put people on their guard if you use it at social events or on the street. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Went out in it last night... XPro2, XF18mm f2 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Market research group, London XPro2, XF18mm f2 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Warwick

    Dog photography

    They are called Pilot (the black one) and Keeper (the white one). They are Working Cockers Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Dog photography

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  13. Travel delays, X70 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. X70, London Shot in RAW, Classic Chrome simulation applied in Lightroom Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Two principles in this one: a triangle made by the three faces, and within the faces you have a sort of ‘odd one out’ thing going on: two human faces, with glasses, in profile, both looking at (and leading the viewer’s eye towards) a dog face, which is looking directly at the camera. Camera: Fujifilm X70
  16. I got one in the end. I have 3 Billinghams now: the 72 for my camera and one lens, the Digital for my camera, three lenses and a few extra things, and the Hadley Small for the camera, some lenses, a flash and controller and a folding soft box Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  17. I’d go for the 23mm for walking around the city’s narrow streets, with the 12mm in my pocket or bag for landscapes and the 35mm for portraits. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  18. Great for wildlife and sports photographers who want a well-balanced camera for big lenses that’s a little smaller than a comparable DSLR. Not so great for people who value the lightweight compactness of the XPro and XT cameras. I won’t be buying one - but I will buy the XPro3, 4, 5... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  19. I wonder if it will drop. I’m not sure the X-H1 is aimed at the same user as the X-T2. The X-T and X-Pro models are compact, light and portable. The X-H1 is bigger and heavier and a better balance with bigger lenses. I think it’s more likely to compete with DSLRs for sports and wildlife photography. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Taking the dog to the vets. Fujifilm X70 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  21. 18mm f2 lens is great for hiking. It’s small, it’s light, and it is wide enough to give you fine landscapes, without being too wide for people shots/environmental portraits. WR would make it better still - maybe a new version will have it. I went to Arctic Norway for a trip a few weeks back and used the 18mm exclusively Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    A couple of good books I’ve read lately that really help with composition: The Phtotographer’s Eye is one and Magnum Contact Sheets is the other. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Photographers-Eye-Composition-Digital-Photographs/dp/1905814046 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnum-Contact-Sheets-Kristen-Lubben/dp/0500292914/ref=sr_1_1/260-0199626-0032444?ie=UTF8&qid=1518003529&sr=8-1&keywords=magnum+contact+sheets&dpID=616Bhj-%252BqCL&preST=_SX218_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  23. I agree too. There’s some interesting stuff happening, and some interesting-looking people, and there’s a photogenic arch in the background. In the right hands, the scene might have made a good photo. A moment earlier, or a moment later, and the opening of the arch might have acted as a frame-within-a-frame to isolate one or more of the figures - especially if the photographer had taken a step or two to the right so that the camera was pointing directly forwards rather than angled to the right. A step back, and the whole of the arch could have been in shot, without the incomplete edges and without the sloping edges and figures cut off at the knee caused by the upward tilt of the camera. A page or two forwards and we could have a closer crop on the scene, with the stonework filling the frame and closer waist-up shots of the figures. However, this is just a snapshot. I see no skill or composition in it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. It would be interesting to incorporate some sort of context element in the picture. At the moment I’m not altogether sure if I’m looking at a close-up of a drystone wall, a few inches across, or a cliff-face hundreds of feet wide, or something between the two Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  25. Done. I’ve opened a new thread for people to post and discuss pictures of Lofoten. For the benefit of new readers of this thread, please do not post your pictures/discussions here: the original poster wishes it to remain a private discussion area. Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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