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Summer break

Time for me to take a little break. I'll be travelling in July and August, going back to my beloved hometowns, Florence and Paris, to see family and friends after almost 2 years. I will see you all back here in September with new content and all the news. And maybe

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full time Fujifilm photographer

Why I shoot with Fujifilm cameras and how did I decide to be a full time Fujifilm photographer are really the two questions people ask me most frequently. As I'm spending more time in the studio now, because of the lockdown, this is a chance for another talking head video and the time to answer these recurring questions. Some background I've been shooting with digital cameras for more than 20 years

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coronavirus

When I wrote my post about what to expect from me in 2020, coronavirus (Covid-19) had not yet made the news front pages. In these past days, I took some time to reflect on the situation. On what it means for my business. This is still a work in progress but some decisions are to be made. Since I began this journey as a professional photographer, travel has always been the

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Food blog (Furikake finger food)

Not many people know about it, but I was the first Italian male food-blogger. I started writing La Cuisine de Fabien in the early 2006. Only a few food blogs existed back then, and even only a few blogs in general. I was looking for a recipe online and found this couple websites that looked written by "normal" people (as in "not professional chefs"). Being much less of a procrastinator

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Talent | Street photography in Florence

I feel like I need to write a few words about talent. It's something I thought about after some feedback I received following my recent attempt to immerse myself into the world of street photography. You might have seen the results in my Instagram feed and stories (@fabienb) or in the Highlights or in some recent blog posts. Among the feedback I received, there were comments like "you're very talented"

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This must be the first creative advice I give in this blog. But I have developed a few techniques to help with my creativity and it feels fair I share them here. So let's begin. One that's always been very fruitful, is to constantly look away from my bubble. In some ways, it resembles the advice to go out of your comfort zone :) Design For example, I go to design conferences

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Fading figure leaving along rail tracks

You might have heard of this thing called "shadowban". Allegedly, Instagram has ways to punish spammy content and counter the rise of bots, fake accounts, etc. What Instagram does is flag the suspicious accounts and consequently slash the reach and engagement that these accounts receive. And that would obviously be a good thing. The reason why you see this shadowban term surfacing in discussions is that perfectly legit accounts get

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