Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Photographing the World episode 2
3rd December 2023

I have finally managed to assemble the hours and hours of footage filmed in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul and the surrounding area. Finding my way through it, along the narrow alleyways of the open-air markets, on the way to the Egyptian Bazaar, and more. The “Photographing The World” Series continues, and we now wander in Fatih, through the Grand Bazaar and the huge markets area! The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is...

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The end of Street Photography?
5th October 2023

Despite the drama in many debates and even in some parts of the video below, I’m not entirely sure this could be the end of Street Photography… But maybe it is? These days, everyone is focused on AI and all that auto-generated images can do to disrupt the industry. But at a much higher level, governments are introducing or updating their privacy laws, tightening them to the point that Street Photography may...

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Ulanzi Aircross F38
18th May 2023

A few weeks ago, Ulanzi sent me their new X-Aircross F38 travel tripod for video creators to review. When I created my channel, my goal was not to do gear reviews. But these seem to have become popular and get good engagement, so I have made a few of them. All available on this blog as well. And companies have noticed. As per my other reviews, the video is not sponsored. Ulanzi...

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Istanbul Travel Guide and Photo Zine preview on devices
21st March 2023

My Istanbul travel guide and photo zine is finally out! I know I announced this long ago, when I published the first episode of the relative YouTube series. But it’s out now, and it looks gorgeous! There are more than 130 high-resolution photos spread over 150 pages in a big magazine format. All the photos come with their shooting info, so you are able to see the settings for each of them:...

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Fujifilm 75mm F1.8 X AF for Fujifilm X Mount full review youtube video
28th February 2023

Embargo is lifted, the Samyang 75mm F1.8 AF for Fujifilm X Mount has been announced, time to unveil! So… If you have followed me for a while, you know that here and there I always explicitly ask Fujifilm to release a 70mm fast prime lens. Like f/2 or faster. I started my career in fashion many years ago using Nikon gear. And my main portrait lens was the Nikkor 105mm f/2 with...

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Samyang 12mm best lens fujifilm video review
19th October 2022

I have always been a massive fan of the Samyang 12mm F2 lens for the Fujifilm X Series. In fact, it was actually the very first lens I purchased for my old X-T1, aside from the kit lens!It is my primary go-to lens for Astrophotography, and I use it a lot for Architecture and Landscape. It was also the main lens I used in my Fog cinematic vlog. Though this lens was...

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Topaz Photo AI photo restoration
28th September 2022

TopazLabs just released Photo AI, which promises to enhance and restore your images with the click of a button. Or even before you click anything! Like Magic. I tested the software for a few weeks while in beta, and now it is finally available to everyone.And I must say I am impressed with the results! Yeah, you don’t have to watch the video to know what I think about this: it works,...

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Street Photography in Istanbul | Photographing the world Episode 1 Youtube
21st September 2022

The new “Photographing The World” Series starts here, and we kick off with Street Photography in Istanbul! This video was long due, but I came back from Istanbul with 6+ hours of footage and almost 1Tb of photos… All over the place. I was to give you a full-length docu-vlog of about 20-25 minutes. But then I thought a small pill format would have been much more palatable (pun intended). So here...

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new Fujfiilm 56mm First Impressions video street photography
9th September 2022

The brand new Fujifilm 56mm R WR F1.2 Mark II is finally here! It was just announced in the last Fujifilm X-Summit (and Fujikina) in New York City together with the 40MP X-H2 camera. And I can now present the lens to you in my latest video… I had the chance to play with the new Fujifilm 56mm for a few days, before launch. So I took it to the streets of...

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Midjourney Professional Photographer Vs Artificial Intelligence AI Digital Portrait
1st September 2022

I found myself deep into the Midjourney rabbit hole. And my goodness, how much I enjoy it 🙂There’s been a proliferation of creative AI lately. Dall-E, Midjourney, Stable Diffusion and Craiyon are maybe the first iterations of an entirely new creative ecosystem. And one that is already producing mindblowing results (and sparkling controversies). For my latest video, I picked Midjourney because it seemed a perfect match to my style at first glance,...

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fujifilm 150-600 lens review youtube
1st August 2022

I’ve been waiting for this new Fujifilm XF 150-600 R LM OIS WR F5.6-8 since the first rumours appeared on the web many years ago… And it’s finally here! Fujifilm has been kind enough to let me test this lens for a week so that I could take one of my famous moon shots. This content is not sponsored: it just so happens that Fujifilm and I have a great relationship… I...

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Hoya Sparkle filters video review youtube
4th July 2022

Remember my Starry Nights short film? No? Well, it’s here to watch if you missed it: https://youtu.be/-1xWKCKgwG4 I mention it because I made that short film using the Hoya Sparkle filters, both 4x and 6x variants. These creative filters from Hoya make for very interesting results. But more importantly, they provide consistency and reliability to every image where you want to add a starburst effect (and maybe some soft diffusion). Something that...

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Capture One for iPad
28th April 2022

We have been waiting a long time for this: Capture One for iPad is finally a reality! It has been made available for public testing to a limited amount of registered Capture One users, including myself. And, of course, I put this to the test straight away and recorded my experience in a YouTube video… The Video So here is my hands-on first impression of the new Capture One for iPad! I...

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gear matters
21st April 2022

You read it right, gear matters. I’m no stranger to controversial topics here, and I felt this video needed to be made. But the more you watch it, the less controversial it will appear. And in the end, I hope that you will see how this is my way to empower you so that you can take your best photos ever. Almost on a daily basis, I get asked which settings I...

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