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A visit to the CNE Air Show with the Nikon 1 – Guest post by Thomas Stirr

Caption: f/8, 1/2000, ISO-180, 300mm, efov 810mm. Copyright 2016 Thomas Stirr

One of the things that I’ve been doing each year for a while now is visiting the annual CNE Air Show in Toronto, Canada.


Why Olympus M43 is an excellent system for family photography – Guest post by Katrin Küllenberg

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All photos are property of Katrin Küllenberg and have been used with permission.

Last year I expanded my profession as a wedding photographer to cover family photography from a documentary perspective as well.

My photography has always been driven by moments, which revealed itself to be an ideal prerequisite for portraying family life.


Nikon 1 J5 Butterfly Photography – Guest post by Thomas Stirr

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I recently visited the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory and spent a couple of hours capturing butterfly images using one of my Nikon 1 J5s, a 1 Nikon 30-110mm zoom lens, and a set of MOVO extension tubes.


On The Road in Nicaragua with the Olympus OM-D E-M1

Captured at Masaya Volcano on the 07 January, 2016 by Chris Eyre-Walker.

I’ve owned my Olympus OM-D E-M1 for well over 1.5 years now. As many have done before me and have since, I switched from a heavy DSLR because I wanted something lighter, newer and more compact. My biggest reason for this was that I had long term travel plans.


My Mirrorless Revolution – or “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Fooj…and the Q”


By Dustin Baker, Lone Oak Studios

I have a problem. Step one is always admitting it. In fact, I just keep walking in circles on step one. I’m not an alcoholic and I don’t have a drug addiction…well, not a drug of the illegal variety. My drug is gear. I suffer from the worst GAS of anyone I know. It’s embarrassing, but not really. I’ve learned to live with it, and my friends have as well. They’ve also learned not to walk behind me, because yes, my GAS is contagious. You don’t want to be around when my GAS hits, because you will be engulfed in it and then you too will suffer from its effects.


From the Fuji X100 to the Sony a6000 via DSLR, an aviation photographer’s adventure in mirrorless


In early 2015 I had the bright idea of embarking on a project that would bring together various passions and aesthetic obsessions under the umbrella of one comprehensive body of work. The initial idea was to make perfectly symmetrical and exacting images that would express my passion for aviation and aircraft design. The idea, I thought, was solid and the execution, I (wrongly) assumed, wouldn’t be too difficult. The only problem was the fact that I owned a Fujifilm X100 at the time, a camera that was hardly designed with fast moving subjects in mind. Without the means to upgrade my kit and unwilling to put my idea on the back burner I decided that I would just work around the limits imposed by the Fuji and plough on.


Lost in Shanghai: Intriguing Works of Shanghai Street Photographer Tim Gao

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Born in 1986, I am a self-taught and enthusiastic freelance portrait photographer based in Shanghai.

With a curiosity about the world, I find my passion in street photography. Street photography not only enables me to create a documentary view of the unique Shanghai streets and its culture, but  it also reveals the extraordinary and metaphorical aspect of Shanghai – a mixture of mystery, nostalgia and unease.


Photographing Animals with Nikon 1 – Guest Post by Thomas Stirr

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Like many folks I enjoy taking photographs of various animals including mammals, reptiles, birds and bugs. I’ve never been on a safari or done any kind of wilderness photography adventure. As a result my images are a mix of captive specimens as well as photographs of species that are either local to me or are ones that I found while on vacation.


My Move to Mirrorless Weddings – Guest post by Steve Gemmell


As a professional UK-based Hertfordshire wedding photographer of some twelve years standing I have now switched to a completely mirrorless camera system. I started using a Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera four years ago and have gradually progressed to two X-T1s an X-E1, an X100T and also a Ricoh GR11. I have now sold all of my Canon kit which I used for many years.


My Journey to the Olympus System – Guest post by Craig Roberts

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Pentax P30, Canon T90, Mamiya RZ67, Fuji GX617, Holga, Zero Image 2000, Canon 5D, Panasonic GF1, Canon 5D MKII, Olympus E-M5, Olympus E-P5, Olympus E-M1 … that’s my camera history in brief! The most significant thing since the Mamiya and the Fuji is how my cameras have shrunk in size. I still can’t believe the weight I used to carry around with a full kit of camera body, lenses and filters. No wonder I have a weak back these days!

I still have the Canon gear, but it’s getting used less and less these days. I can see it being sold in the not too distant future, as it seems to spend more time at home sat in a Lowepro bag than out on-location taking pictures.


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