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TAKE TEN: SJ van Zyl

Portrait and fashion photographer, SJ van Zyl, is doing some incredible work using his Fujifilm X-T30 II and X100V. We caught up with him to talk more about his attraction to portraits, his favourite person to photograph and a shoot he would rather forget. SJ van Zyl When did you realise, "Hey, maybe I can [...]

Fujinon XF150-600mmF5.6-8: Lens review by Jon Kerrin

By Jon Kerrin Nature photographer and Fujifilm ambassador, Jon Kerrin, has now had sufficient time shooting with the XF150-600mmF5.6-8 to form a proper opinion. Colour him impressed you could say, very impressed. X-T5, 150-600mm, 333mm ISO125, f/8, 1/250sec X-T3, 150-600mm, 299mm, ISO250, f/8, 1/160sec X-H2s, 150-600mm, 509mm, ISO3200, f/7.1, 1/200sec As a nature photographer, a [...]

Taking the Fujifilm GFX100S for a spin: Photographer Tim Gerges on his first time

By Tim Gerges Normally a full-frame shooter, photographer Tim Gerges took the Fujifilm GFX100S large format camera for a spin, shooting the Audi RS 7 ready for a feature in Dossier Magazine. What was his experience like shooting the GFX100S for the first time? Tim tells us more. This camera is something different. I primarily [...]

TAKE TEN: Alistair Aroonmugam

Ever wanted to learn a bit more about automotive photography? Durban-based photographer Alistair Aroomugam believes it’s one the easiest genres to get into. We caught up with him to chat about all things cars, lenses and what’s on his wish list. Alistair Aroonmugam How did you get into automobile photography? I always liked the idea [...]

TAKE TEN: Buan Stanley

Hailing from Durban, Buan Stanley takes us through his photography journey. We asked him about the one thing that improved his photography the most, also talking about the importance of good glass and one day, perhaps, shooting Cara Delevingne. Buan Stanley When and how did you get into portraiture? About two years ago, I just [...]

TAKE TEN: Kreesan Naidoo

Kreesan Naidoo has been making a name for himself in the Durban region thanks to some beautifully lit images that bring out the best of his subjects. We caught up with him to talk about what changed his photography for the better, what’s on his bucket list and getting back into the creative groove.  Kreesan [...]

TAKE TEN: Graham Bartholomew

It’s always amazing to come across local Fujifilm photographers whose work has found the international spotlight. Graham Bartholomew’s unit-stills photography has marketed many films and series across the globe. We caught up with Graham to chat more about life on set, local crew and his favourite Fujifilm gear. Graham Bartholomew How did you get started [...]

TAKE TEN: Wesley Jacobs

Cape Town-based Wesley Jacobs started shooting landscapes as personal therapy, but soon it turned into a fascination. We caught up with him to chat about craftsmanship, the value of personal vision and why he connects with Fujifilm. Wesley Jacobs What made you pick up a camera for the first time? I think it’s the urge [...]

How to create in-camera double exposures with your Fujifilm

By Nathalie Boucry, Fujifilm ambassador Always wanted to create double exposures but never sure where to start? Fujifilm ambassador takes you through all the necessary steps to create unique images. I’ve been excited about creating double exposures with my Fujifilm camera ever since I discovered the feature in my X100S way back when. I love [...]

TAKE TEN: Tshepo Leballo

We love featuring photographers who think deeply about their art. Joburg-based Tshepo Leballo is one such creator.  We talk with him about the stories of his work, what inspires it and the social experience of photography. Tshepo Leballo Why photography? I don’t know, I believe that some things in life call out to you. I [...]

TAKE TEN: Nadia Ettwein

Artist Nadia Ettwein is one of the five winners of the CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography 2023. She chats to use about photography as art, the importance of a mentor and her X-T3 called “Bittereinder”.  Nadia Ettwein Why did you choose photography for your art? Primarily because I believe I am bad in other art [...]

TAKE TEN: Devon Williams

In his photography career, Devon Williams started small (an old cellphone camera), slowly but surely working his way up to where he is now. We chatted to him about where his passion lies, his favourite camera and the four things on his photography bucket list. Devon Williams (Image credit - Mont Fur Fine Photography) Why do [...]

Interview: Paul Guyeu – using Fujifilm to shoot a Netflix series

Cinematographer Paul Guyeu hails from France but calls South Africa home. After getting wind that the Netflix series, The Kingdom, has been shot with Fujifilm, we decided to track him down for an important Q+A session. Paul Guyeu Hi Paul! How are you doing? Give us a quick rundown of who you are and what [...]

Jodi Windvogel announced as Fujifilm GFX Challenge Grant Programme 2023 recipient

Cape Town-based Jodi Windvogel has been announced as a Fujifilm GFX Challenge Grant Programme 2023 recipient. Being the first time South Africans were able to enter, Jodi’s project "The Body at Risk" was selected as one of only five global grant recipients. This enables her work through a $10 000 grant as well as the [...]

My favourite lens: Jon Kerrin on the Fujinon XF16mmF1.4 R WR

As a landscape and astrophotographer, Fujifilm ambassador Jon Kerrin has used a number of lenses. But ask him about his favourite and you get a quick reply - the XF16mmF1.4. We chatted with him around all things lens related. The XF16mmF1.4 R WR has a strong following among Fujifilm shooters. As a landscape photographer, why [...]

Rediscovering the soul of street photography: My journey with the Fujifilm X100S

Quaniet Richards spends a lot of time on the streets of Cape Town, being one of the founding members of the #shoot4purpose initiative. Despite the newer models, it’s the Fujifilm’s X100S’ classic aesthetics Richards has embraced. He tells us more why this camera is so important. As a street photographer in the vibrant city of Cape [...]

A few of my favourite lenses: Coco Van Oppens

Fujifilm ambassador Coco Van Oppens takes us through the list of lenses that makes her life on set as a unit-stills photographer a lot easier. Let's start with your favourite prime - the Fujinon XF35mmF2. Why does this lens make your list? The Fujifilm XF35mmF2 is a popular prime lens known for its compact size, [...]

My favourite lens: Nathalie Boucry on the Fujinon XF23mmF2

Throughout the years, Fujifilm ambassador Nathalie Boucry has managed to sustain a love affair with the Fujinon XF23mmF2. What makes this lens such an important piece of gear in her camera bag?  You shoot a lot with the Fujinon XF23mmF2, why is this your favourite lens? Here are a few of my reasons: It’s my [...]

Andile Bhala on his (current) favourite lens: The Fujinon XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR

In the first of a series of articles looking at the Fujifilm local ambassadors’ favourite glass, Andile Bhala chats about his current favourite - the XF50-140mmF2, plus the GF110mmF2 for the GFX. How is the Fujinon XF50-140mmF2.8 helping you to create images? I enjoy making pictures with this lens. The XF50-140mmF2 is a very flexible [...]

Who is scared of High ISO?

By Fujifilm Ambassador, Nathalie Boucry What you are about to read is not intended to be a technically exhaustive explanation about how images are created in low light and why noise and grain occur in photographs. The following is merely a brief and simplified explanation of why you should not be afraid to shoot in [...]

TAKE TEN: DONOVAN MATTHEWS

Donovan Matthews has been a Fujifilm shooter since day one. For our Take Ten feature, he takes us through his videography setup, tells us more about why video is his thing and shares what’s on his bucket list. Why do you love videography? To put it quite simply, an image speaks a thousand words so [...]

TAKE TEN: Tebogo Mametja

Hailing from Limpopo, Tebogo Mametja is a photographer aiming high. In his Take Ten feature, he shares his ten top Fujifilm images with us while chatting about the impact of photography, his favourite gear and the road ahead. Why do you love photography? I absolutely love photography because it's been a part of my life [...]

TAKE TEN: Ilse Greyvenstein

We’ve already featured the photography side of The Garden Route Creative, now it’s time to delve into the videographer. It’s clear Ilse Greyvenstein loves videography, putting a lot of passion into especially weddings. We chatted to her about what drives her videography, her video setup and those (hopefully) just-around-the-corner bucket list shoots. Why do you [...]

TAKE TEN: Nicky Evans

As the photography part of The Garden Route Creative, Nicky Evans is a Fujifilm native, having started her career on the X-T1. For our Take Ten feature she shares her top 10 Fujifilm images, while we chatted all things photography. Tell us more about your photography and what you would like to achieve through it? [...]

User Experience: Alex Shapiro on the Fujifilm X-S20

The Fujifilm X-S20 brings a host of strong videography features to a decently priced device. We sent it to videographer Alex Shapiro (featured on Take Ten) for a test drive. Here are his thoughts. What were your first thoughts when unboxing the Fujifilm X-S20? My first thought was, now don't laugh, this thing is heavy for its [...]

TAKE TEN: Georgia East

Not only is Georgia East an amazing photographer but also a cook, food stylist and author. She shared her ten favourite Fujifilm images with us. PS - try not to view these while hungry. (Photo credit: Dawid Botha - @lekkerweskus) Why do you love photography? I studied Journalism and English Literature and began my career [...]

User Experience: Andile Bhala on the Fujifilm X-S20

Andile Bhala recently took the Fujifilm X-S20 to the National Arts Festival in Makhanda (formerly known as Grahamstown) to work on his "A meeting of an ear" project. What are your standout upgrades on the X-S20? I have shot with an X-S10 a few times and I have enjoyed walking around and photographing with it. The layout of all [...]

TAKE TEN: Richard Harper

With a love of photography and bikes, why not combine the two? JHB-based photographer, Richard Harper shares his ten favourite shots with us. (Photo by @sotallrightnow). Why do you love photography? Basically, it’s preserving a moment in time - if I don’t have my camera at that moment then that image is gone forever. It’s [...]

TAKE TEN: Heinrich Hattingh

Heinrich Hattingh’s passion for photography was reignited after his 40th birthday, picking up the Fujifilm X-Pro3 afterwards to set the fire ablaze. We chat to him about his emotional connection to this camera, slowing down for the little details and (hopefully) setting down a path towards conservation photography. (Photo credit: Dané Turvey) Why do you [...]

TAKE TEN: Warren Talmarkes

Hailing from Cape Town, Warren Talmarkes is doing incredible commercial (and personal) work on the GFX system. We chatted to him about how he got started, Film Simulations and what he likes about his cameras. Join us as he shares his top ten Fujifilm images. Why do you love photography? My love of photography started [...]